Cook up automation recipes with VMware PowerCLI commands

- admin

If you’re a vSphere administrator, you may not be able to escape from the constant refrain to automate certain procedures so you are not manually fiddling with the same settings or endlessly pointing and clicking to execute the same tasks. Adding some VMware PowerCLI commands to your repertoire is a good first start; stringing these […]

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Microsoft at NRF: Delivering on the promise of intelligent retail

- Shelley Bransten

A few days from now, retailers from around the world will converge in New York for the National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show, the world’s largest retail conference. Every year, this event feels like a fresh beginning for retailers; just off their busiest time of year, they’re ready to not only celebrate but also reflect... The post Microsoft at NRF: Delivering on the promise of intelligent ret

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Announcing the Female Founders Competition winners

- Peggy Johnson

Earlier this year, our corporate venture fund, M12, took an important step in helping identify promising women entrepreneurs and accelerating their access to capital. Partnering with EQT Ventures and SVB Financial Group, we launched the Female Founders Competition, awarding $4M to two women-led companies building innovative software solutions for the enterprise. Today, it’s my pleasure to share th

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Empowering every developer to achieve more at Microsoft Connect(); 2018

- Scott Guthrie

For developers, the opportunity to use technologies like AI, IoT, serverless compute, containers and more has never been greater. I’m excited to share some of the latest things we’re working on at Microsoft to help developers achieve more when building the applications of tomorrow, today The post Empowering every developer to achieve more at Microsoft Connect(); 2018 appeared first on The Official

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Microsoft acquires FSLogix to enhance the Office 365 virtualization experience

- Brad Anderson, CVP, Microsoft 365 and Julia White, CVP, Microsoft Azure

The way Microsoft 365 enables customers to shift to a modern desktop experience puts it at the heart of workplace transformation. A modern desktop with Windows 10 and Office 365 not only offers the most productive and most secure computing experience, it also saves IT time and money, and allows for a focus on driving... The post Microsoft acquires FSLogix to enhance the Office 365 virtualization e

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Diversity and inclusion update: The journey continues

- Lindsay-Rae McIntyre

Earlier today, Microsoft released its fourth annual comprehensive workforce demographic report. This report reflects our commitment to continuous improvement, finding new ways of reaching diverse talent pools and continuing to evolve a culture of inclusion throughout every level of the company. The takeaway from today’s report is this: We are seeing signs of progress, and... The post Diversity and

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Microsoft introduces guidelines for developing responsible conversational AI

- Lili Cheng

As more of our partners, clients and customers set out to design conversational interfaces such as chatbots and virtual assistants, they often ask us for advice on how to develop these technologies in a way that will benefit people while also maintaining their trust. The post Microsoft introduces guidelines for developing responsible conversational AI appeared first on The Official Microsoft Blog.

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Microsoft to acquire XOXCO, bringing together leading bot development communities to help advance conversational AI

- Lili Cheng

Conversational AI is quickly becoming a way in which businesses engage with employees and customers: from creating virtual assistants and redesigning customer interactions to using conversational assistants to help employees communicate and work better together. According to Gartner, “By 2020, conversational artificial intelligence will be a supported user experience for more than 50 percent of...

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Microsoft completes GitHub acquisition

- Microsoft Corporate Blogs

Microsoft has completed its acquisition of GitHub. Nat Friedman, former CEO of Xamarin (acquired by Microsoft in 2016), is taking over as GitHub’s CEO, reporting to Scott Guthrie, Microsoft Cloud + AI Group Executive Vice President. GitHub will retain its developer-first ethos, operate independently, and remain an open platform. Together, the two companies will work... The post Microsoft completes

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Powering our customers: the innovation story behind Microsoft’s earnings

- Judson Althoff

Microsoft’s first quarter earnings show that we continue to gain momentum with enterprise customers across industries and solution areas. That momentum reflects a steadfast commitment to customer success, whether through cross-industry partnerships or through cloud- and AI-driven innovations that are transforming how organizations are building competitive advantages and creating value for their ow

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How Microsoft is putting data and AI at the center of financial services industry transformation

- Alysa Taylor

The financial services industry is at an inflection point. Fintechs and challengers are entering rapidly as regulatory requirements are increasing. Consumers are expecting highly personalized experiences while security threats are evolving. The challenges for banks, insurers, payments tech providers and others are mounting high. Transforming these challenges into business opportunities is an imper

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