Microsoft continues its mission to welcome every designer with Visual Studio 2019

Microsoft continues its mission to welcome every designer with Visual Studio...

Enlarge / Visual Studio 2019 has a new icon; the left one for the release version, the right one for previews. Microsoft today made a number of developer-oriented announcements that continue its theme of the last few years: the company wants its tools—and ultimately its platforms, especially Azure—to be the choice of every developer, no…
Report: Microsoft is ditching Edge, changing to simply another Chrome clone

Report: Microsoft is ditching Edge, changing to simply another Chrome clone

Getty / Aurich Windows Central reports that Microsoft is planning to replace its Edge browser, which uses Microsoft's own EdgeHTML rendering engine and Chakra JavaScript engine, with a new browser built on Chromium, the open source counterpart to Google's Chrome. The new browser has the codename Anaheim. The report is short on details. The easiest…
Microsoft is supposedly developing a Chromium-based internet browser to change Edge

Microsoft is supposedly developing a Chromium-based internet browser to change Edge

Windows Central reports that Microsoft is working on a replacement for its Edge web browser – which is the default option in Windows 10 – that will use Google’s Chromium base under the hood. If that’s legit, it’ll see Microsoft swap out the EdgeHTML engine it built from scratch for the one that’s part of…
Windows ‘Lite’ might be Microsoft’s next Chrome OS rival

Windows ‘Lite’ might be Microsoft’s next Chrome OS rival

A report out of IT publication Petri suggests Microsoft is working on a challenger to Google’s increasingly popular Chrome OS dubbed Windows Lite, or perhaps even just ‘Lite.’ I’m getting a strong sense of deja vu. If this all sounds familiar to you too,  it’s Microsoft has been trying to escape the burden of traditional…
Microsoft’s brand-new Workplace logo designs are a stunning look of the future

Microsoft’s brand-new Workplace logo designs are a stunning look of the...

Microsoft was one of the pioneers of the current trend of flat design, but recently the company has been evolving its aesthetic into something a bit more three-dimensional. Last year, it unveiled its new approach, called Fluent design, adding depth, lighting, motion, and more to its aesthetic. Fluent has slowly been making its way into Windows,…
Microsoft Workplace has quite brand-new icons however they have a deadly defect

Microsoft Workplace has quite brand-new icons however they have a deadly...

Microsoft has even made a video to introduce the new icons Microsoft has unveiled a new set of icons that the Office apps will start using. Office 365 customers will see their apps switch to the new icons over the next couple of months, as Microsoft continues to refresh the look and feel of its…
Windows 10 1809: iCloud incompatibility repaired, however other blockers stay

Windows 10 1809: iCloud incompatibility repaired, however other blockers stay

While the rollout of Windows 10 version 1809 (the October 2018 Update) has been problematic, Microsoft really does try to avoid sending the update to configurations that it knows just won't work properly. One of these situations involved PCs with Apple's iCloud client. The system would break when trying to sync or update Shared Albums…
Microsoft describes one Azure authentication interruption as another one takes place

Microsoft describes one Azure authentication interruption as another one takes place

In a stroke of bad timing that would be comical if it weren't so annoying, Microsoft's multifactor authentication (MFA) system, used for Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics, has gone down for a second time this month, just hours after the company published its findings into a 14-hour outage on November 19. The Azure Active Directory…
Microsoft quickly fell Apple as the most important business on the planet

Microsoft quickly fell Apple as the most important business on the...

Today, Microsoft became the most valuable company in the world, surpassing Apple for the first time in years. Well, for a few moments anyway. Microsoft briefly overtook Apple’s market value during trading hours, but as of writing, it’s a bit of a wash. Apple closed at 828.64 billion, while Microsoft sat at $822.90 billion, according…
Microsoft (briefly) passed Apple to end up being the most important United States business today

Microsoft (briefly) passed Apple to end up being the most important...

Enlarge / Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Microsoft For a brief period today, Microsoft achieved greater market value than Apple, which is often called the world's most valuable company. The temporary shift recalls a long, up-and-down history of a rivalry between the two companies—though they are partners in many areas today. Microsoft reached a market capitalization…
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