Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 07:12

Microsoft's Cortana is coming to Android and iOS

According to Reuters Microsoft is going to bring their digital assistant Cortana to Android and iOS. As much as I like a less personal assistance of Google Now I like the idea of competition.
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 16:01

Microsoft surrenders captured DynDNS domains.

Microsoft apparently has surrendered the previously captured domains ending Vitalwerks service disruption.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 19:22

Microsoft hijacks NoIP through temporary restraint order against Vitalwerks

If you wonder why your NoIP dynamic DNS isn't working anymore...Microsoft basically captured the service in what you could call a cloak-and-dagger operation via a TRO against Vitalwerks LCC. The company behind NoIP.
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 17:14

Microsoft joins the Open Compute Project with a surprisingly big package

Microsoft joined the OC project with a surprising bang contributing hardware specifications as well as software, management APIs and protocols. All in all it's a pretty big package.
Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 21:51

Microsoft and Google are filing suits against FISA gag orders.

In a blog article posted by Microsoft's Brad Smith he announced that his employer will file a lawsuit in rare unity with Google against the US government over FISA gag orders.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 22:47

Microsoft's never ending rant about OEM resellers of Windows. It's their own damn fault.

Microsoft doesn't fancy the reselling of their Software. Specifically not Windows. They fight an endless battle that has occupied countless judges. And usually they lose.

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 22:58

Microsoft starts beta for on{X} for Android. And it's a great toy.

Microsoft recently started on{x} for Android. The app is kind of a rule based programmable scheduler. A rule can basically be broken down to a trigger and an action. What makes this extremely flexible is the programming interface. You are not just limited to predefined rules or rules that you can 'click together'. In fact rules are defined in JavaScript on the on{x} website. They can then be pushed to your phone or shared with others.