Microsoft Q3 FY 2017 earnings: Cloud saves the day, but Windows smartphones to get the boot
Riding on its Cloud services, Microsoft has announced that its commercial Cloud annualised revenue run rate exceeded $15.2 billion in the third quarter of 2017. Revenue in ‘Intelligent Cloud’ was $6.8 billion and increased 11 per cent. Server products and Cloud services revenue increased 15 per cent driven by Azure revenue growth of 93 per cent. Enterprise Services revenue decreased one per cent with declines in custom support agreements offset by growth in premier support services a...
Chuwi SurBook to try and fill in the Microsoft Surface’s shoes
Next month, Microsoft might be dashing the hopes of Surface fans. For one, its Surface Pro 5 might just be a small, incremental step up from the Surface Pro 4 launched nearly two years ago. For another, the Surface Book 2 might no longer be a convertible but a regular “Windows Cloud” clamshell laptop. Disheartening as those rumors might be, … Continue reading...
You can ‘Learn What’s Next’ at Microsoft’s upcoming May event
All sorts of rumors are flying around about Microsoft's Surface hardware line and the next Windows 10 build, and now we finally have an idea of when the company might provide some enlightenment. The post You can ‘Learn What’s Next’ at Microsoft’s upcoming May event appeared first on Digital Trends....
These early Surface Pro 5 rumors suggest Microsoft is playing safe
Given that the Surface Pro 4 was released back in 2015, there’s at least a decent chance that we’ll see the Surface Pro 5 release sometime this year. Today new rumors are suggesting that Microsoft may not be looking to do much in the way of refinement in the Surface Pro 5, instead playing it safe and sticking with what … Continue reading...
Microsoft releases April driver update for Surface Book, Surface Pro 4
Microsoft's Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 April update isn't the most significant that Microsoft has released. However, while it only offers a few fixes for each machine, those might just be the ones many users are looking for. The post Microsoft releases April driver update for Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 appeared first on Digital Trends....
Microsoft brings its newest Surface hardware to more regions
In addition to announcing the release date for the Windows 10 Creators Update today, Microsoft also offered some information about plans to launch two new Surface products around the world. The Surface Studio and Surface Book with Performance will be making their way to other regions soon, after spending a few months exclusive to the US market. Surface Studio, as … Continue reading...
Microsoft Surface Book 2, Surface Pro 5 might skip April event
Forget the Surface Phone, there might not even be a new Surface Book or Surface Pro. At least not in Microsoft’s Spring event next month. Given what the Surface Book 2 is rumored to be, which is quite different from its predecessor, there might be no tears shed. Microsoft does have a new Surface device prepared, however, though what exactly … Continue reading...
Microsoft Surface Book 2, Surface Pro 5 might skip April event
Forget the Surface Phone, there might not even be a new Surface Book or Surface Pro. At least not in Microsoft’s Spring event next month. Given what the Surface Book 2 is rumored to be, which is quite different from its predecessor, there might be no tears shed. Microsoft does have a new Surface device prepared, however, though what exactly … Continue reading...
Microsoft Surface could be used by NFL referees to judge replays
The marketers at Microsoft might be getting a huge break next season as NFL officials are considering a rule change that would greatly benefit the company's Surface promotional partnership with the league. The post Microsoft Surface could be used by NFL referees to judge replays appeared first on Digital Trends.
Latest AdDuplex data highlights a vibrant Windows 10 ecosystem
The latest AdDuplex data provides some additional detail on how the Windows 10 market is shaking out. Specific emphasis was placed on how quickly users are upgrading their Windows 10 machines and which PCs are dominating the ecosystem. The post Latest AdDuplex data highlights a vibrant Windows 10 ecosystem appeared first on Digital Trends....
Microsoft ‘Mac to Surface Assistant’ makes it easy to abandon Apple
Microsoft has quietly announced a new tool that makes it easy to abandon Mac in favor of its own Surface products. Aptly called ‘Mac to Surface Assistant,’ this tool allows macOS users to quickly back up folders of their own choosing to a USB flash drive or hard drive, which can then be used to transfer the content to a … Continue reading...
Microsoft Surface Book 2 might just be a regular notebook
If you were planning on someday trading in your Surface Book for its successor, better hang on to that 2-in-1 computer. It might become a piece of history now. Although the quirky notebook has its fair share of critics, the Microsoft Surface Book was still generally received with thumbs up. It, however, didn’t exactly sell as well because of its … Continue reading...
Base Surface Pro 4s no longer come with Surface Pen — but it’s a better deal
Don't fret that Microsoft no longer sells an enter-level Surface Pro 4 2-in-1 PC with a bundled Surface Pen. The original deal wasn't that good anyway, especially since you can pick up the Pen for just $60 after the fact. The post Base Surface Pro 4s no longer come with Surface Pen — but it’s a better deal appeared first on Digital Trends....
Base Surface Pro 4s no longer come with Surface Pen — but it’s a better deal
Don't fret that Microsoft no longer sells an enter-level Surface Pro 4 2-in-1 PC with a bundled Surface Pen. The original deal wasn't that good anyway, especially since you can pick up the Pen for just $60 after the fact. The post Base Surface Pro 4s no longer come with Surface Pen — but it’s a better deal appeared first on Digital Trends....
Microsoft teams with Steelcase to pair Surface with creative-friendly furniture
Microsoft sees a market for their work-friendly Surface products, but one that could benefit from the right furniture. To make this a reality, Microsoft has paired up with the folks at Steelcase to create Creative Spaces. Each of these spaces showcases the potential for welcome, workable, inspiring places to work. They’ve all got multiple Microsoft Surface products inside, of course. … Continue reading...
MWC 2017: The Sony Xperia Touch is expensive, but it can turn any surface into a touchscreen
Alongside its smartphones, Sony revealed its Xperia Touch projector-type device that can essentially turn any surface into a touchscreen. To look at it, the Xperia Touch is a cuboid with rounded edges and a flat face and rear. On the front, you’ll see a small window, which is where the image is projected from. This is used to project an image onto any surface. The ‘Touch’ in the name comes from the fact that the device makes these projections interactive. Xperia Touch runs Andr...
Microsoft Surface Pro 5: The rumors are mounting, but details remain scarce
There's no doubt that Microsoft will continue its successful run of 2-in-1 machines with a new Surface Pro 5. The real questions are when will it arrive, what it will look like, and how much it will cost. The post Microsoft Surface Pro 5: The rumors are mounting, but details remain scarce appeared first on Digital Trends....
The Must-Have Smartphones of 2017
  It’s a new year which means it’s time to start speculating about what’s in store for the next generation of smartphones. While there’s still a lot of mystery around what we can expect to see with the next crop of smartphones, it’s looking to be an exciting year. If you’re looking to upgrade your smartphone, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Here are some of the smartphones we predict everyone is going to be trying to get their hands on this year....
Get $150 off a top-notch 2-in-1 laptop — the Microsoft Surface Pro 4
If you want a laptop or tablet that's completely portable and ideal for multitasking, consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, currently discounted by $150 and available for only $650 at Best Buy. The post Get $150 off a top-notch 2-in-1 laptop — the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Brexit bumps up the UK price of Microsoft’s Surface Book
 Another Brexit bump: Microsoft has increased the cost of its Surface Book laptops for UK consumers. Read More ...