Microsoft cuts jobs in HoloLens, Surface, and Xbox as layoffs continue

According to people familiar with the situation, Microsoft cut jobs on Thursday in units such as Xbox, mixed-reality hardware for HoloLens and Surface devices, and the 10,000 employees it had previously announced were being laid off. According to anonymous sources discussing confidential matters, cuts to a significant portion of the HoloLens hardware team raise the […]


With community hubs, Microsoft Teams competes with Facebook groups.

Microsoft Groups is currently helpful for organizing something beyond your organization meetings. Think of your softball team, a carpooling group, or the local parent-teacher association as examples of more personal uses for Microsoft’s communities feature on Android and iOS. Naturally, you can chat and make video calls, but you also have the ability to set […]

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Microsoft Gives Productivity Tools More AI Chops

Microsoft on Wednesday announced new artificial intelligence features and functionality for several of its flagship products and services, including Office 365, Cortana and Bing, at an event in San Francisco. Harry Shum, EVP of Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research, demonstrated some of the new capabilities Building on the progress the company has made in integrating […]