$MSFT (Microsoft Corporation)

$MSFT {{ '2016-07-19T21:11:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

During 4Q16, $MSFT's Productivity & Business Processes segment saw a revenue increase of 5%, helped by a rise in office commercial/consumer products & cloud services revenue. Intelligent Cloud revenue rose 7%, helped by an increase of 102% in Azure revenue for 4Q16. More Personal Computing revenue fell 4% due to a 71% decline in phone revenue.

$MSFT {{ '2017-09-13T17:34:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT helps $SLB in digitizing their oil and gas drilling business. Schlumberger introduced the DrillPlan, its digital well construction planning solution, which will use Microsoft Azure and the Azure Stack hybrid cloud solution. Microsoft is currently working with Schlumberger on several other apps.

$MSFT {{ '2017-09-07T18:43:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT and $FB join hands in creating Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX), a new opensource project. ONNX will help AI developers to switch between opensource frameworks like Cognitive Toolkit, PyTorch, and Caffe2.

$MSFT {{ '2017-09-07T13:44:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT and $ADBE extend their partnerships around their cloud services Microsoft Teams and Adobe Sign. Microsoft Teams, which competes with Slack, will be the preferred collaboration service for the Adobe's cloud services. Adobe Sign will become the preferred e-signature tool for Microsoft. The first integrations are expected in the coming weeks.

$MSFT {{ '2017-08-30T18:25:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT and $AMZN enters into a partnership to integrate their digital voice assistants Cortana and Alexa respectively. Microsoft will be able to activate Amazon's Alexa and Alexa will be integrated with Microsoft's Cortana. The two other notable digital voice assistants are $AAPL's SIRI and $GOOG's Google Assistant.

$AMZN {{ '2017-08-30T13:52:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN and $MSFT plan to integrate the functions of their Alexa and Cortana devices by late 2017. This will enable Alexa customers to access Cortana’s unique features like booking meetings or accessing work calendars using only voice. Similarly, Cortana customers can ask Alexa to control their smart home devices or shop on Amazon.com.

$GME {{ '2017-08-25T15:21:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GME, which sells $AAPL's products through its Simply Mac stores, reiterated its FY17 EPS outlook of $3.10-3.40. Same store sales expected at the high end of previous outlook of -5.0% to 0.0% and sales to be -2.0% to 2.0%. For 2H17, the Nintendo Switch and the launch of $MSFT’s Xbox One X is expected to drive growth in the video game category.

$MSFT {{ '2017-08-22T13:58:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT and $RHT expand their existing partnership in the area of Windows Server containers and SQL Server. Under this partnership, Microsoft will be adding Windows support in Red Hat OpenShift, OpenShift Dedicated on Azure and SQL Server support in OpenShift and Red Hat Linux.

$MSFT {{ '2017-08-22T13:46:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT and $HAL made a strategic alliance to drive digital transformation across the oil and gas industry. Microsoft Azure will become Halliburton’s preferred public cloud provider for iEnergy, an E&P network and ecosystem of customers, developers, and suppliers.

$MSFT {{ '2017-08-15T15:16:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The Redmond-based tech giant $MSFT acquires cloud computing orchestration firm Cycle Computing for an undisclosed amount. The combination of Cycle Computing, which was founded in 2005, and Microsoft Azure is expected to “open up many new possibilities” for Microsoft's partners and other companies using Azure.

$MMM {{ '2017-08-14T16:36:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MMM, a technology company, announced that Amy Hood, EVP and CFO of $MSFT has been elected to 3M's BoD, effective Aug 13, 2017. At Microsoft, Hood is responsible for looking after acquisitions, treasury activities, accounting and internal audit, in a position she has held since July 2013. She will serve on the 3M board's finance committee.

$MMM {{ '2017-08-14T12:52:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MMM said Amy Hood, $MSFT CFO, has been elected to its BoD, effective Aug 13, 2017. Hood will serve on the 3M Board’s finance committee.

$AAPL {{ '2017-08-10T20:05:40+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

Tech Titans - Facts and Figures: Performance in 2Q17 $AAPL $FB $MSFT $GOOGL $AMZN $INTC

$AXXN {{ '2017-08-09T15:56:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AXXN has appointed Mojtaba Solgi as Senior Research Scientist and Team Leader.  Most recently, Solgi served Uber as a Senior Tech Lead. Earlier, he associated with $MSFT as a scientist, researching geospatial machine learning.

$NCR {{ '2017-08-08T13:17:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$NCR announced the deployment of $MSFT's Windows 10 Internet of Things (IoT) Enterprise software with a leading European financial institution. The implementation will enable banks to future-proof their ATMs and to deliver improved functionality where customers can withdraw cash by simply tapping their card or smartphone at the machine.

$TTEC {{ '2017-07-24T19:37:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TTEC has roped in Jeff Marcoux as its VP of Product Marketing. He will be responsible for strategic evolution of customer experience solutions and service design innovation. Marcoux joins $TTEC from $MSFT, where he was into finding marketing solutions and developing SaaS solutions as the Senior Executive interface to Microsoft clients' CMOs.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T15:21:13+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

When asked about the layoff of sales employees that was announced by $MSFT earlier this month, CEO Satya Nadella said that the approach is to transform everything that's been done in the company. He added that this transformation is ongoing and has been happening over multiple years.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T15:13:41+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSFT said that Office 365 commercial revenue grew 43%. For the first time, Office 365 Commercial revenue surpassed revenue from traditional licensing business. Commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate exceeded $18.9Bil, up 56%. Two years ago, Microsoft aimed to reach the $20Bil goal in annualized commercial cloud revenue run rate.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:55:23+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 1Q18, $MSFT expects operating expenses to be $8.6-8.7Bil, including about $1Bil from LinkedIn. CapEx is expected to be similar to 4Q17. More Personal Computing segment revenue is expected to be $8.6-8.9Bil and gaming is expected to have the typical seasonality revenue pattern for a pre-holiday quarter.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:40:37+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 1Q18, $MSFT expects Productivity and Business Processes segment's revenue to be $8.1-8.3Bil. Revenue from LinkedIn is expected to be about $1.1Bil. For Intelligent Cloud, Microsoft expects revenue to be $6.9-7.1Bil, helped by double-digit revenue growth across server products and cloud services with strong customer demand for Azure.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:33:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For FY18, $MSFT anticipates that increasing demand for cloud services and healthy renewals will drive a higher annuity mix. Organic Microsoft expenses are expected to grow 3-4%. Also, $MSFT plans to increase the investments in LinkedIn to fuel its strong revenue growth.

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