Understanding Microsoft’s Acquisition of GitHub and its effect on the FOSS Community

Full Article : FOSS Post – https://fosspost.org/analytics/understanding-microsofts-acquisition-of-github Around one month ago, Microsoft was confirmed to be willing to buy the giant software development platform GitHub for $7.5 billion. News which made the open source community … Read more

5 of the Best Self-Hosted Alternatives to Github

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/8NSgrxyLja4/ After Microsoft acquired GitHub, many developers have been looking for alternatives to host their code. Microsoft (and many other giant companies) has a habit of purchasing a proven … Read more

Leaked Microsoft documents reveal ‘pocketable’ folding Surface device

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/30/leaked-microsoft-pocketable-surface/ Microsoft’s Surface range could one day include a folding, dual-screen device. Codenamed Andromeda, the device has been in the works for a couple of years and appears to neatly … Read more

Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows 10’s game-changing Sets feature — for now

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/27/microsoft-pulls-the-plug-on-windows-10s-game-changing-sets-feature-for-now/ The next big feature update of Windows 10, codenamed Redstone 5, has been shaping up nicely, with lots of great improvements and new additions. The highlight of this future … Read more

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17704 with lots of changes and improvements

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/27/windows-10-redstone-5-build-17704/ It’s been a couple of weeks since Microsoft last rolled out a new Windows 10 Redstone 5 build for Insiders, but today the wait for an update is over. … Read more

You can now download 5K wallpapers from the ‘2018 Editions’ of Windows 7, XP and more

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/21/5k-wallpapers-2018-editions-windows-7-xp-and-more/ As you’ll know if you’re a frequent visitor to BetaNews, YouTuber Kamer Kaan Avdan has been creating some fantastic concept videos for various operating systems of the future, including … Read more

Microsoft acquires machine learning and AI startup Bonsai

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/21/microsoft-acquires-bonsai/ Seeking to strengthen its artificial intelligence arsenal, Microsoft has announced an agreement to acquire San Francisco-based AI startup Bonsai. Bonsai already had Microsoft links, having been set up back … Read more

Satya Nadella speaks out against ‘cruel and abusive’ border policy and explains Microsoft’s involvement with ICE

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/20/satya-nadella-border-policy/ Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has publicly shared an email he sent to employees, in which he speaks out against current US immigration policy. Describing the separating of children from … Read more

Microsoft issues statement distancing itself from ICE’s separation of children from parents

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/19/microsoft-ice-child-separation/ The separating of children from parents at the US southern border has created international outrage — and lots of rhetoric from President Trump on Twitter. When Microsoft removed from … Read more

Microsoft strengthens its education offerings by acquiring video discussion platform Flipgrid — and makes it free

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/18/microsoft-acquires-flipgrid/ Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, a social video discussion platform used in classrooms around the world. The acquisition strengthens Microsoft’s educational offerings and helps it to better compete with rivals … Read more

Microsoft wants you to know Windows 10 is faster and more reliable than ever

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/14/microsoft-wants-you-to-know-windows-10-is-faster-and-more-reliable-than-ever/ Windows 10 has long had a reputation for being a rather problematic operating system. Part of this is down to early versions famously spying on users, and Microsoft shoving … Read more