Microsoft has announced its latest financials, and I have made a quick table summarising the year-on-year comparison for the quarter. See the end of this post for what the confusing segment categories represent.
Quarter ending March 31st 2016 vs quarter ending March 31st 2015, $millions
Segment Revenue Change Operating income Change Productivity and Business Processes
I attended QCon in London last week. This is a software development conference focused on large-scale projects and with a tradition oriented towards Agile methodology. It is always one of the best events I get to attend, partly because it is vendor-neutral (it is organised by InfoQ), and partly because of the way it is
…continue reading Reflections on QCon London 2016 – part one
Microsoft is porting SQL Server, its popular database manager, to Linux. According to Executive VP Scott Guthrie:
Today I’m excited to announce our plans to bring SQL Server to Linux as well. This will enable SQL Server to deliver a consistent data platform across Windows Server and Linux, as well as on-premises and cloud. We
Microsoft Outlook 2016 has a new feature which the company highlighted when it first appeared, which is that it sends attachments as links by default, if they are stored in network-accessible locations. The idea is to prevent proliferation of different versions if several respondents make changes and email them back. It also means that everyone
…continue reading Outlook 2016 attachment mysteries and annoyances
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