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The end of the Edge browser engine. Another pivotal moment in Microsoft’s history

Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has announced that future versions of its Edge web browser will be built on Chromium. Chromium is an open source browser project originated by Google, which uses it for Chrome. The browser engine is Blink, which was forked from WebKit in April 2013. Belfiore does not specify what will happen to Chakra, … Continue reading The end of the Edge browser engine. Another pivotal moment in Microsoft’s history

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State of Microsoft .NET: transition to .Net Core or be left behind

The transition of Microsoft’s .NET platform from Windows-only to cross-platform (and open source) is the right thing. Along with Xamarin (.NET for mobile platforms), it means that developers with skills in C#, F# and Visual Basic can target new platforms, and that existing applications can with sufficient effort be migrated to Linux on the server … Continue reading State of Microsoft .NET: transition to .Net Core or be left behind


From Big Blue to Big Red? IBM to acquire Red Hat

IBM has agreed to acquire Red Hat: IBM will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190.00 per share in cash, representing a total enterprise value of approximately $34 billion. IBM Is presenting this as a hybrid cloud play, with the claim that businesses are held back from cloud … Continue reading From Big Blue to Big Red? IBM to acquire Red Hat


Microsoft is making lots of money. Anything else notable in its first quarter financials?

Microsoft has released its statements for the first quarter in its financial year, ending 30th September. Here is the segment breakdown. Everything has moved in the right direction. Quarter ending September 30th 2018 vs quarter ending September 30th 2017, $millions Segment Revenue Change Operating income Change Productivity and Business Processes 9771 +1533 3881 +875 Intelligent … Continue reading Microsoft is making lots of money. Anything else notable in its first quarter financials?


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