Microsoft

This afternoon, Microsoft announced their earnings for the second quarter of their 2018 fiscal year. The company had revenues of $28.9 billion for the quarter, which is up 12% from a year ago, and was driven by strong growth in their business offerings and cloud revenue. Gross margin for the quarter was 62%, which is flat compared to Q2 2017. Operating income was $8.7 billion for the quarter, which was up 10% year-over-year, but Microsoft is taking a $13.8 billion charge on deemed repatriation of deferred foreign income, so for this quarter, in terms of GAAP results, they are reporting a net loss of $6.3 billion, which results in a loss per share of $0.82. Excluding that charge, net income would have been up...

The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 44: Gaming in 2017, Gaming in 2018

In this podcast we talk about PUBG and the other gaming highlights of 2017, as well as a look towards what is in store for gaming in 2018, from...

7 by Ian Cutress on 1/27/2018

The ASUS NovaGo: Two Minutes with Snapdragon 835 and Windows

LAS VEGAS, NV – Late last year, at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Event in Hawaii, we had the formal introduction of the first devices that were using the new Windows...

72 by Ian Cutress on 1/17/2018

Best Laptops: Q1 2018

It's time for another look at the notebook market. The rollout of the 8th gen quad-core U series has been slowly happening, with more products available, and we've also...

50 by Brett Howse on 1/3/2018

The Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15-Inch) Review: Second Time's The Charm

We finally have the successor. After a troubled launch in late 2015 of the original Surface Book, Microsoft seemed to drag their feet when it came to updating what...

112 by Brett Howse on 12/21/2017

Microsoft Launches Windows 10 On ARM: Always Connected PCs

This morning at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii, Microsoft’s EVP of Windows and Devices, Terry Myerson, is announcing the introduction of the first Windows 10 PCs to be...

59 by Brett Howse on 12/5/2017

Microsoft Announces Azure VMs with Dual 32-core AMD EPYC CPUs

Microsoft is the first cloud container provider to formally announce a new range of VMs based on the AMD EPYC platform. These VMs will be called the Lv2 Series...

12 by Ian Cutress on 12/5/2017

HEVC and the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (FCU) came with a host of welcome changes. One of the aspects that didn't get much coverage in the tech press was the...

36 by Ganesh T S on 11/30/2017

Windows Mixed Reality Headsets Gain SteamVR Support, a Library of VR Games

When Microsoft introduced its Windows Mixed Reality platform for productivity and gaming earlier this year, it was clear that in order to make it competitive, the software giant would...

6 by Anton Shilov on 11/17/2017

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Feature Focus

Windows 10 has finally settled into a groove. We are just over two years from the initial release of Windows 10. Part of the promise of Windows 10 was...

93 by Brett Howse on 11/10/2017

The Xbox One X Review: Putting A Spotlight On Gaming

It’s amazing how time flies. Only four years ago, Microsoft launched the Xbox One, its successor to the Xbox 360, but the Xbox One was a strategic departure from...

124 by Brett Howse on 11/3/2017

Microsoft Officially Unveils The Surface Pro With LTE

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced the next generation of their popular Surface Pro, and at the launch event, a new LTE model was also announced, but without a release...

18 by Brett Howse on 10/31/2017

Microsoft Details The Xbox One Fall Update, Available Today

There’s a lot going on in Xbox land, with the launch of the new Xbox One X console due for November 7th, and, thanks to the biannual Windows update...

29 by Brett Howse on 10/16/2017

HP Halts Development of Windows 10 Mobile Smartphones, to Discontinue X3 in 2019

An HP executive said be quoted on record at an industry event stating that the company has axed development of future devices based on Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile operating...

29 by Anton Shilov on 10/11/2017

Microsoft Announces Fall Creators Update SDK Availability And Is Accepting App Submissions

This morning, Microsoft is live-streaming their Windows Developer Day, where they are showcasing some of the new APIs and features coming to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, due...

13 by Brett Howse on 10/10/2017

Dell’s Visor Available for Pre-Order: A Mixed Reality Headset, Ships in Mid-October

Dell has begun to take pre-orders on its Visor headset for Windows Mixed Reality applications. The company will start shipments of the device in mid-October, just in time for...

34 by Anton Shilov on 9/14/2017

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Coming October 17

This morning at IFA in Berlin, Terry Myerson, EVP of the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft, announced that the next Windows 10 update will be launched worldwide on...

76 by Brett Howse on 9/1/2017

Hot Chips: Microsoft Xbox One X Scorpio Engine Live Blog (9:30am PT, 4:30pm UTC)

This week it's the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino. We're sat nice and early, with the first talk today from Microsoft. John Sell, a Microsoft hardware veteran, is set...

33 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2017

Intel EOLs Atom Chip Used for Microsoft HoloLens

Intel is retiring its Atom x5-Z8100P SoC that is used inside Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality headset. With the last units shipped in late October, it looks like the software...

17 by Anton Shilov on 8/10/2017

Microsoft to Enable Eye Control in Windows 10

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella this past week announced plans to add support for eye tracking to one of the upcoming Windows 10 versions, in a bid to enable disabled...

32 by Anton Shilov on 8/7/2017

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