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Now available: Clear Linux OS in Azure Marketplace

Clear Linux OS, a free, open source Linux distribution built from the ground up for cloud and data center environments, is now available for Intel Architecture in Azure Marketplace. “Microsoft Azure is the first public cloud provider to offer Clear Linux, and we’re really excited about what it means for … Read more »

Microsoft shares best practices to help customers combat cyber threats


Cybersecurity breaches have recently affected users worldwide, steadily evolving in their scope and sophistication while striking more than 3 billion customer data records in 2016 alone. To mitigate this threat, Microsoft has developed an automated platform, as part of Microsoft Azure, which provides a rapid response to a Distributed Denial … Read more »

New OneNote features launched to help teachers


From new languages to the ability to give stickers to students, improvements aimed at helping teachers be more productive are now available across OneNote. The new features were driven by discussions with teachers and include: Class Notebook Tools on more platforms, Learning Tools in six new languages and support for … Read more »

AI’s potential to transform industry and humanity, and what’s next


Microsoft is helping to lead a growing global conversation around the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI). While there are real and important concerns about the role of this technology, Microsoft’s approach to AI is one that doesn’t replace, but rather augments, human capabilities and ultimately delivers more of the … Read more »

Microsoft advances AI research and development in Montreal


Microsoft plans to expand its artificial intelligence ambitions in Montreal by acquiring local research lab Maluuba and doubling it in size in the next two years. As one of the world’s leading deep-learning research labs, Maluuba is focused on creating literate machines that can think, reason and communicate like humans, … Read more »

Now available: New APIs for custom visuals developers

New application programming interfaces, or APIs, are now available to help developers create the best custom visuals possible. The updated version of Microsoft’s custom visual developer tool, available on GitHub, follows a release in November that provided tooltips and many utility libraries to help create custom visuals. … Read more »


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