Holmes was instrumental in the design of Cortana and pioneered Microsoft's inclusive design strategy that is present in many of its newer products. She leaves the company with 'a full heart'.
The company has announced that it will be releasing two aligned major updates for each software per year, planned for March and September. Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager will also support the new update model.
Hundreds of hackers appear to be exploiting vulnerabilities found from the Shadow Brokers leak of the NSA's hacking tools. Despite the MS17-010 patch in March, researchers suggest at least 15,000 devices have been infected due to bad update practices.
Qualcomm has confirmed Windows 10 ARM devices by the end of the year, but the exact details remain a mystery. The releases will be "celluar PCs," capable of running traditional Windows apps while retaining long battery lives.
The Apple injury reports detail laser-based injuries that an inside source says could be from augmented reality goggles. It also suggests upcoming ski and snowboard tracking for the Apple Watch.
The Coalition for Better Ads system to would remove auto-playing videos and flashing pop-ups from Edge and Chrome. The system would launch with oversight from other parties and would be implemented by the end of the year.
The company is giving IT managers three years notice regarding new Office 365 ProPlus system requirements. Microsoft has also announced new app compatibility tools and semi-annual updates.
A new study from Flashpoint shows that Skype is the communication platform of choice for the world’s cyber underworld. It is particularly popular amongst Russian and English communities.
Build 2017 will get under way in three weeks’ time, and Microsoft is highlighting what developers can expect to see at its big annual conference.