|Bid||114.74 x 800|
|Ask||114.80 x 1000|
|Day's Range||112.22 - 114.90|
|52 Week Range||72.99 - 115.29|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||53.84|
|Earnings Date||Oct 24, 2018 - Oct 29, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.84 (1.61%)|
|1y Target Est||123.24|
Microsoft is hosting its Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida this week. Indeed, there was so much news this year that Microsoft provided the press with a 27-page booklet with all of it. What was announced: Microsoft is teaming up with Adobe and SAP to create a single model for representing customer data that businesses will be able to move between systems.
Microsoft is offering up its AI technology to those working on humanitarian efforts around the world. Over the next five years, its AI for Humanitarian Action program will put $40 million towards initiatives focused on four priorities -- disaster response, needs of children, refugees and displaced people and human rights. "We believe that technology, like artificial intelligence combined with cloud technology, can be a game changer, helping save more lives, alleviate suffering and restore human dignity by changing the way frontline relief organizations anticipate, predict and better target response efforts," Microsoft President Brad Smith said in a blog post.
During last September's Ignite conference, Microsoft heavily emphasized its quantum computing efforts and launched both its Q# programming language and development kits. This year, the focus is on other things, and the announcements about quantum are far and in between (and our understanding is that Microsoft, unlike some of its competitors, doesn't have a working quantum computing prototype yet). It did, however, announce an addition to its Quantum Development Kit that brings a new chemical simulation library to tools for getting started with quantum computing.
In a world dominated by Alexa and the Google Assistant, Cortana suffers the fate of a perfectly good alternative that nobody uses and everybody forgets about. Microsoft notes that it is designed for deployment inside an organization and represents a new platform for them to build these experiences. The Skills Kit platform is based on the Microsoft Bot Framework and the Azure Cognitive Services Language Understanding feature.
AWS has its Snowball (and Snowmobile truck), Google Cloud has its data transfer appliance and Microsoft has its Azure Data Box. Microsoft's Azure Data Box launched into preview about a year ago and today, the company is announcing a number of updates and adding a few new boxes, too. First of all, the standard 50-pound, 100-terabyte Data Box is now generally available.
The company today announced the first public preview of SQL Server 2019 and while yet another update to a proprietary database may not seem all that exciting at first glance, Microsoft is trying to do a few rather interesting things with this update. This turns SQL Server into something of a virtual integration layer -- yet the data never needs to be replicated or moved to SQL Server.
There are plenty of third-party solutions for running a Windows desktop in the cloud, but until now, Microsoft itself seemed hesitant to offer the same kind of user experience. Today, however, the company announced Windows Virtual Desktop, a new Azure-based service that provides a full virtualized multi-user Windows 10 experience, together with Office 365 ProPlus, on Azure . The details here are still a bit sparse and Microsoft refused to provide any addition information ahead of the announcement.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 25, 2018 -- Microsoft (MSFT) For Startups (London) has selected the IoT data sharing and governance firm Microshare into its coveted “ScaleUp” program, part.
When you work from home, you don’t have to wear pants. You do, however, have to act like a professional. At its Ignite conference in Orlando, Microsoft announced a host of new tools today (Sep. 24) to help workers get stuff done when they’re not in the office. Given that more than 50% of the…
second developer conference of the year is a little different than the first one, but is still jam-packed with announcements. Whereas the software giant's Build conference, which was held in early May this year, caters to Microsoft developers in general, its Ignite conference, which kicked off on Monday in Orlando, is more focused on enterprise developers and IT pros.