ZDNet - Microsoft What makes Microsoft tick? 2018-12-13T17:49:00.000000000+00:00 Microsoft has morphed into an interesting blend of practicality and aspiration these days. Here's what that meant for the company in 2018 and how it could shape Redmond in 2019. Microsoft is readying a consumer Microsoft 365 subscription bundle 2018-12-12T16:50:00.000000000+00:00 Microsoft is working to bring a consumer version of its Microsoft 365 bundle to market, which could include Windows 10, Office 365, Skype, Cortana, Outlook Mobile and/or other services. Microsoft is close to bringing recognition of multiple different voices to Cortana 2018-12-12T00:24:00.000000000+00:00 Microsoft's Cortana seemingly is close to being able to incorporate recognition of multiple different voices. New Windows 10 19H1 test build adds more Notepad features, other tweaks 2018-12-10T22:01:00.000000000+00:00 The latest Windows 10 Fast Ring test build, No. 18298, adds a bunch of new Notepad features, alongside other relatively minor feature and settings updates. Microsoft to stop supporting its Azure Container Service in January 2020 2018-12-10T19:42:00.000000000+00:00 Microsoft will no longer support its Azure Container Service (ACS) as of January 31, 2020. For Kubernetes users, the Microsoft way forward is AKS, its dedicated Kubernetes Container Service. New HoloLens to feature Snapdragon 850: Report 2018-12-10T18:24:00.000000000+00:00 Microsoft's next version of its HoloLens mixed-reality goggles, expected in 2019, could incorporate the Snapdragon 850 mobile processor, according to a new report. The Microsoft 365 Insider test program is open for business 2018-12-07T15:42:35.000000000+00:00 Microsoft is evolving its IT-pro-focused Windows Insider for Business program with its new Microsoft 365 Insider test program. Microsoft's Edge to morph into a Chromium-based, cross-platform browser 2018-12-06T17:00:00.000000000+00:00 Microsoft is going to remake its Edge desktop browser by using Chromium components and by bringing it to Windows 7, 8.1 and macOS, in addition to Windows 10. Microsoft's Chief Technology Officer of AI Joseph Sirosh leaves for real-estate brokerage 2018-12-05T21:21:00.000000000+00:00 Microsoft's former AI CTO Joseph Sirosh has left Microsoft for luxury real-estate brokerage Compass where he will be working on AI-powered products for the real-estate market. Microsoft open sources key Windows UX Frameworks, launches first Visual Studio 2019 preview 2018-12-04T16:32:00.000000000+00:00 Microsoft is open sourcing WPF, Windows Forms and Win UI via GitHub and making available the first public preview of Visual Studio 2019.