Microsoft Flight Simulator will digitize and release historic aircraft for free

Asobo Studio and Xbox Game Studios are working to add dozens of historic aircraft to Microsoft Flight Simulator. Called the Local Legends series, it will kick off with the rare three-engined Junkers Ju 52 on Sept. 7. The Ju 52 is a transport plane developed in the 1930s. Over its operational life, the trimotor has […]

Microsoft doubles down on cybersecurity with CloudKnox acquisition

All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now. Microsoft today announced that it acquired CloudKnox Security, a platform designed to protect resources and identities across multicloud and hybrid cloud environments. With the purchase, the terms of which weren’t disclosed, Microsoft says that Azure customers will be able to right-size permissions and […]

Xbox Game Pass adds Microsoft Flight Simulator, Blinx: The Time Sweeper in July

Xbox Game Pass subscribers can take to the skies with the Xbox Series X release of Microsoft Flight Simulator on July 27, relive the dogfighting of Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge, or experience a journey through time with Xbox classic Blinx: The Time Sweeper on day earlier. All three games are coming to Game […]

Microsoft launches Cloud for Sustainability to help companies track emissions

Join executive leaders at the Conversational AI & Intelligent AI Assistants Summit, presented by Five9. Watch now! At its Inspire 2021 conference today, Microsoft announced Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability, a new service in preview designed to help companies measure and manage their carbon emissions by setting sustainability goals. It includes software-as-a-service offerings that can discover […]

Microsoft integrates Dynamics 365 and Teams, unveils security services

Join executive leaders at the Conversational AI & Intelligent AI Assistants Summit, presented by Five9. Watch now! Microsoft today announced updates across its Microsoft 365 portfolio, which spans Microsoft Viva, Dynamics 365, Teams, and more. Beginning this week, Dynamics 365 and Teams are more closely integrated, and partner features with Viva are debuting alongside security […]

Housemarque had offers from companies other than Sony – but was it Microsoft?

Sony’s recent purchase of Returnal developer Housemarque was actually a bidding war against several other publishers. The acquisition of Returnal and Super Stardust developer Housemarque was broadly welcomed by everyone, with the only major comment being why Sony didn’t buy them before – since the majority of their games have always been PlayStation exclusives. It […]

Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Performance Improves Soon

An upcoming update to Microsoft Flight Simulator could have a big impact on how well the game performs in VR. Developer Asobo integrated VR support into the game late last year and the implementation was incredibly impressive. But adding VR support into an already demanding game really tested a lot of rigs, ours included. Microsoft […]

Microsoft buys ReFirm Labs to boost IoT security with firmware analysis

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Microsoft has acquired firmware security startup ReFirm Labs to boost its security capabilities for protecting Internet of Things and intelligent edge devices. The intelligent edge — made up of cloud-connected devices capable of specialized tasks — have opened up a new attack surface, David Weston, […]