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Microsoft investigates outage affecting Teams and Outlook users worldwide
Service status monitoring website Downdetector records thousands of people reporting problems

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

25, Jan, 2023 @9:53 AM

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Microsoft confirms multibillion dollar investment in firm behind ChatGPT
Company says deal with OpenAI will involve deploying artificial intelligence technology across its products

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

23, Jan, 2023 @6:35 PM

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Surface Pro 9 review: Microsoft’s best tablet – if you pick the right one
Faster and easier to repair, Intel version is best yet, but Arm model isn’t ready for prime time

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

23, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Playtime’s over: how 2023 could reshape video games
A perfect storm of wider cultural and economic forces have been pulling the video games industry apart. Is this the year it remakes itself?

Keith Stuart

11, Jan, 2023 @10:30 AM

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TechScape: With a $67bn takeover in the works, is it finally game on for Microsoft?
With the acquisition of Activision Blizzard in the works, the company is facing investigations by trade commissions the world over. If the deal goes through, could it help the forgotten tech giant gain new relevance?

Alex Hern

03, Jan, 2023 @11:51 AM

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Guardian tech reviews in 2022: better to repair and longer-lasting devices
More devices contain recycled materials and are supported for longer, but there is much more to do

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

29, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The lights are on so far, but letting gas supplies dwindle was a risky bet | Nils Pratley
Successive governments’ energy plans hinged on a delusion the market would always provide gas at reasonable prices

Nils Pratley

12, Dec, 2022 @7:23 PM

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Microsoft to buy 4% stake in London Stock Exchange Group
US tech company signs 10-year strategic partnership with LSEG for data analytics and cloud technology

Jasper Jolly and Anna Isaac

12, Dec, 2022 @9:22 AM

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US agency moves to block landmark merger of Microsoft and Activision Blizzard
Regulators voted 3-1 to stop the biggest acquisition in video game history, citing concerns over thwarting of competition

Guardian staff and agencies

08, Dec, 2022 @9:29 PM

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‘The metaverse will be our slow death!’ Is Facebook losing its $100bn gamble on virtual reality?
The company now known as Meta has spent staggering amounts on creating an immersive successor to the traditional 2D internet. But what has it got to show for it, apart from 11,000 job losses?

Steve Rose

07, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 review: slick operation but dated design
Premium Windows 11 PC offers smooth and quiet experience but is showing its age compared with rivals

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

21, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Biggest art sale in history as Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s collection fetches $1.5bn
Works by Georges Seurat, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh and Gustav Klimt each sell for more than $100m, with more set for auction on Thursday

Staff and agencies

10, Nov, 2022 @5:29 AM

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