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Microsoft to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion

Microsoft today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub. Together, the two companies will empower developers to achieve more at every stage of the development lifecycle, accelerate enterprise use of GitHub, and bring Microsoft’s developer tools and services to new audiences.

Microsoft announces Surface Hub 2

Microsoft has unveiled a refresh for its Surface Hub line, with new hardware likely to ship sometime in 2019. In a video hinting of new Windows interfaces, but somewhat light on detail, Microsoft showed off the newest edition of the whiteboard business collaboration tool.

Outlook for Android adds Calendar attachments

Microsoft has released another Outlook for Android update that brings the addition of Calendar attachments, allowing Outlook users to view them on their Android devices. You can view embedded images and open these attachments directly from the event details in the Outlook app.

Microsoft to offer Governments on-premise Azure Cloud Service

Microsoft will soon make it possible for government clients to run its cloud technology on their own servers as part of a concerted effort to make Azure more appealing to local and federal agencies. The pairing of Azure Stack, Microsoft’s localized cloud product, and Azure Government, the government-tailored version of Microsoft’s cloud, comes as competition against Amazon for major clients in the public sector ramps up.

Microsoft and Compuverde announce SMB licensing partnership

Microsoft and Compuverde have announced they have entered into a license agreement to enable access to Microsoft's Server Message Block (SMB) file transport technology for Compuverde's software-defined storage (SDS) solution. By incorporating SMB connectivity with the flexibility of Compuverde's SDS, users are able to offload programs or files from multiple servers across multiple locations simultaneously. "We are excited to partner with an innovative company like Compuverde and provide its customers with our exceptional…