Microsoft Plays Nice

The show floor at Microsoft Build 2019.Photo: Alex Cranz (Gizmodo)At the opening keynote for Build, Microsoft’s annual developer conference in Seattle, we heard more about Starbucks than Windows. A ten-minute demo about how Starbuck’s ordering system interacts with Azure, Microsoft’s growing cloud-based computing platform, was a highlight of the event. This should tell you a…

How To Transition Into A Cloud Career Without Experience

I’ve had the privilege of delivering cloud training to over 300,000 students globally. Along the way, I’ve worked with both teams and individuals who are trying to adapt to the modern era of cloud computing. Some of the most common questions I’ve found myself answering revolve around transitioning into roles that have never existed before.…

Console gaming is at a crossroads

Microsoft is taking the right fork. This one doesn’t have game discs at all: The latest Xbox, revealed just this week, is called the One S All-Digital Edition and it’s designed for online, download-centric gaming. It doesn’t have an optical drive.Sony, meanwhile, is staying the course. The path forward is clear and well-trod, but it’s…