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How 'deep learning' works is still a mystery, Microsoft Research head said

Even researchers working in artificial intelligence sometimes don't understand exactly why advancements happen. For instance, so-called deep learning, which is a kind of machine learning, often has the benefit of transfer learning, said Peter Lee, global head of Microsoft Research speaking on Thursday at the Geekwire Summit.

Microsoft releases Exchange Server 2016

Microsoft is rolling out Exchange Server 2016, now available for download and deployment within on-premises environments.

Microsoft makes Skype more integrated on iOS 9

Skype Friday announced its compatibility with iOS 9, including making full use of the Slide Over and Split View functions that allows users to interact with multiple apps at the same time.

Microsoft adds Likes and @Mentions to Outlook to keep it relevant

Microsoft has added new features for its email client Outlook that brings it closer in-line to social websites and collaborative enterprise environments.

Spotlight: Microsoft drops lawsuit to get Office pre-installed on Asus devices

Microsoft has agreed to drop its lawsuit against Asus in exchange for getting its popular Office software pre-installed on Asus' Android devices, reported The Next Web

SkyWest gives its 7,500 pilots Surface 3 tablets running Windows 10

SkyWest, operator of ExpressJet Airlines and SkyWest Airlines, has begun deploying Surface 3 tablets running Windows 10 to its 7,500 pilots, Microsoft announced on Thursday.

Skype Translator comes to Skype for Windows

Microsoft is bringing its Skype Translator technology directly into the Skype app on Windows, making good on its promise in June that it would do so, but not by its self-imposed end-of-summer deadline.

Spotlight: Google, Microsoft drop 20 lawsuits against each other

Google and Microsoft have agreed to drop about 20 lawsuits concerning smartphones and video game consoles, according to an article from Bloomberg.

US is home to almost half of all major cloud data centers

This may come as little surprise, but nearly half of all major cloud and Internet data centers are located in the United States of America. This is according to Synergy Research, which indicated 44 percent of such data centers are located in the U.S.

Spotlight: Rackspace makes it easier to move from on-premises to AWS

According to a Wall Street Journal article, Rackspace is teaming up with Amazon Web Services to help enterprises migrate from on-premises systems to the the AWS public cloud.