• Microsoft’s HoloLens is now available to rent

    Microsoft’s HoloLens is now available to rent0

    Microsoft has spent much of the past couple years arguing its vision of an augmented reality future with the HoloLens. Now, it’s realizing that for potential buyers of the company’s enterprise-focused Commercial Suite edition, there’s some desire to try it out before they break out the corporate card. Until now, the best way for interested

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  • Microsoft revamps its startup programs with $500M commitment and new co-selling program

    Microsoft revamps its startup programs with $500M commitment and new co-selling program0

    Over the last few years, Microsoft has launched a number of programs for startups that range from free BizSpark credits for Azure and Microsoft’s developer and productivity tools, to Microsoft Ventures and the Microsoft Accelerator programs around the world. These different programs never quite told a cohesive story about Microsoft’s commitment to startups, though. Now,

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  • Microsoft acquires classroom collaboration startup Chalkup to expand Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft acquires classroom collaboration startup Chalkup to expand Microsoft Teams0

    Microsoft is beefing up its Slack-like collaboration software, Microsoft Teams, with the technology (and the founder) from collaboration software startup Chalkup. Following the acquisition, Microsoft says it will bring some of the features Chalkup had built to the Microsoft Teams for Education product experience. Chalkup was founded in 2013 by CEO Justin Chando, who’s joining

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