Microsoft issues $100,000 and two HoloLens kits to five different schools nationwide

Back in July, Microsoft revealed a grant program for colleges and universities looking to take advantage of its forthcoming HoloLens augmented reality headset. Today, it announced the winners.
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Ultra low-power processors designed by Microsoft may revolutionize wildlife research

Woodland Park Zoo, Idaho Fish and Game and Microsoft Research collaborated on an automatic scent dispenser that lets researchers place a large amount of scent in the field and dispense it slowly over the long winter season.

Microsoft announces local data centers for German cloud users to avoid U.S. spies

Microsoft is starting to launch new data centers in Europe after the U.S.-EU safe harbor agreement was deemed invalid by the European Union. The latest European data center will be for German customers, to keep data inside the country.

Tim Cook isn’t impressed by Microsoft’s Surface Book

Although you would expect Apple CEO Tim Cook to champion the iPad Pro over the Surface Book, it's more surprising to hear him call Microsoft's latest 2-in-1 a "deluded" attempt to be both a tablet and a laptop.

Microsoft releases alternative tip kit for the Surface stylus

Microsoft will offer a set of interchangeable nibs with the latest version of the Surface Pen, allowing users to change the friction and feel of the device to best suit the task at hand.

Rude to Britannia? Surface Book may not arrive on British shores until spring 2016

If you're one of DigitalTrends British readers and you fancied buying yourself a Surface Book for Christmas; bad luck. One source has stated that you may not get a look-in at the new laptop until early 2016.

Microsoft builds two U.K. data centers to keep data within Europe

Several weeks after Safe Harbor was struck down, Microsoft has announced that it will be opening two new data centers in the U.K. as well as expanding two other facilities in Europe.

Microsoft reveals first batch of 104 backward compatible Xbox 360 games

Microsoft's Major Nelson revealed that more than 100 Xbox 360 games will be playable on the Xbox One following the launch of a firmware update later this week, including standouts like Fallout 3, Shadow Complex, and Mirror's Edge.

Microsoft’s OneDrive debacle shows its cloud commitment is weaker than promised

Last year, Microsoft decided to take on rival Google with a cheaper, unlimited cloud storage plan. Now, the company has gone back on its word, a move that hurts both OneDrive and its users.

Microsoft puts out a new bug-fix update for Insiders ahead of next week's big Threshold 2 release

Standing on the precipice of Threshold 2, Microsoft has potentially one last update for Insiders hoping to put their hands on it before everyone else.

Microsoft announces major cutbacks on OneDrive storage

Microsoft is lowering the amount of OneDrive storage across the board, removing the unlimited storage plan, and lowering free storage. The company claims a small number of users were abusing the unlimited deal.

You have one year to buy a new laptop with Windows 7 or 8

If you're hoping to avoid Windows 10 on your next computer, you need to buy it before October 31, 2016. After that, Windows 10 will be the only operating system offered on a new computer.