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Software Giant Microsoft Buys Cloud Migration Start-up Movere: Report

Movere originally launched as a consulting company but pivoted around 2014 after the founders experienced their own trouble with Cloud migration. The start-up has been a Microsoft partner for over a decade now

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FILE - Microsoft Corp. signage is seen outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Washington, July 3, 2014. VOA

Aiming to help customers move their existing applications and infrastructure to Azure, Microsoft has acquired a Cloud migration start-up named Movere for an undisclosed amount.

“We’re committed to providing our customers with a comprehensive experience for migrating existing applications and infrastructure to Azure, which include the right tools, processes, and programmes.

“As part of that ongoing investment, we’re excited to welcome the leadership, talent, technology, and deep expertise Movere has built in enabling customers’ journey to the Cloud over the last 11 years,” Jeremy Winter, Partner Director, Azure Management, wrote in a blog post on Wednesday.

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FILE – A sign for Microsoft is seen on a building in Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 18, 2017. VOA

Formerly known as Unified Logic, Movere was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

Movere originally launched as a consulting company but pivoted around 2014 after the founders experienced their own trouble with Cloud migration. The start-up has been a Microsoft partner for over a decade now.

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“The acquisition by Microsoft is not just a marriage of a best-in-class and trusted Cloud platform with a powerful data and insights platform; it is also the merger of passions of two companies looking to move mountains for customers through a deep partner ecosystem, with the ultimate goal of enabling your business transformation delivered at the speed of light,” Kristin Ireland, Co-founder and CEO, Movere, wrote in a blog post. (IANS)

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Microsoft Preparing to Launch 15-inch Surface Laptop 3

Surface earbuds is also expected to launch, as well as new keyboards with a dedicated Office button taking the place of the right-hand Windows key

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FILE - Microsoft Corp. signage is seen outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Washington, July 3, 2014. VOA

Microsoft may launch a 15-inch Surface Laptop 3 next month alongside a 13.5-inch model, which is the same screen size as the Surface Laptop 2”s.

The company is also expected to launch an AMD-powered Surface Laptop 3 and it is possible that this chip could be found on this rumoured 15-inch model, The Verge reported on Sunday.

As per the report, Microsoft will still offer a screen with a 3:2 aspect ratio, as it did on the 13.5-inch Surface Laptop.

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A man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, April 28, 2015. VOA

In addition, the larger 15-inch model will likely support the Surface Pen as well.

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The company is rumoured to launch dual-screen Surface device, codenamed Centaurus. In addition to the Centaurus, Microsoft would bring Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7 and Surface Book 3 in October.

Surface earbuds is also expected to launch, as well as new keyboards with a dedicated Office button taking the place of the right-hand Windows key. (IANS)