(CNN) A new biography of former Defense Secretary James Mattis reports President Donald Trump personally got involved in who would win a major $10 billion contract to provide cloud computing services to the Pentagon, according to the website Task & Purpose, which writes about military issues, That hotly contested contract was awarded to Microsoft on Friday evening over Amazon in a months-long battle.
Microsoft Teams stopped working on Internet Explorer 11 starting November 30, 2020, as per a prior announcement made by the company. According to Mashable, the tech company had made the announcement regarding this back in August. Microsoft stated that customers have a "degraded experience" or will be unable to connect to Microsoft 365 apps and services on Internet Explorer (IE) 11. When it comes to a "degraded experience", users may not be able to use the new Microsoft 365 features or certain features and might not even work when accessing the app or service via IE 11. As per Mashable, the decision to curb Microsoft Teams support on IE 11 is an attempt to move users to the company's Microsoft Edge browser.
Cyber Monday is on track to bring in a record of as much as $12.7 billion in online sales, according to latest industry estimates, surpassing Black Friday’s digital numbers. This report produced by Emma Jehle.
On Saturday, Netflix said it would declare more than $1.3 billion in UK revenue. The news is likely to put pressure on other tech giants like Amazon and Google many of which use tax jurisdictions to their favor. Business Insider reports Netflix has about 50 productions based in the UK, including "The Crown" and "The Witcher." Variety reports Netflix is planning to double UK spending.
Microsoft just won the contract from the Department of Defense to service the agency with cloud computing, which could be one step closer for Microsoft to catch Amazon as number one in the larger cloud..