Microsoft news recap: CIO leaves the company, BBC Newsnight looks at Microsoft’s AI research lab and more

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Microsoft (MSFT) news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Microsoft’s Chief Information Officer departs, and Kurt DelBene replaces him

In part due to Microsoft’s global sales force reorganisation, which is aimed at cementing the company’s focus on cloud services, the Chief Information Officer, Jim DuBois, has left the company, and is being replaced by a new role – Chief Digital Officer – to be taken up by Kurt DelBene.

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Microsoft’s back-to-school deals begin today, run through September 17th

If you’re looking to grab some Microsoft products or services over the coming weeks and months, now is the time, as the company has kickstarted its back-to-school deals, which will run until September 17th.

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BBC Newsnight takes an exclusive backstage look at Microsoft’s AI research labs

Ever wanted to take a behind-the-scenes look at Microsoft’s AI research lab? Now you can. BBC Newsnight got exclusive access to Microsoft’s AI lab. Take a look below.

Microsoft and Baidu partner to bring AI powered vehicles to the automotive market

Speaking of AI, this week saw a new partnership between Microsoft and Baidu. With this partnership, the company’s hope to bring AI-powered vehicles to the automotive market, specifically in the self-driving vehicle area, as part of Baidu’s Apollo driverless car project.

That’s it for this week – we’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news.