Why a 5-year plan is a suicidal practice

The five-year plan is not only unworkable, it is seriously counterproductive. And its death is signaled by the advent of Exponential Organizations, or ones that grow disproportionately larger than peers because of new organizational techniques that leverage accelerating technologies.

Cortana gets new features powered by Bing: Evening alerts, concerts, flights, and local app recommendations

Microsoft today announced improvements to Cortana that take advantage of recent Bing advancements in speech recognition, entity understanding, and stream processing. As a result of the search engine’s ability to better index the real world, Cortana can now better handle evening alerts, concerts, flights, and local app recommendations.