|Bid||0.00 x 800|
|Ask||0.00 x 900|
|Day's range||202.08 - 208.10|
|52-week range||132.52 - 232.86|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||0.89|
|PE ratio (TTM)||36.01|
|Earnings date||21 Oct 2020 - 26 Oct 2020|
|Forward dividend & yield||2.24 (1.11%)|
|Ex-dividend date||18 Nov 2020|
|1y target est||228.71|
Microsoft takes on Twilio, Google launches a work-tracking tool and Mirakl raises $300 million. Microsoft announced today that it's ready to compete with Twilio by launching a set of features that allow developers to add voice and video calling, chat, text messages and old-school telephony to their apps. “Azure Communication Services is built natively on top a global, reliable cloud — Azure," wrote Microsoft's Scott Van Vliet.
Microsoft today launched a major update to its Arc multi-cloud service that allows Azure customers to run and manage workloads across clouds -- including those of Microsoft's competitors -- and their on-premises data centers. First announced at Microsoft Ignite in 2019, Arc was always meant to not just help users manage their servers but also allow them to run data services like Azure SQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL, close to where their data sits. Today, the company is making good on this promise with the preview launch of Azure Arc-enabled data services with support for, as expected, Azure SQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL.
At its Ignite conference, Microsoft today announced that Premonition, a robotics and sensor platform for monitoring and sampling disease carriers like mosquitos and a cloud-based software stack for analyzing samples, will soon be in private preview. The idea here, as Microsoft describes it, is to set up a system that can essentially function as a weather monitoring system, but for disease outbreaks. Premonition sounds like a pretty wild project, but Microsoft says it's based on five years of R&D in this area.