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Microsoft blames economic woes for missing profit targets

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) – Microsoft on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $16.7 billion, or $2.23 per share, a rare disappointment from the tech giant that has consistently beat Wall Street expectations in recent years. It posted revenue of $51.9 billion in the April-June period, up 12% from last year. Analysts had been looking for earnings of $2.29 per share…

Microsoft in Fargo Confirms Employee Layoffs

A spokesperson would not say how many employees are affected

FARGO, N.D. — Microsoft lays off employees at its Fargo campus. A spokesperson for the company would not say how many people were affected. The company’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington put out a statement that says, a small percentage of the employee base in Fargo was eliminated. Microsoft says it reflects adaptions to business needs and does not change its…

Microsoft and Audubon Dakota partnering to advance the Urban Woods & Prairies Initiative

FARGO, N.D.–Microsoft is partnering with the National Audubon Society’s Audubon Dakota to advance the Urban Woods & Prairies Initiative. The Initiative focuses on improvement of water storage and quality in the Fargo-Moorhead area. The partnership will help restore acres of wetland and prairie habitab in Heritage Hills Nature Park Restoration, Oakport Wetland Restoration and Forest River Nature Park. Audubon Dakota…

Couple makes comfier masks using 3D printer, donate them to Sanford Health

FARGO, N.D. – A husband and wife team are doing what they can for healthcare workers with the help of Microsoft. Ryan Borstelmann of Microsoft decided to improve mask comfort after hearing complaints from his wife who works at Roger Maris Cancer Center. Using a 3D printer and some open source designs, he went to work producing mask straps that…

Microsoft partners with Emerging Prairie on Grand Farm

They hope to be in production by 2025.

FARGO, N.D.- Microsoft President Brad Smith announced that the company is investing 1.5 million dollars to help bring “Grand Farm” to life. “It is a venture that is bringing people from across this community who will connect with the world,” says The President of Microsoft, Brad Smith Grand farm is an idea that is being led by Emerging Prairie to…

Volunteers from Microsoft Team Up to Clean House of Coworker’s Father

The cleanup was part of United Way of Cass-Clay's "Day of Caring"

FARGO, N.D. — A few weeks away from his 70th birthday, Darrell Eck received an early birthday gift from his daughter and her coworkers: a freshly-cleaned home. “Now he doesn’t have to come here and clean so I think he’s very excited and it’ll be nice for him to come home to a comfortable clean house. When it comes to cleaning,…

North Dakota CPA Firm Lands On Inc. 500 List

Inc.'s list features the nation's fastest-growing private companies

FARGO, N.D. — A North Dakota based CPA firm has been included on Inc. magazine’s ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies. Haga Kommer is No. 333 on the 37th annual Inc. 500. The company has offices in Fargo, Bismarck, Mandan and Arthur, North Dakota and is one of the largest single owner CPA firms in the country. Inc.’s…

National FFA Announces Technology Partnership with Microsoft in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. – The National Future Farmers of America organization and Microsoft announce a partnership to bring technology, science and research to schools through a new program. Blue 365 is a classroom initiative to prepare 650,000 young people to become leaders in agriculture. FFA calls its members “the future of the food industry.” The organization says it relies on students to…

Jeremiah Program Receives Grant from Microsoft TechSpark

The grant will give single mothers the resources they need to succeed in the classroom

FARGO, N.D. — The Jeremiah Program received a $10,000 check from Microsoft, which will help pay for resources mothers can use in the classroom. The Jeremiah Program helps lift single mothers out of poverty. “You pretty much can’t go to college successfully today without having a computer and access to software to support you in your classes, so they have provided…