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Microsoft is bringing Skype for Business to BMW cars

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Microsoft has announced that it is bringing Skype for Business to BMW cars that use iDrive system. Last year, BMW added Office 365 communications feature to its BMW 5 series and now it’s adding Skype to it infotainment features that will allow users

Microsoft creates new AI lab to build the holy grail of general AI

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Microsoft has created a new research lab aimed at creating more general-purpose learning systems based on artificial intelligence. The lab will be located at Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters with a team of over 100 scientists working on AI, from various fields including natural language processing, learning

Microsoft unveils new on-premises extensions to Azure and bundled offerings around Office 365

USA: Microsoft at its partner conference in Washington, D.C. has announced two new offerings for Azure and Office 365 customers- Azure Stack service and Microsoft 365. Azure Stack is an extension of Azure to bring the innovations of cloud computing to on-premises environments. It

‘Work’ is no longer a place that people go to, it’s what they do regardless of location

Soma Tah The adoption of mobility, cloud, and social media have changed the way people used to work earlier. The boundaries of workplaces are melting down fast, as today people can choose where they work, thanks to the consumerization of

Microsoft looking to reorganize its sales force with thousands of layoffs- Report

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In a bid to streamline its cloud-computing offerings, Microsoft is planning a major global sales reorganization that is likely to result in thousands of layoffs, reports Bloomberg and The Seattle Times. According to the reports, the layoffs are related to a move to increase

Tools enabling flexi-work and collaboration emerge as a top priority for future workspaces

NEW DELHI, INDIA: A large number of the Gen X and Millennial workforce in India are open to digital workspaces, value work-life integration (rather than work-life separation), and are embracing flexi workstyles that enable them to be mobile professionals with

Microsoft is acquiring Israeli cloud startup Cloudyn

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Microsoft has confirmed that it is acquiring Israeli cloud monitoring and analytics startup Cloudyn. The deal is thought to be worth between $50 million and $70 million, according to a report back in April from local Israeli business publication, Calcalist. In a company blog

Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter join hands to combat terrorism

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Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube, and Twitter have joined hands to combat growing terrorism across the globe. The quartet has announced a new partnership aimed at reducing the accessibility of internet services to terrorists. Called the “Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism,”

Spotify is finally coming to the Windows Store

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While Microsoft revealed their newest Surface device on its Microsft EDU event earlier this month, Panos Panay, Microsoft’s Vice President for Surface Computing also revealed Spotify will be coming to Windows Store, demoing it in front of the press with the

While the global outage is resolved, Skype remains silent

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If you were one of those Skype users, who were unable to use Skype because of the global outage, sit back, the problem has been resolved. After three days of the blackout, the company announced the problem had been solved,

Slack reportedly raising $500mn amidst some interesting bids for sale

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Slack reportedly is in advanced talks to raise around $500 million at a valuation of $5 billion. According to a Recode report, the startup is also drawing acquisition interest from several companies, including Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Salesforce. Launched in 2013,

With Microsoft Pix Camera, now transform your pictures into art

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Microsoft Pix that uses artificial intelligence to make your pictures look perfect has been updated with new filters to make your shots look like a real piece of art. The app was originally designed to enhance your iPhone photos and

Microsoft joins Cloud Foundry Foundation to extend integration with Azure

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The latest entrant to join the bandwagon of Google, Huawei, Ford, GE Digital, NTT, Philips and Swisscom, is the tech behemoth Microsoft. The company has announced that it is joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation, a popular open-source application development platform. At

Microsoft will work with Primechain to develop Azure blockchain offerings for BFSI sector

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Primechain Technologies has selected Microsoft Azure as their exclusive cloud partner for BankChain, a platform for banks in India to explore, build, and implement blockchain solutions. As a part of this partnership, the 20 BankChain members that

Microsoft unveils the most powerful gaming console ever- Xbox One X

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After a full year of waiting, Microsoft’s much-anticipated console was finally unveiled at its E3 event. The Xbox One X- previously known as “Project Scorpio”- is the “the most powerful gaming console ever”, claims the company and will arrive on November

Microsoft acquires Israeli security startup Hexadite

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Microsoft has confirmed that it is acquiring Israeli cyber security startup Hexadite that uses machine learning to identify and protect against attacks. While the duo isn’t making the financial terms of the deal public, Israeli financial news website Calcalist said Microsoft would pay $100

Skype is shutting down a plethora of features on July 1

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Skype is getting ready for a major makeover, specifically a youth-oriented makeover. While the company is introducing ‘new’ features, the platform is also getting rid of some old features. We will first talk about the new features. Demonstrated at company’s

Microsoft previews disaster recovery for Azure IaaS virtual machines

Microsoft has unveiled the public preview of disaster recovery for Azure IaaS virtual machines (VMs) using Azure Site Recovery (ASR). In a blog post on the Azure blog, Rochak Mittal, Principal PM of Cloud + Enterprise said that this new

Microsoft partners with a range of manufacturer & carrier partners for seamless eSIM connectivity

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You better get ready for connected PCs, because eSIM cards are becoming a thing of reality. At Computex, Microsoft announced that several major OEMs, including ASUS, HP, and Lenovo, will be delivering the first Always Connected PCs. Obviously connected PCs

Microsoft’s workstation edition might come back after 20 years

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Last week, Microsoft accidentally delivered a new, but buggy Windows 10 build to its testers, causing problems for ‘some’ users. Hoping that you’ve noticed our emphasization on ‘some,’ many testers were happy to receive the build because it also revealed