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Microsoft makes adoption of hybrid cloud easy with new Azure migration tools

Organizations today are rapidly turning to the cloud to leverage the benefits such as increased agility and faster innovation. But the transition from on-premises to cloud requires careful planning. Cloud-first is no more restricted to cloud-only, since not all customers – especially

More than 160 tech companies file brief against Donald Trump’s latest immigration ban

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Its 162 tech firms against Donald Trump. Tech titans like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Apple, Microsoft, Snap and 150 other tech companies have filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging the revised immigration order issued in March. The

Microsoft retiring Wunderlist in favor of its new app, To-Do

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Microsoft would soon be shutting down popular to-do list app, Wunderlist that it acquired two years ago. The company has announced a new application “To-Do”, built by the same team that’s behind Wunderlist and which would eventually replace Wunderlist: “Once we

Microsoft starts rolling out free Creators Update to the Windows 10 users

Microsoft has started rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update to all the Windows 10 customers around the world as a free update. Windows 10 Creators Update offers users with a new creativity and experiences on 3D, mixed reality, enhanced apps, built-in game

Microsoft boosts openness of Azure cloud by acquiring container platform Deis

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Microsoft has acquired Deis, a company which provides some of the most premium tools that can be utilized for building and managing container based applications. Deis provides a number tools that are essential for building and managing applications on Google’s Kubernetes container service. The

Flipkart acquires eBay India biz; raises a whopping $1.4bn from Tencent, eBay & Microsoft

Marking the biggest investment till date in the Indian Internet sector, Flipkart has raised a whopping $1.4bn from Tencent, eBay and Microsoft in its latest and 11th funding round. As per a company statement the latest investment was done at a post-transaction valuation of $11.6bn.

Microsoft launches new iMessage app dubbed ‘Who’s In’

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Just one day after launching its new iOS camera app called Sprinkles that uses machine learning to help spice up photos, Microsoft has launched yet another app for iOS platform. ‘Who’s In’ is a new iMessage app that helps friends

Microsoft launches fun camera app, Sprinkles with AI prowess

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If you are bored with the same old Snapchat filters (considering the same filters are now available on Facebook and Instagram), then Microsoft brings you a new fun ‘camera’ app, Sprinkles, powered by machine learning. Though Microsoft’s Sprinkles, available only for

Microsoft expands security capabilities to desktop apps like Word & PowerPoint

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To protect users from malicious links, Microsoft will be launching a new security feature used on Outlook emails for Office 365 ProPlus desktop users later this month. The feature which is already available on desktop, web, and mobile platform for

Apple launches its first App Accelerator in India to foster the developer ecosystem

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Standing true to the promises made by CEO Tim Cook last year, Apple has launched its first App Accelerator in Bangalore. Aimed at supporting engineering talent and accelerate growth in India’s iOS developer community, the accelerator program will provide best

Windows 10 to get mixed reality support next month

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Those of you who have been eagerly awaiting mixed reality technology within the Microsoft ecosystem, the Redmond-based company will begin rolling out the latest iteration of its operating system on April 11, and also it has confirmed that mixed reality (MR) support will be

Microsoft is shutting down CodePlex in favour of GitHub

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Microsoft’s more than a decade-old, project-hosting service, CodePlex has now officially lost the match against GitHub, the de facto platform for hosting open source software and projects. In a blog post, Microsoft announced that the company has decided to the pull

Microsoft’s Slack rival, ‘Teams’ now available for all Office 365 users

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Microsoft’s Slack competitor ‘Teams’ is now available in 181 countries and 19 languages worldwide, the company announced yesterday. Designed primarily for the workplace, the new chat-based software that was launched in a preview last November is available for free for all 85 million monthly

Flipkart working with Facebook to make its mobile app, website lighter

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After partnering Microsoft to adopt Azure as its exclusive cloud services, Flipkart reportedly is now partnering with Facebook to provide better mobile app and website experience on budget phones and low connectivity scenarios. In a bid to make its app

Microsoft is closing down its failed social network ‘So.Cl’

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Well, your first question may be regarding the little-known origins of the said social network but the present news deals with the shuttering down of Microsoft’s failed social experiment So.Cl. The project from Microsoft Research’s FUSE Labs division was launched in late

Microsoft releases latest Windows 10 Insider Preview with app install control & more

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Only four days after releasing build 15042, Microsoft has released Windows 10 for PCs Insider Preview build 15046 to the participators of the Windows Insider Program. However, the latest build does not bring a slew of features, but only a minute

Morgan Stanley marks down Flipkart valuation to $5.37bn

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In a fifth-consecutive markdown for India’s largest e-commerce startup Flipkart, a mutual fund managed by Morgan Stanley has marked the value of their Flipkart shares at $50.51 per share as of December 2016. This is down 3.1 percent from $52.13 per

Google and Jigsaw launch Perspective, to rate your toxic comments

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Hate speech, swearing, harassment is all too common for any platform that has a ‘comments’ sections. Instead of holding the platform for a rational debate, many end up creating it a dump of trash. Many companies have taken initiatives like

Veritas partners Microsoft and AWS for data management in the cloud

MUMBAI, INDIA:Veritas Technologies and Microsoft announced a multi-year global, strategic partnership to help organizations use Microsoft Azure to optimize for hybrid cloud environments and to host Veritas’ Enterprise Vault cloud management and governance service on Azure. Veritas  also announced a

Microsoft ups its ante, launches Skype Lite for India

Thomas George On his three-day visit to India, Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation, has made a series of announcements and one of the  biggest one made at the Future Decoded conference today is the launch of ‘Skype Lite’,