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Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 comes to India

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Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is a versatile laptop, powerful tablet, and portable studio in one. Get more done with four modes of use. Now it is available in new markets around the world, including India. It delivers the processing and

Skype testing end-to-end encryption for private chats

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Microsoft announced that end-to-end encrypted conversations are coming to Skype. Microsoft is integrating the open source Signal protocol, used by WhatsApp, Google, Facebook and Signal itself, into test versions of Skype as ‘Private Conversations‘ for end-to-end encrypted communications. “Skype is one of the

Meltdown and Spectre bug fixes slow down your machines: Microsoft

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Microsoft said that the software patches released by the company to guard against the Meltdown and Spectre bugs slowed down the performance of some of the personal computers and servers. In the company’s support blog, Windows executive Vice President, Terry

Microsoft acquires Avere System to boost its hybrid cloud strategy

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Microsoft announced the acquisition of Avere Systems for an undisclosed amount in order to further boost its hybrid cloud mission. Avere provides NFS and SMB file storage for Windows and Linux clients running in the cloud, hybrid and on-premises environments. “Our

Now anybody can grab Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE

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Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE initially went on sale in the beginning of December for business customers only. However, now any customer can order the tablet from the online Microsoft Store. UberGizmo first reported the news. The Microsoft Surface Pro

Microsoft removes Google Chrome installer from Windows Store

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Google released its Chrome app on the Windows Store, which just directed users to a download link to install the browser. Within a few hours, Microsoft removed it. In a statement, Microsoft cited the violation of its store policies as the

Microsoft’s newest Windows 10 build includes Timeline and Sets feature

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Microsoft has started testing the much-awaited Timeline feature in the latest build of Windows 10. The Timeline feature lets you pick up where they left off if one is switching between Windows 10 devices. It is a quick way to move from

Bing launches new AI-powered search features

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Microsoft has announced a host of new intelligent AI-powered search features for Bing. The updates are focused on bringing more conversational, nuanced answers to users in the “cards” UI being used by competitors like Google. New features starting to roll out

Microsoft Edge is now available on Android and iOS

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After launching the beta version of Microsoft Edge browser for Android and iOS users, Microsoft has officially launched the app for Android and iOS users globally. “Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android brings familiar features like your Favorites, Reading List, New

Microsoft expands AI research project to self-driving vehicles

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Microsoft is expanding its “AirSim” Artificial Intelligence (AI) research project to include car simulation which will help advance the research and development of self-driving vehicles. Microsoft open-sourced “AirSim” earlier this year, which is a high-fidelity system, for testing the safety of

Microsoft edition of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now available online

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Microsoft, in its online store has started selling the Galaxy Note 8, that comes pre-loaded with apps such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and virtual assistant Cortana. Dubbed as the Microsoft Edition, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 also includes Microsoft Launcher, Android Authority

T-Hub partners Microsoft to launch accelerator programme

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Hyderabad-based, India’s largest incubator, T-Hub has partnered with Microsoft to launch its first accelerator programme which will allow start-ups to scale to the next level. “The idea is to consolidate everything we have been doing at T-Hub for two years into a 90-day

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Edge updates and more

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Microsoft has launched a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with interesting improvements. This build is part of the RS4 branch, which represents the next Windows 10 update the company is yet to announce. Windows 10 has been built in

Microsoft and Monjin partner to make video interviews more interactive

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Technology solutions provider, Monjin is collaborating with Microsoft to build a unique video interviewer’s network that links candidates with potential employers to ensure a creative and interactive experience. The platform will allow the candidates to harness the power of digital

Microsoft Xbox One X: Everything you need to know

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Video game consoles have become a popular source of entertainment for the kids and adults alike. They have come a long way from the old 8-bit 2D graphics of the past to the latest 4K models. Gaming consoles today consist

Microsoft rolls out game gifting for all Xbox One users

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Microsoft’s digital game gifting functionality which was launched in October has been made public now. Earlier the feature was available only to Xbox Insiders users. Xbox One game gifting adds the ability to send digital game licenses between players through

Microsoft integrates AI-powered LinkedIn resume assistant to Word

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Microsoft is teaming up with LinkedIn to bring AI to your job search with a new LinkedIn-powered feature in Word called Resume Assistant. The feature, which will begin rolling out to Microsoft Insider this week, pulls in relevant LinkedIn data as you’re

Microsoft and KidZania team up to make kids aware about online safety

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Microsoft has partnered global indoor theme park KidZania to create awareness among kids about cyber safety on the Internet. The tech giant has recommended the use of Microsoft “Family Safety” features and Windows 10 “Parental Controls” to safeguard children against cyberbullying.

Ola partners Microsoft to build a connected car platform

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India’s largest cab-aggregator Ola has partnered Microsoft to build a connected-car platform. Ola will also use Microsoft’s Azure cloud-computing service to power its in-car entertainment offering. This will transform driver and passenger experiences, providing vehicle diagnostics, improved in-car productivity, advanced navigation, predictive maintenance

Microsoft acquires imaging startup Swing Technologies

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Microsoft has acquired maker of the acclaimed ‘living photo’ app Swng, Swing Technologies. Swing will bring its expertise in imaging technology and customer experiences to deliver on key innovations for Skype messaging and calling experiences. “This is a unique opportunity for the team