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Microsoft might sneak preview the mixed reality offerings ahead of official release

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft is likely to showcase the company’s new line of mixed reality offerings in a media event on October 3 in San Francisco. The Redmond giant has started inviting media to the event with a promise that it’ll be an opportunity

Asus joins Windows mixed reality headset bandwagon

By : CIOL Writers

Joining the likes of DELL and HP, Asus has also launched a mixed reality headset at IFA 2017. Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset offers a 3K resolution(at 90 Hz) and uses inside out tracking via two cameras on the front of

Skype Lite gets ‘SMS Insights’ to help you organize your messages better

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft has rolled out a new feature called ‘SMS Insights’ in its Skype Lite app to help users organize and classify their text messages better. The new feature will make the SMS box on your smartphones smarter with automatic message sorting under different

Skype previews a new feature that assesses candidates’ coding skills over video interviews

In a bid to further augment its position in the business user segment, Skype has added a new preview feature called Interviews that allows interviewers test candidates in seven programming languages over Skype using a real-time code editor. Currently this kind of

How much cost savings can be achieved through hybrid cloud deployments?

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Hybrid cloud deployment at a steady rate could result in cost savings of anywhere between 5% and 30% for an enterprise (depending on the growth of virtual machines in an enterprise’s data centre and a proportion of workloads

Microsoft launches Azure Archive Blob Storage to rival Amazon and Google

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft has introduced a new low-cost storage option for its Azure cloud computing platform- the Azure Archive Blob Storage. The new service is intended to rival Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform. This new tier joins the existing hot and

Microsoft unveils Brainwave, a hardware platform for real-time AI

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft has announced Project Brainwave, a deep learning system that embeds neural network technology into the company’s high-tech programmable computer chips to accelerate one of the key processes for artificial intelligence. Researchers at the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino, California showed a Gated

Microsoft reveals Xbox One X limited edition and Xbox One S bundle

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Microsoft is releasing a limited-edition Xbox One X gaming console and limited editions of the Xbox One S bundles for fans of Middle-earth: Shadow of War. It has also started pre-orders for these two new editions. The company announced that it will

Microsoft hits a new milestone with its speech recognition system

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft’s conversational speech recognition system has hit a new milestone with a 5.1 percent error rate, improved from 5.9 percent reached last year on the Switchboard conversational speech recognition task. Switchboard is a corpus of recorded telephone conversations that the speech research community has used

Microsoft looks to make blockchain enterprise-ready with Coco Framework

USA: Microsoft has announced the Coco Framework, to advance enterprise adoption of blockchain technology. Current blockchain protocol technology requires complicated development techniques to meet the operational and security needs of enterprises. The Coco Framework reduces this complexity, and when integrated

Microsoft acquires cloud startup Cycle Computing

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft has acquired Cycle Computing, a twelve-year-old Connecticut-based company that focuses on helping enterprises orchestrate high-performance computing jobs, large data workloads and other “big computing” jobs in the cloud. Without disclosing the financial details of the transaction, the company said it plans to

Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

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Microsoft is officially unveiling a new operating system for workstations. Dubbed the “Windows 10 Pro for Workstations“, the new version is intended to use with desktops and laptops featuring up to four physical Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron server-class processors. Windows

Microsoft refutes Consumer Reports, says ‘We stand behind Surface’

By : CIOL Writers

While Consumer Reports has removed its “recommended” badge from Microsoft’s entire lineup of Surface PCs, the Redmond based company has refuted the findings saying, “We stand behind Surface.” “While we respect Consumer Reports, we disagree with their findings…In the Surface team, we track

Microsoft launches Outlook.com beta with design overhaul and faster search

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Microsoft has announced Outlook.com beta program that will bring a faster Outlook.com with new ways to personalize emails, a smarter inbox, and calendar, and a “more connected” people experience. Users who are interested in trying out some potential new Outlook.com features before

Wipro launches industry-focused Analytics-as-a-Service platform on Azure

BANGALORE, INDIA: Wipro today announced the availability of Data Discovery Platform, its big data analytics-as-a-service solution on Microsoft Azure. The solution accelerates insight-driven decision making through pre-built applications for specific industries, such as banking and financial services, retail, energy, education

Microsoft introduces Eye Control feature in its latest Windows 10 preview

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft has started testing a new Windows 10 feature called Eye Control which could make operating system much more accessible to those with disabilities. Eye Control allows people to use their eyes to control an on-screen mouse and keyboard and

Microsoft kills Word Flow keyboard for iOS in favor of SwiftKey

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft has killed its experimental digital keyboard app Word Flow. SwiftKey is now the only recommended keyboard for Android and iOS. Word Flow, which debuted in 2016, was created by Microsoft’s Garage research team to make it easier to enter text

Google updates Calendar to enable real-time look-ups with Microsoft Exchange

By : CIOL Writers

Google has announced an important update as to how Google Calendar and Microsoft Exchange can work together. For businesses that use both G Suite and Microsoft Office, the new feature connects the two platforms allowing users of both to connect with one

Fitbit adds Cortana Support to its devices

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Fitbit, the activity tracking American company now works with Cortana, Windows’ virtual personal assistant. Earlier in May, Microsoft announced the public preview of the Cortana Skills Kit, which allows developers to easily create intelligent, personalized experiences for users of Cortana in the

Microsoft rolls out Kaizala, a ‘made for India’ chat application

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft has launched its ‘made for India’ chat application called Kaizala. The application is designed for large group communication and can enable messages to be sent to millions of people in a group simultaneously. ”Kaizala brings together the two disparate