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Microsoft announces new online courses for developers

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Microsoft announced two new courses in its online education program for developers. First will be an AI course for advanced developers who want to expand their knowledge of machine learning and the second one will be an entry-level software development course. The

Microsoft unveils its innovation hub ‘Garage’ in Hyderabad

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Microsoft has officially opened its innovation and incubation hub Microsoft Garage in India. The Garage will be located at the India Development Center(IDC) in Hyderabad and will be the second largest in the world. Microsoft Garage is a platform for

‘Microsoft Teams’ gets new updates including Cortana integration and more features

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Marking the first anniversary of Microsoft Teams, Microsoft has unveiled some new features for Microsoft Teams, a competitor to Slack. The new features include Cortana integration, inline message translation for Teams and many more features. The major highlight of the

Microsoft and Apollo Hospitals team up to use AI in treating cardiac diseases

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In today’s times, technology plays an important part in determining the future of any individual. Technology in the field of healthcare services can give a new lease of life to any patient. To make use of technology to its full

Microsoft optimizes Skype for entry-level Android smartphones

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Microsoft is launching an updated version of Skype for Android devices. The updated version will be optimized to run on low-end Android smartphones, providing better audio and video quality on those smartphones. Great News! A lighter version of Skype is now

Microsoft’s Cortana gets a new head to take on rivals

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Microsoft’s AI assistant Cortana has a new boss in Javier Soltero, who previously controlled the Microsoft Office product group. Axios reported that Soltero moved to oversee Cortana around three weeks ago, and will report to Harry Shum, Microsoft’s head of AI and research.

Microsoft Surface Pro launched in India starting at Rs 64,999

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Microsoft announced the launch of the new Surface Pro laptops in India. The most versatile laptop will be available in online Microsoft stores (Amazon and Flipkart) as well as Croma, Reliance, Vijay Sales, and other authorized retailers in India. Vineet

Microsoft commits $500M to a new startup program

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Microsoft has announced a new program, Microsoft for Startups that delivers access to technology, go-to-market and community benefits that helps startups grow their customer and revenue base. As part of the program, the Redmond-based company is committing $500 million over the next two

Microsoft hires Chalkup CEO to integrate Chalkup’s classroom tech to Teams

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Microsoft has announced that it has hired Chalkup’s CEO Justin Chando. Chando will join the Microsoft Education team to help integrate classroom collaboration features in Microsoft Teams. Chalkup was founded in 2013 by CEO Justin Chando, who’s joining Microsoft as a

Microsoft introduces cheaper version of Surface and Surface Book 2 laptops

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Microsoft has launched newer variants of its Surface and Surface Book 2 laptops. The new variants are a lot cheaper which will make them more accessible to buyers. The Microsoft Surface Laptop which was earlier priced at $999 is now available at

Microsoft is dropping Windows 10 S in favor of ‘S Mode’

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Microsoft is dropping Windows 10 S as a standalone product in favor of a new “S Mode” for Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Education possibly to clear confusion among its hardware partners and consumers alike. Both Thurrott and Neowin have discovered that Microsoft is dropping Windows 10

Microsoft’s Azure witnesses 98pc growth in Q2

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Microsoft posted better-than-expected earnings for the second quarter of its 2018 fiscal year, which ended on December 31. The company reported a revenue of $28.9 billion, up 12 percent year over year and net income of $7.5 billion. As usual, Cloud was

Microsoft releases new Spectre patch to disable Intel’s fix

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Microsoft has released an emergency security update to fix Intel’s buggy patch after the company confirmed that their security patches caused computers to reboot more often than normal. Microsoft said it was rolling an out of band security update that

Microsoft Teams’ update brings new app store, commands and more

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Microsoft has announced new updates to its chat and productivity program Teams. Microsoft called the update, which rolls out today, the biggest one since Teams launched last March. With the newer updates, users can leverage apps in various new ways and command

Microsoft acquires gaming tool vendor PlayFab to boost Azure platform

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Microsoft has acquired PlayFab, which helps game developers launch their titles online more quickly with simplified back-end services. PlayFab runs backend services for 1,200 cloud-connected games with more than 700 million players, and now Microsoft will integrate PlayFab’s tools into its

Microsoft introduces new privacy tool tells what Windows 10 data is sent to Microsoft

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Microsoft has introduced a new app called Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer that will provide an in-depth information of the data being sent to Microsoft. “To kick off the new year ahead of ‘Data Privacy Day’ we are giving our Windows

Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 laptops starting at $189

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Microsoft has unveiled four new laptops designed for students and schools. The new laptops, in collaboration with Lenovo and JP, are priced between $189 and $299. First is the Lenovo 100e which is the cheapest laptop, priced at $189(Rs 12,100),

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