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Microsoft ends 'Minecraft' game for Apple TV

San Francisco: Microsoft is pulling back support for its popular game “Minecraft” from Apple TV given the small number of people who accessed the game via Apple TV. The decision went into effect on September 24, but no one really seemed to notice until this week, The Verge reported on Wednesday. “Effective from September 24, […]

New Microsoft update for Windows 10 coming in October

Berlin: Microsoft has announced a refreshed “Windows 10 October 2018 Update” that will have new features and enhancements for over 700 million devices running Windows 10. The announcement came at the ongoing IFA 2018 technology event in Berlin, Germany. “With this update, we’ll be bringing new features and enhancements to the nearly 700 million devices […]

Challenges to AI adoption may pose risk to business: Microsoft

San Francisco: In a message to investors, Microsoft has said that the challenges to adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based solutions by customers as well as changes to trade policy or agreements as a result of populism, protectionism or economic nationalism may pose a risk to its businesses. In a regulatory filing on Friday, Microsoft said […]

Apple hits record market cap of $1 trillion

New York: Apple on Thursday became the first publicly traded US corporation to reach a market capitalization of $1 trillion, beating other tech giants, such as Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft, in the race to reach the milestone. After closing up nearly 6 percent in the previous trading session, Apple shares climbed another 2.4 per cent […]

Soon, Microsoft to launch 'drag and drop' feature from phone to PC

San Francisco: Microsoft has released the test version of its “Your Phone” app for Windows 10 that is being designed to mirror a phone straight to desktop, with texts, photos and notifications. The test app has rolled out for “Insiders with Android” testing devices first. “Need to add a photo to your presentation? Want to […]

Microsoft brings AI-powered visual search to Bing

San Francisco: Aiming to take on Google’s image recognition mobile app, Microsoft has launched a new “visual search” function for Bing which lets users click a picture of something with their mobile phone to search for it online. “Today we’re launching new intelligent ‘Visual Search’ capabilities that build upon the visual technology already in Bing […]

Microsoft buys student video discussion platform Flipgrid

San Francisco: As part of its attempt to win over students and educators, Microsoft has acquired video discussion platform Flipgrid which is used by more than 20 million teachers and students across the world. “Thrilled to welcome @Flipgrid to Microsoft!” Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, tweeted on Monday. “To bring the power of video-based social […]

Office 2019 will only work on Windows 10: Microsoft

San Francisco: Microsoft has announced that its Office 2019 suite — to be available in the second half of 2018 — will only work on Windows 10 operating system. “Office 2019 will ship in H2 of 2018. Previews of the new apps and servers will start shipping in the second quarter of 2018. Office 2019 […]

'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' amongst Bill Gates' 7 inspiring things in 2017

New York: Microsoft Corporation co-founder Bill Gates has lauded the Bollywood film “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” and said that it has educated audiences about India’s sanitation challenge. The movie was amongst his seven inspiring things in 2017. “There’s no denying that 2017 was a really tough year… but it also delivered some amazing moments of […]

New Microsoft campus in US to get world-class cricket field

San Francisco/New Delhi: Microsoft’s Indian-born CEO Satya Nadella, who learnt leadership values and survival instinct while playing cricket in India, now wants his workforce to replay his past at the company’s upcoming revitalised campus. As part of a plan to overhaul its 500-acre campus in Redmond, Washington State, Microsoft will start a multi-year project in […]

Microsoft's Edge browser now available for Android, iOS

San Francisco: Microsoft has officially released its Edge browser for Android and iOS devices, a month after unveiling its beta version. “Edge browser was available exclusively to ‘Windows Insiders’ and required a PC running Windows 10 in order to sign up. But starting today, any iOS and Android users can download Microsoft Edge for their […]

T-Hub collaborates with Microsoft to launch accelerator

Hyderabad: T-Hub, India’s largest technology incubator, has collaborated with Microsoft to launch its first accelerator programme which would allow start-ups to scale to the next level. The 90-day accelerator programme of T-Hub Microsoft Accelerator to be launched from February next year will enable entrepreneurs to access new revenue channels and help them figure out shortcomings […]

Microsoft begins online sale of Samsung Galaxy Note 8

San Francisco: Microsoft has begun the sale of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 from its online store that comes packed with pre-installed apps like virtual assistant Cortana, Word, Excel, OneNote and Outlook. Dubbed as the Microsoft Edition, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 also includes Microsoft Launcher, Android Authority reported on Sunday. “This comes just after it began […]

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Laptops with Microsoft Certificates for meritorious Plus II students

Bhubaneswar: In a move likely to fine-tune the future of the students, the State Higher Education department issued a notification to offer free Microsoft certification programme to the meritorious Plus Two students who have been given free laptops under the Biju Yuva Sashaktikarana Scheme. “This year, Microsoft has included a certification programme on Microsoft Office […]

Skype Lite gets group video calling feature, AI chatbot

New Delhi: Microsoft on Monday announced the introduction of group video calling feature and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based chatbot named “Ruuh” for Skype Lite ahead of Diwali. The video calling is available for all Skype Lite users across the country and will allow anyone to join the group video or audio call on the app for […]

Microsoft builds treehouse offices

Washington State: To help its employees gain creativity, focus and happiness, Microsoft has built treehouse workspaces with embedded tech at its Redmond campus that will serve as meeting spaces and a more casual work environment. Designed by renowned builder Pete Nelson, the treehouse is one of the three new branch-based meeting spaces and is part […]

Amazon, Microsoft launch deep learning platform

San Francisco: Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft have teamed up to launch an open-source and deep learning interface ‘Gluon’ that will help developers to deploy machine learning models across several platforms. According to a report in ZDNet, the interface would give developers a place where they can prototype, build, train and deploy machine learning […]

Microsoft, GE sign pact on new wind project in Ireland

Dublin: Microsoft has signed a 15-year wind energy agreement with GE in Ireland, becoming one of the first global technology firms to support a new wind project in the country. Microsoft will purchase 100 per cent of the wind energy from its new, 37-megawatt Tullahennel wind farm in County Kerry, Ireland. The agreement will help […]

Windows phones dead, Microsoft finally admits

San Francisco: After struggling to sell Windows smartphones for quite some time as Google’s Android and Apple iOS Operating Systems (OS) surged ahead, Microsoft has finally admitted that the software giant will no longer develop new features or hardware for Windows 10 mobiles. In a series of tweets, Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President in the […]

Microsoft acquires virtual reality platform AltspaceVR

San Francisco: In a bid to bolster its Mixed Reality vision, Microsoft has acquired Redwood City, California-based virtual reality social network AltspaceVR for an undisclosed sum. “With the AltspaceVR team aboard, we look forward to building the world’s pre-eminent mixed reality community,” Alex Kipman, Microsoft’s inventor of HoloLens, said in a post late on Tuesday. […]

Microsoft becomes premium sponsor of Open Source Initiative

San Francisco: After years of increasing involvement and engagement in open source software projects and communities, Microsoft on Thursday announced to formally join the Open Source Initiative (OSI) as a Premium Sponsor. Launched in 1998, the OSI is a global non-profit dedicated to promoting and protecting open source software through education, collaboration and infrastructure. Microsoft […]

Microsoft, Facebook lay 6,598 km Internet cable across Atlantic

San Francisco: In an incredible feat, Microsoft, Facebook and the telecom infrastructure company Telxius have laid a 6,598 km cable across the Atlantic Ocean that is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of data per second. The companies announced the completion of the highest capacity subsea cable ‘Marea’ (tide) that delivers 16 million times faster Internet than […]

Apple drops Bing search for Google

San Francisco: Apple has switched the default provider of its web searches for Siri on iOS and Spotlight on the Mac to Google from Microsoft’s Bing. Now if you ask Siri to search something on the internet, you will get Google results instead of Bing on iOS and Spotlight — a system-wide desktop search feature of […]

Microsoft opens AI-based healthcare department

San Francisco: Microsoft has set up a new healthcare department at its Cambridge research facility, which will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to aid in medical research and treatment of patients. The tech giant has created the division as part of its commitment to “transform healthcare” using technologies such as machine learning and Cloud computing, […]

Microsoft trains 30,000 youth, 26,000 teachers in one year: Report

New Delhi: Microsoft has supported over 4,000 Indian start-ups, skill training for 30,000 youth and helped train 26,000 teachers while working with several state governments and not-for-profit organisations between April 2016 and March 2017 in India, a new report said on Friday. In its 2017 India Citizenship Report, Microsoft India said it recognises that India’s […]