About HemantSaxena@TWCN

The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in technology and has an immense interest in following Microsoft and other technology developments around the world. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player.

    Outlook.com stops support for new custom domain sign ups

    Google Apps Free Edition was killed long ago. The tech-giant then (in 2012), had shocked the tech community by announcing the end of support for the suite. It was considered as one of the best options available for small businesses and [...]


    Websites still using Windows XP OS for hosting, vulnerable to hackers

    Although Microsoft has ended support for its age-old but still viable OS – Windows XP, thousands of websites continue its use for hosting purposes, opening themselves to hackers. Yes, it’s not just users who have refused to transition the old OS [...]

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    Google wants Windows XP users to switch to Chromebook

    The 12 year-old Microsoft XP OS support ended yesterday, forcing scores of Windows users to protect their aging systems either via third-party software installation or upgrade it to newer modern operating system. Both, Microsoft and Google see Windows XP’s end-of-life as [...]


    Lumia smartphones to get new features with Windows Phone 8.1

    Nokia Lumia Smartphones users get ready for giving your device a new life! Microsoft, at Build 2014 provided an initial glimpse of the new Windows Phone 8.1 OS. It looks immersive and good news that follows is the update is [...]


    Windows will be FREE for OEM devices with 9 inch or less, screen size

    Microsoft has announced it would be making the Windows operating system available free of cost to smart phones and tablet manufacturers that build products with screen size smaller than 9 inches. Windows will be free for small devices Until now, [...]


    Windows Phone 8.1 introduces cool new features

    Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8.1 at its BUILD 2014 keynote event. The company also revealed that the update would be arriving on new Windows smartphones as early as late-April and early May, and rolling out to compatible phones ‘in the [...]

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    Microsoft SQL Server 2014 now Available for Deployment

    Microsoft SQL Server laid the foundation of the company’s cloud-first data platform. Its latest version SQL 14 has been made available to the general public. It was locked up to manufacturers for a brief period of 2 weeks, but now, [...]

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    Microsoft Office apps, now available for your iPad

    Microsoft has decided to offer Office apps and services for iPad. Satya Nadella announced that the company is bringing Microsoft Office, a popular productivity suite, to iPad. The decision of getting Office apps on iPad was taken during a major press conference [...]

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    MS-DOS and Word for Windows code goes Open Source

    The company that started with a simple OS, has grown into a potential global corporation with over 100,000-plus employees in a few short decades. As the figures stands, Microsoft has managed to sell more than 200 million licenses of Windows [...]


    Bank ATMs still not ready for XP Armageddon

    In less than a month’s time we could see more computer machines installed in ATMs, running Windows XP or with Windows XP Support being exposed to potential threats. Why? Microsoft is pulling the plug on Windows XP on April 8. [...]


    Mozilla kills Modern UI Firefox; explains reasons!

    Last week Mozilla decided to suspend development of Firefox for Windows 8 owing to the low adoption rate. The numbers, it believed were not just sufficient to find the amount of bugs that could be encountered by the larger Firefox [...]

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    Bing Maps now shows a map with estimated travel time and mileage

    Bing Search engine is regularly updated with new features. The latest addition to it comes in the form of faster way to get directions between two places. After having added support for different standard apps (Travel app, a Weather app, [...]

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    Microsoft releases OneNote for Mac

    Countless or never ending requests for a Mac client of OneNote has forced Microsoft to deliver the note-taking app – OneNote for Mac machines. Yes, the app used for capturing, storing, and organizing all kinds of information is now available [...]


    Microsoft adds new Windows Phone hardware partners

    Microsoft is expanding its relationship with Windows Phone hardware partners to make cheaper Windows-based smart phones. The company announced it has joined hands with nine new hardware partners for its mobile OS. The list of vendors which includes some familiar [...]


    Get correct Tax related Search Results with improved Bing Search

    A witty saying – In this world there’s nothing certain, except two things, death and taxes. Indeed correct! Tax season has kicked off and by April 15 one can expect that most people in the United States of America would [...]


    Will you upgrade after Windows XP End of Support? See survey results

    The latest findings on Windows XP reveal Microsoft’s most successful operating system – Windows XP might have trailed, but is certainly not out. A simple XP Support Survey conducted among Windows XP users from different geographical locations like USA, United Kingdom, Australia, [...]

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    Microsoft Senior Leaders Team reshaped; 2 Executives depart

    The moves Satya Nadella was planning to make immediately after assuming the leadership of the senior leaders and member of the board of directors presumed and perpetuated restructuring in the top leadership of the company. Shedding uncertainty over the developments, [...]

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    Google Chrome 33 update includes 28 security fixes

    Google Chrome 33 has undergone a change. The change in status of the browser comes with many updates – especially security fixes. A partial list of changes in the build is available in the SVN revision log that you can find [...]


    Microsoft releases Fix It to patch IE10, IE9 Zero-day exploit

    Apart from the security advisory that Microsoft issues from time to time, the company, via its Technet blogs also publishes articles detailing affairs that attempt to exploit a vulnerability in its software. Of late Microsoft team noticed targeted attacks that attempted [...]


    Microsoft Windows Error Reporting can be used to detect Unknown Threats

    Data from some labs such as WebSense can be relied upon since they bear the reputation of discovering, investigating and reporting on most advanced internet threats that other traditional security labs and their archaic methods fail to pinpoint. Windows Error [...]


    SadSkyDrive sulks as OneDrive launches

    What’s the hardest thing about SkyDriving? Securing a Copyright! Yes, Redmond locked horns with Murdoch but unfortunately lost to him. Even 100 GB of free space failed to appease the Australian American business magnate. What transpired next was the change in [...]


    NewsPad Blogging Tool released by Microsoft as Open Source

    Fuse Labs, a research arm of Microsoft. FUSE, which is the shortened form of Future Social Experiences Labs is an applied research team that ideates, aims to develop, and deliver new social, real-time, media-rich experiences for home and work. They [...]


    Bill Gates chats again on Ask Me Anything session on Reddit

    Microsoft founder Bill Gates enjoyed doing last year’s Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) so much that he was back for another round of questions, ranging from broad principles of philanthropy to technology. He chose to use the handle “thisisbillgates,” and [...]

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    Microsoft Research releases Interactive City Panorama of Seattle

    Capturing a panoramic view, at one point of time was a technique that photographers intensely practiced to master. This involved stitching series of pictures to represent them as a continuous scene. Today, this very task can be completed in minutes [...]


    Download fresh themes from Microsoft Community Showcase series

    Bored of using the same background theme for your desktop? Get a new one! Start your day with beautiful and amazingly refreshing new themes that Microsoft community showcase has to offer. The Community Showcase, as Microsoft names it holds a [...]


    Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report: Bad times for Android, Java

    Cyberthreat has only grown stronger and more complex over time reveals latest Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report. It now appears more mature, far-reaching and most importantly, well-funded. Why? The inclination of gadget-friendly generation more towards mobile and cloud technologies balanced [...]


    Microsoft had a role to play in Google’s Smart Contact Lens project

    One in ten people in the world will have diabetes by 2035, predicts International Diabetes Foundation. The situation can get worse and therefore, worrisome. Nevertheless, we can find some solace through scientific breakthroughs that are made daily. Microsoft and Google [...]