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.

Windows 10 Subscription Plan users are entitled for Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Earlier, only some software products of Microsoft such as Office were available via the subscription model. Later, the courtesy was also extended towards Windows OS that was a part of a subscription-based service for enterprise customers. The same subscription scheme has […]

Surface Studio

Surface Studio gets its first batch of Firmware updates

Microsoft has rolled out several new updates for its flagship products – Microsoft Surface Studio. The company, however, makes it clear that updates will be released in stages. This means, not every Surface will receive the update at the same […]

Microsoft highlights Best Practices to help Customers combat Cyber Threats

To mitigate Cyber threat problem, Microsoft has developed an automated platform, as part of Microsoft Azure, which provides a rapid response to a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. In addition, it shares a Cyber Defense Operations Center Strategy Brief. […]

DOD Level 5 PA

Microsoft Azure and Office 365 gets DOD Level 5 PA

After finding security features of Microsoft cloud service satisfactory, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has granted DOD Level 5 PA accreditation to Microsoft Azure and Office 365  for handling controlled unclassified information (CUI). CUI, basically refers unclassified information that meets […]

CES 2017 unveils new line of Windows 10 Devices for gaming

You can get your hands on the latest gadgets and devices as the global consumer electronics and technology tradeshow CES is back this year with the best of laptops and TVs. Jumping the gun on the eve of Consumer Electronic Show […]

Microsoft Schools

Microsoft School offers a new opportunity for schools worldwide

Technology has an immense role to play in education development, and Microsoft wants to be an active participant in this change. As such, the company wants to create immersive and inclusive experiences that inspire lifelong learning and stimulate the development […]

Microsoft launches new Windows Insider Blog

Feedback from users can help you build a better and more robust product. Microsoft believes this hence, allows users who own a valid Windows 10 license to sign up for early builds of the operating system via Windows Insider Program. […]

Microsoft releases first major update for Office.com

As the year 2016 comes to an end, Microsoft has released the first major update for Office.com’s home page experience. The new update intends to make the navigation between the apps easier by letting you access your frequent and recently […]

windows feedback

Microsoft wants your suggestions to improve the Windows Developer Blog

The success of any operating system largely depends upon its ability to satisfy user’s requirements. User feedback is therefore of utmost important to all kinds of product development. Effective feedback, both positive and negative, is very helpful in getting suggestions […]

Windows Developer Virtual Machines

Windows 10 Virtual Machines December 2016 build released

Microsoft has released the December 2016 edition of evaluation Windows Developer Virtual Machines (VM) on Windows Dev Center. It features some of the latest versions of the developer tools, SDKs, and samples. Windows 10 Virtual Machines The virtual machines has […]

Microsoft Translator app rolls out Personal Universal Translator

People from different regions find language as a barrier to effective communication. Not anymore! Microsoft Translator now features a technology – Personal Universal Translator – that translates in-person conversations in real time with up to 100 speakers using their own smartphone, […]

Expedia

Skype to continue Bot Expansion and Innovation in 2017

Skype believes in truly changing the way in which its partners engage with consumers. Large scale use of bots therefore has become an essential feature of the service. Bot is piece of software that can execute a digital task which […]

Adobe Experience Design CC is now available in Windows Store

Before designing an app, it is essential to have a functioning prototype available for demonstration. This requires extensive coding, and once developers start investing time and efforts in coding, they are reluctant to change the code – even if feedback […]

Microsoft R Server 9.0 released; Now available for download

In a short span of time, Microsoft has delivered many Microsoft R Server capabilities. The latest one, MRS 9.0 rolled out yesterday on MSDN and Visual Studio Dev Essentials, marks a culmination of all the hard work of the team […]

European Union regulators clear Microsoft’s LinkedIn acquisition

Although Microsoft announced the acquisition of professional social network – LinkedIn, 6 months back, it did not get clearance from European Union regulators. This last hurdle in acquisition seems to have been overcome with the latest announcement. European Union regulators […]

Microsoft Affordable Access Initiative gets second life

In an attempt to bridge the digital divide and bring affordable Internet access to underserved markets around the world, Microsoft rolled out ‘Affordable Access Initiative‘. The company firmly believes, affordability is a key pathway to expanded broadband access. As such, […]

Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 Anniversary Update promoted to the Current Branch for Business

The feedback Microsoft received from original equipment manufacturers, enterprises, and others helped it develop a better version of Windows 10 – Anniversary Update v1607. The same version has now graduated to the Current Branch for Business (CBB), and is now […]

Microsoft expands Office 365 user base; Adds 10 more countries

Microsoft drives a substantial share of its revenue from Office sales. As such, the company focuses more on growing Office 365 availability. In pursuit of this objective, Microsoft announced Office support for 10 more countries. The number brings the total […]

Microsoft renames Xbox Preview Program; Changed to Xbox Insider Program

In an effort to replicate the success of Windows Insider Program, Xbox Preview program will be renamed as Xbox Insider Program. Unlike its preview version, the Insider version of Xbox program is not limited to invite-only basis but open to […]

Chrome starts using Microsoft’s Profile Guided Optimization (PGO)

Recently, Google announced that it was working on a project to make Chrome, its browser a lot faster and reliable on Windows. To realize this objective, the company was testing a feature called Profile-Guided Optimization or PGO, available from Microsoft’s […]

Game broadcasting experience to improve further in Xbox One

Microsoft looks all set to release an update to Windows 10 in early 2017 with a whole raft of new features. The upcoming update, a.k.a. Windows 10 Creators Update will enable Windows 10 users to watch live game streams . Apart […]