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.

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 […]

Windows 10 taskbar to get a new MyPeople feature

Microsoft will be launching a free update in early 2017, dubbed Windows 10 Creators Update. The update will enable users instantly connect and share content with people who matter most to them via a simple feature called MyPeople. Windows 10 […]

Microsoft Bookings now integrates with Facebook Pages

The task of managing appointments has been much simplified by the roll-out of a service called Microsoft Bookings. The service offers businesses community with a unique web page and a centralized calendar service for better scheduling experience. It is available for […]

Updated Bing Elections Experience gets a new Campaign Landscape tab

As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton get ready for the third and final debate this week, various forecasting models are engaging themselves in analyzing data and making predictions. Microsoft search engine Bing also has joined the bandwagon. It has launched […]

PicsArt App gets powerful new photo editing tools

PicsArt – A Windows Universal app has been redesigned to accommodate some of the most requested features by Windows community. The image editing app now features 3 new editing tools along with a reworked user interface – Tilt-Shift, Lens Flares […]

Microsoft makes Hololens available in 6 new countries

Pursuing its commercial interests, Microsoft made its Hololens augmented reality hardware available for pre-order in six new countries – France, Germany, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Hololens comes to 6 new countries Earlier, the sale of mixed reality (MR) […]

Skype for Linux Alpha 1.10 supports 1-on-1 Video Calls

Tech giant Microsoft has rolled out a new Skype update for Linux users. Skype for Linux Alpha 1.10 will now ship with video call support. The latest version is quite different from its predecessor in a way that it is […]

Microsoft files a new Patent Application for Windows 10 Lock Screen

Microsoft is planning to add an extra layer of defense to Windows 10 computers. The company has filed a new patent application that attempts to make Windows 10 lock screen more resistant to data compromise. Microsoft Patent Application for Windows 10 […]

You can now share Office 365 file from anywhere with Yammer

A new change in Office 365 will let users create Office documents directly in Yammer service and co-author them with members of their Yammer group. The new approach from Microsoft is intended to enhance productivity experiences of its Office users […]

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14942 gets new features & tweaks

It’s been a quite week until Microsoft announced the availability of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14942 for Fast Ring testers. The news came just before the start of weekend. Build 14942 is an upgraded version of its predecessor. As […]


Linux 4.8 Kernel Support for Microsoft Surface 3 touchscreen

After subjecting it to repeated tests and lot of tweaks, Linux 4.8 Kernel was finally made available for Windows Surface tablet. The availability of Linux Kernel 4.8 for Surface tablets signals the merger of Linux and Windows and marks the […]

Outlook Partner integration gets two new additions

In today’s digital age, email has become a primary source for communication. It helps you schedule your meetings, fix appointments and do a lot more. Most business establishments today, rely on this method of communication. As such, it is essential […]

Google launches blog.google; a central destination for all Google blogs

Seeking consolidation of its various online blog services under a central destination, Google unveiled Keyword. Blog.google’s Keyword is a new all-in-one source for the latest news updates and stories from inside Google. Blog.google Keyword Keyword is a new platform from […]

Microsoft Garage releases Sight Sign app

A new research development made by Microsoft, lets users with challenges sign their own signature using their eye gaze. Sight Sign, a new app developed for Windows 10 by Microsoft Garage lets users ink in their own signature and instruct […]