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.
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Microsoft Surface Go now shipping at a base price starting $399

Microsoft has come up with an affordable variant of the Surface device – Microsoft Surface Go. It combines both, laptop performance, tablet portability and ships at a base price of $399. In today’s fast-paced existence, many of us play different […]

Windows Defender AV

Windows Defender AV has once again achieved 100% Protection scores

Any Windows user, facing challenges in the online world can receive quick emergency assistance from Windows Defender AV. The product offers flawless protection and its experts offer help against any real threat confronting security programs on the Internet. A recent […]

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Add sparks to your conversations with new updates in LinkedIn Messaging

A conversation can pick any format – discussion, talk, chat or gossip. While some appear formal, others can be tête-à-tête (private conversation between two people). To make this mode of expression more effective LinkedIn is equipping its app for both […]

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Yahoo Messenger service to shut down next month

In earlier times, Yahoo! Messenger was one of the most widely used platforms for communication, but more robust and modern alternatives like Facebook Messenger and other live chat plugins have lessened its appeal. As such, the company has decided to […]

Office 365 to get enhanced Anti-spoofing capabilities

Microsoft services like OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Teams are closely guarded by ATP (Advanced Threat Protection). Besides, there are numerous feature updates available in Office 365 threat protection service to address the evolution and advances in the […]

Mature version of Microsoft Edge browser for Android and iOS is out now

All interested users can now download and run Microsoft’s in-house flagship browser – Edge on their Android and iOS devices, respectively. The full-blown version of Edge browser is out! Its support for rival platforms will enable users to get a […]

SwiftKey Keyboard 7.0 receives a major update

In a big update, Microsoft’s market-leading intelligent keyboard SwiftKey has decided to replace its archaic Hub with an innovative Toolbar. So, beginning today, when users launch their keyboard an expandable menu will appear on the device’s screen thereby offering fast […]

Microsoft and Xiaomi jointly sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

A joint agreement between Microsoft and Xiaomi (Chinese electronics and software company) will likely see both working together on key technologies of future – Artificial Intelligence and Cloud computing. Yes, based on the signing of a strategic MoU, Xiaomi and […]

Be My Eyes app lends tech support via Microsoft Disability Answer Desk

Apart from helping its customers become more productive and achieve more, Microsoft’s mission is to empower people with disabilities. In pursuance of this objective, the company has partnered with a Danish startup – Be My Eyes to provide technical assistance […]

Microsoft for Startups program unveiled

Microsoft has reinforced its commitment towards providing startups with a mix of marketing help, technology and more by launching Microsoft for Startups program. Earlier too, the software giant had been encouraging startups via several initiatives like BizSpark credits for Azure, […]

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Mozilla writes an open letter on AADHAR and India’s data privacy laws

Ever since its inception, Aadhaar has been embroiled in running battles with an assorted group of privacy and rights activists. They fear the huge biometric database is susceptible to the threat of information leak. Moreover, it has few or no […]

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck hacked; loses half a billion dollars

Owning a currency riding in a speculative way has inherent dangers. The description holds true for Bitcoins holders in Japan. In an unfortunate incident, Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck lost $530 million to hacking. Coincheck hacked; loses half a billion dollars […]

Microsoft to retire HomeGroup feature permanently

The latest Windows Insider build 17063 happens to be 9th Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after the Fall Creators Update. It comes via new “RS4” (RedStone3) development branch and includes tons of new features. For instance, improved gestures […]

Surface Pro and Surface Laptop

Surface Book 2 Recovery Image is now available

Following every new release of Windows 10 device users expect its recovery image to be released soon thereafter. Microsoft’s line of PCs does not feature any physical recovery media in the box. And so, Microsoft has come up with Surface […]

Windows 10 DirectX 12

DirectX 12 features in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft’s attempt to push Windows 10 for every computer gradually led to the spread of DirectX 12 on Windows computers and tablets. It exhibited the graphical prowess of the operating system which unleashed a whole new era in PC gaming. […]

Security

Microsoft partners with Bitdefender, Lookout, Ziften to extend Windows Defender ATP

Enhancing its partnership furthermore with Bitdefender and other leading security companies like Lookout, and Ziften, Microsoft is planning to create an ecosystem for Windows Defender ATP capable of detecting threats across different platforms (Mac, Linux, Android, etc). The new capability […]

mixed Reality Academy

Microsoft opens Mixed Reality Academy at San Francisco

Sincere efforts from Microsoft has led to the development of Mixed Reality Academy in San Fransico. It’s a place to provide a community hub for creators and developers to learn, collaborate, and create a huge range of mixed reality content. Earlier, […]

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Update Compliance added to Windows Analytics suite of free services

For IT departments, it is imperative to have a better understanding of the health of their devices before upgrading to a new OS experience. Windows Analytics is a simple tool that offers data-driven insights to IT administrators to help them […]

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to take a phased rollout approach

Setting a new trend with the release of Windows 10 Creators Update earlier this year, Microsoft started following a targeted and phased rollout approach. This involved releasing the latest version only to a limited number of users at first. While […]

Windows 10

Microsoft releases Security Baseline for Windows 10 v1709

To navigate a large number of controls and understand its core functions, all organizations require guidance on configuring various security features. Microsoft offers this guidance via its Security Baselines. The security configuration baseline settings for the latest version of Windows […]