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 to comply with EU Data Protection Reform Policy

If the benefits of digital technology are to be realized, it is essential to address all the inherent challenges before embracing it. As such, the European Commission put forward its EU Data Protection Reform in January 2012 to make Europe […]

Microsoft Store

Microsoft Store shares tips to Clean Out Your Computer

How often do we take time out organize all files and folders on our computer and delete ‘junk files’. Can’t recall? Well, this should be the day to begin right away! If you are not aware, the second Monday in […]

hotel ransomware

Ransomware hijacks Hotel’s Smart Lock system & locks Guest’s rooms

Most of the houses and hotel room these days are equipped with electronic doors. These locks come with one or more means of entry, which include RFID, keypad, biometric (fingerprint), or Bluetooth. Until now, locks featuring biometric identification and RFID […]

Xbox Live subscription prices in India set to be raised

Xbox Live Gold is your ticket to all the perks and services you need from Xbox Store.  As an Xbox Live Gold member, you get the most advanced multiplayer, bonus games, and exclusive member discounts in Xbox stores. The subscription […]

VPN

China tightens Great Firewall; Blocks Virtual Private Network (VPN) access

Governments of every nation selectively practice Internet censorship but in China, it is extreme due to a wide variety of laws and administrative regulations. The recent move from the Chinese government takes censorship to a next level as the authorities have […]

OneDrive for Business gets new features for simplifying Syncing process

We are increasingly integrating the digital devices with our physical world. The amount of content produced today is growing exponentially, and so is our working relationships. To maintain a right balance and productivity in this scenario, it’s essential that people […]

Microsoft

Microsoft extends Fast Track program for Windows 10 and Dynamics 365

In an effort to expand its cloud products business furthermore, Microsoft has announced a major update for its FastTrack program. Yes, beginning today, customers can use Fast Track program for migrating to Windows 10 and Dynamics 365. Earlier, the program […]

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Microsoft to stop Security Only updates for Internet Explorer 11

Breaking away from the individual patches method, Microsoft introduced a new update approach called roll-up model for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 somewhere in 2016. The updates available in this new model included Security Monthly Quality Update (aka the Monthly Rollup), […]

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 […]