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.

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, […]

diagnostics

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 […]

Windows

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 […]

windows server

Windows Server 1709 ready for download from Microsoft Azure Marketplace

The full-blown version of Windows 10 Falls Creators Update is out. It features many improvements and interesting changes. In addition to it, Microsoft has made available Windows Server 1709. Currently, the version of the server will be only available as […]

tablet

New Surface Book 2 claims to be the most powerful Surface Book ever

The bigger, the better! The meaning of this proverb is converse to that of “Good things come in small packages.” You use this proverb to say that if something is bigger than others, it is better. That’s what Microsoft Surface […]

Adobe Systems

A newly discovered Adobe Flash vulnerability leaves many PC users scared

A new finding made by Kaspersky Lab’s advanced exploit prevention systems reveal hackers are using a new security vulnerability in the Adobe Flash Player plugin to plant malicious programmers and files on your personal computer. Adobe Flash vulnerability can plant […]

Ransomware

North Korea spread WannaCry ransomware, says Microsoft President

As the world becomes increasingly reliant on technology, the threat and risks of cyber attacks loom large, especially the ones targeted against civilians. WannaCry Ransomware attack that hit many nations this year attack is a case in point. It infected […]

Windows App

Windows 10 Update KB4046355 removes Windows Media Player

A new update to the Windows 10 Insider Build points to a worrisome situation. The change introduced via Update KB4046355 silently removes Windows Media Player. Yes, Insiders testing the new operating system will find Windows Media Player being completely disabled […]

AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) to be discontinued

AOL Instant Messenger, once considered as a staple of personal computers will be discontinued coming December 15.  The platform helped users in providing instant access to their friends and contacts in “buddy list. It was wildly popular and had about […]

Microsoft TechSpark presents a new economic opportunity for all Americans

In an effort to speed up economic growth in rural and smaller metropolitan areas, Microsoft is launching a multi-year, multi-million-dollar investment program – TechSpark. The program is intended to help students learn computer science, expand rural broadband connectivity and help […]

Cyber Ark Labs Report

Microsoft refuses to acknowledge Illusion Gap technique as a security flaw

If a report from Cyber Ark Labs is to be believed, a vulnerability in Windows could allow a malicious file to pass through Windows Defender. The anti-malware component of Microsoft Windows can be tricked by a technique, dubbed ‘Illusion Gap’ […]

Google

Google faces class action lawsuit over gender-based pay discrimination

It seems all is not well with Google. A new class-action lawsuit filed by its former three employees suggest that career opportunity and pay equality is not same for women employees when compared to its male counterpart within the organization. […]

security

These D-Link router vulnerabilities will never be patched

Security vulnerabilities never end. They just change the form in which they manifest. This theory holds true for users running D-Link DIR-850L AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud router. According to the security researcher Pierre Kim, the product features over ten […]

Bashware

Windows 10 Linux subsystem can be compromised by Bashware

A report from Check Point Security Research suggests that Subsystem for Linux (WSL), a newly introduced feature in Windows 10 ( a hybrid concept which allows a combination of Linux and Windows systems to run at the same time) could […]

animated paper Clip

Office assistant Clippy returns as an extension for Visual Studio

Microsoft Office assistant – Clippy once labeled as a mindless bundle of code has made a comeback as Visual Studio extension. Yes, Eros Fratini recently unveiled Clippy VS an open source v0.1 extension that brings Clippy to Visual Studio. Clippy […]

SteelSeries Apex M750 keyboard launched

Advancement in technology has changed the way we communicate with others. We have become increasingly reliant on websites and apps to facilitate our interpersonal interactions. Keyboard has become an indispensable tool in facilitating such a type of communication. It has […]

Microsoft Research

Microsoft spills more details on its real-time AI Project Brainwave

Microsoft’s idea of building a hardware platform for real-time Artificial Intelligence has progressed into its advanced stage. Yes, Project Brainwave that promises speedy machine learning in the cloud is nearing its development. The company made some major announcements about it […]

processor

Intel 8th Generation Core processor launched

Innovation is crucial to the continuing success of any organization. It helps develop something unique. The new family of processors from Intel claim to offer the same. Yes, in its latest pursuit to make its processors more robust, Intel announced […]

Words cloud with Blockchain

Microsoft launches Ether-based Coco Framework for enterprise blockchain networks

Although Blockchain technology has attracted the interest of large enterprises, its development across the financial sector has largely remained indifferent. Microsoft wants to shed this reticence through the release of its Coco Framework, a new open-source foundation for enterprise blockchain […]

powerpoint malware

Just opening a PowerPoint Slide Show could infect your PC with malware

Instances of the use of malware-laced PowerPoint files that infect your PCs with malware are well known but the recent ongoing spam campaign highlights a worrying trend. A simple PowerPoint trick makes it possible to drop malware without even requiring […]

minecoin earth

Minecraft’s Minecoin Earth announced; to be streamed online

Ever since its inception, Minecraft game has witnessed a steep rise in its followers. The trend is likely to be continued for few more years via Minecon Earth, an online live streaming show. Earlier, the same occasion was celebrated as […]

Mozilla Firefox 55 shipped with improved features

In its latest pursuit to make the browser more user-friendly, Mozilla released Firefox 55, the browser that ships with WebVR support. The added capability means no need to download an individual app to experience the world of virtual reality. Following […]