Posts under Microsoft category

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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 […]

Microsoft wins $927 million contract with US Department of Defense

Big news on the enterprise end came for Microsoft this week when the US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) announced that a $927 million, 5-year contract to provide technical support had been awarded to the tech giant. This move is […]

Microsoft reveals its future roadmap for Planner in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Planner has already done what it has promised to do, i.e to bring teams together, help them plan the tasks, documents and also conversations in order to be more efficient and productive. Office 365 users can also use the […]

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Windows Server and SQL Server Premium Assurance announced

Another great news from Microsoft before the eve of Christmas. Microsoft recently announced that they are going to offer Windows Server Premium Assurance and SQL Server Premium Assurance to the Microsoft product users. With these new premium assurances, Microsoft products […]

Payment Request API

Microsoft introduces Payment Request API for simpler web payments

It seems Microsoft has become the Santa Claus for the developers much before Christmas Eve. With Windows 10 Creators Update and latest Windows Insider Preview builds, Microsoft brought several new updates; exclusively for the developers. Recently, i.e. on December 15th, […]

Control Flash on Microsoft Edge

Now users can control Flash on Microsoft Edge with click-to-run feature

It’s been a while when Microsoft started discouraging the use of Flash due to reasons like performance, stability, and security. Over the past one year, Microsoft is suggesting website owners migrate their Flash based websites to something more secure like […]

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Microsoft introduces applications to help developers make smart BOTs

Microsoft has announced 2 new applications to make it easier for the developers create smart bots. Here is a bit about both, QnA Maker and Bing Location Control. QnA Maker Service QnA Maker is a free, easy-to-use, REST API- and […]

Cortana on IoT devices

Cortana on IoT devices with screens to appear in 2017

How about a talking fridge that tells you about the stock going low or what you have stored in the fridge? Well, this will be possible in the near future as Microsoft’s very own personal assistant, Cortana, is all set […]

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, […]

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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 […]

Cortana is coming to Businesses with intelligent Bots and Natural Learning

Microsoft announced that they are encouraging efforts to help democratize Artificial Intelligence (AI) by focusing on conversational computing, which combines the power of natural language with advanced machine intelligence to help people engage with technology in more natural and personal […]

Microsoft Visio Viewer app launched for Web and iOS

Microsoft Visio, the diagramming and vector graphics application, is finally coming to web browsers (Visio Online Preview) as well as the iPad (Visio Viewer for iPad), enabling users to share or access diagrams from remote locations, gain operational insights and explore […]

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 […]

Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM gets Relationship Insight Preview

Microsoft has introduced a new feature called, Relationship Insights, this will allow the users continuously analyze the customer interaction data which has already been stored in the Dynamics 365 Microsoft Exchange Systems. Needless to say, this would eventually help customers […]

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 […]

KPMG and Microsoft form unique a IoT alliance in India

Auditing firm, KPMG, and Microsoft today joined hands to announce a strategic alliance over Internet Of Things (IOT), to help accelerate the digital transformation of business enterprises in the Indian market. This unique IoT Advisory will help enterprises deploy solutions that […]

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Meet Zo, Microsoft’s latest AI based chatbot

Remember the earlier Microsoft Chatbot Tay, yes the one that was trained by the users to become abusive, well it seems that Microsoft has fine-tuned the chatbot and re-released it as Microsoft Zo. Microsoft had earlier withdrawn the Tay chatbot […]

17 Tech Predictions from Microsoft Researchers for 2017

A year is a long time when we talk about innovation and advancement in the field of technology, especially computer science. So, when Microsoft got their top 17 woman researchers to talk about the expectations in 2017, on the event […]

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, […]

Microsoft to further expand its accessibility efforts in 2017

On the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Microsoft announced that it would be rolling out major updates on their platform to aid accessibility for the differently abled. Starting off with company policies, Microsoft is determined to provide […]

Microsoft brings the all-time classic Solitaire game to iOS and Android

Microsoft Solitaire, the game that has been played by Windows PC users for the last 25 years is now available on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Arguably the most popular game from Microsoft, Solitaire, comes as a pre-installed app on […]

Microsoft wants to know if you want Edge browser on Android and iOS

Microsoft Edge browser has been here for almost a year and it has been competing with industry incumbents including Google Chrome and also Firefox Browser. At the time of announcing Windows 10, Microsoft decided to sideline Internet Explorer and build […]

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Microsoft introduces digital markup tool “Bullclip” for Windows 10 PCs

Microsoft has launched a digital markup tool for Windows 10 users called as Bullclip. Available as a Windows 10 app, Bullclip is a design and construction drawing markup/management tool that is ideal for project teams helping them to collaborate easily. […]

Xbox One game streaming with Oculus Rift coming to Windows 10

Microsoft announced that Oculus Rift owners will now be able to stream their Xbox One games onto their Windows 10 devices with the launch of the new Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app, which will be available for free on […]