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 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, […]

AADHAR

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, […]

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. […]