Posts under Microsoft category

Variable Rate Shading

DirectX 12 now supports Variable Rate Shading

Performance and Graphics are two core features when it comes to gaming. Often gamers trade between two at parts of the game to deliver the best experience. Taking a step ahead, Microsoft has announced support of Variable Rate Shading in […]

Windows Virtual Desktop

Windows Virtual Desktop is ready for Public Preview

Microsoft had earlier released Windows Virtual Desktop – but only for their partners and customers who volunteered. Well, now the public can avail this feature with their Windows 10 and also their Windows 7. Alongside you can also take advantage […]

Microsoft ending music streaming from Groove Music by March 31, 2019

Earlier, a news broke that the Groove Music OneDrive Streaming service would be discontinued, beginning March 31, 2019. As such, streaming your music through OneDrive service won’t work, and the in-game OneDrive music feature will be turned off, by default. […]

Microsoft Team

Microsoft Team celebrates second anniversary by launching new features

Microsoft Team is celebrating the second anniversary in style. In order to commemorate the second anniversary, Microsoft has added new features to the Team. The new features are expected to help the tool go at loggerheads with Slack, the industry […]

Microsoft Game Stack comes with Azure Cloud tools for game developers

Microsoft has released several tools to help game developers. Microsoft has announced its latest initiative. The Microsoft Game Stack is an attempt to bring together Microsoft tools and services so as to help developers. This move is expected to empower […]

Microsoft AI

Microsoft launches AI Business School to help companies in AI decision making

Microsoft announced a Business School in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help business leaders make the right business decision while integrating AI across their operations. The AI Business School will exclusively serve Business Leaders while covering a host of AI-related topics […]

Windows Calculator is now Open Source

The Windows Calculator has grown from being a basic calculator to an advanced one. Going further, Microsoft has announced to open source Windows Calculator on GitHub. The most significant advantage which I see is all those calculator apps for Windows […]

Microsoft discontinues Microsoft Health Dashboard Applications and Services

Microsoft took the Microsoft Band support page to announced the end of support for the Microsoft Health Dashboard applications and services. This means that this can be considered as the endgame for Microsoft’s Health and Fitness services’ strategy. Microsoft Health […]

Hololens 2

Hololens 2 from Microsoft is now official

Hololens is Microsoft bringing a new category of devices with Mixed Reality and Windows 10. Interacting and working with holograms made it futuristic, magical, productive as well as mobile. But there were some complaints with the device initially. But no […]

Microsoft announces Azure Kinect at MWC Barcelona

Kinect was originally paired up with the Xbox 360 for its motion-sensing capabilities. This meant that people gaming on the Xbox 360 could use their body and hands to interact with the game. But with Xbox One, this approach was […]

Microsoft releases Web Activities browser extension for Chrome

The Windows 10 Timeline feature is now supported by Google Chrome for all the webpages you visit. Web Activities is a Timeline integrated Chrome extension from Microsoft. It can show all the pages you visit in the timeline. Web Activities […]

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Microsoft highlights dangers of using Internet Explorer

Microsoft is making users aware of the perils of using Internet Explorer as their default browser, suggesting that you switch to another browser. Microsoft’s cybersecurity specialist in a blog post said that although it is fine to use Internet Explorer […]

Skype Feature

Microsoft adds Background Blur feature to Skype

Depending on your platform or a device, Skype offers different options and features for its users. The latest version offers even more! It adds background blur in Skype video calls. With this new feature available, Skype users can reduce the […]

IE11 will be supported on Windows Server 2012 and Embedded 8

Earlier, Microsoft had decided to abandon the entire old version of Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer 11 has been the only IE version on the block since then, with the exception of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard because […]

Microsoft announces Project Rome SDK for Android and iOS

Taking the cross-platform endeavors to the next level Microsoft has announced Project Rome SDK for Android and iOS. Project Rome lets developers write apps that are compatible with multiple platforms and allows them to switch between the devices. Project Rome […]

Microsoft announces new Windows 10 Devices and Classroom Pen

Microsoft did not have any major announcement at CES 2019, but this does not mean that they did not have anything major for the announcement. The Surface team at Microsoft and some partners of Microsoft like Lenovo, Acer and Dell […]

XAML Studio will help you prototype UWP XAML faster

Microsoft is always looking out to empower the developers. They do not only concentrate on building tools for people who work on a specific technology, but they have also been bringing in great tools for every kind of developer. With […]

Yahoo and AOL get Microsoft’s Bing as the exclusive search ad platform

Since the last few years, Microsoft has partnered with Yahoo (now owned by Verizon Media Group) to use Bing for their search results. Today, they have announced that they are expanding this partnership with Verizon Media Group. Microsoft & Verizon […]

The office wall of Direct3D Team is decorated with GPU History

The Direct3D team office has an interesting wall with all of their GPU history. The entire hallway of the office is now decorated with the GPUs used for testing purposes. Since it’s the office of Direct3D, there must obviously be […]

Microsoft Service

Microsoft releases eBook to learn Azure in a month of Lunches

To help developers build and run their applications, services and integrate upcoming technologies, Microsoft has released an eBook – Learn Azure in a Month of Lunches. The eBook offers great insights into entry into cloud administration. Besides, it also gives […]

KB971033 deactivating Windows 7 systems

Windows is no stranger to issues and errors. These niggles often trouble the users and the administrators in case of companies. It has recently come to the notice that Microsoft’s KB971033 update for Windows 7, the one released on January 2019 […]

Windows 10 Home v1903 may get “Pause Updates” option

Installing or upgrading to Windows 10 Pro offers you more options than Windows 10 Home to manage system updates on your terms. Not anymore! A piece of recent news suggests that Microsoft will finally allow Windows 10 Home users to […]

Python is now available for download on the Microsoft Store

Terry Myerson, the former Vice President for the Windows 10 team at Microsoft, cleared their intentions of making Windows 10 ‘the best damn dev box on the planet’. Working on this vision, they have made more and more developer related tools […]

Driver Quality

Microsoft details how it is driving the Driver Quality Improvements

Following its promise of bringing out transparency in revealing more about how Windows 10 operates, Microsoft has come out detailing how Driver quality evolves in the Windows 10 ecosystem. Elaborating how drivers are tested extensively through a process that involves […]

Try the new Chromium-based Edge browser first; Sign up here

Microsoft is calling out the developers and tinkerers to test their new Microsoft Edge Insider Program. Developers can now sign up as the beta tester to test their new Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge and contribute to the Chromium project. […]

Microsoft open-sources UEFI/BIOS from Surface for any PC maker to use

Microsoft over the years has slowly been showing its acceptance of open source, and this was made even more clear when the company announced it was about to acquire GitHub. Now, the software giant is making another step forward in […]