Microsoft Previews New Network Solution for Blockchain Decentralized Identities

Microsoft this week announced an early preview of an Identity Overlay Network (ION) that’s part of its decentralized identities (DID) effort. The DID effort aims to give end users greater control over their digital identities. ION is a new addition to better address the scalability and performance issues associated with creating such a global ecosystem. Last year, … Read more Microsoft Previews New Network Solution for Blockchain Decentralized Identities

Microsoft Office 365 Now Available in 96 New Global Markets, Outlook.com Gets LinkedIn Integration

Microsoft has rolled out Office 365 in 96 new global markets, bringing the software to over 246 markets worldwide in 44 languages, while also making the integration of LinkedIn with Outlook available to consumers. According to a blog post by Kirk Koenigsbauer, Corporate Vice President, Office team, people even in Antarctica and the Republic of Congo can now enjoy the benefits of Office 365’s … Read more Microsoft Office 365 Now Available in 96 New Global Markets, Outlook.com Gets LinkedIn Integration

Microsoft Says Its Speech Recognition System Achieves New Accuracy Milestone

Microsoft’s conversational speech recognition system – designed to accurately recognises the words in a conversation like humans do – has reached a 5.1 percent error rate, its lowest so far. This milestone means that, for the first time, a computer can recognise the words in a conversation as well as a person would. “Our research team … Read more Microsoft Says Its Speech Recognition System Achieves New Accuracy Milestone

Your Microsoft Office 365 Subscription Costs More Than It Used To. Here’s Why.

You can add Microsoft’s Office 365 to the list of your favourite services that has become costlier in India amid the Indian government’s rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). All the individual consumer-facing Office 365 SKUs: Home, Personal, and Student, are now a little costlier in India, according to invoices reviewed by Gadgets 360. A … Read more Your Microsoft Office 365 Subscription Costs More Than It Used To. Here’s Why.

HMD Global Gets 500 Nokia Design Patents From Microsoft, Including ‘Lumia Camera UI’

According to a new document from European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), HMD Global has received 500 Nokia design patents from its previous owner. Microsoft Mobile Oy, which previously owned the Nokia patents, has transferred them to HMD Global, which now has exclusive rights to Nokia phones and tablets. The 500 Nokia design patents also include Lumia … Read more HMD Global Gets 500 Nokia Design Patents From Microsoft, Including ‘Lumia Camera UI’

Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook Back Apple in Its Fight Against Qualcomm

A visitor tries out an Apple iPhone 7 on the first day of sales of the new phone at the Berlin Apple store on September 16, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. The new phone comes in two sizes, one with a 4.7 inch display, the other with a 5.5 inch display. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Sean … Read more Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook Back Apple in Its Fight Against Qualcomm

Microsoft Confirms Layoffs, Said to Be Cutting 3,000 Jobs, Mostly From Non-US Sales Staff

Microsoft said Thursday it was cutting an unspecified number of jobs amid reports the US tech giant was reorganizing its global sales operations. “Today, we are taking steps to notify some employees that their jobs are under consideration or that their positions will be eliminated,” Microsoft said in an email response to an AFP inquiry. … Read more Microsoft Confirms Layoffs, Said to Be Cutting 3,000 Jobs, Mostly From Non-US Sales Staff

Steve Jobs Created The iPhone Because He Hated A Microsoft Employee: Here’s The Story

The iPhone, Apple’s flagship device and arguably one of the most important inventions of the century, has long been attributed as a product of the genius of Steve Jobs. Apparently, though, it is also a product of his hate. Scott Forstall, the co-inventor of the iPhone and former Apple senior VP of iOS, revealed that … Read more Steve Jobs Created The iPhone Because He Hated A Microsoft Employee: Here’s The Story

Microsoft teases Windows 10’s sleek new look for the future

Microsoft’s planning a sleek visual refresh for Windows 10, and the company quietly teased its first official glimpse of what’s coming in the future during the Windows Developer Day keynote on Wednesday. There aren’t many details being shared about “Project Neon” right now—as the refresh was called in earlier leaks—but the new visual look will focus … Read more Microsoft teases Windows 10’s sleek new look for the future

Microsoft tries to expel Chromebooks from schools with Intune app and low-cost PCs

For years, Apple Macs dominated the classroom. Then Chromebooks took over. Now, Microsoft is once again pushing for kids to learn via new, cheap Windows 10 PCs, managed by a new Intune application designed specifically for education. Chromebooks aren’t much more than web browsers built on top of a bare-bones OS. That can be a … Read more Microsoft tries to expel Chromebooks from schools with Intune app and low-cost PCs