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    Microsoft redesigning Skype for mobile, desktop

    San Francisco: Microsoft is redesigning Skype’s interface for both mobile and desktop, eliminating the less used features on the app and simplyfying its core functions like voice calling, video chatting and messaging. “This past year, we explored some design changes and heard from customers that we overcomplicated some of our core scenarios,” Peter Skillman, Director of design for Skype and Outlook wrote in a blog post.

  • Facebook calls for entire tech industry for protection of users’ data

    San Francisco: Facing an intense public scrutiny over data leaks amid privacy concerns, Facebook has now called for the entire tech industry to come and protect people’s data. According to David Baser, Director of Product Management at Facebook, nearly every day, news comes out from a different company about personal data that got into the wrong hands.

  • Walmart partners with Microsoft for cloud solutions

    Mumbai: Retail giant Walmart today said it has entered into a five-year partnership with Microsoft to leverage its cloud solutions for making shopping faster for its customers globally. As part of the partnership, Walmart will tap into the full range of Microsoft’s cloud solutions, including Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365, for enterprise-wide use to help standardise across the company’s family of brands, the Bentonville Arkansas-based firm said in a release.

  • Zerone Technologies Holds Joint Tech Event with Microsoft

    Zerone Technologies successfully conducted a joint event with Microsoft on 14th May 2018 at Doha, Qatar. The key agenda of the event was to share technology expertise, latest updates, and knowledge of Microsoft Azure and Dynamics 365. With its immense capabilities in Microsoft solutions spanning multiple industry verticals, Zerone Technologies was a natural fit partner to collaborate with Microsoft for this event.

  • Microsoft’s AI bot makes phone calls to humans

    San Francisco, While Google Duplex, which lets AI mimic a human voice to make appointments and book tables through phone calls, has mesmerised people with its capabilities and attracted flak on ethical grounds at the same time, Microsoft has showcased a similar technology it has been testing in China.

  • Microsoft to extend GDPR privacy rights to customers worldwide

    San Francisco, As the European Union’s  General Data Protection Regulation — better known as GDPR — officially takes effect on May 25, Microsoft has announced it will extend the core rights guaranteed under the new regulations to all of  its customers worldwide. GDPR empowers people to control their personal information, setting a strong standard for privacy and data protection.  “GDPR is an important step forward for privacy rights in Europe and around

  • Microsoft to fix Chrome freeze bug in Windows 10 update

    San Francisco: Microsoft is working on to fix crashing and freezing issues with Google’s Chrome browser with its new “Windows 10 April 2018” update which could be ready for next week’s scheduled patch.

  • Aadhaar doesn’t pose any privacy issue: Bill Gates

    Washington: India’s Aadhaar technology does not pose any privacy issue and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has funded the World Bank to take this approach to other countries as it is worth emulating, Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said.

  • Microsoft unveils Windows 10 April update

    New Delhi: Tech giant Microsoft announced the Windows 10 April 2018 update, which will begin to become available for download on April 30 and start to roll out to Windows 10 PCs worldwide on May 8. The new Windows 10 update, as per the company, is about making the most of your time. With this update, Microsoft aims to provide users more time to do what matters most- create, play and work.

  • KIIT to achieve 100 per cent placement

    With 110 plus top-notch companies doling out over 2,200 job offers for a batch size of 2,800 eligible B.Tech students of 2018 graduating batch, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Deemed University looks well poised to achieve cent percent campus placement for yet another year. In absolute sense, till date 80 per cent students have already been placed, over 350 of them bagging multiple offers. The number of placed students is set

  • US lawmakers, IT firms against ending work permit to spouses

    Without the H-4 work authorisation rule, spouses of H-1B high-skilled employees would be unable to work legally and contribute financially to their households and communities, as well as pay taxes on their wages, unless they had alternate immigration avenues for work authorisation.

  • US lawmakers and IT industry against ending work permit to H-4 visa holders

    Washington: Influential lawmakers and representative of the American IT industry, including Facebook, have opposed the Trump administration’s proposed plan to withdraw work permits to H-4 visa holders, who are spouses of H-1B visa holders. “Rescinding this rule and removing tens of thousands of people from the American workforce would be devastating to their families, and would hurt our economy,” Silicon Valley-based FWD.US, which was founded by top IT companies like Facebook, Google

  • Less data requests from cops says Microsoft

    San Francisco: Microsoft received 22,939 legal requests for customer information from law enforcement agencies during the second half of 2017, which is a slight decrease from the previous six-month period, the company has said. In its biannual digital trust report released late on Thursday, Microsoft said that a majority of the law enforcement demands continued to come from a handful of countries, including the US, the UK, France, and Germany.

  • Microsoft unveils new security tools for IoT, edge devices

    San Francisco: To help enterprises secure their data and networks against growing cyber attacks, Microsoft has announced new intelligent security tools and technologies for Internet of Things (IoT) and edge devices.

  • Digital transformation to add $154 bln to India’s GDP by 2021 says Microsoft 

    New Delhi: Digital transformation in the country is expected to contribute about USD 154 billion to India’s GDP by 2021, tech giant Microsoft today said. The study by Microsoft and IDC, titled “Unlocking the economic impact of digital transformation in Asia Pacific”, said there has been a dramatic acceleration in the pace of digital transformation across India and Asia-Pacific economies.