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  • Microsoft Office 2019 to be released in 2018

    San Francisco: The next version of Microsoft Office — Office 2019 — will be released in the second half of 2018 and its previews will start shipping mid-year. The release will include perpetual versions of the Office apps including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and servers including Exchange, SharePoint and Skype for Business, Microsoft said in statement late on Tuesday.

  • India’s Aadhaar rivals growth of Windows, Android, Facebook: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

    Orlando: India’s Aadhaar identity system rivals the growth of other platform innovations likeWindows, Android or Facebook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said. Nadella, in his book ‘Hit Refresh’, which was released during the ongoing Microsoft Ignite 2017 conference, has praised India’s leap forward in the digital and technological arena. “Aadhaar now has scaled to over one billion people, rivaling the growth of other platform innovations such as Windows, Android or Facebook,” the

  • Satya Nadella pushes Microsoft to build quantum computing ecosystem

    Orlando: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadellais now pushing the IT major to build a quantum computing ecosystem, a new revolutionary technology, which would allow scientists to do computations in a fraction of time. “A quantum computer enables you to encode information, not just as one or zero but as one and zero simultaneously.That means it unlocks amazing parallelism,” Nadella said in his keynote address at Microsoft’s Ignite conference here yesterday. This kind of

  • Tech giants condemn DACA programme repeal

    San Francisco: Tech giants, including Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook, have unanimously criticised the decision by Donald Trump’s administration to rescind the DACA programme that had potentially put 800,000 illegal immigrants at danger of deportation. “I’m here today to announce that the programme known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama administration is being rescinded,” Xinhua news agency quoted US Attorney General Jeff Sessions as saying on Tuesday.

  • Microsoft, Amazon collaborate to integrate Cortana, Alexa capabilities

    San Francisco: In a rare collaboration, Microsoft and Amazon have come to an agreement wherein Cortana users will have access to Alexa and vice-versa. According to a report in the New York Times, the two rival tech firms have been coordinating behind the scenes for the past year to make artificial intelligent assistants Alexa and Cortana communicate with each other.

  • Mumbai: School gives software firms run for their money. Here’s how

    Mumbai: Schools and colleges have now begun to adopt free open source computer software for learning instead of paying huge amounts for licensing. St Mary’s School at Mazgaon is the first school to have adopted Linux open source Operating System (OS). This move has overthrown the monopoly of proprietary software like Microsoft, Adobe and Acrobat. The school has saved around Rs 2,000 of every student by adopting this free OS. Both the

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    Microsoft Paint brushed aside

    San Francisco, Microsoft today announced the end of days for its pioneering Paint application as it focuses on software for 3-D drawing. Paint drawing and image processing software that made its debut in 1985 with the Windows operating system was among the applications listed as “removed or deprecated” in a Windows 10 Fall Creators Update set for release later this year.

  • NSE IFSC to launch F&O contracts in Apple, Alibaba and others

    New Delhi : NSE IFSC Ltd will launch single derivative contracts in 15 global stocks, including giants like Apple Inc, Facebook and Alibaba, as also trade in three additional currencies, including Swiss franc and the US dollar.

  • Microsoft CIO Jim DuBois quits amid layoffs

    San Francisco: With Microsoft announcing job cuts as part of reorganising its global sales staff, the company’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) Jim DuBois has decided to move on, the media reported.

  • Microsoft to cut up to 4,000 jobs outside US

    New York: Technology giant Microsoft is undertaking a major reorganisation in its sales and marketing units that will likely see the company cutting about 4,000 jobs from its workforce, mostly outside the US.

  • Now, Aadhaar integration available on Skype Lite

    Bengaluru: To prevent impersonation fraud, Microsoft has integrated its “Made for India” Skype Lite app with Aadhaar, thereby allowing users of the app to verify the caller’s identity online. Aadhaar is considered to be the world’s largest national identification number project and allows users in India to communicate with government, business, and others with a higher level of trust and lower potential for fraud.

  • Microsoft plans layoffs in sales force shake-up: reports

    San Francisco, Microsoft is planning layoffs as it refocuses its sales force on making the software colossus a pivotal part of businesses relying on cloud computing, according to media reports. While many reports forecast the changes would result in thousands of job cuts, Microsoft only confirmed to AFP that changes were on the way. “Microsoft is implementing changes to better serve our customers and partners,” a Microsoft spokesperson told AFP.

  • Microsoft’s ‘Modern Keyboard’ with fingerprint sensor now available

    San Francisco: Tech giant Microsoft has made its “Modern Keyboard” available that features a hidden fingerprint sensor located between the Alt and Ctrl keys to make typing hassle-free.  The keyboard is rechargeable and can last up to four months on a single charge.

  • Microsoft AI first to reach perfect Ms Pac-Man score

    San Francisco: Researchers at Maluuba, a deep-learning startup recently acquired by Microsoft, have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that became the first player ever to achieve a perfect 999,990 score in Ms Pac-Man — an arcade video game. The feat is notable because when Ms Pac-Man was developed in the eighties, it was programmed to be less predictable than the original Pac-Man, so that it would be tougher for players to

  • Microsoft releases new Windows XP security patches

    New York, In the wake of the “WannaCry” ransomware attack, Microsoft on Tuesday issued a “highly unusual” patch for Windows XP to help prevent the spread of the malware that infected at least 75,000 computers globally.

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