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This free Windows 10 update offer has been extended by Microsoft until next year

A Windows 10 free update offer has been extended by Microsoft Windows 10 is set to ramp up its user base numbers after a free update period was extended by Microsoft until March 2018. Microsoft have run a number of schemes to incentivise users of their flagship OS series to make the jump and upgrade to Windows 10. Those using Windows ... Read More »

Microsoft Memo Shows High Return Rates for Surface Book: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Surface chief Panos Panay sent out this memo He claims that Consumer Reports heavily relies on two products’ data Return rates on the Surface Book and Pro 4 were very high at launch Microsoft’s Surface products came under the scanner when Consumer Reports released a survey report claiming that the laptops and tablets in this series were not reliable. The non-profit publication surveyed ... Read More »

Microsoft 365, a Bundle of Office 365 and Windows 10, Launched for Enterprises

Microsoft on Monday at its keynote for its partner conference, Microsoft Inspire, announced Microsoft 365, a service that allows customers to purchase the Office 365 productivity suite, Windows 10 and other services in one bundle. The product announcements, part of the company’s Inspire customer conference in Washington, come just days after news that Microsoft plans to lay off thousands of sales reps. ... Read More »

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube Form Global Working Group to Combat Terror Content

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube announced anti-terror partnership It’s called the ‘Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism’ All platforms will mutually share each other’s resources to fight terror Social media giants Facebook, Google’s YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft said on Monday they were forming a global working group to combine their efforts to remove terrorist content from their platforms. Responding to ... Read More »

Computex 2017: Microsoft Details Asus, Dell, Lenovo Mixed Reality Headsets

HIGHLIGHTS Asus’ headset will come with a “futuristic” head-mount Dell’s headset will focus on affordability and comfort Lenovo’s headset will have built-in sensors for inside-out tracking We’ve known since last year’s Computex that Microsoft is working on mixed reality (MR) devices and has been over the year joined hands with HP, Acer, Dell, Asus, and Lenovo for headsets. Windows 10 ... Read More »

Build 2017: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says Tech Sector Needs to Prevent a ‘1984’ Future

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft’s Nadella announced that 500 million devices run Windows 10 He made the announcement at ongoing Build 2017 developers conference Microsoft also revealed new AI tools Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said Wednesday tech developers have a responsibility to prevent a dystopian “1984” future as the US technology titan unveiled a fresh initiative to bring artificial intelligence into the ... Read More »

Microsoft Lawsuit Versus Secret US Government Searches Moves Ahead

A judge refused the US government’s request to throw out a lawsuit from Microsoft that claims a federal law is unconstitutional because it prohibits technology companies from telling customers when the government demands their electronic data. US District Judge James Robart, who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s travel ban last week, agreed with Microsoft that the law violates the company’s ... Read More »

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to Visit India in February for Future Decoded Event

Microsoft’s India-born chief Satya Nadella will be in India later this month to address a conference on ‘Future Decoded’ in Mumbai. While Nadella has visited India a number of times since assuming the leadership role, this visit takes on added significance as the global debate on US’ clampdown on visas and its impact on flow of skilled manpower rages. Nadella ... Read More »

Microsoft Recommends Uninstalling Windows Update After Systems Crashes

Recent updates to Microsoft Windows may give you grief … if they haven’t already. Microsoft issued an official security bulletin recently that indicates users who have problems after installing one of a series of updates starting Aug. 2 should uninstall that update. Further, the company has removed links to the affected files so users who don’t have these updates loaded ... Read More »

Microsoft Ponders Free Windows Phone Licensing

If you prefer Windows mobile devices for your business, you know the choices out there are limited. After all, smartphone and tablet makers must pay a license fee every time they install Windows on one of their devices. By contrast, Google’s popular Android operating system is free. So there’s often little incentive to make a Windows device when Android is clearly ... Read More »