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Microsoft Teams Finally Gets Free Version To Better Compete Against Slack

Microsoft Teams has so far been available only for paid Office 365 subscribers, but a free version is now available at last. Here's what it has to offer and how it will compete against Slack in the workplace communication sector.

Microsoft July 14, 2018

Microsoft Surface Go Unveiled: Is This An iPad Killer?

Microsoft just unveiled the Surface Go, its $399 iPad killer. Aesthetics-wise, it’s hard to tell apart from its Surface siblings, but it’s got a smaller chip, a somewhat less powerful processor, but can still run Windows 10 Pro.

Microsoft July 10, 2018

Microsoft Allegedly Developing Movies & TV App For Android And iOS

A Movies & TV app might be on the way for iOS and Android users, sources say. In addition, Microsoft might also be joining the Movies Anywhere program to make it easier for users to access their content on any platform.

Microsoft July 6, 2018

Microsoft Allegedly Coming Out With Budget-Friendly Surface Tablets Powered By Pentium Chips

Microsoft will allegedly use Intel Pentium processors for the rumored budget-friendly Surface tablets it’s going to unveil soon. The device is set to compete directly with Apple’s low-cost iPad in the education market.

Microsoft July 5, 2018

Microsoft And Razer Team Up To Develop A Keyboard And Mouse For Xbox One

Plans have leaked regarding a potential collaboration between Microsoft and game manufacturer Razer Inc. The two companies are working on building a keyboard and mouse for Xbox One users.

Microsoft June 25, 2018

Microsoft Bing Visual Search Now Lets You Point Your Smartphone Camera At Something And Find It Online

Microsoft's answer to Google Lens is Bing visual search, and it allows users to snap a photo of something and look for it online. Here's how it works and what you can do with it.

Microsoft June 24, 2018

Microsoft Reveals Rebranded Microsoft News, Redesigned App For iOS And Android

Microsoft released a newly rejuvenated Microsoft News platform. It is expected to give news aficionados numerous opportunities to connect themselves to current events through the MSN website and an app for Android and iOS users.

Microsoft June 20, 2018

Microsoft Acquires Social And Educational Video Startup Flipgrid

Microsoft just announced that it acquired startup company Flipgrid. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based company specializes in incorporating video elements in various classrooms around the world so that it could help educators build their students’ love for learning.

Microsoft June 19, 2018

Microsoft Has No Plans To Put Virtual, Mixed Reality On Xbox One

Microsoft says it’s not focusing on virtual or mixed reality on Xbox consoles right now. Instead, it feels the PC is a much better platform for those experiences.

Microsoft June 20, 2018

Rumor: Microsoft Is Coming After Amazon Go With Its Own Cashier-Free Grocery Retail Stores

Like Amazon, Microsoft wants cashiers and checkout lines out of the picture as well. It’s developing its answer to Amazon Go, which would allow customers to come in, grab items, and leave.

Microsoft June 14, 2018

Microsoft Office Redesign Makes It Easier To Use: What's New?

Microsoft has revamped its Office apps to make them easier to use, with a more modern look and some neat changes. Here's what's new.

Microsoft June 15, 2018

Microsoft Ends Forum Support For Several Windows Brands Including Internet Explorer 10 and Windows 7

Microsoft is restructuring its forum community. It would be removing staff members from their moderator positions as they'll be unable to answer users’ questions regarding old software such as Internet Explorer 10.

Microsoft June 11, 2018

Microsoft Acquires Website Building Company GitHub For $7.5 Billion

Microsoft is acquiring software developer company GitHub for $7.5 billion in company stock. The technology company hopes that its software tools would enhance GitHub users’ coding development programs

Microsoft June 4, 2018

Rumor: Xbox One Will Get Google Assistant And Amazon Alexa

You won’t have to wear a headset to control your Xbox One with voice commands anymore. Rumors say Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are both coming to the console, though it’s not clear what features they’ll bring.

Microsoft June 4, 2018

RIP Groove: Microsoft Is Finally Killing Its Music Player For Good

Say goodbye to the Groove music app on your iOS or Android device. Beginning Dec. 1, Microsoft says it will no longer work even if you still have it installed on your phone.

Microsoft June 2, 2018

Windows 10 April 2018 Update Won't Install On PCs With Avast Antivirus, But There's A Fix Now

Users have reported issues in installing the Windows 10 April 2018 update on PC's with Avast's antivirus software. Microsoft and Avast have finished investigating the issue and offered a fix.

Microsoft May 28, 2018

Microsoft Buys Semantic Machines In Hopes Of Strengthening AI, Cortana

Microsoft announced that it would expand its quest to improve artificial intelligence on its products by acquiring Semantic Mechanics. The startup played a role on developing Apple’s digital assistant, Siri.

Microsoft May 21, 2018

Cheaper Microsoft Surface Tablet To Challenge Apple's $329 iPad: Report

Microsoft is reportedly working on a redesigned Surface line, aiming to launch smaller and cheaper tablets in the second half of this year. The new Surface tablets will purportedly compete against Apple's $329 iPad.

Microsoft May 19, 2018

Microsoft's Latest Windows 10 Update Bricks Some PCs: How To Roll Back To Previous Version

The first cumulative patch for the Windows 10 April 2018 update is bricking some PCs, so wait for Microsoft to fix the issue before updating. If it's too late, here's how to roll back to a previous Windows 10 build.

Microsoft May 20, 2018

The Microsoft Surface Hub 2 Is A 50.5-Inch Digital Whiteboard With Extremely Thin Bezels

Microsoft is trying to reinvent office collaborations with its follow-up to the Surface Hub, called Surface Hub 2. It’s a 50.5-inch touchscreen whiteboard with a resolution higher than 4K that specializes in team-based workspaces.

Microsoft May 16, 2018

Microsoft’s Accessibility Controller For Xbox Leaks Ahead Of E3

Microsoft is reportedly unveiling a new Xbox accessibility controller at its upcoming E3 controllers. As with everything these days, the peripheral just got leaked on the internet.

Microsoft May 15, 2018

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Flickering Screen Issue Solved: Free Replacements Will End 'Flickergate'

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 flickering screen problem, dubbed 'flickergate,' has been around since the launch of the 2-in-1 tablet in 2015. Microsoft has finally decided to issue free replacements for the affected devices.

Microsoft May 12, 2018

File Explorer Finally Gets Dark Mode In New Windows 10 Build: Check It Out

The latest Windows 10 build introduces a dark theme for File Explorer, plus a new cloud clipboard, and more options for Sets. An official rollout is scheduled later this year.

Microsoft May 11, 2018

Microsoft Pay Is Coming To Outlook: Here's What You Can Do With It

Microsoft announced on Monday, May 7, that its payment service, Microsoft Pay, will be coming to Outlook soon. The new feature will allow Outlook users to pay bills and invoices directly from their inbox.

Microsoft May 8, 2018

Microsoft Reveals New Feature That Links Users' PCs With Smartphones Called Your Phone

Microsoft is one of the major tech companies without its own smartphone, but it is still looking for ways to stay in the smartphone arena. It announced the launch of a new app called Your Phone that connects smartphones with PCs.

Microsoft May 9, 2018

New Surface Pro Version With Intel Core i5, 128 GB SSD, 8GB RAM Now Available

Microsoft updated its online store to reflect a new configuration for its latest Surface Pro lineup. The $999 package does not include the Type Cover but comes with the device that holds an Intel Core i5 with 8GB of RAM alongside a 128 GB SSD internal memory.

Microsoft May 5, 2018

Timeline, Virtual Reality Among New Features In Microsoft Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Microsoft just released its Windows 10 software update. Among the new components that are a part of the software update include Diction, Focus Assist, and the Windows Mixed Reality feature.

Microsoft April 30, 2018

Microsoft Defends Itself As E-Waste Recycler Goes To Jail For Counterfeiting

Microsoft’s corporate vice president of communications, Frank X. Shaw, published a scathing blog post addressing Eric Lundgren’s jail sentence. The e-recycling entrepreneur was sentenced to 15 months for creating counterfeit software.

Microsoft April 28, 2018

Microsoft Is Working On Slimmed-Down Version Of Its OS Called Windows 10 Lean

Windows 10 Lean is a slimmed-down Windows edition that does away with apps, drivers, and tools, saving you up to 2 GB of space. It’s not clear who it’s for, though, and what Microsoft plans to do with it.

Microsoft April 24, 2018

Is There Still Hope For A Surface Phone? Redstone 5 Mobile APIs Say There Might Be

Hints regarding the Surface Phone rekindled as Microsoft makes some changes to its latest operating system. It appears that the Redstone 5 update could be a clue that the smartphone is under development.

Microsoft April 26, 2018

Windows Defender Is Getting Improvements With Preview Build 17650

Microsoft released the new Windows 10 Preview Build 17650 for Insiders who opted to receive builds from the Skip Ahead ring. The build adds a number of improvements to Windows Security Center and Windows Defender Firewall.

Microsoft April 21, 2018

Microsoft Is Replacing The OneNote Desktop App With The Windows 10 Version

Microsoft finally confirmed its plans to push for the adoption of the Windows 10 version of OneNote. Office 2019 will feature the upgraded program but will still offer the 2016 version as an option for its users.

Microsoft April 20, 2018

Microsoft's Windows 10 Preview Build 17643 Released For Skip Ahead Insiders: Sets, Edge, And Data Sense Improved

Microsoft released a new Windows 10 preview for Insiders who have opted to receive builds from the Skip Ahead ring. The build brings a number of improvements to Microsoft Sets, Edge, Data Sense, and Magnifier.

Microsoft April 15, 2018

Miss The Windows File Manager From The 1990s? It's Now Open Source And Works On Windows 10

Microsoft has released Windows 3.0’s File Manager as an open source software, giving users a chance to revisit the '90s. Yes, it runs on Windows 10 too.

Microsoft April 11, 2018

Microsoft's Windows 10 Preview Build 17639 Rolls Out To Skip Ahead Insiders: Sets Feature Is Getting Beefier

Microsoft has released the new Windows 10 Preview Build 17639 to Insiders who are part of the Skip Ahead subset. The new build is focused on the management tool Sets.

Microsoft April 5, 2018

Microsoft Edge Browser Rolled Out To iPad And Android Tablets: Why Use It Over Safari And Chrome?

Microsoft has rolled out the Edge browser as a free download to iPads and Android tablets, a few months after launching the app on iPhones and Android smartphones. Why would users choose Edge over Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome?

Microsoft March 27, 2018

Microsoft Apparently Forcing Windows 10 Users To Open Edge Via Mail Links

Microsoft has done several steps in the past to convince people that its Edge browser is better than the others. Now, however, it’s basically forcing Edge onto Windows 10 users.

Microsoft March 17, 2018

Slack Rival Microsoft Teams Gets New Features: Message Translation, Cortana Integration

Microsoft has announced new features for its Slack rival, aiming to improve the experience. Microsoft Teams is getting Cortana integration, inline message translation, cloud recording for meetings, and more.

Microsoft March 14, 2018

Microsoft's Surface Pro With LTE Is Now Up For Preorder

Microsoft finally opted to make the Surface Pro with LTE available for all consumers. Preorders are now available, with the units expected to arrive this May.

Microsoft March 7, 2018

Microsoft Continues Killing Already-Dead Windows Phones: 7.5, 8.0 Devices Won't Get Notifications Anymore

Smartphones on Windows 7.5 or 8.0 are apparently no longer supported. Microsoft confirmed that push notifications will no longer work on the older versions of its mobile platform.

Microsoft February 20, 2018

Microsoft Accidentally Leaks Windows 10 ARM Limitations: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Microsoft accidentally revealed the limitation of its upcoming operating system variant Windows 10 ARM. These devices, which have mobile processors, will run a version of the OS that contains a handful of limitations.

Microsoft February 21, 2018

Google Reveals Microsoft Edge Flaw: Foul Or Microsoft Is Just Too Slow To Create A Patch?

Microsoft seems displeased with Google's decision to publicly report a vulnerability with the Edge browser. Sources claimed the deadline was past due and that no action was taken by the Redmond firm.

Microsoft February 20, 2018

New ‘Ultimate Performance’ Mode Added To Windows 10 For Serious Pro Users: Here’s How To Set It Up

Microsoft has unveiled a new Ultimate Performance mode in Windows 10 via a new preview build for Insiders in the Fast Ring. The new mode, which disregards power management features, is for serious pro users.

Microsoft February 15, 2018

Microsoft Wants To Put An End To Passwords Once And For All

Microsoft will not include password use as default requirement for the next test release of Windows 10 S, indicating of the company’s plan to kill passwords in favor of biometrics and other form of authentication.

Microsoft February 12, 2018

Microsoft Is Trying To Steal Dropbox, Google Customers With OneDrive Deal: What You Need To Know

Microsoft has revealed a new deal for users currently under competing cloud storage services. Businesses can now switch to OneDrive for free and use it until their contract with a competing service ends.

Microsoft February 7, 2018

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