Microsoft shows off Windows 10 ARM update
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Runs the lot


Microsoft has spilled the beans on its Windows 10 ARM at the MS Build developer conference today and it looks like it will run x86 legacy apps.

Microsoft announces new VR motion controllers
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Arriving with Windows Mixed Reality headsets later this fall


Yesterday,  during the second day of its annual Build conference, Microsoft announced a set of motion controllers for its Windows Mixed Reality headsets, due for release later this fall. The controllers are fully tracked by internal sensors instead of external cameras and markers.

Microsoft previews next major Windows 10 release
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Big focus on “connection,” making other devices "great" again

During its annual Build conference in Seattle this week, Microsoft announced what it believes is the next milestone in its Windows 10 operating system that fills in some of the pieces missed in the Creators Update it released in late March.

Windows 10 on 500 million monthly active devices
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Up 200 million on a year ago


At its Build developer conference, Microsoft has told the assorted throngs and riff-raff that Windows 10 has now passed 500 million monthly active devices.

Azure goes database mad
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Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:07

Azure goes database mad


Appealing to the widest range of developers


As part of its cunning plan to make Azure a platform appeals to the widest range of developers possible, Microsoft has gone a bit database mad.

USB-C is half-baked claims Microsoft
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 14:03

USB-C is half-baked claims Microsoft


Not ready for the mainstream


When Microsoft unveiled the Surface Laptop last week, it surprised everyone by its lack of a USB Type-C port.

Microsoft echos Echo through Windows
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 13:45

Microsoft echos Echo through Windows


PC controls


Software king of the World Microsoft is about to get into the AI assistant market through Windows 10.

Microsoft issues emergency patch for Windows Defender
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Anti-malware engine triggers remote hacks after mere file scan

Microsoft has released an emergency patch for the malware scanning engine inside Windows Defender and other Windows products that allows remote attacks to be issued by sending an infected email or instant message to a user.

Microsoft teams with Harmon Kardon to create Invoke
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Cortana-powered rival to Amazon, Google and Apple home speakers

Microsoft, the so-called fourth major pillar of the information technology software sector - we can discount IBM - has just revealed a first glimpse at its upcoming smart home speaker that will go head to head with competition from Amazon, Google and Apple in the personal digital assistant category later this fall.

Microsoft thinks the smartphone is toast
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Thursday, 04 May 2017 12:25

Microsoft thinks the smartphone is toast


People are just not aware of it yet


After missing the smartphone boom, Microsoft is gearing itself to be at the forefront of the next one and is saying that the technology pioneered and propped up by Apple is doomed.