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Microsoft’s Surface Ergonomic Keyboard makes typing a pleasure

f you spend most of your days typing at a desk, it’s worth looking into an ergonomic keyboard. The traditional flat QWERTY keyboard design wasn’t designed with comfort in mind, and really, why should you be forced to live with an input interface originally designed for typewriters in the 1870s? Microsoft has been at the forefront of the ergonomic arena ...

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The cloud and Office keep Microsoft afloat during PC slump

 It’s been clear for a while that a big part of Microsoft’s future is ensconced in the cloud, and its latest (Q2 2017) earnings report just drives that point home. Wall Street types have been paying close attention to the company’s Azure cloud services, and with good reason — Microsoft almost doubled its Azure revenue since this time last year, ...

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White House adds four ‘Skype seats’ for press briefings

Starting this week, the White House will open up four so-called Skype seats to reporters outside of Washington, DC. Press secretary Sean Spicer announced the move in a briefing today, one that he says will “open up the briefing room to journalists who live beyond 50 miles” of the DC area. Spicer also explained that the virtual access will give ...

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Microsoft releases a new firmware update for the Surface Studio

Microsoft today rolled out their first firmware update for Surface Studio. The updated firmware version number is 117.1394.768.0. There is no change log for this update on the Surface Studio update history page yet. If you noticed any changes after the firmware update, let us know in the comments section below. Surface Studio is an entirely new device designed for the ...

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Microsoft Azure Analysis Services now available in Southeast Asia and East US 2

Microsoft recently announced the launch of Azure Analysis Services in Southeast Asia and East US 2. Azure Analysis Services an enterprise grade OLAP engine and BI modeling platform, offered as a fully managed platform-as-a-service (PaaS). It is based on the proven analytics engine in Microsoft’s SQL Server Analysis Services enabling developers and BI professionals to create BI Semantic Models that can ...

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Microsoft addresses privacy concerns with new online dashboard and updated settings screen

Microsoft is introducing a new online privacy dashboard which will allow users to manage the information they have shared with the Redmond giant. This dashboard was announced by a blog post on Tuesday along with new changes regarding privacy options coming to Windows 10 through “Creator’s Update”. New privacy dashboard The new web-based privacy dashboard will provide users with more ...

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Microsoft launches a new cloud platform for connected cars

Microsoft isn’t building its own connected car — but it is launching a new Azure-based cloud platform for car manufacturers that want to use the cloud to power their own connected-car services. The new Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform will go live as a public preview later this year. “This is not an in-car operating system or a ‘finished product’,” Microsoft’s ...

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Microsoft announces new improvements to Conditional Access in EMS

Microsoft today announced several improvements to Conditional Access in EMS. Admins can now set risk-based access policies per application. Customers can leverage machine learning on a scale to provide real-time detection and automated protection. They can also set multiple policies per application or set and easily roll out global rules to protect all their applications with a single policy. All ...

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Microsoft’s Whiteboard app for teachers and students show up in the Windows Store

In June this year Microsoft announced the “Microsoft Whiteboard” app for students and teachers. Microsoft Whiteboard is a new tool for teachers and students to create, discover, and share ideas together on the big screen. The app features: Write and draw naturally – Multiple people can write on Whiteboard at the same time with a digital pen or using their own ...

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