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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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Every Chromebook released in 2017 will support Android apps

You currently have to be picky about your choice of Chrome OS devices if you want to run Android apps, but you won’t have to be quite so choosy going forward. Google has quietly mentioned that all Chromebooks arriving in 2017 or later will support Android software — you won’t have to spring for premium models just to run your ...

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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 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 seeks to “transform and modernize education” by collaborating with edX for new online course offerings

Earlier this year, Microsoft shared that they wanted to help “transform and modernized education”. What does transforming schools actually mean? To Microsoft, it means educating from the very top. That includes administrators, principals, and school leaders that directly influence the development of lessons and learning. The tech giant intends to develop classes specifically for these individuals to put learning first ...

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Microsoft wins Advertiser of the Year award at Clio Awards 2016

The Clio Awards, esteemed international advertising, design and communications competition, announced Grand and “Of the Year” winners at its 57th annual award show held September 28 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Microsoft’s advertising has been honored with the prestigious Advertiser of the Year award by Clio Awards. In addition, Xbox was awarded numerous individual ...

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Microsoft boasts its cloudy Hadoop big data mill’s faster than yours

Microsoft has overhauled its cloud-hosted Azure HDInsight Hadoop big data mill with extra security in the shape of enhanced authentication and identity management features plus a claimed 25 times performance boost in crunching big data queries. Azure HDInsight is a service that lets users deploy and manage Apache Hadoop clusters on Microsoft’s Azure cloud, and has been developed in partnership ...

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Microsoft’s new tool helps developers find ‘million-dollar’ bugs in their apps

At its Ignite conference in Atlanta, Microsoft announced a preview of Project Springfield, a cloud-based tool designed to help developers detect bugs in their Windows-based applications. The main component in Project Springfield is SAGE, a fuzz testing tool that Microsoft used to uncover security flaws in Windows 7. The company says that the cost of deploying patches for majorly distributed ...

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