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Microsoft finally bans SHA-1 certificates in Internet Explorer and Edge

The Tuesday updates for Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge force those browsers to flag SSL/TLS certificates signed with the aging SHA-1 hashing function as insecure. The move follows similar actions by Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox earlier this year. Browser vendors and certificate authorities have been engaged in a coordinated effort to phase out the use of SHA-1 certificates on ... Read More »

SURFACE LAPTOP: MICROSOFT LAUNCHES STUNNING NEW COMPUTER

Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Laptop, a new computer designed to run the Windows 10 S operating system. The machine is slim and very stylish, though the company has talked up its apparent durability, and says it’s primarily targeted towards students. It features a 13.5-inch ‘PixelSense’ screen with a Full HD resolution and 3:2 aspect ratio, which is compatible with the Surface Pen. ... Read More »

Technology must amplify the best of humanity Microsoft India’s former chairman

Bhaskar Pramanik, 65, capped a corporate career spanning 45 years with six years at Microsoft India, from where he retired last month as chairman. A science fiction fan and lover of awkward acronyms for action plans, Pramanik remains optimistic about technology for the good of all. He tells Forbes India that disruption is taking place at the bottom of the ... Read More »

Microsoft Outlook for Mac to Add Google Calendar, Contacts Support

HIGHLIGHTS This support is only available for Insider members for now The Outlook for mac update also brings Focused Inbox feature It also improves on its package delivery and ticket reservations feature Microsoft is updating its Outlook mail app for Mac users with many features that would make Google account users happy. It is bringing support for Google Calendar and ... Read More »

Microsoft teases Windows 10’s sleek new look for the future

Microsoft’s planning a sleek visual refresh for Windows 10, and the company quietly teased its first official glimpse of what’s coming in the future during the Windows Developer Day keynote on Wednesday. There aren’t many details being shared about “Project Neon” right now—as the refresh was called in earlier leaks—but the new visual look will focus on animations and transitions. The ... Read More »

Microsoft tries to expel Chromebooks from schools with Intune app and low-cost PCs

For years, Apple Macs dominated the classroom. Then Chromebooks took over. Now, Microsoft is once again pushing for kids to learn via new, cheap Windows 10 PCs, managed by a new Intune application designed specifically for education. Chromebooks aren’t much more than web browsers built on top of a bare-bones OS. That can be a drawback for businesses, who demand ... Read More »

Microsoft to cut 700 jobs this week

Microsoft will cut down the jobs of 700 employees in the coming fiscal year, i.e. 2017. Microsoft to cut 700 jobs this week RELATED STORIES Shivraj Singh Chouhan to teach students on January 28 JNU: Entrance examination fee hiked by 27 per cent Twinkle Khanna supports education for slum kids in India Miranda House wins Sanjay Shrivastava Memorial debate JKBOSE ... Read More »

Microsoft will soon end Office 2013 distribution through Office 365

Get ready, Office 365 administrators: Microsoft is ending support for the Office 2013 client apps that it previously distributed through its cloud-based productivity service. Instead, administrators and users will be pushed to use Office 2016, the latest version of the productivity suite that includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Starting on Feb. 28, users won’t be able to download the Office ... Read More »

A new Microsoft foldable device patent offers more grist for the Surface phone rumor mill

In 2009, Microsoft enflamed the minds of consumers with Courier, a foldable phone/tablet concept that was eventually cancelled. Years later, a sort-of new patent implies Microsoft hasn’t (or hadn’t) totally given up on the idea. According to the new patent, which was approved on Tuesday, Microsoft envisions a mobile device with a continuous viewing area that extends across the foldable region—similar in ... Read More »

CES 2017: Microsoft to introduce Cortana Assistant in Nissan and BMW cars

As cars in future are all set to get more intuitive and safer than ever, Microsoft has revealed its plans to introduce Cortana, digital assistant into cars, starting with the Nissan brand. The system has been developed to help with scheduling, checking for shortcuts to driving destinations and even engage an auto-parking feature. The system is in initial development phase ... Read More »