Tag Archives: Microsoft

Microsoft Announces SteamVR Support for Mixed Reality Headsets; Halo Set for Debut as Well

HIGHLIGHTS The mixed reality headsets will be made available later this year Microsoft announced its partnership for headsets last year The company says its headsets will be affordable as well as portable Last year, Microsoft announced last year that it partnered with leading device makers including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and 3Glasses on a wide range of headsets that pair with Windows Mixed Reality-ready ... Read More »

Kids can learn to code Xbox and PC games at Microsoft stores

There are a ton of initiatives to help kids (and adults) learn to code these days. Google has lessons for teens to code animates scenes starring Wonder Woman, Apple has the kid-friendly Swift Playgrounds and a partnership with Tynker, and even Facebook has a program that suggests learning gadgets and other resources to help encourage the next generation of coders. Microsoft has now launched a series of ... Read More »

Microsoft Wants To Bring High-Speed Internet To Millions Of Americans In Rural Areas

Microsoft reportedly plans to announce a proposal to tap the unused spaces between television broadcasts to deliver high-speed broadband internet to more than 2 million Americans. The unused channels between TV broadcasts are called white spaces and they’re typically set aside for television channels, but they can also send internet data. Microsoft wants to use these white spaces to enhance broadband access in rural ... Read More »

Microsoft proposing $10B program to bring broadband internet to rural America

Sherry Scott, a schoolteacher in southern Virginia, tests a new broadcast internet system as part of a pilot program by Microsoft and Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities to extend access to more rural students. (Microsoft) In an event scheduled for Tuesday in Washington, D.C., Microsoft plans to propose using technology it helped develop as a cornerstone of an effort to connect the ... Read More »

Microsoft Said to Plan Sales Reorganisation Focused on Cloud

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft is planning to announce a reorganisation as early as next week Job cuts are likely to result from the changes There may be other smaller personnel changes in company’s other parts Microsoft Corp. is planning a global sales reorganisation to better focus on selling cloud software, according to people familiar with the matter. The restructuring is scheduled to ... Read More »

10 supremely useful Microsoft OneNote add-ins and tools

Microsoft OneNote can do just about anything to help you stay organized and productive. That utility doesn’t end with the core features in the desktop and mobile apps, either. OneNote also hooks into a ton of different services, so it’s easy to save everything from meeting notes to recipes and even emails to your digital notebook. And with Microsoft’s cross-platform ... Read More »

Flipkart Unveils Rs. 999 per Month Laptop Offer Partnering With HP, Intel, Microsoft

HIGHLIGHTS Consumers can Rs. 999 per month in a 36-month EMI Flipkart has partnered ICICI Bank and Citibank The laptop sports a Intel Core i3 processor E-commerce marketplace Flipkart on Monday announced that it has collaborated with HP, Intel, and Microsoft so that consumers can buy the HP Imprint, an Intel Core i3-powered Windows 10 laptop priced at Rs. 35,954, ... Read More »

Windows 10 Source Code Leak Confirmed by Microsoft; Data Removed by Beta Archive

HIGHLIGHTS Windows 10 source code leaked online this week New reports say leak is a minor one Leak could lead to potential Windows 10 exploits Microsoft has found itself in an embarrassing position once again with reports that a massive trove of Windows 10 source code has been leaked online this week. Some system builds related to Microsoft’s USB, storage ... Read More »

Microsoft Modern Keyboard With ‘Hidden’ Fingerprint Scanner Launched

HIGHLIGHTS New Microsoft Modern Keyboard comes with a fingerprint scanner It has been priced at $129.99 (roughly Rs. 8,500) The fingerprint scanner is embedded inside the right Windows key Microsoft on Thursday silently unveiled a new keyboard, called the Microsoft Modern Keyboard. Priced at Rs. $129.99 (roughly Rs. 8,500), the new Modern Keyboard is listed as “coming soon” on the ... Read More »

Microsoft Agrees to Buy US-Israeli Cyber-Security Firm Hexadite

Microsoft said on Thursday it has agreed to acquire Hexadite, a US-Israeli provider of technology to automate responses to cyber-attacks. Financial terms were not disclosed. In May, Israeli financial news website Calcalist said Microsoft would pay $100 million (roughly Rs. 643 crores) for Hexadite, which is headquartered in Boston with its research and development centre in Israel. Hexadite says its ... Read More »