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50% Indian workforce may be AI ready in next 6-10 years:...

New Delhi, Aug 10 | The organisations that have deployed Artificial Intelligence (AI) with skilling initiatives in India are generating most value from...

Microsoft’s next-gen console to be called ‘Xbox Series S’

San Francisco, Aug 10 | Microsoft is expected to unveil its second, cheaper next-gen Xbox console this month and a report claims it would...

Microsoft set to leverage cloud dominance in console war with Sony

New Delhi, Aug 9 | With foraying into Cloud-based gaming, Microsoft is racing ahead against its rivals, especially Sony, when it comes to console...

Google, IBM, Microsoft AI models fail to curb gender bias

New York, Aug 8 | Revealing another dark side of trained Artificial Intelligence (AI) models, new research has claimed that Google AI datasets identified...

After Microsoft, Facebook blasts Apple for restricting its gaming app

San Francisco, Aug 8 | After Microsoft blamed Apple for not letting its Cloud gaming service to appear on the App Store, Facebook has...

27 human genes renamed to stop Microsoft Excel from misreading

San Francisco, Aug 7 | Scientists have renamed some 27 human gene symbols over the past year or so to prevent Microsoft Excel from...

Microsoft to infuse $100 million in desi app ShareChat

New Delhi, Aug 7 | Amid all the brouhaha over the Microsoft-TikTok deal talks, the Satya Nadella-run enterprise is all set to invest about...

Microsoft says xCloud gaming not coming to iOS, blames Apple

San Francisco, Aug 7 | Microsofts xCloud streaming game service along with Xbox Game Pass will not arrive on the iOS devices on September...

Microsoft aims to buy entire TikTok, including India ops: Report

New Delhi, Aug 6 | Not just the US operations, Microsoft is aiming to acquire the global business of Chinese short-video making app TikTok,...

Microsoft unveils new platform to help Indian firms return to work

New Delhi, Aug 6 | Microsoft on Thursday announced the general availability of its Power Platform Return to the Workplace solution in India to...

Microsoft to help you access Android phone apps directly from PC

New Delhi, Aug 6 | Microsoft has introduced a new Your Phone app that will help users access their Android phone apps directly from...

100 Xbox games with free pass arrive on Galaxy Note20 series

New Delhi, Aug 5 | Samsung on Wednesday announced its partnership with Microsoft to bring the upcoming Xbox Project xCloud game streaming platform on...

Microsoft to launch xCloud game streaming service on Sept 15

San Francisco, Aug 5 | Microsoft is all set to launch its much-anticipated game streaming service called xCloud on September 15 for Android users...

Google, Microsoft team up to further secure your emails

San Francisco, Aug 5 | Google and Microsoft have worked closely to create a new set of application programming interfaces (APIs) to help deliver...

Microsoft Edge surpasses Firefox to take 2nd spot after Chrome

San Francisco, Aug 4 | The revamped Microsoft Edge has surpassed Firefox to take the second position in the browser market globally, according to...

Microsoft Teams allows 20K participants, Cloud-based phone calling

New Delhi, Aug 4 | Microsoft has announced that its video meet app will now limit the size of interactive meetings to 1,000 participants,...

Microsoft Surface Duo 3460 mAh battery to last all day

San Francisco, Aug 3 | Microsoft is reportedly planning to ship its foldable smartphone Surface Duo this year and will pack a 3460 mAh...

Microsoft Translator for iOS adds auto mode for one-on-one chats

San Francisco, Aug 3 | Microsoft Translator for iOS has just made it easier to translate one-on-one chats with the addition of an auto...

Microsoft confirms talks to acquire TikTok by September 15

San Francisco, Aug 3 | Microsoft has officially confirmed it is in talks to acquire the operations of video-sharing platform TikTok in the US,...

Microsoft halts bid to buy TikTok’s US operations: Report

San Francisco, Aug 2 | Microsoft has reportedly halted its bid to buy the US operations of China-based TikTok after President Donald Trump vowed...

Microsoft to kill Cortana apps on iOS, Android in 2021

San Francisco, Aug 2 | Microsoft has announced that it will discontinue the Cortana apps available on several platforms including Android, iOS and Harman...

Microsoft in talks to buy TikTok’s US operations: Report

San Francisco, Aug 1 | Short video-sharing app TikTok is reportedly in talks to sell its US business to Microsoft. The talks are in...

Microsoft to open offices on January 19, 2021: Report

San Francisco, Aug 1 | Microsoft has reportedly chosen January 19, 2021 as the date for reopening its US offices. According to The Verge, the...

Microsoft tests hydrogen fuel cells to backup its Azure Cloud

New Delhi, July 30 | Lowing its dependency of diesel-powered backup generators, Microsoft is testing hydrogen fuel cells for backup power at its data...

Malware, ransomware top cyberthreats in India: Microsoft report

New Delhi, July 29 | India experienced a higher encounter rate for malware and ransomware attacks than the regional average in Asia Pacific last...

Another Microsoft executive displays Surface Duo on Twitter

San Francisco, July 29 | After CEO Satya Nadella, Microsofts head of mobile and cross-device experiences Shilpa Ranganathan has shared an image of the...

Hybrid new normal of work brings new challenges: Microsoft

New Delhi, July 29 | As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to transform our daily lives, the Asia-Pacific region has accelerated an increase in overall...

Mastercard joins Microsoft to boost digital commerce

Redmond (Washington), July 28 | Mastercard and Microsoft on Tuesday announced a collaboration to accelerate innovation across digital commerce and startup ecosystems.The collaboration will...

Apple, Google, Microsoft topmost valuable brands in Forbes’ list

New Delhi, July 28 | With a brand value of $241.2 billion (a 17 per cent increase year-over-year), Apple has topped the Forbes' annual...

Indian-American techie held for $5.5 mn fraud in Covid relief fund

San Francisco, July 25 | US authorities have arrested Seattle-based Mukund Mohan, a serial entrepreneur and former executive at Amazon and Microsoft, for allegedly...

New Microsoft update allows Cisco Webex meets from Teams app

San Francisco, July 25 | Microsoft has released a new update that finally allows users to join Cisco Webex meetings from the Rooms feature...

NBA to use Microsoft Teams to make basketball fans sit together

San Francisco, July 25 | The National Basketball Association (NBA) will use the new Together Mode in the video meet app Microsoft Teams to...

Microsoft previews Double Key Encryption to protect sensitive data

New Delhi, July 24 | In a bid to further secure customer data and address regulatory needs for some organisations, Microsoft has announced...

Microsoft Surface Duo appears at US FCC ahead of release

San Francisco, July 24 | Microsoft in October last year showcased a foldable smartphone Surface Duo and now, a new report has claimed that...

Microsoft to launch largest-ever Xbox gaming series this fall

New Delhi, July 24 | After witnessing a breakthrough quarter for gaming, Microsoft has said that it will launch Xbox gaming series this fall...

Teams app saw 5 billion meet minutes in a single day:...

New Delhi, July 23 | Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said that Teams users generated more than 5 billion meeting minutes in a single...

Microsoft weathers pandemic, revenue up 13% in June quarter

Redmond (Washington), July 23 | Microsoft weathered the pandemic-hit quarter that ended on June 30, with posting $38 billion in revenue which was up...

Microsoft Teams goes down in India, schoolchildren in a fix

New Delhi, July 22 | The enterprise communication tool Teams from Microsoft on Wednesday went down for millions of users in India and students...

Microsoft introduces ‘Customer Voice’ service in Dynamics 365

San Francisco, July 22 | In a bid to help organizations listen, understand and respond to customers quickly in social distancing times, Microsoft has...

Microsoft to shift Minecraft workloads from AWS Cloud to Azure

San Francisco, July 21 | Popular video game Minecraft which has over 126 million monthly users globally will stop using Amazon Web Services (AWS)...

Microsoft may launch Azure-powered ‘Cloud PC’ next year

San Francisco, July 21 | Microsoft is working on a Azure-powered Cloud PC that will be built on top of Windows Virtual Desktop and...

Skype iOS app gets background blur feature

San Francisco, July 18 | Global communication platform Skype's mobile app for iPhones and iPads has been updated with a new screen-blurring feature similar...

Quarter of a billion people set to lose jobs: Microsoft President

New Delhi, July 18 | The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the world economy so hard that a quarter of a billion people are set...

Microsoft discontinues Xbox One X, Xbox One S digital edition

San Francisco, July 17 | Microsoft has announced that it is discontinuing production of the Xbox One X and Xbox One S Digital Edition. "As...

Microsoft laying off more staff in news team amid AI shift:...

San Francisco, July 17 | Microsoft is reportedly trimming its workforce in the news business further amid shift to artificial intelligence (AI)-based algorithms and...

Security flaw found in Windows DNS, Microsoft releases patch

New Delhi, July 15 | Microsoft has released a patch after researchers from cybersecurity firm Check Point identified a critical security flaw in Windows...

Microsoft adds Google Calendar to Outlook web

San Francisco, July 15 | Microsoft has updated Outlook web with an ability to integrate users personal Outlook.com or Google Calendar accounts to an...

Microsoft, Citrix partner to build future digital workplaces

San Francisco, July 15 | Microsoft and desktop virtualisation leader Citrix have signed a multi-year agreement to reimagine the new, flexible workplace and help...

Google, Facebook join lawsuit against student visa restrictions

San Francisco, July 14 | Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech firms have joined the lawsuit filed by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute...

Microsoft joins Google to create new generation of web apps

San Francisco, July 13 | Microsoft and Google have joined hands to help web developers get their Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) into the...

Business

US stocks end mixed as investors focus on COVID-19 aid

New York, Aug 11 | Wall Street's major averages ended mixed as investors eyed fiscal stimulus in the United States amid the COVID-19 crisis.On...