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Microsoft issues security alert over cyber attack: Reports

Microsoft issues security alert over cyber attack: Reports

Microsoft has alerted some of its web mail users of possible hacker attacks that could access their email accounts illegally, media reports said. In an email notification to some affected users on Saturday, Microsoft said it became aware of an issue involving unauthorized access to some customers’ web-based email accounts by cyber criminals. “We have

Microsoft notifying users about end of Windows 7

R.I.P Windows 7 :Microsoft is rolling out a notification update to existing Windows 7 users, informing them that the software giant is pulling away support for the operating system (OS) version. “After 10 years of servicing, January 14, 2020, is the last day Microsoft will offer security updates for computers running Windows 7. This update

Microsoft’s new device to store digital info as DNA

Microsoft store digital info:Tech major Microsoft has successfully developed an end-to-end automated DNA storage device that can translate digital information into DNA and back to bits, the company said in a blog post. The fully automated system to store and retrieve data in manufactured DNA is a key step in moving the technology out of

3 Indian student teams vie for top slot in Microsoft’s Asia talent hunt contest

Three Indian teams are among the 12 finalists who will vie for the top slot in the Microsoft Imagine Cup Asia Regional Semifinals here and move one step closer to win the grand prize of $100,000 at the world championship in the US. First place at the Asia competition will secure $15,000 and a spot

Microsoft rolls out free version of Teams to take on Slack

Microsoft rolls out free version of Teams to take on Slack

Washington : Microsoft’s Slack competitor, Teams, is getting a free version to lure more users. The free version of Microsoft Teams allows you to add up to 300 people per workplace. It comes with 10GB of team file storage and 2GB of personal storage per person, TechCrunch reported. Other key features include integrated content creation

Office 2019 will only work on Windows 10: Microsoft

San Francisco, Feb 2, Microsoft has announced that its Office 2019 suite — to be available in the second half of 2018 — will only work on Windows 10 operating system. “Office 2019 will ship in H2 of 2018. Previews of the new apps and servers will start shipping in the second quarter of 2018.

Microsoft releases another security update against 'Spectre'

Microsoft releases another security update against ‘Spectre’

Microsoft has released another security patch against “Spectre Variant 2” bug found on Intel chips. Intel has reported issues with recently released microcode meant to address “Spectre variant 2” termed as “CVE 2017-5715 Branch Target Injection”.Intel noted that this microcode can cause “higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behaviour,” adding that situations like

Microsoft Garage launches Favorites Lock Screen app in India

Microsoft Garage announced that its Favorites Lock Screen app will now be available to Android users in India. This app allows people to craft a more personalized experience centered around their passions and interests, and also offers a host of wallpapers across multiple categories to choose from, such as sports, actors, musicians, animals, and automobiles. Users can

Microsoft set to offer the fattest pay package of Rs 1.39 crore at IITs this year

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: US technology giant Microsoft is likely to offer the highest pay package at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), where final placements starting today will see companies slugging it out for the cream of engineering talent from the Class of 2018.According to campus sources across top IITs, the company is likely to offer

AI-based workplace solutions

Fujitsu, Microsoft to develop AI-based workplace solutions

AI-based workplace solutions: Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company Fujitsu and Microsoft on Saturday announced to build new Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based solutions that will transform the ways people work. Based on the Microsoft 365 integrated cloud service, the new solutions will be powered by Fujitsu’s AI technology, Fujitsu Human Centric AI Zinrai, and Microsoft AI

xbox one x huge gamers holiday shoppers alike

The Xbox One X is Huge with Gamers and Holiday Shoppers Alike

The Xbox One X has now been out for a little more than a month, and it has become both big news for anyone looking to upgrade their Xbox with the best tech, and a new feather in Microsoft’s cap, one sorely needed as the Xbox continues to struggle against the much more popular PS4.But

Intel high computing goals

Intel set to help India achieve its high-computing goals

Intel high computing goals: Buoyed by the demands from sectors like e-commerce, banking, telecom, government and other enterprises to store and scale up Big Data, global chip maker Intel is ready to help India achieve high-performance computing.According to Lisa Spelman, Vice President and General Manager, Intel Xeon Processors and Data Center Marketing, Intel, the sheer

Microsoft releases Fall Creators Update for over 500mn devices

San Francisco, Oct 18, Microsoft releases Fall Creators Update : After testing the latest Windows 10 “Fall Creators Update” over the past six months, Microsoft has released the latest edition to secure over 500 million Windows 10 devices globally, starting with new machines first.“For the best experience, we recommend you wait until Windows 10 is

Microsoft builds treehouse offices

Microsoft builds treehouse offices

Washington State, Oct 14, Microsoft builds treehouse offices. To help its employees gain creativity, focus and happiness, Microsoft has built treehouse workspaces with embedded tech at its Redmond campus that will serve as meeting spaces and a more casual work environment. Designed by renowned builder Pete Nelson, the treehouse is one of the three new

Window phones dead, Microsoft finally admits

San Francisco, Oct 9, After struggling to sell Window smartphones for quite some time as Google’s Android and Apple iOS Operating Systems (OS) surged ahead, Microsoft has finally admitted that the software giant will no longer develop new features or hardware for Window 10 mobiles. In a series of tweets, Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President

Facebook, Microsoft lay Internet cables across Atlantic

Facebook, Microsoft lay Internet cables across Atlantic

Facebook, Microsoft lay Internet cables across Atlantic. In an incredible feat, Microsoft, Facebook and the telecom infrastructure company Telxius have laid a 6,598 km cable across the Atlantic Ocean that is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of data per second.The companies announced the completion of the highest capacity sub-sea cable ‘Marea’ (tide) that delivers 16

Satya Nadella criticises Trump’s stance to end DACA

Soon after it was reported that US President Donald Trump may roll back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith have criticised the presidential stance. The DACA programme was established by former US President Barack Obama to shield hundreds of thousands of undocumented youths

Microsoft, Amazon collaborate to integrate Cortana, Alexa capabilities

Microsoft, Amazon collaborate to integrate Cortana, Alexa capabilities

Microsoft, Amazon collaborate to integrate Cortana, Alexa capabilities. In a rare collaboration, Microsoft and Amazon have come to an agreement wherein Cortana users will have access to Alexa and vice-versa. According to a report in the New York Times, the two rival tech firms have been coordinating behind the scenes for the past year to

Govt. bans 'Blue Whale challenge'

Govt. bans Blue Whale challenge socials media giants to remove links

Govt bans Blue Whale challenge socials media giants to remove links. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, taking a strict measure against the deadly online game, Blue whale Challenge, has asked the social media giants like Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo to immediately remove all the links relating to the game, on Tuesday.“Instances

Govt. Asks Google, Facebook, Microsoft To Remove Blue Whale Links

Government Asks Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Others To Remove Blue Whale Links

Government has directed internet majors – Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo – to immediately remove the links of dangerous online game Blue Whale Challenge, which has led to suicide of children in India and other countries. “Instances of children committing suicide while Blue Whale Challenge have been reported in India…You are hereby requested