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Microsoft open-sources 60,000 patents to help Linux avoid lawsuits

This is a surprise to many in the developer community as Microsoft has been notoriously protective of its patents. Android and Samsung have even had to pay billions because of infringements, so Microsoft has a vested financial interest in keeping a tight grip. But Microsoft wants to change its reputation, and show how developer-friendly it…

Amazon Music app comes to the Microsoft Store

First spotted by The WinDuck, the official Amazon Music app is now on the Microsoft Store. Like Spotify and WhatsApp, this Amazon Music desktop app is built with Microsoft’s Desktop App Bridge tool, and isn’t a true UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app. Still, if you’ve an Amazon Prime subscription, you can start streaming over 2 million songs through this…

Cortana now works with IFTTT

Do you use Cortana for your smart home? Well, Microsoft has announced that its digital assistant now natively supports smart home devices from Ecobee, Honeywell Lyric, Honeywell Total Connect Comfort, LIFX, TP-Link Kasa, and Geeni. This is in addition to the Samsung SmartThings, Nest, Philips Hue, Wink, and Insteon support the Windows 10 maker announced last…

Microsoft Office 2019 will be coming in 2018

Microsoft has confirmed that the next perpetual version of Office – that is, the pay-once-and-use-forever version – called Office 2019 will be released in the second half of 2018. Office 2019 includes perpetual versions of the Office apps, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as server versions for Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype…

Microsoft and Facebook’s new subsea cable can transmit data at speeds of 160Tbps

Microsoft has announced the completion of the Marea subsea cable, a joint project with Facebook and global telecommunications infrastructure company Telxius, that took two years to install. Suresh Kumar, Microsoft’s corporate vice-president for cloud infrastructure and operations, said that the subsea cable was the most technologically advanced to cross the Atlantic Ocean and that it…

Prepare to bid farewell to Microsoft Paint

If you were a child in the nineties, you probably were on your computer for the sole purpose of getting on Microsoft Paint. Sadly, the iconic graphics tool that defined some of our earliest computer experiences will be omitted from the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The newly-deprecated tool first existed as a 1-bit monochrome feature during the…

Microsoft Pledges To Provide Nonprofits With $1B Worth Of Its Cloud Computing Resources

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella today announced that his company will donate $1 billion in Microsoft Cloud services to nonprofits over the course of the next three years. The plan is to support a total of about 70,000 nonprofits on Microsoft’s cloud platforms like Azure, Office 365, PowerBI and CRM online through…

Microsoft launches PowerApps, allowing you to build business apps without any coding skills

  Microsoft today launched PowerApps, a new service that allows business users to easily create a basic mobile or Web-based app without requiring codes. Available in preview from today, the idea behind it is to take more business apps to mobile, instead of being tied to the PC as they have…

Windows Server 2008 Configuration Check List

This is the first time that I actually come into deep on Microsoft Window Server 2008 RS Enterprise Edition setup after the fresh installation done. There are about 10 new machines that I need to configure with, so initially I plan to come out with my own checklist, but finally…

Malaysia’s Largest NGO Chooses Microsoft

The Tzu Chi Foundation, an international charitable foundation that first opened its branch in Malaysia in 1993, recently announced that it has successfully deployed a comprehensive stack of Microsoft technology to help achieve its humanitarian mission more effectively.   Tzu Chi KL-Selangor Branch Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Sio Kee Hong…