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Microsoft is on the edge: Windows, Office? Naah. Let's talk about cloud, AI
May 10, 2017 8:40 pm|Comments (0)

In other words, all the data coming off connected devices requires both local and cloud computing resources. The revolution will not be centralized.


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Microsoft’s budget Windows VR headsets roll out to developers soon
April 7, 2017 6:30 pm|Comments (0)

A lucky few developers will be able to get their hands on a low-cost Windows virtual reality headset starting this month. Microsoft announced Wednesday that the Acer Mixed Reality Developer Edition headset will start rolling out to a handpicked batch of software makers starting the end of March, with more coming later.

This marks the first release of a Windows Mixed Reality headset, which Microsoft first previewed last year. The headsets are supposed to stand out from the crowd because of a lower price and their support for “inside-out” tracking that uses sensors on the device to determine a user’s position, rather than relying on external trackers to gather that information. That’s why Microsoft is calling them mixed reality headsets.

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Microsoft is bringing Windows Holographic to all Windows 10 PCs
August 16, 2016 10:30 pm|Comments (0)

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The software that powers Microsoft’s HoloLens will soon be able to run on any Windows 10 PC. 

An upcoming update will allow Windows 10 PCs to run the Windows Holographic shell and the augmented reality versions of Universal Windows apps, Microsoft’s Terry Myerson announced during an appearance at Intel’s Developer Forum in San Francisco Tuesday.

This means that anyone with a Windows 10 PC will be able to take advantage of the holographic versions of Windows apps from their PCs. The update will be compatible with Microsoft’s HoloLens and Intel’s newly announced Project Alloy, its standalone VR headset coming in 2017. Read more…

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GSW Announces Mexico’s SCG as Telnet Server for Windows Reseller
July 19, 2016 7:30 pm|Comments (0)

Georgia SoftWorks (GSW) welcomes SCG Professional Consulting as an Authorized Reseller of the GSW…

(PRWeb July 19, 2016)

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Affinity Photo was Apple’s 2015 App of the Year — and it’s headed to Windows
June 24, 2016 11:50 pm|Comments (0)


Affinity Photo is easily the closest thing to Photoshop that’s not made by Adobe. Until recently, it was also only available to Apple users. But, that all changed with a short teaser and a quick press release. Serif Ltd., announced that it was bringing the much-loved photo editing application to an entirely new operating system — Windows. If you haven’t been fortunate enough to use Affinity Photo, let me sing its praises for you: it’s lightweight, feature-packed, and offers nearly everything Adobe’s Photoshop does (and a few things it doesn’t) for all of $ 50. It’s also the proud recipient of an Apple…

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Microsoft will bring BitLocker and Secure Boot to Windows 10 IoT Core
December 16, 2015 1:45 am|Comments (0)

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Microsoft is beefing up the security capability of Windows 10 IoT Core, the compact version of Windows intended for Internet-connected devices. Microsoft’s BitLocker data encryption technology and its Secure Boot system for only supporting trusted software will both appear in in an upcoming release of the operating system, Microsoft announced today.

“By building this into IoT Core you can get these highly valuable security features without needing to build your own implementations meaning you can get your project done faster and still be more secure,” Steve Teixeira, director of program Management for the Internet of Things team in Microsoft’s Operating Systems Group, wrote in a blog post.

The build packing BitLocker and Secure Boot will be available to people participating in the Windows Insider Program, Teixeira wrote.

The OS became publicly available last month following a preview that came out in April, days after the formal release of Windows 10 proper.

For those who want to try it out, a new Windows IoT Core Starter Kit might be just the thing. It costs $ 114.95 with a Raspberry Pi 2 and $ 75 without the Pi. An SD card in the kit comes with the OS installed.



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Microsoft, Baidu Deal Drives Windows 10 Adoption
November 16, 2015 7:05 am|Comments (0)

Microsoft announces a partnership with China’s Baidu to broaden Windows 10 adoption in the world’s most populated country.


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Microsoft launches meeting app Invite for iPhone, coming soon to Android and Windows Phone
November 6, 2015 8:50 am|Comments (0)

One of the meeting rooms at Communitech, a startup mecca in Waterloo, Ontario. Google also has 200 employees here.

Microsoft today launched a new standalone app for scheduling meetings called Invite. Available only for iPhone users in the U.S. and Canada for now, you can download Invite now directly from Apple’s App Store.

Here is how it works. First you suggest times that work for you, and then invite attendees to vote. You can send invites to anyone with an email address — even if they are outside your organization. The recipients select all the times they can attend from the app itself or from a browser, once votes are in, you pick the time that works best.

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The best part is that anyone invited can see what options work best for other attendees, and suggest their own times as well. The sender chooses a final date and time whenever they’re ready, hitting Send Calendar Invites to get it on everyone’s calendars.

Here is how Microsoft explains its thinking behind the app:

Invite is designed to overcome the biggest obstacle when scheduling meetings — not being able to see the calendars of attendees outside your organization. As a result, your proposed meeting can be repeatedly declined until you find a time that works.

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Certain events and meetings can be moved if something more important comes up, but only each person knows best where they are flexible. By letting attendees pick times that work for them, even when it means moving one of their own meetings, can stop that meeting from being scheduled on a Friday evening.

Invite is mainly designed for users with Office 365 business and school accounts. That said, the app also works with any email account, including Outlook.com, Gmail, and Yahoo Mail.

The app’s launch and limitations are very similar to Microsoft’s Send, a lightweight email app that debuted in July. Like Send, Invite is starting out as iPhone-only, available only in two countries, and with the promise of “coming soon” to Android and Windows Phone.

Invite is the latest in a long line of apps to emerge from Microsoft Garage, the software giant’s lab for experimental tinkering. At this rate, Microsoft will soon have more experimental apps than “final” apps.

And that’s okay, as long as some of them are eventually released or integrated into existing products.

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