Articles about Microsoft
07 Jul 2021
Microsoft issues critical security update to patch PrintNightmare vulnerability
Microsoft was recently notified of a critical zero-day vulnerability on all computers running recent versions of Windows.
30 Jun 2021
Here's how to install Windows 11 Insider Preview for free
We have already seen Microsoft officially unveil Windows 11. The Silicon Valley giant has also announced that the users of Windows 10 will receive a free upgrade.
25 Jun 2021
Microsoft finally announced Windows 11 with support for Android apps
Since Microsoft teased Windows 11 at its developer conference last month and we saw a pre-release build leak online, we haven't had a deeper look at what's changed besides the cosmetic appearance of the new operating system.
17 Jun 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter loses safe harbor in India, and more
Twitter seems to have lost the dangerous game of chicken it has been playing with the Indian government.
13 Jun 2021
Microsoft announces Windows 10 retirement, teases launch of next-generation Windows
Microsoft has recently announced that it will end support for Windows 10 on October 14, 2025.
11 Jun 2021
Move over consoles, Microsoft will now develop Xbox streaming sticks
It is no secret that the availability of gaming consoles including the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X has taken a hit due to the ongoing global chip shortage.
10 Jun 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Apple keeps Android users in check, and more
"Don't call us, we'll call you," best describes the dynamics between Android and Apple users when it comes to the new cross-platform FaceTime update.
09 Jun 2021
Microsoft reopens outlets as 'Experience Centers,' Retail won't be focus
Microsoft will sell consumer electronics and software products at physical locations across the world. The software giant will be setting up retail outlets dubbed as "Experience Centers" in New York City, London, and Sydney starting July.
30 May 2021
Microsoft's GPT-3 technology could soon write code using ordinary language
A year after funneling $1 billion in OpenAI and gaining exclusive licensing rights to GPT-3, on May 25, Microsoft shared its plans to bring the GPT-3 natural language processing (NLP) technology to programming applications.
26 May 2021
Microsoft's Satya Nadella teases 'next generation' Windows announcement 'very soon'
Earlier this week, we had reported that Windows 10 could see significant user interface (UI) changes at Microsoft's Build 2021 virtual conference.
24 May 2021
Here's what to expect from Microsoft Build 2021 developers conference
Shortly after being in the news for retiring Internet Explorer and Windows 10X, Microsoft is all set to host its Build 2021 virtual event starting from May 25.
20 May 2021
After 25 years, Microsoft is finally retiring Internet Explorer
After silently retiring its Windows 10X operating system, tech giant Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer will not be supported after June 15, 2022. The browser has served Windows users faithfully since 1995 until Chromium-based browsers took over with more modern features, security, better user interface, and compatibility.
20 May 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Microsoft tries hiding Windows 10X's demise, and more
In the deluge of Google I/O announcements, news of Microsoft killing Windows 10X has slipped through the cracks. But we have taken it upon ourselves to bring this tragic development to light.
19 May 2021
Microsoft provides 125 oxygen concentrators to Noida Authority
Tech giant Microsoft India has provided 125 oxygen concentrators to Noida Authority to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in the Noida City of Uttar Pradesh.
19 May 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Germans are making a flying Tesla, and more
What's better than an electric car? An electric aircraft, of course. German aviation start-up Volocopter is about to give a whole new dimension to range anxiety with its electric-powered rotorcraft capable of vertical takeoff and landing.
18 May 2021
Microsoft Teams now available for everyone, offers free 24-hour calling
Following in the footsteps of other enterprise-grade video calling solutions that opened their doors to the masses amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft has launched a version of Teams for personal use today.
18 May 2021
Microsoft probed Bill Gates's affair with employee in 2019
Two weeks after Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda French Gates announced their split, aWall Street Journal report has revealed a 2019 investigation into a female engineer's allegations that her billionaire boss had an affair with her over the years.
04 May 2021
Bill and Melinda Gates are splitting up after 27 years
Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder, and his wife, Melinda Gates, have announced their separation after 27 years.
26 Apr 2021
Google, Microsoft pledge support in India's COVID-19 fight
As India records more than three lakh daily COVID-19 cases for the fifth consecutive day, Google and Microsoft bosses have pledged support to help with the pandemic.
21 Apr 2021
Discord reportedly rejects Microsoft's $12 billion acquisition offer
Microsoft was rumored to be in talks with Discord for acquiring it in, what would have been, a $12 billion deal. However, latest reports indicate that deal may have fizzled out, according to unnamed sources privy to Bloomberg.
17 Apr 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Chip shortages will continue until 2023, and more
Want a new graphics card, gaming rig, or a next-generation console? Well, you might as well pay the atrocious scalper prices because the world's largest chipmaker TSMC has painted a rather grim picture.
16 Apr 2021
Microsoft Edge adds Kids Mode for safer browsing experience
Microsoft has been making constant improvements to its Edge browser since it shifted to Chromium—the same engine that powers Google's Chrome browser.
14 Apr 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Your WhatsApp account isn't safe anymore, and more
Another day, another colossal security bungle from the good folks at Facebook. If two separate data leaks weren't bad enough, it was revealed that anyone who knows your phone number can nuke your WhatsApp account.
13 Apr 2021
Microsoft buys Siri co-creator Nuance in $19.7 billion deal
Microsoft Corp has bought AI speech tech company Nuance in an impressive $19.7 billion acquisition deal. The firm famously helped Apple develop its Siri voice assistant with its pioneering work in the text-to-speech field since its founding in 1992.
10 Apr 2021
Ahead of launch, Microsoft Surface Laptop 4's prices leaked
Microsoft will launch its Surface Laptop 4 model on April 27, according to WinFuture.
02 Apr 2021
Microsoft signs $21.8 billion deal with the US Army
Microsoft has received a contract worth $21.8 billion from the Department of Defense (DoD) to supply the US Army with 120,000 augmented reality headsets, the Pentagon recently announced.
02 Apr 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: US Army bets big on HoloLens, and more
If you thought augmented reality tech was just a passing fad, the US Department of Defense begs to differ. The agency made a massive $21.88 billion deal with Microsoft to supply the US Army with 120,000 ruggedized HoloLens AR units.
23 Mar 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: LG might shutter mobile phone business, and more
Excited about the upcoming LG rollable phone? Buying one might be a bit difficult since LG could shut down its smartphone arm by April.
23 Mar 2021
Microsoft in talks to buy Discord for $10 billion
Microsoft is reportedly in talks with Discord to buy the gaming-centric voice and chat platform for a whopping $10 billion. According to unnamed sources privy to Bloomberg, Xbox chief Phil Spencer is allegedly involved in the talks.
23 Mar 2021
Microsoft will open Redmond headquarters next week in limited capacity
Big Tech is committed to get its workers back into offices. And Microsoft wants that as early as next week. Microsoft will be easing more workers back to its headquarters in Redmond, Washington beginning next Monday.
16 Mar 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: WhatsApp pays for privacy debacle, and more
16 Mar 2021
Microsoft Teams and Azure services recovering from worldwide outage
Since 1:10 am IST, several users around the world were unable to access Microsoft Teams, Azure, and few other Microsoft services.
09 Mar 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Chinese hackers spook the White House, and more
A Chinese hacking group called Hafnium has exploited a security flaw in Microsoft's popular Exchange Server email software to infect hundreds of thousands of entities across the globe.
08 Mar 2021
Microsoft Hack: Chinese espionage targeting email servers spooks White House
A state sponsored Chinese hacking group dubbed as Hafnium has compromised Microsoft's business email software.
04 Mar 2021
Microsoft demonstrates Mesh mixed reality platform for virtual collaboration
During the virtual Ignite conference on Tuesday, Microsoft demonstrated the Mesh mixed reality platform, which enables remote collaboration using the HoloLens 2 headset.
04 Mar 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter brings Clubhouse to the masses, and more
Even as Clubhouse tries to be a hipster and keep Android users from experiencing its new take on social media, Twitter has cloned the experience for them with Spaces.
23 Feb 2021
Microsoft takes on Fiverr, Upwork with LinkedIn Marketplaces
Professional social networking platform LinkedIn will soon give the likes of Fiverr and Upwork a run for their money. The Microsoft-owned company will enter the gig economy with a new service called Marketplaces.
22 Feb 2021
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+, Hub 2S launched in India
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ laptop-cum-tablet, which was announced in January this year, is now up for grabs in India. It carries a starting price-tag of Rs. 83,999 and is available only for educational institutions and enterprises.
14 Feb 2021
Microsoft's quantum computing dreams shattered by dodgy Majorana particle research
In 2018, Microsoft employee and physicist Leo Kouwenhoven published a paper claiming to have observed a particle called the Majorana fermion. The breakthrough could've benefited Microsoft's quantum computing technology greatly.
13 Feb 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook is after your vital stats, and more
From your political preferences to buying habits, Facebook's spying of its users is comprehensive. However, there's always some scope for improvement.