Microsoft to unveil next generation of Windows on June 24

After confirming at the Build 2021 about the announcement of next-generation of Windows soon, Microsoft has now confirmed that it will  unveil the next upgrade for Windows on June 24th. The invite just says “Join us to see what’s next for Windows” without giving any hints of what to expect. The Windows 10 was introduced back in 2015 as a successor to Windows 8 / 8.1. Continue reading “Microsoft to unveil next generation of Windows on June 24”

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 with 13.5″ / 15″ PixelSense display, 11th Gen Intel Core / AMD Ryzen 4000 series processors launched in India

Microsoft has launched the Surface Laptop 4 in India after it was introduced last month. It comes in two sizes – 13.5-inch and 15-inch. Both these come with 11th Generation Intel Core processor up to Core i7 with Intel’s latest Iris Xe graphics and AMD Ryzen 7 4000 series with AMD Radeon Graphics, up to 16GB of LPDDR4x RAM, up to 512GB of SSD storage, tone-on-tone Alcantara and machined aluminum all-metal finish. Continue reading “Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 with 13.5″ / 15″ PixelSense display, 11th Gen Intel Core / AMD Ryzen 4000 series processors launched in India”

Microsoft Teams adds Together mode, improved task creation and more personal features for free

Microsoft has announced updates to their Microsoft Teams video conferencing software, which adds a bunch of new features such as Together mode, live emoji reactions, shared to-do list, easy task creation, chat dashboard view and more.

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Microsoft Store reduces commission for PC games from 30% down to 12%

In a blog post, the Head of Xbox Game Studios, Matt Booty, has announced that the Microsoft Store will soon reduce their commission for in-store purchases to 12%. Microsoft is also working on upgrading the Store in the coming months with more features, and has promised to improve install reliability and download speeds.

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Microsoft expands list of Xbox Series S and Series X games that support FPS Boost at up to 120Hz

When Microsoft announced the Xbox Series X and Series S console, one of the features that they highlighted was support for gaming at up to 120Hz. However, at launch, the list of games that actually supported up to 120Hz was very few. Now, through the FPS Boost feature, Microsoft has added support for 120Hz gaming on 13 Electronic Arts titles, which will be available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members via EA Play.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 with 13.5″ / 15″ PixelSense display, 11th Gen Intel Core i5/i7 or AMD Ryzen 4000 series processor options announced

Microsoft just announced the Surface Laptop 4 in two sizes – 13.5-inch and 15-inch. Both these come with 11th Generation Intel Core processor up to Core i7 with Intel’s latest Iris Xe graphics and AMD Ryzen 7 4000 series with AMD Radeon Graphics, up to 16GB of LPDDR4x RAM, up to 512GB of SSD storage, tone-on-tone Alcantara and machined aluminum all-metal finish. Continue reading “Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 with 13.5″ / 15″ PixelSense display, 11th Gen Intel Core i5/i7 or AMD Ryzen 4000 series processor options announced”

Microsoft bets big on healthcare; buys AI speech tech company Nuance for $19.7 Billion

In the latest development, Microsoft has announced the acquisition of Nuance Communications, in an all-cash transaction valued at $19.7 billion, inclusive of net debt. As a part of the deal, the Redmond tech giant will pay $56 per share for Nuance, a 23% premium over the closing price of Nuance on Friday, April 9. The transaction is expected to be closed this calendar year. Continue reading “Microsoft bets big on healthcare; buys AI speech tech company Nuance for $19.7 Billion”

Microsoft Cortana app no longer available on Android and iOS

Cortana, the AI- based digital voice assistant from Microsoft, is no longer available on both Android and iOS. The company had earlier revealed plans in July, 2020 to remove the standalone Cortana app from these platforms, and along with it, they have also ended support for third-party Cortana skills.

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Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controllers in Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo Special Edition variants announced in India

Every now and then, Microsoft introduces new special edition and unique colour variants for the Xbox Wireless controller family. Yesterday, Microsoft announced two new colour variants, one called Electric Volt and another called Daystrike Camo Special Edition.

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Microsoft’s Group Transcrib‪e app can transcribe and translate group calls in real time

Microsoft has released a new app for iOS users called Group Transcribe that can provide real-time, high quality transcription and translation during group calls. The apps is designed to increase productivity during team meetings and group sessions by allowing participants be present without being distracted about taking notes.

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Microsoft introduces Mesh mixed-reality platform at Ignite digital conference

In the world of Mixed-reality, Microsoft has been at the forefront for many years now. The company recently showcased a new MR platform called Microsoft Mesh at their Ignite digital conference, which is designed to help developers build immersive, multiuser, cross-platform mixed reality apps

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Microsoft Xbox Game Streaming app in development for Windows 10 PCs

Microsoft has invested a lot of money and time into game streaming technology, which they believe will become the future of gaming. The company is reportedly developing an Xbox Game Streaming app for Windows 10, which will enable users to stream games from either their Xbox Series X/S or xCloud on to their PC.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go Review

I have been a big fan of Microsoft Surface devices since the first Surface RT came out. Microsoft has come a long way since then and Surface products are one of the best ways to experience Windows as there is great integration between the hardware and software. The Surface Laptop Go is the latest offering from Microsoft to launch in India and looks like a promising product on paper. Let us see how it performs in this review. Continue reading “Microsoft Surface Laptop Go Review”

Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ for Business with 11th Gen Intel Core i5/i7 CPUs launched in India starting at Rs. 83999

Targeting commercial and education customers, Microsoft has announced the launch of the Surface Pro 7+ in India. It features up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7, up to a 1TB SSD and it comes with Windows Enhanced Hardware Security features enabled out-of-the-box.

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Microsoft announces Windows 10 version 21H1 feature update with improved security, remote access and more

Microsoft has announced the next feature update to their Window 10 operating system, called version 21H1. It succeeds last year’s 20H2 update, and brings with it security, remote access and quality improvements, along with updates to few core user experiences.

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