Microsoft rolls out Windows 11 2022 update with new features

Microsoft began sending out the Windows 11 2022 Upgrade today, the first big feature update since Windows 11 was released on October 5, 2021. The company says the first major upgrade to Windows 11 makes the PC easier and safer to use for everyone, enables people to be more productive, and makes Windows the best place to connect, create, and play. Continue reading “Microsoft rolls out Windows 11 2022 update with new features”

Microsoft celebrates 15 years of OneDrive with new features

Microsoft is commemorating OneDrive’s 15th birthday today. In its release, the company also thanked each and every user for utilizing OneDrive. Furthermore, Microsoft also announced that it would be delivering new and intuitive experiences to OneDrive. Continue reading “Microsoft celebrates 15 years of OneDrive with new features”

Microsoft Teams is now optimized for Mac with Apple Silicon

Microsoft Teams has been optimized for Apple Silicon, and the new update is currently going out to users, the company announced following beta testing. Microsoft Teams has gone native, three months after quietly entering private beta and more than two years following the debut of the first Apple Silicon applications. Continue reading “Microsoft Teams is now optimized for Mac with Apple Silicon”

Microsoft Outlook lite for Android released

Millions of individuals across the world use Microsoft Outlook every day for their email and calendaring needs. In order to provide more people, organizations, institutions of higher learning, and small enterprises with a service for their light-weight mobile devices, the company today announced the launch of Outlook Lite in a variety of regions. Microsoft Outlook Lite offers all of Microsoft Outlook’s key features in a more compact client that runs quickly on mobile devices across all networks. Continue reading “Microsoft Outlook lite for Android released”

Microsoft unveils Project AirSim to accelerate autonomous air mobility development

Microsoft has unveiled Project AirSim, a new innovation, today at the Farnborough International Airshow. Project AirSim uses high-fidelity simulation to safely build, train, and test autonomous aircraft on the Azure platform. It is essentially an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered simulator for drones, flying taxis, and other advanced aerial mobility (AAM) vehicles. Today, a limited preview of Project AirSim is available. Continue reading “Microsoft unveils Project AirSim to accelerate autonomous air mobility development”

Netflix partners with Microsoft for ad-supported subscription plan

Netflix announced in April that it is planning to offer an ad-supported subscription plan to its customers. This action follows the firm’s downward trend in subscriber growth. The streaming giant lost 200K subscribers in the first quarter of 2022, which is a huge blow. As a result, the company is expected to take some serious actions in the future. Continue reading “Netflix partners with Microsoft for ad-supported subscription plan”

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 with 12.4″ touchscreen launched in India

Microsoft has launched the Surface Laptop Go 2 in India, after it was introduced last month. The brand-new Surface Laptop Go 2 has updated features and specs that show the wide range of experiences that Windows 11 PC users have come to have. Continue reading “Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 with 12.4″ touchscreen launched in India”

Microsoft to end support for Windows 8.1 from January 2023

Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system, which was released in 2013, will no longer receive Extended Security Updates (ESUs) beginning early next year, on January 10th, 2023, according to the company’s support article. Microsoft will notify existing users beginning in July, with additional reminders following in the coming months. Continue reading “Microsoft to end support for Windows 8.1 from January 2023”

Microsoft Edge gets new gaming features

Microsoft Edge browser is gaining new gaming-focused features with its latest Microsoft Edge 103 release. The new gaming features include a new gaming section on the homepage, Clarity Boost, Efficiency Mode, and a new game menu for casual games. Continue reading “Microsoft Edge gets new gaming features”

Microsoft Defender app for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android released

Microsoft has announced the general availability of their new security app called Microsoft Defender for individuals. It is the newest offering in their family of Microsoft Defender and Microsoft 365 solutions, and it extends upon the protections built into Windows Security. It is also now available for Android and iOS after over 2 years of the announcement.

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Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is officially retiring today

Microsoft is officially retiring its famous Internet Explorer browser, which debuted in 1995 alongside the Windows 95 operating system. People who used computers on a regular basis in the 1990s and early 2000s, whether at home, at school, or at work, are likely to feel nostalgic about Internet Explorer. However, Microsoft’s decision to discontinue Internet Explorer was primarily motivated by the fact that web developers were less likely to make their sites compatible with Internet Explorer. Continue reading “Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is officially retiring today”

Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary update brings helicopters, gliders, Airbus A310 and more

Microsoft’s highly popular Flight Simulator franchise is celebrating its 40th anniversary this November 2022. As part of the celebration, Microsoft has announced a bunch of new updates to the game that will pay tribute to both previous Flight Simulator games and introduce new and highly anticipated aircraft types.

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Microsoft Teams update brings Echo cancellation, real-time screen optimization and more

Microsoft has announced a number of new features for Teams that brings improvements to the audio and video experience. The app now supports echo cancellation, de-reverberation, background noise suppression, brightness and focus filters, and more.

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Xbox & Bethesda Games unveil 30 new titles coming over the next year

Microsoft held their Xbox & Bethesda Games showcase event yesterday. During the event, the two companies unveiled more than 30 titles that will be arriving to Game Pass over the next 12 months. For the Xbox Series X|S consoles, there are many titles coming in 2023, including Redfall, Minecraft Legends, Forza Motorsport and Starfield.

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Xbox app for Samsung Smart TVs will let you play over 100 games without a console

Microsoft today announced a partnership with Samsung to bring Xbox App and Game Pass to 2022 Samsung Smart TVs including Neo QLED 8K, Neo QLED 4K, QLEDs and 2022 Smart Monitor Series. Samsung said that Samsung Gaming Hub will become the world’s first Smart TV platform to include the Xbox app on Smart TVs. Continue reading “Xbox app for Samsung Smart TVs will let you play over 100 games without a console”