Review Category : Microsoft

Microsoft previously announced that Seattle Children’s Hospital have committed to purchasing and deploying Surface Pro 3 inside their organization. Apart from it, Avanade, BMW Group, The Coca-Cola Company and Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy have already committed to purchasing and deploying Surface Pro 3. Surface Pro 3 allows these organizations the complete laptop experience with the power to run all the Windows software they need, including the full Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud. Today, Microsoft announced that UPMC has chosen to deploy 2000 Surface Pro 3 devices for use with their innovative Convergence application to give their physicians quick access to the most important information they need about every patient they see. Microsoft touts that health care customers are loving Surface Pro 3 over others. Like its predecessor, Surface Pro 3 was designed to be a Clinical Grade device–designed from the ground up to ensure maximum performance and usability for healthcare ...

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As announced this week, Microsoft has released the redesigned Skype app for iPhone users. This update brings Skype app for iOS to the same UI which Windows Phone and Android users already enjoy. We’re excited for you to see how the new app has been redesigned to put your conversations first, providing you with a smoother, leaner and more integrated experience. Skype for iPhone is up to five times faster and it is also more stable and more reliable. Navigating through the new UI is easier and more fluid. Whether it’s creating a group chat, sending a photo or starting a video call, the new Skype for iPhone has been rethought to be simple and intuitive. New changes: Faster: You’ll notice the effort we’ve put into this overhaul as soon as you launch Skype 5.0 for iPhone. The new version is over 5 times faster than the old version. Smoother: ...

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Station Q is a Microsoft Research lab located on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Topological quantum computing is the main research area over there. They are exploring theoretical and experimental approaches to creating the reliable quantum analog of the traditional bit—the qubit. Speaking to MIT Technology Review, Microsoft Research CVP Peter Lee revealed that Microsoft had previously kept its quantum effort relatively quiet, but that positive results have convinced him to be more open. The theoretical basis of topological qubits was first sketched out at UC Santa Barbara roughly eight years ago, says Lee. Then, around four years ago, Microsoft researchers led work to pose a series of key tests that could show whether those ideas could work in reality. Microsoft funded several labs around the world to work on those questions, says Lee. “Two years ago the results started to come in positive.” Work is ...

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European Union court ruled last week that search engines like Google should be able to remove personal links of users on request. Google has already started implementing this Right To Be Forgotten request form last month, and as per Search Engine Land, it has been taking in about 10,000 requests per day. This law applies for Bing too. But, Microsoft Bing team is still working on implementing this process. Here is the statement from Microsoft, We’re currently working on a special process for residents of the European Union to request blocks of specific privacy-related search results on Bing in response to searches on their names.  Given the many questions that have been raised about how the recent ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union should be implemented, developing an appropriate system is taking us some time.  We’ll be providing additional information about making requests soon. Source: Bing ...

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Microsoft announced in April that they have ended the custom domain support for Outlook.com. Custom domain support was one of the coolest feature that differentiated Outlook.com/Hotmail from Gmail in the recent years. Microsoft posted on Windows Live Admin Center homepage that Outlook.com no longer offers support for new custom domain sign ups and new customers looking to manage custom domains are encouraged to use Office 365. Microsoft yesterday sent out e-mail to existing Outlook.com custom domain users that as of 31 July 2014, you will no longer be able to add or remove accounts in your domain. They are also offering complimentary 90-day subscription to Office 365 Small Business Premium for 5 users if you sign up before 15 July 2014. Dear Outlook.com Customer, We want to inform you of some important changes to the Windows Live Admin Center: As of 10 April 2014, Outlook.com no longer supports new custom ...

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Imagine you are going for a clothing store fitting room, and you can get the different size, color of the garment you need with a simple touch. This is becoming real as a new project by Accenture, Avanade, and Microsoft has prototyped exactly this. This “Connected Fitting Room” project makes uses of RFID technology to track what you try on and use that data for other purposes such as recommendations, etc. In the Connected Fitting Room, each garment in the store is labeled with an RFID tag–a low-power radio transmitter that identifies itself, like, “Hey, I’m a medium Ralph Lauren plaid shirt!” Then, inside the fitting room, there’s a an RFID reader. So when a shopper walks into the room, that clothing uploads to the network, and then it appears on a screen in the room. Want another size or color? Just tap the screen, and a clerk will receive ...

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Microsoft yesterday sent out email to its users saying that they are updating their terms of use and privacy statement. The update was focused on increasing the privacy, transparency and simplicity. This Microsoft Services Agreement applies to your Microsoft account and includes many of Microsoft’s consumer services such as Outlook.com, OneDrive and Bing, while the privacy statement explains how your personal information is collected, used and protected across your Microsoft account, Outlook.com and OneDrive. Privacy: As part of our ongoing commitment to respecting your privacy, we won’t use your documents, photos or other personal files or what you say in email, chat, video calls or voice mail to target advertising to you. Transparency: We updated our Code of Conduct so that you can understand better the types of behaviour that could affect your account, and added language that parents are responsible for minor children’s use of Microsoft account and services, ...

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Microsoft today announced the details for in-store events and experiences in the more than 90 Microsoft retail stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, to celebrate the launch of Surface Pro 3. Microsoft Stores already has Surface Pro 3 devices for demo. Visit the nearest store to experience the device. Also, Microsoft Stores will have all the Surface Pro 3 accessories and Microsoft Store exclusive red type cover. You can pre-order Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft Store today. Celebration events in all stores on June 20 To celebrate the arrival of the Surface Pro 3, all Microsoft retail stores in the U.S. and Canada will host launch day activities starting when stores open on Friday, June 20, including VIP white-glove pre-order pickup, giveaways, music, food and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to win dozens of giveaways and prizes, including a family vacation to Honolulu, Hawaii, for four. See https://microsoft.promo.eprize.com/surfacepro3 for ...

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On the eve of World Cup Football event, Microsoft Bing today posted their predictions for this biggest sporting event in the world. Microsoft recently posted predictions on which contestants were most likely to get voted off or win The Voice, Dancing With the Stars, and American Idol, and they are taking the experiment a step further applying it to the World Cup.   When a user search for “World Cup”, “Predictions”, or any matches, Microsoft will display the chances of each respective team to win as seen in the image above. How Did We Come Up with the Predictions? The process of predicting outcomes of sporting events is unlike voting show predictions, as popularity and some sentiment signals do not play similar roles in determining who wins a contest.  Rather, the actions and performances of a handful of individuals solely determine who wins, loses, or ties.  For the tournament, our models evaluate the ...

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World Cup Football event kicks off in Brazil tomorrow. Millions of people will be using Internet to find latest info on World Cup. To help you get the most out of the tournament, Microsoft is rolling out a host of features for checking scores, schedules, player info and more on Bing. Let’s take a look at what is rolling out: Bing Predicts: Which Team Has the Best Chance of Winning? Starting today, if you search for “World Cup”, “Predictions”, or any matches (both preliminary as well as later in the single elimination rounds) we will display the chances of each respective team to win. Schedules and Scores Curious to know when your team is playing?  Looking to find out who won a match? We have fine-tuned our index to provide you with schedules and scores directly in the search results.   Search for “World Cup Schedule” or “World Cup Scores” and we’ll serve up ...

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As announced at the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) in March, Microsoft today released a native OWA mobile app to Android phones. This is a pre-release of this app available in the Google Play store. Microsoft is looking to gather feedback, fixing bugs and making sure the app is ready for prime time! You can vote which devices support Microsoft should add next by voting here. Can I use OWA for Android? Here are the requirements to use OWA for Android: Your device is running Android 4.4 Kit Kat or higher Your mailbox must be running on Office 365 for business (doesn’t include Office 365 personal, Office 365 Home or Outlook.com) Your device size is considered “small” or “normal” by Android OS So does this app do anything differently than OWA for iPhone? With OWA for Android, if you’ve enabled the app to sync your contacts to your device, you can update those contacts directly ...

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Microsoft today highlighted the great exclusives in store for the holiday for Xbox One gamers. It includes AAA first-party titles like “Sunset Overdrive” and “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” to blockbuster third-party games like “Dragon Age: Inquisition” and “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare,” both of which offer content you’ll find exclusively on Xbox One. Find the list of the games coming to Xbox One this holiday below. Pre-order from the links below. “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” (343 Industries, Microsoft Studios). “Project Spark” (Team Dakota, Microsoft Studios).  “Sunset Overdrive” (Insomniac Games, Microsoft Studios). “Forza Horizon 2” (Playground Games, Turn 10 Studios, Microsoft Studios). (Xbox 360 Version) Find more at Microsoft Store here. ...

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Earlier this year, Microsoft announced their partnership with Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival that they will be bringing the music festival experience right into your living room through your Xbox. Various HD streams from the festival will be available for viewing. This new partnership will give Xbox users unprecedented access to the live Bonnaroo experience through an exclusive, interactive television event that will be streaming in high-definition where available. Enjoy live music like never before, with multiple streams featuring the best performances, biggest artists and amazing SuperJams. Today, they detailed the experience users can have at this festival. If you’re at home, Bonnaroo comes to Xbox, the exclusive broadcasting partner for the festival, for the first time. We will have great experiences to share at the festival, and with the live interactive music experience on Xbox One and Xbox 360, giving our fans the opportunity to experience Bonnaroo for the first time ...

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Microsoft is staying committed to a promise made by their chief counsel Brad Smith a few months ago. Smith said the company would fight legal demands from U.S. authorities to turn over data stored in Microsoft computing hubs outside the country. The promise was made after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked documents that claimed Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and others were complicit in helping the U.S. government spy on its citizens. Microsoft is opposing a U.S. government demand for a user’s emails stored on company computers outside the country. Microsoft in a court filing dated Friday said it opposed a search warrant for information on a user’s online emails stored in Microsoft’s Ireland data center. Microsoft alluded to the public mistrust of how tech companies protect people’s personal information. “The Government’s position in this case further erodes that trust, and will ultimately erode the leadership of U.S. technology companies in the global market,” ...

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Microsoft revealed that a new Office subscription offering, Office 365 Personal back in March. It is available for purchase–$69.99 USD/year or $6.99 USD/month (ERP). Office 365 Personal enables you to install the latest full desktop version of Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook, on 1 PC or Mac, in addition to 1 Windows tablet or iPad — so you can use all the features offline as well as online. You can also install Office on multiple smartphones.   Office 365 Home enables you to install the latest full desktop version of Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook, on up to 5 PCs or Macs, in addition to 5 Windows tablets or iPads—so you can use all the features offline as well as online. You can also install Office on multiple smartphones for easy access. Watch the below videos from Microsoft explaining them. Amazon is ...

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The official New Scientist magazine app is now available for download from Windows Store for Windows RT/Windows 8 devices. Description: New Scientist is the world’s most-read weekly popular science and technology magazine. Every week, New Scientist offers: – Accurate, easy-to-understand coverage of the latest discoveries – and what they will mean for your life. – A fresh, rational perspective on international news, from healthcare to energy. – In-depth features that explore the big questions about life, the universe and what it means to be human. The New Scientist app allows you to read each weekly issue on your Windows 8 device, including in-depth articles, videos and links to references. Download the New Scientist app and read sample issues for free, buy individual issues or buy a subscription. Features: Get each week’s latest issue before it is available in stores Read whenever you like, wherever you are with all your issues ...

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