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Microsoft and Samsung pushing Productivity Apps to unify Mobile Devices
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Microsoft and Samsung pushing Productivity Apps to unify Mobile Devices

“Microsoft and Samsung share a long history of innovation and collaboration, and today’s announcements mark the next stage in our partnership. Our ambition is to help people be more productive on any device, anywhere – and the combination of our intelligent experiences with Samsung’s powerful, new devices makes this a reality. CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, on the partnership with Samsung On August 7th 2019, Samsung Electronics announced the next step in its long-term, strategic partnership with Microsoft. The aim is to bring seamless productivity experiences across devices, applications and services. Starting with exclusive Microsoft integrations in the new Galaxy Note10, users will now have a simple way to work fluidly between a smartphone and a PC. The Galaxy Book S intro...
Microsoft (Loves|Likes) Open Source
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Microsoft (Loves|Likes) Open Source

Microsoft over the years have been using Open Source tools and technology in driving their business and for that, I wish to highlight the shift in their business model and how they are adopting as a company - primarily due to the disruption of Open Source software. As the popular saying goes: if you can't beat them; join them. Dominant players in the IT space are experiencing major disruption to their business model. Microsoft is no exception, as they have seen their customers gravitates to more reliable, portable and efficient open source alternative. Before we highlight their pivotal moments, let me say that I was right. I hereby claim victory over those never-ending college debates we often had at UTECH SCIT gazebo. A group of us were engaged in a multi-year debate on which pl...
Microsoft’s Technology for Change heralds digital transformation for NGO’s
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Microsoft’s Technology for Change heralds digital transformation for NGO’s

Tech giant, Microsoft, has partnered with local IT provider, Discount Computer Services (DCS) Ltd., to launch the Technology for Change educational campaign. The event held at the PCJ Auditorium on Thursday, June 21 is the result of the vision shared by both companies to provide digital transformation to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) through the donation of free cloud solutions. The function welcomed several NGO and nonprofit business owners who were interested in understanding the importance of digital transformation, and in learning more about the tech offerings available to them. Digital transformation, a popular term in the tech world, is the process of using technology to connect people, data and processes thus improving the functioning of organizations. “Through ...
Skype for Linux Alpha with hostless group calling challenges WhatsApp
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Skype for Linux Alpha with hostless group calling challenges WhatsApp

There is a new Skype for Linux Alpha app in town from Microsoft. The latest update, version 1.12 bring hostless group calling along with other improvements to Linux users, joyous news to Ubuntu and Fedora users like myself: Improved authentication process with switch to Microsoft Account options General bug fixes and performance improvement This means simply that if you initiate a group call and suddenly leave the group call mid-way, it possible for you to rejoin that call, so long as all the member of the group call are intact. Something tells me that Skype, which had also re-launched allowing people to create a 24-hour hyperlink to initiate Skype calls from their website without having an account, will start to rise and seriously challenge WhatsApp. This move, a separat...
How PlayStation 4 has Laid Waste to Microsoft Xbox One and Nintendo Wii U
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How PlayStation 4 has Laid Waste to Microsoft Xbox One and Nintendo Wii U

As much as I love Nintendo, I have to admit facts; The PlayStation 4 is the most popular game console in the world since it launched in November 2013.   According to stats published by Sony, makers of the Playstation 4, they're in pole position when compared to the other major game console makers, Microsoft and Xbox One in the past twenty five (25) months: 40 million PlayStation 4 consoles sold 21 million Xbox One consoles sold 13 million Wii U consoles sold To put that number in perspective: 4 million PlayStation 4 consoles between early January 2016 and May 22nd, 2016 1 million PlayStation 4 consoles sold every month This makes the Sony Playstation 4 the fastest selling gaming console of all time. They may even be in contention for the title of fas...
Windows 10 at the end of July 2015 with Edge Browser and Cortana Personal Assistant
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Windows 10 at the end of July 2015 with Edge Browser and Cortana Personal Assistant

“With the Windows 10 launch at the end of July, we’re watching, sort of the impact of that on the back­to­school season,” AMD Chief Executive Lisa Su during a Conference Call with analysts and investors in April 2015 The secret is out, fans of all things Windows! Based on the above intercepted conversation as quoted by the UK Telegraph, Windows 10 is slated to be launched to the public come Thursday July 29th 2015. On that fateful day, individuals running genuine copies of Windows can download their free copy of what Microsoft has described as the last-ever version of Windows Operating System. Whether this means the last downloadable version or that it implies that future Windows versions will be Cloud based, like Google Chrome OS, was not specified. One thing is for sure though;...
Goodbye Internet Explorer, Hello Project Titan
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Goodbye Internet Explorer, Hello Project Titan

It hasn't been a secret but now its official, Internet Explorer; the worlds most hated web browser is going to be replaced in Windows 10. Microsoft hasn't decided on a new name for thier IE replacement but internally and on tech blogs it has been code-named "Project Titan". “We’re now researching what the new brand, or the new name, for our browser should be in Windows 10," said Microsoft's marketing chief Chris Capossela at the Microsoft Convergence conference Monday. "We’ll continue to have Internet Explorer, but we’ll also have a new browser called Project Spartan, which is codenamed Project Spartan. We have to name the thing." Internet Explorer dominated web browsing for many years but has seen a steady decline in users in recent years mainly due to the introduction of Mozilla Fi...
Microsoft gone Freemium: How to edit Office files in Dropbox on your smartphone or Tablet
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Microsoft gone Freemium: How to edit Office files in Dropbox on your smartphone or Tablet

Have Microsoft Office 360 on your smartphone or Tablet as described in my article Microsoft to introduce Office to Apple iPad on Thursday March 27th 2014??? Especially now that the Microsoft Office 360 since Thursday October 6th 2014 has gone the way of the freemium model and has split into three (3) separate Apps for Apple iPhone users i.e. Word, Excel and PowerPoint, with upgrades to better features costing only US$6.99 per month? But you’re unable to edit them ‘cause you never though to get Microsoft OneDrive Cloud storage to store all those documents? If you’re a Dropbox fan and you use if for everything from storing School notes, streaming music to even hosting your Reflection, as in the case of my aptly-titled Reflection with themed “Lindsworth Deer’s MICO Wars The Teacher F...