Microsoft CEO condemns Charlottesville attacks as 'horrific' in email to employees

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella condemned the attacks in Charlottesville, Va., calling them “horrific” in an email to employees.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/15/microsoft-ceo-condemns-charlottesville-attacks-as-horrific-in-email-to-employees.html

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Leaked Microsoft Memo Reveals High Return Rates on Surface Hardware

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Last week, Microsoft claimed Consumer Reports’ decision to yank recommendations for its laptops was based on bad data. A leaked memo has revealed this as a lie; Microsoft’s rate of return on some products has been quite high.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254107-leaked-microsoft-memo-reveals-high-return-rates-surface-hardware?source=Computing

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Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

Microsoft has announced a high-end Windows 10 SKU that’s meant to bridge the gap between server variants of the operating system and professional workstation alternatives.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254031-microsoft-launches-new-windows-10-variant-windows-10-pro-workstations?source=Computing

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Microsoft, Lenovo to Ship Sub-$300 Windows 10 S Notebooks

Microsoft has announced the first shipping laptops with Windows 10 S at a price tag under $300, but its own partners don’t seem to have gotten the message.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253619-microsoft-lenovo-team-ship-sub-300-windows-10-s-notebooks?source=Computing

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Microsoft Dumps Mobile References, Declares AI Top Priority in 2017

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Microsoft has effectively announced a pivot away from mobile and towards AI and deep learning in its latest 10-K filing. But is this a rebrand or a serious attempt to tackle the nascent AI market?

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253615-microsoft-declares-ai-top-priority-2017-dumps-mobile-references?source=Computing

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The Eyes Have it: Microsoft Is Building Eye Control Into Windows 10

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Microsoft is adding eye tracking to Windows 10 to improve accessibility options for Parkinsons’ patients, the partially or fully paralyzed, and sufferers of ALS, among others.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253562-eyes-microsoft-building-eye-detection-control-windows-10?source=Computing

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Microsoft unveils tiny new Xbox wireless adapter for Windows 10

Microsoft also introduced three fresh color options this week for its Xbox Wireless Controller: Green/Grey, ‘Patrol Tech Special Edition,’ and ‘Volcano Shadow Special Edition.’

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/02/microsoft-unveils-tiny-new-xbox-wireless-adapter-for-windows-10.html

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Microsoft’s ‘Surface Plus’ Offers PC Upgrades Every 18 Months

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Today, Microsoft is announcing the new “Surface Plus” program, which lets you buy a new Microsoft Surface PC on a payment plan with the option to upgrade after 18 months.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253446-microsofts-surface-plus-offers-pc-upgrades-every-18-months?source=Computing

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Microsoft Makes Windows 10 Creators Update Available to All

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Microsoft is making the Creators Update available to all qualifying machines, while simultaneously reorganizing how it delivers updates across the Windows and Office ecosystems.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253256-microsoft-makes-windows-10s-creators-update-fully-available-simplifies-update-cadence?source=Computing

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Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset will include an artificial intelligence chip

Microsoft designed an AI chip to allow its mixed reality headset to implement Deep Neural Networks without the cloud.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/24/microsoft-hololens-2-headset-will-include-artificial-intelligence-chip.html

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Watch out, Nest — a new smart thermostat called Glas is coming for you

Microsoft just debuted its very own smart thermostat (the first that it’s created), and of course, it can be controlled via voice with Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana. No word yet on pricing or availability.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/20/watch-out-nest-new-smart-thermostat-called-glas-is-coming-for.html

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Microsoft Kills Windows 10 Feature Updates For Older CPUs

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Over two years ago, Microsoft promised to provide Windows 10 updates to all hardware over the supported lifetime of the device. That vague phrase has begun to have consequences.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252777-microsoft-kills-windows-10-feature-update-support-pcs-tablets?source=Computing

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Microsoft Closes US Surface Factory, Moves Production to China

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Microsoft is closing its Surface Hub manufacturing facility in Wilsonville, Oregon, barely two years after opening it. Instead of being manufactured in the US, future Surface Hubs will be built in China.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252743-microsoft-closes-us-surface-factory-moves-production-china?source=Computing

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Microsoft Unveils Business Subscription Model for Windows, Office

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Microsoft is going to start offering a 365 ongoing subscription service for Windows 10, Office 365, and other products. But don’t worry about consumer subscriptions just yet — there are some good reasons Microsoft is unlikely to take this step.

The post Microsoft Unveils Business Subscription Model for Windows, Office appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252328-microsoft-paid-enterprise-business-subscription-model-windows-office?source=Computing

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Microsoft Strengthens Partner Bonds


Microsoft on Monday announced several new offerings aimed at strengthening its position in the cloud marketplace, including Microsoft 365 Enterprise and 365 Business, at its Inspire partner conference in Washington, D.C. Microsoft 365 Enterprise is designed to empower employees of large organizations to be creative and work together securely. Microsoft 365 Business, which targets small and medium businesses with up to 300 employees, includes a console for deploying and securing devices and users in one location.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84664.html?rss=1

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Microsoft eyes unused TV airwaves in bold rural broadband plan

Microsoft wants to extend broadband access to rural communities by harnessing unused parts of the TV airwaves spectrum.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/11/microsoft-eyes-unused-tv-airwaves-in-bold-rural-broadband-plan.html

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Microsoft ‘Autopilot’ Management Tools to Debut in Fall Creators Update

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Microsoft is adding a new set of Autopilot deployment tools and security systems to the Fall Creators Update.

The post Microsoft ‘Autopilot’ Management Tools to Debut in Fall Creators Update appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251896-microsoft-will-deploy-new-management-tools-dubbed-autopilot-fall-creators-update?source=Computing

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Windows 10 Has Halved Data Collection: Privacy Watchdog

French data watchdog CNIL has closed its investigation of Microsoft and Windows 10 after updates to the OS cut its telemetry gathering by 50 percent.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251857-french-watchdog-closes-inquiry-windows-10-announces-os-halved-data-collection?source=Computing

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Microsoft Confirms Windows Code Leak, but Size, Details Disputed

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Microsoft suffered a significant hack and data leak over the weekend, but the size and scale of the problem may have been smaller than initially reported.

The post Microsoft Confirms Windows Code Leak, but Size, Details Disputed appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251640-microsoft-confirms-windows-code-leak-size-details-disputed?source=Computing

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Chrome Beats Edge in New Battery Life Tests

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Microsoft has made a number of impressive claims about Microsoft Edge’s battery life — but those claims aren’t holding up under independent analysis.

The post Chrome Beats Edge in New Battery Life Tests appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/251600-independent-analysis-throws-doubt-microsofts-edge-battery-life-claims?source=Computing

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