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Microsoft unveils fully-managed Azure Blockchain Service

Microsoft unveils fully-managed Azure Blockchain Service

San Francisco: Joining the Blockchain bandwagon, Microsoft has unveiled fully-managed Azure Blockchain Service that would simplify the formation, management and governance so that businesses can focus on workflow logic and application development. Instead of supporting cryptocurrency transactions, Azure Blockchain Service will let businesses develop their applications on its Cloud-based platform.[Read More…]

Microsoft blocks 'Minecraft' creator Marcus Persson from event

Microsoft blocks ‘Minecraft’ creator Marcus Persson from event

San Francisco: Following his insensitive comments on subjects like sexuality and racism, “Minecraft” game developer Marcus Persson has been excluded by Microsoft to be part of the game’s 10-year anniversary, the media reported. As part of Microsoft’s decision, Persson would not take part in a press event at the “Minecraft”[Read More…]

Microsoft acquires Express Logic to push IoT dream

Microsoft acquires Express Logic to push IoT dream

San Francisco: Microsoft has acquired San Diego-based software company Express Logic, that makes software for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, to accelerate IoT development for billions of devices at scale. With this acquisition, Microsoft said late Thursday it will unlock access to billions of new connected endpoints, grow the number[Read More…]

Microsoft acquires Express Logic to push IoT dream

Microsoft issues security alert over cyber attack: Reports

San Francisco: Microsoft has alerted some of its webmail users of possible hacker attacks that could access their email accounts illegally, media reports said. In an email notification to some affected users on Saturday, Microsoft said it became aware of an issue involving unauthorised access to some customers’ web-based email[Read More…]

Women issues at Microsoft reach CEO Satya Nadella

Women issues at Microsoft reach CEO Satya Nadella

San Francisco: Citing cases and raising concerns of discrimination in career advancements and sexual harassment against women within the company, Microsoft employees had a much-needed meeting with the CEO, Satya Nadella. Roughly 100 to 150 employees attended the meeting with Nadella in person on Thursday while others watched via live-stream.[Read More…]

Microsoft app lets users explore photos by touch

Microsoft app lets users explore photos by touch

San Francisco: Microsoft has updated its computer vision app for the visually challenged people with an option to explore photos by touching them. The new feature in the “Seeing AI” iOS app enables users to tap their finger to an image on a touch-screen to hear a description of objects[Read More…]

Microsoft acquires Express Logic to push IoT dream

Microsoft to launch social entrepreneur accelerator programme in March

Mumbai: Aiming to nurture and grow an ecosystem of tech-enabled start-ups focused on social and environmental issues, Microsoft on Tuesday announced the launch of a new social entrepreneur accelerator programme in India and France next month. The programme named Microsoft-Ashoka Accelerator is in partnership with Ashoka Foundation, a global non-profit[Read More…]

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