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Smooth talker: Microsoft speech technology claims superior conversational abilities

Microsoft’s digital assistants and chatbots are getting a lot chattier.<p>Microsoft today unveiled the ability for bots to have “session-oriented” back …

Chatbots

Microsoft bans offensive language on Xbox and Skype

An update to Microsoft’s Services Agreement, to roll out on May 1, penalizes offensive language across Microsoft products, including Xbox and Skype. It raises a few questions about what the company considers offensive and how deeply into your communications they can delve in order to …

Codes of Conduct

Windows chief out as Microsoft reorganizes its business

Microsoft is reorganizing itself to be better-equipped for the future, according to an email sent to employees by CEO Satya Nadella. One casualty of the change is Terry Myerson, who has headed up the company's Windows business for the last five years. His team, the Windows and Devices Group, is …

Software

Microsoft shakes up leadership structure, Windows chief exits company

Microsoft has today made an announcement that it is splitting up its business as it creates new “Experiences & Devices” and “Cloud + AI Platform” divisions along with big leadership changes. The restructuring comes as the Microsoft Windows chief, Terry Myerson will be leaving the company after 21 …

Customers

Microsoft’s CEO on the power of being a ‘learn-it-all’

<b>Satya Nadella</b> is the CEO of Microsoft and the bestselling author of <i>Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul</i> <i>and</i> <i>Imagine a Better Future</i> …

Computer Science

Satya Nadela Foretells the future Needs

Microsoft's Satya Nadella stresses the need of harnessing AI, ML and next-gen disruptive technology.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who addressed the Global …

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft shares surge after Morgan Stanley predicts it will reach $1 trillion market cap in a year

Investors have been watching Amazon and Apple in the race to $1 trillion in market capitalization, but Morgan Stanley is betting on Microsoft to …

Morgan Stanley

Microsoft Updates Software: New Smarts for AI and Dynamics 365

With its spring 2018 update announced, Microsoft gives companies more choices in artificial intelligence, CRM, ERP, marketing automation, and …

Artificial Intelligence

Stop hurting yourself by: Not updating the drivers and firmware in Windows and Windows Server.

Applies to:<p>Windows 10 1803 (tbd, codename RS4)<p>Windows 10 1709 (Fall Creators update, codename RS3)<p>Windows 10 1703 (Creators update, codename …

The Next Big Windows 10 Update Won't Take Forever To Install

Windows 10 might be the “last” version of Windows Microsoft ever ships. The updates will keep on coming, however. Instead of entire new versions of Windows, we’ll continue to see major changes pushed via downloads like the Fall Creators Update.<p>That’s great — especially if those updates continue to …

Google Chrome

Microsoft’s new gaming cloud division readies for a future beyond Xbox

Cloud services seen as the future of games<p>Microsoft shipped its first video game in 1981, appropriately named <i>Microsoft Adventure</i>. It was an MS-DOS game that booted directly from a floppy disk, and set the stage for Microsoft’s adventures in gaming. A lot has changed over the past 37 years, and when …

Sea of Thieves

Microsoft forms a new cloud gaming division

With little fanfare, Microsoft has announced that it's launching a new gaming cloud division, a move that would set the company up to enter the world of game streaming. As <i>The Verge</i> reports, it's something Microsoft been building up for a while with the acquisition of small companies like PlayFab, …

Windows attack: Poisoned BitTorrent client set off huge Dofoil outbreak, says Microsoft

Attackers used a popular BitTorrent client to spread coin-mining malware to over 400,000 PCs in a matter of hours.<p><i>Video: Microsoft's</i> …

Microsoft’s new Outlook.com design is rolling out now

Calendar and people updates will remain in beta<p>Microsoft is beginning to roll out its new Outlook.com design to all users in the coming weeks. The redesigned Outlook.com first entered into beta back in August, and Microsoft also recently started testing UI and feature improvements to the calendar …

Software

Microsoft finds few gender discrimination complaints valid

SEATTLE (AP) — Only one of 118 gender discrimination complaints made by women at Microsoft was found to have merit, according to unsealed court …

Microsoft Still Fixing Spectre and Meltdown Flaws

These complex vulnerabilities can't be patched overnight.

Government Technology

Airbus ditches Microsoft, flies off to Google

<b>Exclusive</b> 130,000 staffers moving out of OfficeAirbus is to shift its entire workforce to Google’s cloudy productivity and collaboration tools, …

Microsoft Office

Microsoft trained an AI to translate Chinese as well as humans

An artificial intelligence that can translate Chinese to English as well as a human expert could have a huge impact on breaking down language …

Microsoft’s future of Windows is clever modes for clever hardware

The clever hardware is coming soon<p>Microsoft’s big promise with Windows 10 has always been a version of Windows that will run across multiple devices. While we’ve seen Windows 10 power devices like the HoloLens, an Xbox One console, or even phone hardware, Microsoft has often created separate …

Windows Phone

Cortana allows researchers to bypass password lock with voice commands

Whether you are a user of Cortana or not, the digital assistant appears to be here to stay for the long haul. Security researchers Tal Be'ery and …

Windows 10’s next major update will include Windows ML, a new AI platform

Microsoft is planning to include more artificial intelligence capabilities inside Windows 10 soon. The software giant is unveiling a new AI platform, Windows ML, for developers today, that will be available in the next major Windows 10 update available this spring. Microsoft’s new platform will …

Machine Learning

Warning: Hackers can use Cortana to access a locked Windows 10 PC

Locking your PC is fundamental to preventing others from accessing it when you leave it unattended. But now security researchers have shown that it …

Malware

Microsoft confirms Windows 10 is getting a new ‘S Mode’ in 2019

Windows 10 S will no longer be a dedicated version next year<p>Microsoft says its plans to move Windows 10 S from a dedicated operating system to a special “S Mode” for versions of Windows 10 next year. While news leaked of the plans last month, Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore confirmed them on Twitter …

Software

LIFX’s smart lights now work with Microsoft’s Cortana

Cortana, turn on the lights<p>Smart lighting company LIFX has produced a range of products that you can control from your phone or with a virtual assistant such as Alexa or Siri. Now, Microsoft users can join them: the company announced that users can now control their smart lights with the company’s …

Cortana

Microsoft is bringing Cortana to Outlook for iOS and Android

Cortana will read your emails aloud during car journeys<p>Microsoft has been slowly adding more email intelligence to its Cortana digital assistant, but it has resisted integrating it directly into Outlook mobile. That’s about to change, soon. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s Outlook plans tell <i>The</i> …

Cortana

News: Now the HoloLens Can Measure Your Heart Rate by Scanning Your Face

Researchers have developed a new method that harnesses the power of augmented reality to detect a patient's heart rate using a Microsoft HoloLens and …

Microsoft is working with Alaska to reduce car deaths on icy roads

Around eight years ago, when he was still a station foreman at Alaska’s department of transportation, Dan Schacher noticed that winter temperatures began fluctuating between very cold and the kind of cold that causes a mixture of rain and snow to hit freezing concrete and turn into ice. “This year …

Microsoft’s Slack competitor might get a free version soon

Microsoft launched its Slack competitor, Microsoft Teams, just over a year ago. At launch, the software giant only unveiled paid subscriptions for its chat service, with no free or freemium tiers for businesses to upgrade from. It looks like that’s about to change, though. <i>Petri</i> reports that the …

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft battles U.S. authorities who want access to foreign-stored data

You can call it Goliath vs. Goliath.<p>Microsoft is set to face a battle with U.S. authorities who want access to data stored outside of the country. …

What’s at stake in the Microsoft Supreme Court case

A mysterious email account raises questions about where your data lives<p>Say you sign up for a free email account. You live in country A, the tech company providing the email service is headquartered in country B, and the data center where the emails are stored is in country C. If the police in one …

Privacy