Tag: Microsoft

[Update: Out of beta] Cortana v3.0 has a sleek new design and improved conversational experiences

Cortana’s been on version 2 for quite a while, so users are no doubt excited to see what the next big iteration has in store. Thankfully, they don’t have to wait any longer. The app’s latest beta reveals version 3.0, which comes along with a major UI refresh and several feature additions, including improved conversational […]

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Report: Microsoft’s enterprise products covertly gather personal data on users

Microsoft collects and stores personal data about the behavior of individual users of its enterprise offerings on a large scale, without any public documentation — according to a new report by Privacy Company. The data protection impact assessment (DPIA) was commissioned by the Dutch government to guide its institutions — […]

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Pentagon remains hellbent on using a single-provider cloud for Project JEDI

The US government today dismissed a protest against its Project JEDI contract filed by Oracle. The company claimed the project’s bidding process was rigged, and that choosing a single awardee went against Federal statutes. The government was apparently unimpressed by the common sense suggestion it refrain from instituting a $10 […]

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Microsoft opens Surface Go with LTE preorders, starting at $679

Microsoft has finally revealed details of the previously announced LTE-enabled Surface Go hybrid laptop-tablet. The company said it’s opening preorders today, starting at $679 for the consumer version and $729 for the business-focused incarnation. Microsoft said the Surface Go with LTE Advanced is expected to officially go on sale in the […]

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Final Fantasy 13 Trilogy Picks Up Backward Compatibility For Xbox One

The backward compatibility program for the Xbox One enables developers to bring their old titles to the current-gen console. Final Fantasy fans will be interested in knowing that the Final Fantasy 13 trilogy has picked up backward compatibility support for the Xbox One. Microsoft and Square Enix have confirmed that […]

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Black Friday 2018 deals from Microsoft: Deep discounts on Xbox, Surface laptops and tablets, more

Early Black Friday 2018 sales are already live from top retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy, but plenty of companies are holding back their best Black Friday bargains until Thanksgiving and Black Friday proper. Such is the case with Microsoft, which just released official details surrounding all of the Black Friday deals the company […]

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Microsoft absorbs RPG developers Obsidian and inXile

Microsoft today announced the acquisition of two heavy-hitters in the RPG gaming world, namely inXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment. And there was much rejoicing throughout every kingdom. The announcement came during the Redmond company’s annual XO18 fan fest in Mexico City. Microsoft stresses that both studios will remain autonomous. What […]

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Microsoft now officially owns GitHub, a reminder of how much the company has changed

During its earnings call just a few days ago, Microsoft executives promised the company’s $7.5 billion acquisition of the GitHub code repository would be closing shortly. They weren’t kidding — the company announced today that it’s officially a done deal and finally complete, one more example of how the company has been evolving in a […]

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