Tag Archives: Microsoft

  • Microsoft must add ‘controls’ for protected Aussie govt cloud

    To address “residual risks”. Australian government agencies have been told to use “additional configuration and security controls” before committing workloads to Microsoft’s new protected-level public cloud instances. The guidance, published late Friday, appears to treat Microsoft’s protected-level cloud services differently from similarly classified products on the government’s Certified Cloud Services List (CCSL). Microsoft’s protected classification […]

  • Microsoft wants to make iOS and Android even better

    I recently talked about the reason that I’m “loyal” to Apple, insofar that I’m most comfortable using iOS and there are some features that I just don’t want to give up (Control Center) by switching to another platform. The most troubling part of this is the fact that I still want to switch. I’m not completely immune […]

  • Microsoft’s Surface Book and Surface Studio will ship in more markets

    Microsoft has been cautious about making its Surface product line available worldwide. It tests devices in specific markets, sees how they do, and if the response is good, ships them to those areas. The company appears to have have received a strong response, in particular, to its Surface Studio, Surface Book devices and Surface Dial, […]

  • Microsoft Announces Windows Bounty Program

    Microsoft announced a new Windows Bounty Program that will pay researchers up to $250,000 for finding and disclosing security vulnerabilities. The bug bounty program will task researchers with focusing on a few key areas: Hyper-V, Mitigation bypass, Windows Defender Application Guard, Microsoft Edge, and all features made available via the Windows Insider Program. Payouts depend […]

  • Microsoft Puts Built-In Fingerprint Sensor On Its ‘Modern Keyboard’ (Updated)

    Passwords aren’t the perfect authentication method. People often share them, forget them, or use simple passwords that are easy to guess. That’s why many companies are pushing for biometric authentication by adding iris scanners, facial recognition features, and fingerprint sensors to their products. Microsoft joined their ranks with the new Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID, […]


    Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) and Edge browsers may be near the bottom of their unprecedented crash in user share, measurements published Sunday show. Analytics vendor Net Applications reported that the user share of IE and Edge — an estimate of the proportion of the world’s personal computer owners who ran those browsers — dropped by […]

  • Facebook, Microsoft, and IBM Leaders on Challenges for AI and Their AI Partnership

    Late last month, Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft announced that they will create a non-profit organization called Partnership on Artificial Intelligence. At the White House Frontiers Conference held at Carnegie Mellon University today, thought leaders from these companies explained why AI has finally arrived and what challenges lie ahead. (Also read the White House’s […]


    Thirty-two bits is “not really a limitation for us since the devices are all 4GB [of RAM] or less. But that will change over the next couple of years,” said Jason Whitehorn, partner software engineer manager of the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft. The company is “very aware of” the impending transition and recognizes […]

  • Microsoft Edge Browser to Start Automatically Pausing Flash Content

    Microsoft has announced that much like Apple, Google, and Mozilla, it too is wary of Flash. The company says that it will introduce changes to its new Web browser Edge alongside the Windows 10 Anniversary Update later this year to give users more control over Flash content. The company also noted that it doesn’t see […]

  • Microsoft brings in cross-network play with PC

    It looks like Xbox One vs PS4 multiplayer might actually become a reality, as Microsoft opens the door to cross-network gameplay. Microsoft has already announced plans to support Xbox-One-to-Windows-10 multiplayer, but has now taken it one step further by adding rival consoles into the mix. There’s no guarantee that Sony will take Microsoft up on the offer, of […]


    Microsoft will pay around $250 million to acquire SwiftKey, the company behind a popular keyboard for iOS and Android, according to a report in theFinancial Times Tuesday. The acquisition would be an interesting buy for Microsoft, which has been on a buyingspree lately. SwiftKey brings a lot to the table — it’s a wildly popular […]

  • Microsoft’s Surface Book is coming to the UK earlier than expected

    Microsoft’s Surface Book wasn’t expected to arrive in the UK until early spring, so it came as a surprise when pre-orders opened up today (January 5). The MacBook rival is available to purchase from Microsoft’s online store and Currys/PC World, with orders set to ship by February 18. Microsoft’s Surface Book is a convertible laptop […]