Tag: Microsoft

How Microsoft became tech’s good guy

Once upon a time, Microsoft symbolized all that was wrong with the tech world: greedy, monopolistic, single-mindedly focused on profits while caring little about the public good. In the heyday of Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer, the company ran roughshod over competitors in its attempt to corral the worldwide market for both operating systems and […]

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How Microsoft became tech’s good guy

Once upon a time, Microsoft symbolized all that was wrong with the tech world: greedy, monopolistic, single-mindedly focused on profits while caring little about the public good. In the heyday of Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer, the company ran roughshod over competitors in its attempt to corral the worldwide market for both operating systems and […]

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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 […]

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MICROSOFT SURFACE BOOK 2 REVIEW: THE ULTIMATE LAPTOP IMPROVES IN EVERY WAY BUT ONE

Editor’s Note: We’ve updated this Surface Book 2 review on Nov. 27 after reflecting on the Surface Book 2 power problem we discovered recently. We’ve left our review score unchanged, and we’ll discuss why later on. Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 solves a big problem for Microsoft: How do you market the Surface Book as a performance notebook when […]

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15-inch) review

Love it or hate it, you can’t deny that the original Surface Book wasn’t influential. Two years before the Surface Book 2 had occupied even a small portion of our mindshare, it wasn’t that the idea of a 2-in-1 laptop hadn’t been tried before. Hell, you could argue that Microsoft’s own Surface Pro tablets ignited this craze to begin […]

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Microsoft shows off Windows PCs that run on Qualcomm chips

Intel’s stumbles in the mobile arena grew to become Qualcomm’s gains with its Snapdragon platform, but now it appears that Qualcomm intends to upend their dominance in entry-level PCs as well. Today, Microsoft and Qualcomm announced that Windows would begin running on systems powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile chipsets. This isn’t entirely earth-shattering given that […]

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Microsoft adds built-in eye tracking function to Windows 10 to make it more accessible

Microsoft is taking important steps to make Windows 10 more accessible for everyone, adding a built-in eye tracking function to the OS for users who can’t control a computer through more traditional input methods. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the upcoming new feature, dubbed Eye Control, at the company’s One Week Hackathon. The native eye tracking support will allow […]

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Microsoft’s new Surface Plus program lets you upgrade your PC every 18 months

Upgrading computers is an expensive hassle. Microsoft wants to make it less so if you’re buying on of its Surface PCs. The company today introduced a new Surface Plus program that lets you pay off your computer in 24-month installments with zero percent interest if paid off in time (19.99 percent otherwise). It’s basically the same thing phone […]

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Microsoft Releases Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 16232

It’s time to install Visual Studio 2017: Microsoft released Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 16232 for developers, and the company said the Windows SDK will now “formally only be supported by Visual Studio 2017 and greater.” So if you want to use the latest-and-greatest in your software, you’re going to have to stay up to date with […]

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Microsoft Releases Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 16232

It’s time to install Visual Studio 2017: Microsoft released Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 16232 for developers, and the company said the Windows SDK will now “formally only be supported by Visual Studio 2017 and greater.” So if you want to use the latest-and-greatest in your software, you’re going to have to stay up to date with […]

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