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  1. Jamie McKane

    How Microsoft’s Game Pass is becoming the Netflix of gaming

    How Microsoft’s Game Pass is becoming the Netflix of gaming The launch of Google’s game streaming service, Stadia, had the hype machine in overdrive this week. Not because streaming games over the Internet is a particularly new idea, but because it’s Google. Apple didn’t invent the MP3 player...
  2. Jamie McKane

    SITA partners with Microsoft Azure

    SITA partners with Microsoft Azure The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) and Microsoft South Africa have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will allow government departments to move their services to Microsoft's Azure cloud platform. The MOU, which was announced at the...
  3. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft beats Amazon to $10-billion contract

    Microsoft beats Amazon to $10-billion contract Microsoft Corp. has won the sought-after JEDI cloud computing contract with the Pentagon valued at as much as $10 billion over a decade, dealing a blow to the market leader, Amazon.com Inc., which had been the front-runner. The decision, which was...
  4. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft sales surge due to Azure demand

    Microsoft sales surge due to Azure demand Microsoft Corp.’s sales and profit got a boost from demand for Azure cloud-computing programs and internet-based versions of Office productivity software, lifting results above analysts’ expectations. Profit in the first quarter, which ended Sept. 30...
  5. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft to merge Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into Office Mobile app

    Microsoft to merge Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into Office Mobile app Microsoft is working on a new app for Android and iOS named Office Mobile, ZDNet reports. The new application will be a unified software platform that includes three of the company's most popular mobile Office applications -...
  6. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft reveals dual-screen Surface Neo

    Microsoft reveals dual-screen Surface Neo Microsoft has unveiled its new dual-screen Surface device, which it has named the Surface Neo. The device comprises two 9-inch screens separated by a hinge in the middle, allowing the Surface Neo to open up and offer a full-size 13-inch display.
  7. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft offers free Python course

    Microsoft offers free Python course Microsoft has introduced a YouTube video series called Python for Beginners that aims to teach aspiring programmers the fundamentals of the Python programming language. The series is presented by Microsoft senior program manager Christopher Harrison and...
  8. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft xCloud coming to Android next month

    Microsoft xCloud coming to Android next month Microsoft opened registrations for its Project xCloud game streaming service to applicants in the US, UK, and South Korea today. The company will send out invitations to participate in the platform's public preview programme to a select few during...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft to buy back $40 billion in stock

    Microsoft to buy back $40 billion in stock Microsoft Corp., the world’s largest software maker, said it will repurchase as much as $40 billion of shares in a new buyback program and boosted its quarterly dividend by 5 cents to 51 cents a share. The repurchase authorization has no expiration...
  10. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft prepares to retire Internet Explorer

    Microsoft prepares to retire Internet Explorer Microsoft has announced that its upcoming updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8 will disable VBScript in Internet Explorer 11. This change will be implemented on 13 August 2019 for the aforementioned operating systems. VBScript has already been...
  11. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft brings Office 365 services to local data centres

    Microsoft brings Office 365 services to local data centres Microsoft South Africa has announced that Office 365 cloud services are now available from its local data centre regions, delivering improved productivity and latency to customers. “Delivering the richest Office experiences from the...
  12. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft working on new password tool for Chrome and Edge

    Microsoft working on new password tool for Chrome and Edge Microsoft is developing a new feature for the open-source Chromium web browsing engine which will let users view text as they type it into a password field. A new commit made by Microsoft for the Chromium engine shows that the tool...
  13. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft posts record results

    Microsoft posts record results Microsoft has released its earnings report for Q4 2019, which showed a record fiscal year for the company. Revenue for the fourth quarter of Microsoft's 2019 financial year - which ended on June 30 2019 - stood at $33.7 billion - up 12% year-on-year.
  14. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft teases its first-ever operating system

    Microsoft teases its first-ever operating system Microsoft has confused its social media followers by releasing teasers for Windows 1.0 - its first operating system which it launched in the 1980s. The tech giant deleted all its photos from its Instagram account and simply uploaded a clip that...
  15. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft Edge browser gets tracking prevention

    Microsoft Edge browser gets tracking prevention Microsoft has followed in the footsteps of Mozilla by testing a new anti-tracking feature for its new Chromium-based Edge browser. The new feature allows users to manage the level of data which third-party trackers are allowed to collect about...
  16. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft and Intel will continue supporting existing Huawei devices

    Microsoft and Intel will continue supporting existing Huawei devices Microsoft and Intel have both confirmed that they will continue to provide software and security updates to customers who own Huawei devices, PCWorld reports. Microsoft previously pulled all Huawei computers from its online...
  17. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft developing foldable Surface with Android app support

    Microsoft developing foldable Surface with Android app support Microsoft plans to launch a foldable Surface laptop-tablet hybrid in the first half of 2020, IHS Markit consumer electronics associate director Jeff Lin told Forbes. The upcoming device will reportedly sport a pair of 9-inch...
  18. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft resumes selling Huawei laptops on its online store

    Microsoft resumes selling Huawei laptops on its online store Microsoft has re-listed Huawei laptops on its online store, making the devices available for purchase once again. Last month, Huawei laptops disappeared from the Microsoft Store following the placement of the Chinese company on the...
  19. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft's Project xCloud to launch in October

    Microsoft's Project xCloud to launch in October Microsoft has announced that its game streaming service, named Project xCloud, will arrive in October, Engadget reports. xCloud is Microsoft's competitor for Google's recently-unveiled Stadia game streaming service, which will run through...
  20. Jamie McKane

    Microsoft said it is committed to South Africa

    Microsoft said it is committed to South Africa Speaking at the 2019 MyBroadband Conference, Microsoft Cloud Specialist Kevin George told delegates about the company's recent launch of its Azure data centres in South Africa. "We are committed to Africa and the Middle-East, and bringing...
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