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Should You Buy the New Disc-Free Xbox One?

Microsoft Microsoft just announced the Xbox One S All-Digital Version, an Xbox without a disc drive. They’re priced at $250 and include three games to start, so the question is: Should you buy it? Surprisingly the answer isn’t “no, not ever.” Look Ma! No Discs! Microsoft’s latest Xbox is a bit of curiosity. Imagine an Xbox One S. Now remove the disc drive and cover up the hole with a plastic face. And you have the Xbox One S All-Digital Version. Why not retool the console to account for ...
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The All-Digital Xbox Fulfills Microsoft’s Original Xbox One Vision

Microsoft Microsoft just announced a new Xbox One without a disc drive. This brings Microsoft closer than ever to the original vision of the Xbox One and shows how far digital downloads have come. Unfortunately, it’s too expensive. How Microsoft Abandoned the Xbox One’s Original Vision The Xbox One’s initial rollout was marred by bad PR, too big a focus on TV features, and a Kinect apparently no one wanted. But take a step back: Microsoft’s digital gaming strategy was smart. All Xbox One...
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The New Discless Xbox Shows How Far Digital Games Have Come

Microsoft Microsoft just announced a new Xbox One without a disc drive. This brings Microsoft closer than ever to the original vision of the Xbox One and shows how far digital downloads have come. Unfortunately, it’s too expensive. How Microsoft Abandoned the Xbox One’s Original Vision The Xbox One’s initial rollout was marred by bad PR, too big a focus on TV features, and a Kinect apparently no one wanted. But take a step back: Microsoft’s digital gaming strategy was smart. All Xbox One...
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Everything New in Windows 10’s May 2019 Update

Windows 10’s next update is the May 2019 Update, which is version 1903 and was codenamed 19H1 during development. It features a light theme, speed improvements, and lots of polish. There are no crazy new features like My People or Timeline. This article includes everything new as of Insider Preview build 18362.30, released on April 4, 2019. Microsoft previously called this Windows 10’s April 2019 Update, but it was delayed. The update will spend time in the “Release Preview” ring being tested b...
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Dozens of female Microsoft employees claim they deal with shocking behavior at work: requests to sit on a coworker's lap, being called a 'b*tch' (MSFT)

  Dozens of women inside Microsoft complained on a long email string of their treatment at the company, according to media reports. The string included some pretty shocking accusations of things women experienced such as being called names and having complaints be shrugged off by male managers and HR. Microsoft's top HR exec reportedly commented on the email thread, saying senior leadership was "appalled" by the stories. All if this comes against the backdrop of a lawsuit Microsoft is successfu...
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The Best Free Dropbox Alternatives (For More Than 3 Devices)

Nopparat Khokthong/Shutterstock.com Dropbox now limits free users to a maximum of three syncing devices at one time. If you need more devices and don’t want to open your wallet, Google, Microsoft, and even Apple are superior to Dropbox. This is a similar restriction to the one Evernote put in place. Evernote’s free account only lets you sync your notes to two devices. Both services are clearly trying to convert more free users to paying customers. Google Drive – 15 GB Free Google G...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Drive, Crafts, Microsoft, Evernote, Google Microsoft, Microsoft Microsoft, Nopparat Khokthong Shutterstock, Michael Crider, Google Google Drive


Microsoft Releases Patches for 64 Flaws — Two Under Active Attack

It's time for another batch of "Patch Tuesday" updates from Microsoft. Microsoft today released its March 2019 software updates to address a total of 64 CVE-listed security vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and other products, 17 of which are rated critical, 45 important, one moderate and one low in severity. The update addresses flaws in Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge, MS [Author: [email protected] (Mohit Kumar)]
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Microsoft to end support for Band and health dashboard apps and services on May 31st

Microsoft has officially announced that it is killing its Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health Dashboard apps and services on May 31st. The company has already discontinued its wrist-worn Band fitness tracker more than two years ago, but the company has kept the Band apps running to support existing users. The existing Band users will be able to export their data before the end of May, and services powered by the cloud will stop functioning from June. All data in the Microsoft Health Dashboard...
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As Amazon fights for a $10 billion Pentagon cloud deal, Microsoft is a 'lock-in' for an $8 billion government contract that nobody else can really win (MSFT)

An $8 billion contract with the Department of Defense, called the Defense Enterprise Office Solution (DEOS), is currently up for grabs. The contract involves updating the DoD's software for email, collaboration, file storage, messaging, and the like.  Analysts say that both Microsoft and Google offer the right suite of products, but Microsoft is the only one with the qualifying security requirements -- essentially making it a one-horse race. An important nuance: Microsoft isn't going after th...
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Windows 10 Will Finally Offer Easy Access to Linux Files

Windows 10’s April 2019 Update brings a long-awaited feature: Support for easily accessing, viewing, and even modifying Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) files from File Explorer or via the command line. Previously, it was possible to find your Linux files in your AppData folder, but Microsoft warns against that. Modifying files here would break things. Now, there’s an easier, official way to access these files with Windows tools—without the risk of breaking anything! Microsoft’s Craig Loewen e...
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Windows 10 Will Let You Run Desktop Apps on VR Headsets

Microsoft Microsoft is still polishing up Windows 10’s April 2019 Update, also known as 19H1. In the latest development build, you can now launch desktop (Win32) applications in a Mixed Reality headset’s virtual environment. This feature is part of Insider preview build 18329, which Microsoft announced on February 1, 2019. If you have a Windows Mixed Reality headset, you can now launch a classic Windows desktop applications in the Mixed Reality environment. They’ll float in the 3D view as w...
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Microsoft to end support for Windows 10 Mobile in December

Microsoft has announced that it will end support for Windows 10 Mobile devices on December, falling in-line with company's announcement in 2017 when it revealed that won’t be developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile. However, the company continued to offer security and software updates. The company will continue offering security updates till December 10th 2019 for the devices running Windows 10 Mobile. "Windows 10 Mobile, version 1709 (released October 2017) is the last releas...
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Amazon's latest cloud product is dangerous for Cisco and Dell but really scary for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, analyst says (AMZN, CSCO, HPE, DELL)

When Amazon Web Services announced a new product called Outposts, the tech world stood up and took notice. They saw Amazon entering into the one cloud-computing market where it had no game: "Hybrid" computing, the segment of the cloud where Microsoft dominates. But a new report by UBS analyst John Roy points out that the true disruption of Outposts is this: Amazon will be putting its own home-grown data-center hardware — originally designed for its own use — into customers' private data center...
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Amazon's latest cloud product is dangerous for Cisco and Dell, but really scary for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, analyst says (AMZN, CSCO, HPE, DELL)

When Amazon Web Services announced a new product called Outposts, the tech world stood up and took notice. They saw Amazon entering into the one cloud computing market where it had no game: "Hybrid" computing, the segment of the cloud where Microsoft dominates. But a new report by UBS analyst John Roy points out that the true disruption of Outposts is this: Amazon will be putting its own home-grown data center hardware — originally designed for its own use — into customers' private data center...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Cisco, Ubs, Ibm, Roy, Dell, Amazon Web Services, EMC, Vmware, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Google Pixel, Microsoft Microsoft, Julie Bort, Cisco Dell


Microsoft issues emergency update to fix critical IE flaw under active exploit (ars technica)

Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft has issued an emergency update that fixes a critical Internet Explorer vulnerability that attackers are actively exploiting on the Internet. The memory-corruption flaw allows attackers to remotely execute malicious code when computers use IE to visit a booby-trapped website, Microsoft said Wednesday. Indexed as CVE-2018-8653, the flaw affects all supported versions of Windows. The vulnerability involves the way Microsoft's scripting engine handles objects ...
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Microsoft's top lawyer says it'll never shy away from providing AI-powered weapons to the US military: 'We at Microsoft have their back' (MSFT)

Microsoft President and chief lawyer Brad Smith, promised the company will always supply the US military with "our best technology" in an interview on Fox Business. He also noted that artificial intelligence is "entering the world of militaries around the world." These statements fulfilled several goals: It made it clear that Microsoft intends to pursue the enormous defense market, that it sees working with the military as a patriotic duty — and it was a dig at Google, a rival to Microsoft. M...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, US, Trends, Bloomberg, United States, Pentagon, Cia, Jeff Bezos, Smith, Fox Business Network, Brad Smith, Maria Bartiromo, Bartiromo, Microsoft Microsoft


Windows 10’s October Update Breaks Apple’s iCloud

Windows 10’s October 2018 Update has more bugs. Microsoft won’t offer the update if you have iCloud installed, and Apple won’t let you install iCloud if you’ve already upgraded. You’ll also have trouble if you have F5 VPN software installed. This information comes from Microsoft’s own Windows 10 Update History page, where Microsoft is publicly tracking the October Update’s bugs. According to Microsoft, Apple iCloud version 7.7.0.27 has an incompatibility with the latest update. You’ll have trou...
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The Best Cyber Monday Deals for Small Business 2018

Cyber Monday 2018 slated for November 26. For small businesses, there are plenty of sales and deals to be had on the products you need to buy for the holidays or those you may use on a daily basis. Whether you’re looking for employee gifts, new office supplies or updated tech for your own personal use, you can find plenty of opportunities to buy products online at discounted prices. 2018 Cyber Monday Deals Are Available from these Brands Here are some of the sales that may interest small busi...
Tags: Amazon, Sales, Best Buy, Dell, Nikon, Alexa, Walmart Walmart, Microsoft Microsoft, Retail Trends, Dell Advantage, Office Depot Office Depot and Office Max


The Best Black Friday Deals for Small Business 2018

Black Friday 2018 — November 23 this year — may seem primarily like a say to save on consumer goods. But small businesses too can benefit. There will be plenty of in-store and online sales at retailers around the country. You can find deals on holiday gifts for your employees, new tech for your home office or furniture and appliances to give your facility an upgrade. Here are some of the sales that may be of interest to small business owners this Black Friday. 2018 Black Friday Deals Are Avail...
Tags: Newegg, Samsung, Sales, Staples, Dell, Office Depot, Amazon Amazon, Walmart Walmart, Microsoft Microsoft, Vistaprint, Bluehost, Microsoft Stores, Retail Trends, Amazon Echo Fire, Google Home, Brands Office Depot


Microsoft could be the next company to join the $1 trillion club — here's what will get it there (MSFT, AMZN, GOOGL)

The cloud industry is set to grow rapidly, and Microsoft is well-positioned to benefit from its expansion, Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives said in a new report. The company has a huge network of technology partners, a sizeable sales force, and a massive number of customers who already use its products, Ives noted. With the likely boost from its cloud offerings, Microsoft looks set to become the next company to have a market capitalization of at least $1 trillion, he said. Microsoft's cloud busine...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, United States, Silicon Valley, Salesforce, Samsung Galaxy Note, Wedbush, Ives, Amazon Google, Microsoft Microsoft, Daniel Ives, MSFT AMZN GOOGL, Wedbush Microsoft, Satya -RSB- Nadella


Big brands like Microsoft and Gap are using AI to create personalized ads for people — and the results blow away ads written by humans

Big name brands like Microsoft and Gap have started relying on artificial intelligence to optimize the content of their ads. Platforms like Persado use AI to help these brands generate personalized ads based on the language a person is most likely to respond to. A recent update by Persado allows brands to create entire narratives using AI, incorporating each individual advertiser' unique voice and attributes to each campaign's context. Turns out, artificial intelligence isn't just helpful for...
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Big brands like Microsoft and Gap are using AI to to create personalized ads for people — and the results blow away ads written by humans

Big name brands like Microsoft and Gap have started relying on artificial intelligence to optimize the content of their ads. Platforms like Persado use AI to help these brands generate personalized ads based on the language a person is most likely to respond to. A recent update by Persado allows brands to create entire narratives using AI, incorporating each individual advertiser' unique voice and attributes to each campaign's context. Turns out, artificial intelligence isn't just helpful for...
Tags: Microsoft, Yahoo, US, Trends, Ibm, Associated Press, Adorama, Microsoft Microsoft, Margaret Knight, Persado, Alex Vratskides, Business Insider Brands, Assaf Baciu, Baciu


A profitable, Google-backed startup just raised $75 million from Goldman Sachs. Its CEO explains why it waited 5 years for fresh funding. (GS)

The cloud-storage startup Egnyte has taken a $75 million investment from Goldman Sachs — its first new funding in five years. Egnyte has been cash-flow positive for about two years, with investors including GV (formerly Google Ventures) and Kleiner Perkins. CEO Vineet Jain tells Business Insider that the momentum comes from a focus on its sweet spot: selling to midsize companies that are neither too small nor too large. Jain says Microsoft is a frenemy that opens doors for Egnyte but also com...
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This profitable, Google-backed startup just raised $75 million from Goldman Sachs. Its CEO explains why it waited 5 years for fresh funding (GS)

Egnyte, a cloud storage startup, has taken in $75 million investment from Goldman Sachs — its first new funding in five years. Egnyte has been cash flow positive for about two years, with investors including GV (formerly Google Ventures) and Kleiner Perkins. CEO Vineet Jain tells Business Insider that the momentum comes from a focus on its sweet spot: Selling to midsized companies that are neither too small nor too large. Jain says Microsoft is a frenemy that opens doors for Egnyte, but also ...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Goldman Sachs, Google Ventures, Sap, Kleiner Perkins, Egnyte, Jain, Sutter, Ray Dalio, Microsoft Microsoft, Vineet Jain, Microsoft IBM, Goldman Sachs Its CEO, Kleiner Perkins All


Microsoft is putting HoloLens to work with new Dynamics 365 applications

Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality glasses have always been interesting technology, but it’s never been clear how the company would move from novelty device to actual viable business use cases. Today, it made a move toward the latter, announcing a couple of applications designed to put the HoloLens to work in Dynamics 365, giving it a real business purpose. Dynamics 365 is Microsoft’s one-stop shop for CRM and ERP, where a company can work on some of its key business software functions including f...
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Google Cloud will soon have a major new feature to better compete with Amazon and Microsoft (GOOG, AMZN)

Google is making a version of its cloud available for companies to run in their own data centers, otherwise known as "on premises" computing. On premises computing is the old-fashioned way of doing IT. It's the thing that cloud computing was supposed to change. But because most companies are not ready to unplug their data centers and put all their IT in the cloud, cloud players are finding ways to bring their cloud tech to a company's data center. This is a major head-bow by Google to do what ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Kim Jong Un, Aws, Amazon Web Services, Vmware, Prem, Amazon Google, Microsoft Microsoft, Google Cloud


Microsoft hits an all-time high after crushing earnings (MSFT)

Microsoft hit an all-time high after crushing fourth-quarter earnings expectations.  Its  Azure revenue grew at 89% year-over-year .  Revenue guidance topped Wall Street estimates.  Watch Microsoft trade in real time here.  Microsoft hit an all-time high of above $108 a share early Friday after crushing fourth-quarter earnings. It's currently trading up 3% at $107.52.  The software giant beat on both the top and bottom lines, earnings $1.14 per share on revenue of $30.1 billion. Wall Street ...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, US, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Trump, RBC Capital Markets, Microsoft Microsoft, Amy Hood, Ross MacMillan


Tech leaders condemn policy leading to family separations at the border

By now you’ve seen the photos and videos and probably heard the audio tape. The media coming out of the U.S./Mexico border over the past week has been truly heart-wrenching and horrifying, including, most shockingly, images of young children being housed in what amounts to human cages. Many prominent politicians across the world (and in the G.O.P.) have called out the Trump administration’s policy of separating families at the border. A number of prominent executives from top tech companies h...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Congress, Youtube, Mexico, US, Tech, Tesla, Policy, Tim Cook, Dublin


The largest buys of tech’s Big Five: a look at M&A deals

In startup land, the mandate is to get bought, go public or die trying. And, as far as getting bought goes, one of tech’s Big Five could be a desirable acquirer. They have a lot of weight to throw around. Alphabet (the parent company of Google), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft account for a titanic amount of market value — close to $3.9 trillion at time of writing. At least, that’s according to Crunchbase News’s  . When challenged by one another, these hulking behemoths of the tech sector ...
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What to expect from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony at E3 2018

It’s June, so that means it’s time to spend some quality time in downtown Los Angeles. E3 doesn’t actually begin in earnest until next Tuesday, but much of the big news will actually drop over the weekend, during press conferences from Microsoft, EA and Bethesda. Starting Saturday, the video game news will be arriving fast and furious. We’ll be on the ground at the Staples Center to cover all things E3, but in the meantime, here’s a breakdown of what we expect to see at one of the gaming wor...
Tags: Gaming, Microsoft, Events, Tech, Sony, Nintendo, Pokemon, Staples Center, Bethesda, Hideo Kojima, Yoshi, Ian Curtis, Kojima, Ellie, Peter Parker, Miles Morales