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This is the most-preferred sector for business graduates in India
Tue, May 22, 2018
The fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector is back as the most preferred sector for employment as more than two in five (46%) respondents graduating in 2018 from 36 leading B-schools said they preferred to work in the sector, according to Nielsen Campus Track Business School Survey 2018.
Microsoft, Google find fresh flaw in chips, but risk is low
Tue, May 22, 2018
Cyber-security researchers have found a new security flaw that affects a broad swath of modern computing chips and is related to the Spectre and Meltdown chip flaws that emerged in January.
Microsoft working on ''trustworthy AI'' to curb fake news
Sat, May 12, 2018
According to David Heiner, Strategic Policy Advisor at Microsoft, the problems Facebook and YouTube are facing with fake news today have alerted the tech companies the world over and Microsoft is right on the job in building Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven systems to fight back
Microsoft commits $25 mn to use AI for people with disabilities
Tue, May 08, 2018
Microsoft's five-year programme will put AI tools in the hands of developers to accelerate the development of accessible and intelligent AI solutions to benefit them, Microsoft said in a blog post
Microsoft determined to protect customers' data: Satya Nadella
Tue, May 08, 2018
At a time when data privacy is making headlines the world over, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Monday reiterated that the company is determined to ensure consumers` data and is building secure solutions towards preserving data privacy.
Bill Gates hails India's expertise in public health
Sat, May 05, 2018
Calling India's public health a "mixed story", Bill Gates said though it has made progress in almost every area of public health, there is still a long way to go in some areas related to child health
Bill Gates gives Aadhaar card in India a big thumbs up
Fri, May 04, 2018
India’s Aadhaar technology does not pose any privacy issue and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has funded the World Bank to take this approach to other countries as it is worth emulating, Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said.
How to install Windows 10 April 2018 Update; Here is when it will be available
Tue, May 01, 2018
If you are a Windows 10 user, you will be able to download the free April 2018 Update starting Monday. Microsoft will be officially rolling out the update to PCs around the world starting May 8, 2018. As part of the latest update, it offers a bunch of new features that are said to streamline your Windows experience, and help you cut down on time while working.
This Microsoft app seen strong uptake in India
Sun, Apr 22, 2018
In July last year, the US-based company had launched this app for the Indian market to enable large group communications and work management. It works even on 2G networks. " It is being used by thousands of organisations with hundreds of thousands of users in their value chain
Microsoft ''ScaleUp'' announces 12th start-up cohort in India
Thu, Apr 05, 2018
The 12 start-ups in the cohort are AppICE, Appiyo Technologies` Twixor, Avanseus Technologies, eGovernments Foundation, Gaia Smart Cities Solution, GrowthEnabler, Karo Sambhav, Kogence, MachineSense, SmartVizX, Sprinkle Data and Xurmo Technologies.
US government seeks end to Supreme Court privacy fight with Microsoft
Sun, Apr 01, 2018
The U.S. government`s Supreme Court battle with Microsoft Corp over whether technology companies can be forced to hand over data stored overseas could be nearing its end, after federal prosecutors asked that the case be dismissed.
New Microsoft Windows update to fix flaw in ''Meltdown'' patch
Sat, Mar 31, 2018
The flaw "CVE-2018-1038" was found in the first patch that was issued to protect Windows 7 x64 or Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 systems from the "Meltdown" vulnerability. Security researchers disclosed two flaws - "Meltdown" and "Spectre" -- on January 3 that affected nearly every modern computing device containing chips from Intel, AMD and ARM Holdings
Microsoft's veteran windows head Terry Myerson to leave company
Thu, Mar 29, 2018
Myerson has been at Microsoft for more than two decades. He was responsible for supervising the company`s products including Windows, Surface, Xbox, Windows Server and HoloLens Mixed Reality.
Microsoft faces flak over changes in service agreement
Wed, Mar 28, 2018
The new rules prohibit users from using Microsoft`s services to "publicly display or share inappropriate content or material" including "offensive language" and nudity, Fortune reported. According to civil rights activist Jonathan Corbett, the term "offensive language" is ambiguous as its definition varies from person to person. Trash-talking is a regular occurrence among Xbox Live players
Facebook data row: Microsoft fears more regulations, offers solution
Wed, Mar 28, 2018
Peggy Johnson said technology alone can help overcome the present set of worries which allegedly owe its genesis to misuse of the technology itself. "Technology can actually help the problem that is surfacing now. Things like blockchain can be a part of the solution here, because it is transparent, it is secure... It can actually be a part of the solution to some of these concerns that are being raised by the regulators," she said, adding her company is already building on such solutions through its cloud platform Azure
Users own data in Office 365 as our AI empowers them: Microsoft
Mon, Mar 26, 2018
Where Microsoft is concerned, however, data ownership clearly remains with its customers - protected by enterprise-grade security solutions. Microsoft`s Cloud-powered Office 365 - which according to the CEO Satya Nadella is the biggest growth opportunity for the company in its history -- makes up the bulk of what it calls its "Commercial Cloud" services
Microsoft chief Satya Nadella hails advancements in India
Fri, Mar 23, 2018
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said every time he visited India, he saw advancements taking place. Nadella also referred to use of cloud and AI by schools to predict what students are at risk of dropping out so that they can intervene. Local governments across India use Kaizala, a mobile communications app, to empower government workers and improve citizen service, he pointed out.
Microsoft Kaizala app coming to India; here's how you can benefit
Thu, Mar 22, 2018
With "Kaizala" which has over one million users in India, users will have the option to make peer to peer payments in one to one and group chat conversations.
Cloud tech can increase cash flows of small and medium biz by 308%: Microsoft survey
Sun, Mar 11, 2018
Microsoft survey captured data showing increase in market reach, improvement in employee productivity, operational processes, and in overall work-life balance as a direct result of increased cloud usage
Microsoft starts selling customised Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+
Sat, Mar 10, 2018
.The "Microsoft edition" smartphones will give users access to a range of Microsoft's apps such as Excel, Skype, Cortana, OneNote, PowerPoint, Word and Microsoft Launcher after setting up the phone