Microsoft News

Old Versions of Windows

As we have written earlier, in April 2017, Microsoft ended its support for Vista, which means the decade-old OS will be cut off from the security updates. Microsoft obviously expects the consumers to get rid of their old devices, but with private users and even small businesses it can be the other way about. Old versions of Windows just stick around. (more…)

Windows Vista – the End

Windows Vista is Gone. On April 11, 2017, Microsoft announced the official date of death of Windows Vista. From now on its customers will no longer receive new security updates, other hotfixes, patches, or online technical content updates from Microsoft. Ten years of shame are over. As Microsoft politely put it, “…the time has come for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources towards more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences”. In other words, Vista was at last put out of its misery. (more…)

History of Windows OS

Microsoft released the very first Windows platform or operating system on November 20, 1985, even though Bill Gates announced its coming in 1983 as the Interface Manager. (more…)

Microsoft Timeline

Microsoft was founded by Paul Allen and Bill Gates on April 4, 1975. The company gradually rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. (more…)

Microsoft Buys LinkedIn

Microsoft Buys LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, the company announced on November 16, 2016. Microsoft corp Microsoft will pay $196 per share for the company. Microsoft makes open source commitment with new partnerships involving Google, Linux, Samsung. (more…)

CLETS and Microsoft

CLETS provides law enforcement and criminal justice agencies access to FBI and state Criminal Justice Information, along with the ability to communicate messages to other agencies. As the interface to criminal justice information systems, CLETS approval is required for access to critical, life-saving public safety information. In November 2016, CLETS approved the Chula Vista Police Department to utilize Azure and Microsoft Office 365 government cloud services for Criminal Justice Information. (more…)

Microsoft Wind Energy

Microsoft announces largest wind energy purchase, and new investments further company’s progress on commitment to creating a responsible cloud, greener grid. (more…)

Microsoft: Open Ecosystem

On November 16, 2016, Microsoft Corp. announces its new contribution to open ecosystem by joining Linux Foundation and welcoming Google to the .NET community. Announces several new tools to help any developer create intelligent cloud and mobile apps. This announce was made at Microsoft’s annual Connect developer event, where Microsoft unveiled a series of products and partnerships that strengthen the company’s Azure cloud platform for building intelligent, cross-platform apps and services. (more…)

Microsoft Philanthropies

Redmond, Washington. – December 1, 2016. Microsoft Corp. Announces that within its strategy of implementating Microsoft philanthropies policy it has renewed its Affordable Access Initiative grant fund for a second year. Microsoft offers grants to assist companies working to bring internet access and new technologies, services and models to underserved markets. According to the company, the application process is now open for a new set of partners. (more…)

WinHec

Shenzhen, Popular Republic of China. December 8, 2016 – Thursday, at the WinHEC (short for Windows Hardware Engineering Community) event in Shenzhen, Microsoft Corp. announced new opportunities for global partners to innovate with Windows 10. (more…)

Surface Dial

Surface Dial is the new mouse-like manipulator, developed and manufactured by Microsoft. It’s a puck-shaped spin-and-click gadget in magnesium casing with rubber sole to give the dial the better grip onto the glass display. Surface Dial runs on two non-rechargeable AAA batteries from the box. It connects to the system via Bluetooth 4.0 LE and is compatible with Surface Studio only.

Surface Dial is manipulated by spinning and clicking. It has a haptic vibration motor for better feedback. When on the table Surface Dial works like a mouse, but being put on the display it works like a dial, triggering the context programmable menu. Surface Dial can control volume, zoom in and out, scroll the colors gamut and navigate the screen. Surface Dial supports the following applications: Plumbago, Word, Excel, One Note, Office 365, Windows Maps, Groove Music, Autodesk AutoCAD, Sketchable.

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Microsoft: New All-In-One PC Presentation

New All-In-One PC: Windows fans and haters have to circle the 26th of October in their calendars. As this is the date of annual event Microsoft presents new products, rumors have it, we’re going to meet the new OEM all-in-one PC under Windows 10 with Surface keyboard and mouse. Exactly how gossip mills derived that escapes me, but taking into account the lifelong competition between Microsoft and Apple, Myerson is a tad late, don’t you think? All-in-one PCs ceased being the hottest thing in town long time ago. Microsoft will have to roll out something really great to awe the audience. (more…)

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Is Coming

As for new tablet models the attention has shifted from iPads to Windows Surfaces. Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is the most awaited tablet this fall. The web is buzzing with numerous speculations about Pro 5 specs and date of release and whether it will be announced on October 26. (more…)

Surface Remix Project Cover

Surface Remix Project Cover or ‘blade’ is an accessory for Windows Surface 2 and Windows Surface Pro 2 hybrid tablets. The keyboard is pressure sensitive with soft touch keys and a magnetic docking connection to attach it to the tablet. The outer side of the cover is soft and shaggy. There’s no QWERTY keyboard, just DJ tools such as equalizer, instrumental numeric buttons, sound control buttons and a menu button. The DJ keyboard demands a Music Kit soft to run with.

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Surface Complete for Education

Surface Complete for education: Starting September 30, 2016, Microsoft launches astounding warranty program for educational institutions in USA and across the world, encouraging them to buy Windows Surfaces for students and tutors. (more…)

Is Surface Phone to Continue Surface Line-Up?

With Snapdragon 830, 2k display and 20 MP rear camera to feature the coming Surface phone, it’s obvious Microsoft bets on productivity. Snapdragon 830 is rumored to be the Qualcomm next generation processor with 10 nm manufacturing process, a quad core Kryo CPU, clocked at 2.2GHz and LDDDR4X RAM. According to the leak from China, the new processor will be able to support 8 GB of RAM – an unheard of capacity for cell phones. (more…)

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