Author: Pradeep

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Microsoft releases a new Windows Base OS container image based on Windows Server 2022

Microsoft already has the following 3 Windows Base OS container images: Nano Server – ultralight, modern Windows offering for new app development Server Core – medium size, best fit for Lift and Shift Windows Server apps Windows – largest size, almost full Windows API support for special workloads Today, Microsoft is introducing a new Windows Base […]
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New feature in Microsoft Outlook can automatically shorten meetings

In order to reduce the stress that occurs due to back-to-back meetings, Microsoft Outlook recently added a new feature that can automatically shorten meetings allowing users to have essential breaks between the meetings. Using this feature, individual users can set scheduling defaults that automatically shorten meetings they schedule. Microsoft today announced a new setting that allows […]
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Microsoft acquires Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion

Microsoft today announced that it will acquire Communications for about $19.7 billion ($56.00 per share, implying a 23% premium to the closing price of Nuance on Friday, April 9). This is an all-cash deal inclusive of Nuance’s net debt. Mark Benjamin will remain CEO of Nuance and he will be reporting to Scott Guthrie, executive […]
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Microsoft releases PowerToys v0.35.0 update with improved FancyZones and more

Microsoft today released PowerToys v0.35.0 with improved localization, new FancyZones feature and more. Microsoft also mentioned that the Video Conference utility is coming in the next release (0.36.0). Find the full change log of PowerToys v0.35 release below: General PowerToys will start requiring Windows 10 v1903 or greater after 0.35.x release. The v1 settings, which […]
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Samsung TV Plus free service now available in India

Samsung today announced the launch of Samsung TV Plus, a free TV service for Samsung Smart televisions and Galaxy devices. Samsung TV Plus offers ad-supported select live channels and on-demand videos. Samsung Smart TV owners can access Samsung TV Plus from today while Galaxy smartphone owners can access the service in April 2021. The TV […]
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Microsoft rolling out Windows 10 Cumulative Update Build 21332.1010 (KB5001478)

Microsoft last week announced the release of Windows 10 Build 21332 to Dev Channel Insiders. In this build, Microsoft removed the news and interests feature for Insiders. Today, Microsoft released Cumulative Update Build 21332.1010 (KB5001478). This update does not include any new feature and is released to test Microsoft’s servicing pipeline. Find the full change […]
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano with Intel Core i5, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD now available for $1149

Last year, Lenovo announced ThinkPad X1 Nano, the lightest ThinkPad ever at just 1.99 pounds (907g). The new ThinkPad X1 Nano is powered by 11th gen Intel Core processors and it is based on Intel’s EVO platform. This lightweight laptop offers a great viewing experience with its 2K high-resolution Dolby Vision display featuring a new […]
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Microsoft details Satin, a new AI powered audio codec that powers Teams

Skype invented the Silk audio codec and transformed the VoIP industry. Silk is an adaptive variable bitrate codec that can seamlessly switch from delivering narrowband (8 kHz) speech at ultra-low bandwidth of 6 kbps to offer a near-transparent quality speech at higher bit rates. After acquiring Skype, Microsoft started using Silk audio codec in its […]
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Microsoft announces several new updates to its partner program

Microsoft’s partners influence more than 95% of Microsoft’s commercial business revenue. During the State of the Partner Ecosystem digital briefing today, Microsoft announced several new updates to its partner program that will allow partners to co-innovate and develop next-generation Microsoft-based solutions. You can read about the partner program updates below: Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program: […]
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Microsoft Edge Legacy will be removed with April’s Windows 10 Update Tuesday release

Microsoft today announced that Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application will be removed with April’s Windows 10 Update Tuesday release. The new Microsoft Edge browser will be installed as part of the Windows 10 cumulative monthly security update releasing on April 13, 2021. Following Windows 10 versions will be affected by this change: Windows 10, version […]
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Microsoft surpassed $5 billion in gaming revenue for the first time, Xbox Live now has more than 100 million users

Microsoft announced the results for the quarter ended December 31, 2020. Revenue was $43.1 billion and operating income was $17.9 billion. Microsoft’s gaming business had a great quarter with some record numbers. Xbox content and services revenue increased 40% when compared to last year. Microsoft also surpassed $5 billion in gaming revenue for the first […]
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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Build 21296 with converged clipboard history design and several bug fixes

Microsoft today announced the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21296 (RS_PRERELEASE) to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. This new build comes with the converged clipboard history design, the ability to manage Storage Spaces from within Settings and several bug fixes. What’s new in Windows 10 Build 21296: Changes and Improvements We’re starting […]
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