Category: <span>Microsoft</span>

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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 is not renaming Windows Server to Microsoft Server Operating System

Microsoft has moved rapidly to squash a rumour that the company is planning to rename Windows Server to Microsoft Server Operating System. The rumour arose from a change, noticed by Tero Alhonen, made to the setup experience on Microsoft Server build 20334, where the name Windows Server was replaced with Microsoft Server Operating System. Windows […]
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Windows 10 21H2 will feature an upgraded Windows Tools collection

In a surprise move, Microsoft is upgrading the ‘Administrative Tools’ folder in Windows 10 21H2  by adding many more tools to the collection. With Windows 10 Preview Build 21354, Microsoft is replacing the ‘Administrative Tools’ with a new “Windows Tools” control panel applet which contains many more tools. Microsoft is also moving shortcuts such as […]
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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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Project Robin comes to Microsoft Edge

A new and mysterious flag has shown up on Microsoft Edge Canary. Called Project Robin, its description is cryptic, to say the least. The entry notes that the Project Robin flag enables Project Robin features, which is rather unhelpful. Thankfully one of the changes it enables is not that difficult to spot. Project Robin adds […]
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Today is your last chance to download the Microsoft Translator app for Windows 10

Almost exactly two years after discontinuing Microsoft Translator for Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft has announced that it will also remove the Microsoft Translator app for Windows 10 from the Store today. Microsoft writes: The Microsoft Translator app for Windows desktop will no longer be available for download, beginning April 8, 2021. If you have already […]
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Microsoft confirms date of Build 2021

After many leaks, Microsoft has officially confirmed the date of this year’s Build event. Build is Microsoft’s yearly developer event where they announce new technologies for enterprise and other developers. A page referencing Build 2021 has now gone up, announcing the date of the event from the 25th to 27th May 2021. The page notes: […]
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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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Here’s how to get Windows 10 Sun Valley icons now without becoming an Insider

Microsoft is planning a great visual update for Windows 10 in the second half of this year. The so-called “Sun Valley” update is already in testing with Windows 10 Insiders, and the most recent build brought along a number of redesigned folder icons based on Fluent Design. If you want these icons right now you […]
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NXP announces its first Microsoft Azure Sphere-Certified Processor, the i.MX 8ULP-CS

NXP has announced its first Azure Sphere-enabled microprocessor, the i.MX 8ULP-CS with Azure Sphere. Adding Azure Sphere management to the processor means IoT devices powered by the processor will offer greater safety and security, on a more scalable, secure and performance efficient platform. The i.MX 8ULP-CS benefits from all four components of Azure Sphere: the […]
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