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Microsoft authorizes $ 40 billion of share buybacks, raises dividend

The company bought back $19.54 billion in shares last year. In the previous fiscal year, the buybacks was worth $10.72 billion - all under CEO Satya Nadella`s tenure.

Sep 19, 2019, 11:05 AM IST

Oracle, Microsoft expand Cloud ties to boost office productivity

The integration of Oracle Digital Assistant and Teams provides customers with a frictionless work environment to boost productivity and faster decision making.

Sep 18, 2019, 11:23 AM IST

Microsoft may launch 15-inch Surface Laptop 3

The company is also expected to launch an AMD-powered Surface Laptop 3 and it is possible that this chip could be found on this rumoured 15-inch model, The Verge reported on Sunday.

Sep 16, 2019, 15:04 PM IST

Microsoft releases new update warning to fix Windows 10

Windows 10 KB4515384 was released on September 10 and the update is downloaded in the background automatically.

Sep 13, 2019, 18:04 PM IST

Rajiv Kumar appointed Microsoft India R&D MD

Kumar holds a Bachelor's degree in computer science from the IIT Roorkee and was an alumnus of University of Texas, Austin.

Sep 09, 2019, 17:29 PM IST

Microsoft contractors can listen to Xbox players' chats: Report

The audio -- mostly of children as they played video games -- was captured by Xbox consoles "by mistake", the contractors were quoted as saying.

Aug 22, 2019, 11:45 AM IST

Microsoft admits contractors listen to Skype, Cortana chats

The revelation came after Motherboard found contractors were listening to audio from both Skype and Cortana, including sensitive and personal conversations of Microsoft customers.

Aug 16, 2019, 14:46 PM IST

Latest Microsoft update slows some Surface devices to 400MHz

However, along with the CPU issues, Microsoft's latest firmware updates have been causing Wi-Fi issues for several users.

Aug 16, 2019, 14:32 PM IST

Reliance Jio, Microsoft announce alliance to accelerate digital transformation in India

As part of this new agreement Jio will provide its internal workforce with cloud-based productivity and collaboration tools available with Microsoft 365 and will migrate its non-network applications to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

Aug 12, 2019, 13:54 PM IST

Microsoft joins Samsung to herald new mobile computing era

According to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, the aim was to empower people when it comes to multi-device productivity and "Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Book S are such devices of the future".

Aug 08, 2019, 17:40 PM IST

Microsoft killing its developer-focused MSDN Magazine

The move comes after the software giant has migrated all of the magazine's technical resources to websites including, the Visual Studio Subscriptions portal and The Visual Studio Blog, The Verge reported on Wednesday.

Aug 08, 2019, 15:25 PM IST

IBM unlocks Hybrid Cloud potential with Red Hat OpenShift

Enterprises can now build mission-critical applications once and run them on all leading public clouds, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Alibaba and IBM Cloud and on private clouds.

Aug 02, 2019, 17:58 PM IST

US library locks horns with LinkedIn over privacy concerns

In 2015, LinkedIn acquired the site with the intention of bringing it under its umbrella and re-branded it as LinkedIn Learning. Now that the transition is nearly complete, the app would soon start requiring users to create a LinkedIn account to access the service in September.

Aug 02, 2019, 17:45 PM IST

Facebook makes photo, video matching tech available for all

For those who already use their own or other content matching technology, these technologies are another layer of defence and allow hash-sharing systems to talk to each other, making the systems that much more powerful.

Aug 02, 2019, 17:11 PM IST

Microsoft testing Cloud download for resetting Windows 10

The test comes as part of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18950.

Aug 01, 2019, 17:50 PM IST

Microsoft acquires data privacy, governance service BlueTalon

BlueTalon works with leading Fortune 100 companies to eliminate data security blind spots and gain visibility and control of data.

Jul 30, 2019, 16:49 PM IST

SoftBank Group's $108 billion Vision Fund 2 draws in Microsoft, Apple

The Japanese conglomerate itself plans to invest $38 billion in the fund, it said in a statement. Others set to join include Apple Inc and Taiwan`s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd (Foxconn) - both investors in the first fund.

Jul 26, 2019, 11:00 AM IST

Amazon Alexa may come to Windows 10 lock screen

By putting Alexa on the lock screen, a Windows 10 PC would be an Alexa smart speaker even when the PC is in sleep mode.

Jul 16, 2019, 15:38 PM IST

Microsoft Word for Android crosses 1 billion installs mark

Microsoft Word for Android was launched in 2015 to let users create, edit and view any document in Word format.

Jul 15, 2019, 11:45 AM IST

Microsoft Teams platform hits 13mn daily users

Microsoft also announced new features in Teams, including new ways to support health care organizations and first-line workers.

Jul 12, 2019, 11:41 AM IST