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Microsoft Stream Launched as a Free Business Video Service
Jul19

Microsoft Stream Launched as a Free Business Video Service

Microsoft has launched a free preview of Microsoft Stream, an Azure-based business video service that will build upon Office 365 Video and ultimately merge both services over time. With Microsoft Stream, the tech giant will give businesses similar flexibility and tools as YouTube when they share videos internally. Stream allows users to upload, share, and tag videos within their organizations, ultimately supplanting the...

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YouTube to livestream 2016 Republican and Democratic Conventions in 360 degrees
Jul15

YouTube to livestream 2016 Republican and Democratic Conventions in 360 degrees

The stage is set for the conventions of the Republican and Democratic parties in what promises to be one of the biggest political gatherings in the US. The two parties are set to nominate who their next president will be. Trust YouTube and social network companies not to miss out of the two events as the former on Thursday announced it has been named the official livestream provider. For the first time ever, both conventions will be...

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Microsoft Wins Appeal Over Requests for Emails Stored Outside U.S.
Jul15

Microsoft Wins Appeal Over Requests for Emails Stored Outside U.S.

A US appeals court has ruled in favor of Microsoft, stopping the U.S. government from forcing the tech firm to hand over emails stored in its Dublin servers as part of a drug investigation. The ruling of the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday overturned a decision in 2014 that ordered Microsoft to turn in messages of an alleged drug trafficker. The software giant reasoned that it would have a massive impact globally, as...

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Microsoft adds Group Chats, Cards and more to Skype Chatbots
Jul11

Microsoft adds Group Chats, Cards and more to Skype Chatbots

Microsoft on Friday added some more bot functionalities to its Skype Chatbots. This time around, features such as Group Chats, Cards, Bing Services, and Group Chats have all been added. The company says it great progress has been made since it announced the Skype Bot Platform in March. With 30,000 developers now working on bots, Skype users can only expect more exciting features. Today we’re excited to announce some great new features...

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Skype now lets you send documents and videos up to 300MB to friends offline
Jul07

Skype now lets you send documents and videos up to 300MB to friends offline

Despite the emergence of several video and audio calling apps these days, Skype remains one of the most preferred among users. Regardless of its popularity, Microsoft continues to make the app more appealing to users across the world. Its iOS app now has a feature that lets you share offline files and multiple file downloads. Skype’s aim is to improve file sharing among those who use the app—whether your friends are online or not. You...

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“Skype Meetings” is Microsoft’s new tool for free video conferencing
Jul05

“Skype Meetings” is Microsoft’s new tool for free video conferencing

Microsoft has a new tool similar to its own traditional Skype app, but with a couple of features to collaborate with colleagues and set up meetings. Called Skype Meetings, the new tool enables the initiator of the meeting to set up the process, mute all other microphones and use a virtual laser pointer or whiteboard. “We’re pleased to introduce free Skype Meetings—a new online meetings tool that provides small businesses with...

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