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Microsoft Search unifies searches across Office, Windows, Bing, Edge, and more
Sep24

Microsoft Search unifies searches across Office, Windows, Bing, Edge, and more

  Microsoft has refined, expanded, and unified search across its products. It highlights a smart search box that will find information from Windows, Office, Bing, Edge and all its productivity apps. For years, Microsoft worked hard to create a unified, custom search experience across all products under the Office 365 suite. Now it wants to bring the same convenience to Windows 10. Microsoft said last year at its Ignite event that...

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Skype calling coming to Alexa devices
Sep21

Skype calling coming to Alexa devices

Skype calling is coming to Alexa devices—and that will probably be before the turn of the year. The partnership with Microsoft is not the first as Amazon had previously partnered the former in previous times. Devices such as the Amazon Echo range, and the Echo Show will all be integrated with basic Skype calling and video calling respectively. That aside, you will also be able to call mobile and landlines using SkypeOut and saying...

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Microsoft is testing “warning” for Windows 10 users not to install rival browsers
Sep13

Microsoft is testing “warning” for Windows 10 users not to install rival browsers

Microsoft Edge is taking its rivalry with other browsers to a whole new level. The software giant is testing “warning” for Windows 10 users not to install Chrome or Firefox. Users, according to The Verge, users have spotted a new change that appears when a user tries to install a rival web browser—Chrome or Firefox for example. A prompt warning a user when a browser other than Edge is being installed instantly appears: “You already...

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Microsoft pushes out another Skype redesign
Sep02

Microsoft pushes out another Skype redesign

Microsoft seems to have itchy fingers when it comes to pushing out new designs for Skype. The software giant has yet again pushed out a redesign, which it claims will make for a better and improved user experience. This time the company is getting rid of the Highlights feature because the feature did not “resonate with a majority of users.” According to Skype director of design Peter Skillman, it became necessary to “take a step back...

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Skype Private Conversation brings end-to-end encryption
Aug21

Skype Private Conversation brings end-to-end encryption

  Microsoft has rolled out an option for Skype to use end-to-end encryption. Called Private Conversation, the more secure alternative removes central control of encryption and puts it into each device running Skype. Microsoft says the reorganized end-to-end encryption can repel high-level attempts to intercept live communications, interfere messages, or recover old conversations. Private Conversation uses Signal Protocol,  an...

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Microsoft threatens to kick off Gab.ai from Azure over hate speech
Aug10

Microsoft threatens to kick off Gab.ai from Azure over hate speech

  Microsoft has threatened to pull its webhosting services for social network Gab after complaints over anti-Semitic posts that incited genocide and torture of Jews. The tech giant’s cloud-computing division, Azure, said it would act in 48 hours if Gab will not remove two “malicious” posts that led to the complaint, a Gab.ai post says. Microsoft said, “We have concluded that this content incites violence, is not protected...

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