Windows search is getting a massive upgrade in the guise of Mac’s Spotlight search function with a tool called PowerToys Run. Launched this past Tuesday and still in a very early stage. CNN calls the new feature “promising”, a search box that could put the Start Menu and Windows key-R shortcuts out of business. The […]

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Windows is Getting A New Apple-Like Upgrade

Microsoft 4Afrika and Andela have partnered to implement the ALCwithMicrosoft Azure Training 2020 to up-skill developers in Kenya and Nigeria through an immersive program where selected developers will work to learn basic skills in Azure, via the LinkedIn Learning platform. The program is focused on training software engineers in learning the basics of Azure, a […]

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Andela Partners with Microsoft to Launch Azure Training Program

While Microsoft Office is still the vastly popular and ubiquitous choice for word processing, slideshow presentations, spreadsheet calculations and a bounty of many more digital tasks, steep subscription costs can lead to some users turning instead to ad-riddled freeware or ‘free’ apps that lock most of their features behind hidden paywalls. If this sounds like […]

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The 6 Best Free Microsoft Office Alternatives

Despite being 11 years old, Minecraft sales have officially topped 200-million copies, with a total of 126-million people playing the game monthly. Microsoft is detailing the latest sales figures just as Mojang Studios celebrates 11 years since the first Minecraft alpha build was originally released. Microsoft has also seen a big increase in Minecraft usage […]

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Minecraft Maintains its Incredible Popularity as Sales Top 200-Million

Microsoft is rolling out a new reply-all protection feature for Office 365 and Exchange Online. This new feature is designed to prevent email storms when hundreds or thousands of people start replying to an email thread after someone forgets to BCC everyone or a distribution list was misconfigured. Something that has happened to everyone at […]

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Microsoft Now Blocks Reply-All Email Storms

Microsoft has introduced its latest Surface range which includes the new Surface Go 2, Surface Book 3, Surface Headphones 2 and Surface Earbuds. The tech goliath says that this range was designed to help users navigate the current environment which sees more people turning to Windows PCs than ever. In fact, over 4 trillion minutes […]

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Microsoft Introduces New Surface Devices

When it comes to doing business from home, apart from Telegram which is planning to move into the video chat space, the most immediate threat to the sector dominance of Zoom is Microsoft Teams. This should come as no great surprise as the number of daily active users on Microsoft’s service leapt from 44-million to […]

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New Microsoft Teams Password Hack a Threat To 75-Million Users

Last month Microsoft said that Teams usage had grown to 44-million daily active users during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Now, The Verge is reporting that the platform’s user base has jumped 70%. Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella revealed in an investor call that Teams now has more than 75-million active users. #Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella revealed […]

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Microsoft Teams Jumps to 75-Million Daily Active Users

Microsoft is joining forces with its partners to give academic institutions in South Africa free half-day training in Teams to help them effectively use the technology and enable more seamless remote learning across the country. The COVID-19 pandemic has proved that it can be challenging for educational institutions moving to remote or distance learning, which […]

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Microsoft Offers Free Teams Training to Educators Across South Africa

Several Windows 10 users are reporting a wide range of issues after installing Windows 10 KB4549951 cumulative update. Others still are reporting error messages when they try to download and install an important security package released on Tuesday, via Windows Latest. Microsoft faced heavy criticism after the company shipped, what many users perceived to be, […]

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Latest Windows 10 Update is Causing Serious Issues for Some Users

When it comes to phishing attacks, cybercriminals often try to imitate the official website of a well-known brand – they do this by using a similar domain name or URL and web-page design to the genuine site. The link to the fake website can be sent to targeted individuals by email or text message, a […]

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Top 10 Most Imitated Brands by Cybercriminals

On Tuesday, according to an article from Motherboard, video-calling service Zoom accidentally released the personal email addresses and photos of thousands of its users. This is because the service had an issue with its “Company Directory” feature, that groups together users who share the same email domain. Since the ides of March, Twitter users of […]

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Zoom’s Security and Privacy Problems Keep Getting Worse

Hackers are now exploiting a pair of previously unknown vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, that can be used to create and plant documents booby-trapped with malware, to help them take over your computer, reports PC Mag. Hackers are now exploiting a pair of previously unknown vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows that can be used to create and […]

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Windows 10 Flaw Lets Hackers Create Booby-Trapped Documents on Your PC

Microsoft is expected to make big changes to its Office software on Monday. The tech mega power announced that it will change the name of the Office suite, and add major chat features for everyday customers, according to Yahoo Finance. These changes are influenced by the coronavirus outbreak, as apps become more important than ever […]

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Microsoft Renames Office 365, Includes Teams on the Platform

A hacker has reportedly stolen the AMD graphics source code that the Xbox Series X runs on its next-generation GPUs and is asking for a $1-million ransom or else they’ll leak the information online, reports Comicbook. Apparently the hacker obtained source codes from a few AMD devices, namely the Navi 10 and Navi 21, as […]

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Xbox Series X Source Code Stolen and Held for $1-Million Ransom

Some of the worlds biggest social media and information sharing platforms have announced that they will be working together to protect their users from coronavirus-related misinformation. These companies include Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Reddit, Twitter, and YouTube. “We are working closely together on COVID-19 response efforts,” reads the joint industry statement from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, […]

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Facebook, Google, YouTube and others to Fight Against the Spread of COVID-19 Misinformation

Microsoft announced that co-founder and tech advisor Bill Gates is stepped down from the company’s board of directors to dedicate more time to his philanthropic priorities, including global health in the age of COVID-19, as well as development, education, and his increasing engagement in tackling climate change. Microsoft announced that co-founder and tech advisor Bill […]

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Microsoft Co-Founder, Bill Gates Steps Down from Board

Twitter has ordered employees around the world to work from home following the COVID-19 pandemic – with Tweeps in Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan already working remotely. The social media company, based in San Fransico, operates more than 35 offices across the globe. Twitter had already “strongly encouraged” its staff to work from home […]

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Twitter Instructs all Employees to Work from Home

The world of entertainment is changing rapidly. Increased access to fibre to the home, as well as a growing number of content creators and video-on-demand services, are forcing large entertainment companies to rethink their business strategies and innovate new and exciting ways to entertain their customers. That’s why, as part of its digital transformation journey, […]

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Microsoft partners with MultiChoice to transform entertainment in Africa

The Microsoft for Startups initiative has announced the launch of the new Global Social Entrepreneurship programme. Designed the make the world a better place, startups are creating new businesses built on powerful and innovative technologies. Innovators and entrepreneurs are finding new ways to harness tech to drive purpose-led social enterprises that measure success by the […]

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Microsoft Announces Global Entrepreneurship Programme to Help Startups Achieve New Heights

Microsoft has had to issue major warnings to all Windows 10 users, confirming that the latest ‘Patch Tuesday’ update can cause system freezes and crashes across every supported version of Windows 10 – from Windows 10 Home through to Enterprise and even Server, reports Forbes. The update designated as ‘KB4524244‘ had been available for four […]

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Microsoft Warns of Windows 10 Updates that Crash Systems, Delete User Data

Microsoft’s Surface Neo, their upcoming foldable tablet, (which features Microsoft’s new Windows 10X OS) is implied to have a function as a gaming device, according to My Broadband via a new patent. The patent shows that the Surface Neo could come with an attachment that could function as a game controller. “…the input device #102 […]

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Microsoft’s Upcoming Tablet Could Feature xCloud Game Controller

Japanese electronics and entertainment conglomerate, Sony is struggling to come to a price for their new ninth-generation console, the PlayStation 5, due to scarce components and pressure to beat out rival, Microsoft. Over the past few months, the world is buzzing with information about Sony’s new console, the fifth edition of the PlayStation series after […]

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The PlayStation 5 Could be Sold at a Loss – Here’s Why:

Microsoft, who has just recently announced a cloud gaming team-up with Samsung, has expanded its Project xCloud gaming service to iPhone as well, but the software colossus has had to abide by some of Apple’s stringent rules, meaning the service may not run or appear as it does on Android. The beta of xCloud has […]

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Microsoft’s xCloud Gaming Services Comes to iOS but Apple is Making the Rules

A new version of Windows 10 will be able to install updates in a few seconds, reports Softpedia News. This change was announced during Microsoft’s 365 Developer Day. Where the reworked OS was announced for Windows 10X, the operating system of Microsoft’s dual-screen and foldable devices, which include the Microsoft Surface Neo dual-screen laptop. This […]

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New Version of Windows 10 Installs Updates in Seconds

Samsung’s Unpacked event was not without gaming news as the Korean tech juggernaut revealed that they would be teaming up with Microsoft on the video game front, reports CNET. David Park, director of strategy at Samsung, speaking at the worldwide event, says that they are working with Xbox on a new “premium cloud-based game streaming […]

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Samsung and Xbox Tease Cloud Gaming Co-Op

Companies have been urged to safeguard assets and build agile security frameworks to enable digital transformation.

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Microsoft asks financial institutions in Africa to invest in cyber security

The future of gaming is… Now? According to several articles reviewing the latest and greatest Cloud Gaming device releases, such as the Nvidia Geforce Now and the highly publicized Google Stadia, the consensus is all very similar. The sentiment is usually summed up with “We’re not quite there yet”. It is a technological wonder at [&hellip

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3 Reasons why Cloud Gaming Devices will fail, for now

Google makes another cloud acquisition during antitrust probe

Google announced plans to buy enterprise software firm CloudSimple, another sign the search giant isn’t letting a flurry of antitrust investigations interrupt its expansion strategy.

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Google makes another cloud acquisition during antitrust probe

6 ways Dynamics 365 Business Central can take your business to the next level

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6 ways Dynamics 365 Business Central can take your business to the next level

Game streaming will take years to become mainstream: Microsoft

The streaming of videogames will take many years to become mainstream or replace playing through a traditional console or PC, the head of Xbox has said.

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Game streaming will take years to become mainstream: Microsoft

Bill Gates is the world’s richest person once again

This time it’s official. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates overtook Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest person on Friday, reclaiming the top ranking for the first time in more than two years.

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Bill Gates is the world’s richest person once again

Amazon to fight giant cloud deal won by rival Microsoft

Amazon.com has given notice that it will file a lawsuit challenging the US defence department’s decision to award Microsoft a cloud computing contract valued at as much as $10-billion over a decade.

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Amazon to fight giant cloud deal won by rival Microsoft

LanDynamix takes Marltons into the cloud with Office 365

Promoted | As part of a multi-faceted project to separate Marlton’s entire ICT infrastructure from that of its former holding company, Ascendis Health, LanDynamix moved the company’s e-mail environment to Microsoft Office 365.

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LanDynamix takes Marltons into the cloud with Office 365

Gates: Microsoft would have beaten Android if not for antitrust

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says we would all be using Windows Mobile today instead of Android if an antitrust case had not been lodged against the software giant in the late 1990s.

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Gates: Microsoft would have beaten Android if not for antitrust

Combine access to data with robust security protocols

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Combine access to data with robust security protocols

Microsoft says four-day work week boosted productivity 40%

After spending August experimenting with a four-day work week in a country notorious for overwork, Microsoft Japan said sales per employee rose 40% compared to the same month last year.

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Microsoft says four-day work week boosted productivity 40%

What trade war? Big Tech’s money-making machine ploughs ahead

After a year of tough headlines, the world’s biggest technology companies showed last week that they’re powering through, continuing to rake in cash and invest in future growth.

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What trade war? Big Tech’s money-making machine ploughs ahead

Microsoft has won the sought-after Jedi cloud computing contract with the Pentagon, dealing a blow to the market leader, Amazon.com, which had been the front-runner.

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Microsoft wins $10-billion US defence contract in huge blow to Amazon

Jeff Bezos is about to relinquish the title of world’s richest person to Bill Gates, as Amazon.com shares tumbled in late trading on Thursday. Click here to discuss this article.

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Jeff Bezos is set to lose his crown as world’s richest person

Microsoft rose on Thursday as first quarter results topped estimates and boosted analyst confidence, with Jefferies writing that the software giant should be able “to weather any storm”.

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Microsoft rallies as results beat ‘virtually every metric’

Booming cloud business and Office products helped Microsoft deliver healthy quarterly financial results, while Xbox and Surface slowed down, the company has reported in its latest results.

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Cloud and Office drive Microsoft growth

Amazon Web Services said on Wednesday that Old Mutual has struck a wide-ranging deal with the South African financial services group to shift a large portion of its IT workload to the cloud.

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Old Mutual to move to the cloud with Amazon Web Services

US enterprise software giant Oracle has listed South Africa as one of the countries where it plans to invest in cloud data centre facilities before the end of next year.

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Oracle to build cloud infrastructure region in South Africa

In IBM’s vision of cloud computing, Amazon.com and Microsoft will be allies rather than rivals.

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IBM sees Amazon and Microsoft as cloud allies, not rivals

There’s a threat looming on the horizon for cloud giants Amazon.com, Microsoft and Google, quite literally at the edge of the network.

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Cloud giants face threat from the edge

Microsoft’s cloud-orientated productivity suite, Office 365, is now being delivered locally through the software giant’s new South African data centres.

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Office 365 now serving from Microsoft’s SA data centres

Microsoft topped quarterly sales and profit projections, fuelled by steady demand for cloud computing services and a surprisingly strong Windows business.

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Cloud is now Microsoft’s biggest business

SAP fell the most in nearly five years on signs that its $10-billion bet on cloud-based software faces headwinds, but the companies executives are adamant there is still room to grow.

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SAP executives come out fighting as shares slump on cloud worries

IBM closed its $34-billion purchase of Red Hat, sealing the world’s second largest technology deal ever and setting up the US technology company on a path to try and compete with top software purveyors in the cloud.

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IBM closes second biggest tech deal in history