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Chinese Mobile Assistant

It looks like voice assistant Cortana is going to have some competition. What’s more, the competition has been created by Microsoft themselves – the company has invested into developing a Chinese online assistant, called Laiye. 199 more words

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SQL Server v.Next CTP 1.1 now available for Windows and Linux — Prasanjeet Speaks (MSPU)

Microsoft yesterday announced the release of SQL Server v.Next Community Technology Preview 1.1 for both Windows and Linux. This update includes enhancements to several database engine and Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities which you can try in your development and test environments.

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Microsoft Gives up Consumer Mobile but is still in the Smartphone game

Doood! Microsoft is shutting its doors to its consumer phone operations… But is putting more effort in the corporate smartphone game. 730 more words

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Issa Rae Heralded As “Fall’s Breakout TV Actress” Ahead Of "Insecure" Premiere

After months and months of anticipation, the premiere of the HBO series Insecure is merely days away and series star Issa Rae has many reasons to celebrate, but this latest praise she just received may top them all. 388 more words


Chrome for Windows gets Material Design and big battery improvements

Microsoft has been hammering Chrome’s battery performance in recent months, but Google is starting to hit back with updates to its browser. Chrome 53 has been released to the stable channel this week, and it brings CPU and GPU power consumption enhancements for video playback, alongside “big” performance and power improvements overall. 108 more words


Stay connected wherever work takes you

If you ever travel for business or work remotely, like 23 percent of U.S. employees do, you rely on communication tools to stay in touch with your partners and clients whether you’re inside or outside the office. 540 more words