Microsoft to retire Internet Explorer in 2022

Posted by - May 31, 2021

Microsoft is finally retiring Internet Explorer next year, after more than 25 years. The aging web browser has largely been unused by most consumers for years, but Microsoft is putting the final nail in the Internet Explorer coffin on June 15th, 2022, by retiring it in favor of Microsoft Edge. “We are announcing that the

Google launches $2bn data hub in Poland

Posted by - April 14, 2021

US tech giant Google on recently launched a new cloud data hub in Warsaw – its first in Central and Eastern Europe – with an investment of nearly $2.0 billion (1.7 billion euros). Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki hailed the new hub saying it would ensure “better service from private and public entities” and strengthen security

Microsoft acquires another gaming platform worth $7.5 billion

Posted by - March 10, 2021

The gaming market continues to see growth during the coronavirus pandemic as many people spend more of their time at home, Microsoft jumped on the bandwagon and sealed a major deal which will see the tech giant acquire an American video game publisher Bethesda. The deal which is said to be worth $7.5 billion includes

Microsoft unveils ‘Cloud for retail’ service

Posted by - January 15, 2021

As retailers fast embrace digital solutions to help better understand their customers and deliver an agile and resilient supply chain, Microsoft has introduced the private preview of “Cloud for Retail”. Microsoft Cloud for Retail aims to connect experiences across the end-to-end shopper journey with integrated and intelligent capabilities. “By bringing together disparate data sources across

Microsoft to proceed discussion to purchase TikTok’s US operations

Posted by - August 3, 2020

US tech giant Microsoft has confirmed that it is continuing talks to purchase the US operations of Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok. Microsoft boss Satya Nadella had a conversation with President Donald Trump about the acquisition on Sunday, the tech firm said. Microsoft stressed that it “fully appreciates the importance” of addressing President Trump’s concerns. A

Microsoft: Free unified Office app is now open to all Android users

Posted by - February 18, 2020

All Android users can install the Office app comprising basic versions of Word, PowerPoint and Excel. As of this week, all Android users can install Microsoft’s new free, lightweight version of key Office apps from the Google Play Store. Dubbed Microsoft Office, the Microsoft Android bundle includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in a single smartphone

Microsoft reveals the newest Xbox

Posted by - December 16, 2019

Attention all gamers! Microsoft has officially unveiled the newest addition to the Xbox family – the Xbox Series X. In an official statement released recently, the company says, “Xbox Series X will be our fastest, most powerful console ever and set a new bar for performance, speed and compatibility, allowing you to bring your gaming

Google Calendar to copy this Microsoft Calendar feature

Posted by - October 29, 2019

Except for Office apps, Google apps are way ahead of Microsoft’s equivalents, at least in terms of the user base. A large user base of Google apps also forces us to believe that they must be better than what Microsoft offers and while it might be true in some cases, it’s definitely not true if

Microsoft pegs Australian Azure prices to US dollar

Posted by - October 25, 2019

Microsoft will from next week change the way it prices Azure and the outcome will be greater variability for cloud bills. Microsoft has confirmed to iTnews that its entire global Azure estate will be shifted to a single global price list struck in US dollars under changes that come into effect on November 1st, with