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Live Share in Visual Studio lets you code and debug together – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-08T02:51:39+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced that Live Share, its previously announced collaborative development feature for Visual Studio and Visual Studio code, is now available to developers who want to give it a try. Until now, this feature, which allows developers to better work together, was only available in a private

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Microsoft overhauls its conversational AI chatbot tools – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-08T01:50:44+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talked briefly about a major update to the company’s conversational AI tools. You can now more easily create, test and improve bots that run on Azure or your own servers and work across multiple platforms. “At this conference, we’re launching a hundred plus features for the bot framework so

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Microsoft introduces a pair of new enterprise apps for HoloLens – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-08T00:48:56+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

Today at Microsoft’s Day 1 Build keynote, AR and VR has definitely been a sideshow so far, but the company did have some announcements related to enterprise apps on the HoloLens. The company detailed two new apps, Remote Assist and Layout, which will be coming May 22. The new Remote Assist app from

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Microsoft and DJI team up to bring smarter drones to the enterprise – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-07T21:43:38+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

At the Microsoft Build developer conference today, Microsoft and Chinese drone manufacturer DJI announced a new partnership that aims to bring more of Microsoft’s machine learning smarts to commercial drones. Given Microsoft’s current focus on bringing intelligence to the edge, this is almost a logical partnership, given that drones are essentially semi-autonomous edge computing

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Microsoft Kinect lives on as a new sensor package for Azure – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-07T20:43:05+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensing camera for its Xbox consoles was walking dead for the longest time. Last October, it finally passed away peacefully — or so we thought. At its Build developer conference today, Microsoft announced that it is bringing back the Kinect brand and its standout time-of-flight camera tech, but not for a

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Microsoft brings its Visual Studio App Center lifecycle management tool to GitHub – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-07T19:41:57+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

Late last year, Microsoft launched Visual Studio App Center, its new unified mobile app development lifecycle solution for developers who want to write iOS, Android, Windows and macOS apps. The service allows developers to automate the building, testing, distribution and monitoring of their Objective-C, Swift, Java, C#, Xamarin and React Native apps through

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Microsoft says nearly 700M devices now run Windows 10 – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-07T18:40:11+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced that just under 700 million devices now run Windows 10. Almost exactly a year ago, that number stood at 500 million. In addition, the company also today noted that Office 365 now has 135 million monthly active commercial users, up from 120 million last October.

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Microsoft commits $25M to its AI for Accessibility program – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-07T17:38:39+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

If you’ve read Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s recent book, you know that making technology more accessible to people with disabilities is personal for him. Over the course of the last few years, large parts of the company have dedicated themselves to building tools that enable people with disabilities and mental health conditions to do

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Without its own phone OS, Microsoft now focuses on its Android Launcher and new ‘Your Phone’ experience – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-07T16:38:09+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

Microsoft may have retreated from the smartphone operating system wars but that doesn’t mean it has given up on trying to get a foothold on other platforms. Today, at its Build developer conference, the company announced three new services that bring its overall cross-platform strategy into focus. On Android, the company’s Trojan Horse

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Following Gmail’s makeover, Outlook rolls out new features focused on business users – TechCrunch

By | 2018-05-01T17:49:52+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Categories: Microsoft|

Microsoft announced a series of new features for Outlook across desktop, mobile and web to take a bit of the focus off of Gmail’s massive redesign. Some of the features highlight Outlook’s usefulness in the workplace – like new meeting room suggestion capabilities and RSVP tracking. But others, particularly on mobile, are more

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