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San Francisco: Ruto Meets Top Big Tech Leaders

Kenyan President William Ruto held a series of meetings with the big names of San Francisco. This was a case of Silicon Valley leaders...
Microsoft will no longer release WordPad in coming windows

Closing the Book: Microsoft WordPad 3 Decade Story is Ending

Microsoft has announced that they are sunsetting Microsoft WordPad. WordPad is a rich-text editor that has been shipped out with every Windows release for...
Skype flaw is a vulnerbility exposing IP addresses to hackers

Beware! Skype Flaw Might Leak Your IP to Hackers

A security researcher has discovered a skype flaw that enables hackers to grab IP addresses. Alarmingly, it does not matter where the IP address...
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Microsoft and Activision Blizzard Restructure Proposed Acquisition to Appease Regulators

Microsoft has announced it is restructuring its acquisition of Activision Blizzard to address concerns raised by the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), about...
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Microsoft Launches Bing Chat Enterprise and Search Progress to Enhance Search Experience in Education

Microsoft has announced Bing Chat Enterprise and a new learning accelerator, Search Progress, to enhance the search experience for education purposes. Bing Chat Enterprise...
Team TAWI from Kenya was crowned the winner of the annual Imagine Cup World Championship.

Team TAWI from Kenya Wins Microsoft’s Innovation Award

Team TAWI from Kenya was crowned the winner of the annual Imagine Cup World Championship. The team consisting of John Onsongo Mabeya, Muna Said, Syntiche...

Microsoft Fires Unknown Number of Devs, Managers in Nairobi

It has emerged that Microsoft Kenya, mainly at its Africa Development Centre in Nairobi, has fired several employees. This development was noted at the...

Microsoft, Liquid Intelligent Technologies to Expand Internet Access in Africa by 20 Million

In this story... Microsoft has announced new partnerships and initiatives for the 46 Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Initiatives include expanding high-speed internet access to 20...

It’s now Bard vs Chat GPT, the Browser wars have begun

Recent developments have transitioned to from AI taking jobs to now AI wars, which is is an interesting narrative to follow up for the...

Microsoft ADC to Amend JKUAT Computer Science Curriculum to Meet Market Demands

Computer skills, mainly programming have become attractive and highly lucrative in the world we are living in now. Global tech corporations and many other...

Shadrack Kiprotich Crowned Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional

Shadrack Kiprotich is the 2022 recipient of Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for actively sharing his expertise with other technology professionals. With just over...
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Why Users Are Unable to Access Microsoft Services Right Now

Various Microsoft services such as Teams, Outlook, Microsoft 365, OneDrive for Business, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Graph, and Azure are currently experiencing downtime. Microsoft's...
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State of Tech Layoffs: Firing Spree Continues in 2023

We argued that tech companies have been copying each other in terms of the number of workers they lay off, starting as early as...

Microsoft Kicks Off 2023 By Firing 10K Employees

Remember when we said that we are not sure why tech companies are firing people all of a sudden in 2022? The spree has...

ChatGPT to be Available on Azure OpenAI Service for Businesses to Utilize Advanced AI Models

Microsoft has made Azure OpenAI Service, which includes access to advanced AI models like GPT-3.5, Codex, and DALL-E 2, available to businesses. These models...

Microsoft 365 Basic Will Cost as Low as KES 250 Monthly

Microsoft will launch a new, budget-friendly version of its productivity software package Microsoft 365 called Microsoft 365 Basic. The plan will debut on January...

Microsoft’s Acquisition of Activision Blizzard: The Largest Gaming Deal Worth More Than 15 Others Combined

Mergers and acquisitions in the gaming industry have been a significant trend in recent years, with many of them being worth billions of dollars....
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Microsoft to Stop Sending Security Updates to These Two Windows Operating Systems

As is tradition to cut off some people each new year, tech giant Microsoft is doing the same for two of its Windows Operating...

Microsoft Brings its Global Digital Skills Program to Kenya

Microsoft has announced the launch of its global skilling program in Kenya with the goal of increasing access to digital and foundational skills. The...

Liquid, Microsoft New Cloud Services Collaboration to Boost Hybrid Work in Africa

Cloud-based services are in demand across the world, including in Africa. This has been accelerated by hybrid work, so cloud service providers are looking...

Microsoft Picks Kunle Awosika to Head Africa Transformation Office

Microsoft has announced that Kunle Awosika will be the new Managing Director of the Africa Transformation Office (ATO), its subsidiary tasked with driving digital...

Microsoft Kenya Replaces Kendi Ntwiga With New Country Manager

Microsoft appoints Phyllis Migwi as the Kenya Country Manager. She replaces Kendi Ntwiga who left for Meta. Kendi is the Global Head of Misrepresentation for...

Microsoft Kenya Targets Recent Software Engineering Graduates in Renewed Hiring Spree

Global tech companies have been on a path to hiring as many Kenyan software engineers as possible. One of them is Microsoft Kenya, which...

Safaricom, Microsoft Launch One of a Kind and Ambitious Digital Training Program

There are tens of programs that have been developed to train Kenyans in digital skills. Some of them are backed by the government (Ajira,...

Kenya’s Agritech Receives Boost From Microsoft

Microsoft says it is committing to working with both the private and public sectors to accelerate digital transformation in African agriculture to increase food...

Microsoft Enterprise Autopatch Is Now Available For Public Preview

In April 2022, Microsoft said that the Autopatch service will be released later in July this year. The service will automatically keep Windows and...

Catherine Muraga Replaces Jack Ngare As Microsoft ADC MD

The African Development Centre (ADC), Microsoft’s engineering hub, has announced the appointment of Catherine Muraga as its Managing Director effective 01 June 2022. Catherine, an...

Businesses Can Now Hire Microsoft Cybersecurity Experts

Microsoft has announced a cybersecurity initiative dubbed 'Microsoft Security Experts'. The program will allow interested businesses to hire Microsoft's cybersecurity employees to help them...

Microsoft’s Third Season of Regional Coding Competition for University Students is Live

The 2022 season of Microsoft's Africa Development Center (ADC)-sponsored Game of Learners (GOL) competition has officially begun. The GOL initiative, now in its third...

Tech Companies That Have Suspended Services in Russia

Russia has now passed North Korea and Iran to become the most sanctioned nation in the world following President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. The...

Microsoft, Venture Capital Investors To Pump $500 Million Into Africa’s Startup Ecosystem

Microsoft has announced new initiatives to accelerate the growth of 10,000 African start-ups and fast-track investment in Africa’s start-up ecosystem over the next five...

Call of Duty’s Next Three Games Will Still Be Available on PlayStation

Microsoft will be acquiring Activision for close to $69 billion. That means that Activision's games will become exclusive to Xbox if this deal goes...

Microsoft Is Buying Activision-Blizzard for $69 Billion

Consolidation of media giants is now slipping into the videogame industry as well. Microsoft is buying Activision-Blizzard for $69 billion. This is a huge...

Microsoft Picks Wael Elkabbany as MD for the Africa Transformation Office

Microsoft is doubling down on its investment in the continent with the establishment of the Africa Transformation Office (ATO), led by Managing Director Wael...

To Push A Hybrid Work Experience, LinkedIn and MS Have Made 40 Learning Courses Free for HR Pros

Redmond-based tech giant Microsoft and its social media and professional platform LinkedIn have launched several new features and product innovations to help companies transition...

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