Tag: Microsoft

Microsoft Completes Nokia Acquisition This Friday

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Markets in the US and Europe didn't waste time approving Microsoft's acquisition of the Nokia's device division. The deal which was announced in September...

Microsoft, Varsity Bods – Silicon Savannah Has Head in Clouds, IaaS Preferred Cloud Solution

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What is the status of cloud computing in Kenya? The University of Nairobi interviewed 54 organizations to establish issues surrounding cloud computing in the...
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Microsoft Ends Support for Windows XP and Office 2003

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Support for Windows XP and Office 2003 has ended, Microsoft announced yesterday. In a statement in its blog, Microsoft said as from April 8th...
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Microsoft Exchange – Is It Right For Your Business?

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The working environment has shifted dramatically towards online services in recent years, giving businesses all over the world a headache when it comes to...
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Windows Phone 8.1 brings along updated browser, notifications centre and Cortana

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As expected, Microsoft has made official the long-awaited update to its mobile platform by announcing Windows Phone 8.1. The update brings about much needed improvements...
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Lumia 930 and Lumia 630 Renders Leak Ahead of Microsoft Build

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Nokia has already teased that they will have an announcement to make during this year's Microsoft Build event starting today. We are now beyond...

Being Microsoft: Redmond Sinks Teeth into Tasty VR Pie, Patents for Wearable Computing Safe in Pocket

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GDC 2014 brought a new entrant in virtual reality headsets in the name of Project Morpheus. Oculus VR had up to that point received...
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Satya Nadella makes key changes to Microsoft’s leadership structure

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Microsoft underwent a serious re-organization last year and with a new CEO taking over several months later, key changes in the company's leadership structure...
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Microsoft Breaks Tradition with Office for the iPad

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In his first keynote as Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella clearly articulated that Microsoft is on path to ensure that its Services that “empower people...
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Microsoft Office Mobile is now free on Android and iOS

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Microsoft's Office suite has been available on its Windows Phone devices ever since they came to the market and just last year came to...

Office comes to the iPad, requires a subscription for actual work to be done

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It has come to pass. Though it was always coming, the unveiling of Microsoft's Office suite to the Apple iPad represents a significant shift...

Microsoft Release Disk Operating System Source Code To the Public

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Early versions of MS-DOS and Word for Windows have been contributed to the Computer History Museum who will make the source code available to...

Microsoft New Anti-Piracy Strategy: Lines Up US State Attorneys General, Throws Sue-balls at Chinese Companies

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Towards the end of last year, Microsoft Kenya partnered with Kenya's copyright watchdog - KECOBO in a bid to discourage the public against using...

Microsoft likely to launch Office for iPad on 27th March

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If there's something that has always piqued my interest in Windows 8 tablets then it is Microsoft's Office Suite. While there are very many...
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Microsoft Surface 2 LTE Hits the Stores

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After its unveiling in September, Microsoft Surface 2 is now official and the tablet comes with LTE connectivity. The device is currently available at...

Banks To Pay Microsoft $100m each to Support Outdated Windows XP-based ATMS

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Microsoft has put deadline to the Windows XP support set to end on April 8th 2014. Among those hardest hit by this move are...

Microsoft DigiGirlz Introduces Young Women To Careers in IT.

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The 2014 Microsoft DigiGirlz day was attended by nearly 120 young women from high schools in Nairobi County. The event was co-hosted with Intel...

Nokia X officially launched in India at a price of Rs 8,599

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Nokia's first Android device, the Nokia X is now official in India, one of the key target markets of the device which looks forward...

Updates for Windows 8.1 Leaked

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Windows 8.1 updates weren't supposed to reach the market until April. Somehow, as the links to these updates were passed on to Microsoft's manufacturing...
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Cortana, a Personal Digital Assistant That’s Soon to Be on All Windows Phone 8.1 devices

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Windows Phone 8.1 update will include a personal assistant code named Cortana. The intelligent software is set to replace Bing on the Windows Phone...
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Microsoft’s Windows Phone fastest growing OS Worldwide, new IDC Data Reveals

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According to a new mobile phone forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Windows Phone stands to grow fastest...

Even with Nokia going Android soon, Microsoft can’t help trolling the green robot

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Here's the photo tweeted by @MicrosoftStore a few moments ago urging Galaxy S2 owners to ditch their Android-powered devices for a juicy offer on...

Nokia’s Android powered budget smartphone to launch at MWC – WSJ

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Nokia has been developing its own budget smartphone running Android which we have all come to know as Normandy after the never-ending series of...

Satya Nadella is Microsoft’s new CEO

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It is official, Microsoft veteran Satya Nadella is the new Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corporation. Nadella who was widely tipped by many to be...

Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative Awards Grants to 5 Startups

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Kytabu, Africa 118, Save & Buy, Gamsole and access.mobile LLC are the 5 startups chosen by the 4Afrika Initiative for its mentorship program as...

Microsoft To Open Transparency Centres for Source Code Reviews

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Yesterday, the 50th Munich Security Conference came to a close with cybersecurity being one of the issues discussed at the event. Revelations from the...
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Satya Nadella to be Microsoft’s New CEO?

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  Satya Nadella comes out strongly as the favourite to replace Steve Ballmer as Microsoft CEO. Steve announced he would be leaving Microsoft soon and...
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Microsoft rewards Android and iOS users who use the Bing Search Engine

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  What do you do when you have been talking about this thing and people don't seem to notice? Throw in a carrot, see if...

Microsoft Joins Open Compute Project, Opens Up Hardware Designs

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Facebook formed the Open Compute Project (OCP) in 2011 to meet their need for hyperscale computing platforms. The OCP has since grown into a...

Microsoft’s SkyDrive is now OneDrive

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Have you by any chance heard of Sky Sports, Sky Movies and Sky One? If you're a keen follower of matters Sports and especially...

Nokia’s would-be Android phone UI leaks, Normandy appears in benchmarks too

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What would happen if Nokia made an Android device today? When the New York Times broke news that Nokia had been secretly working on an...

Microsoft India Starts Drive to Create 100+ Commercial Apps in 6 Months

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Microsoft India has launched the Code for Honor contest geared to create over a 100 apps in 6 months. Open to independent software vendors...
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Three Recent Updates that Bring Super Value to Office 365 Subscribers

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I recently wrote a piece on ten reasons why one should consider an Office 365 subscription. Later on there were some recent announcements and...

How badly do you need an Xbox One? A Photo of the console costs $700!

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Microsoft's new home entertainment device (it's not just a game console), the Xbox One, is extremely popular. So much that it hit the 1...
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Threshold: rumoured update to bring deep integration between Microsoft’s Windows based platforms

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There have been various rumours about Windows Phone 8.1 being the next major update to Microsoft's mobile platform and will follow in the footsteps...