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Thursday, 31 Mar 2016

The rise of bots has begun: Microsoft introduces Cortana Intelligence Suite

The rise of bots has begun: Microsoft introduces Cortana Intelligence Suite

Powered by cutting-edge research into big data, machine learning, perception, analytics, and intelligent bots, Cortana Intelligence Suite will enable developers and businesses to create intelligent end-to-end solutions, including new apps that learn about our world and bots and agents that interact with people in personalized, intelligent ways.

The next generation of Skype has Cortana, and it can talk to other bots

The next generation of Skype has Cortana, and it can talk to other bots

Cortana will be integrated with the next version of Skype. And its biggest feature is the ability to broker conversations with other third-party bots.

Microsoft is bringing Bash to Windows

Microsoft is bringing Bash to Windows

This is done by having native Ubuntu Linux binaries running on Windows. Also introduced is a new desktop app converter for Project Centennial, to enable Win32 and .NET developers to easily bring their apps to the Universal Windows Platform.

Monday, 28 Mar 2016

Interactive Live Tiles for Windows 10 and universal apps for Xbox One coming soon?

Interactive Live Tiles for Windows 10 and universal apps for Xbox One coming soon?

According to Microsoft, Live Tiles are evolving with "two highly-requested surprises that you won't want to miss".

Microsoft's Holoportation tech lets you

Microsoft's Holoportation tech lets you "virtually teleport from one space to another in real time"

It uses a new type of 3D capture technology that allows high-quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed, and transmitted anywhere in the world.

After a couple of delays, Microsoft is now shipping the Surface Hub to customers

After a couple of delays, Microsoft is now shipping the Surface Hub to customers

Available in two sizes, the 55-inch Surface Hub is priced at US$8,999, while the the 84-inch model costs US$21,999.

Friday, 25 Mar 2016

Microsoft to make a Skype Universal Windows Platform app for Windows 10

Microsoft to make a Skype Universal Windows Platform app for Windows 10

This decision was made after many users feedback that they prefer a single app to manage both their chat and voice conversations.

Thursday, 24 Mar 2016

Microsoft has made an AI chatbot, and her name is Tay (Update: Terminated!)

Microsoft has made an AI chatbot, and her name is Tay (Update: Terminated!)

Meant to be used by Microsoft to experiment with and conduct research on conversational understanding, Tay is designed to get smarter the more you chat with her.

Monday, 21 Mar 2016

Microsoft extends support for Skylake processors on Windows 7 and 8.1

Microsoft extends support for Skylake processors on Windows 7 and 8.1

Microsoft has softened its previous stance on the upgrade deadline for users running Windows 7 and 8.1 on Skylake systems. It is extending the deadline by a year to 2018 and will continue to provide critical updates until the end of mainstream support for both OSes.

Friday, 18 Mar 2016

Microsoft's Edge browser in the latest Windows 10 test build now supports extensions

Microsoft's Edge browser in the latest Windows 10 test build now supports extensions

At the moment, you can only try out the Mouse Gestures, Microsoft Translator, and Reddit Enhancement Suite extensions, but more are coming later this year.

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