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11.04.2018

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Strategic Microsoft-Blackberry partnership combines security and productivity

Microsoft recently announced a collaboration with longtime rival BlackBerry to integrate Microsoft’s productivity and cloud tools with BlackBerry’s security software and mobility solutions.

10.04.2018

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Windows update process to be improved

Microsoft recently released some good news for Windows users – the company is now attempting to make the Windows update process much smoother.

09.04.2018

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Microsoft increases quality of life for the visually impaired

According to data from the World Health Organisation, approximately 253 million people around the world are visually impaired to varying extents. Different modes of support are made available to this group of people, including technological aid, human aid, or service animals. People who lack the ability to see are more dependent on their other senses such as hearing and touch, thus allowing them to refine these senses to a whole new level.

03.04.2018

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Ten ways to turn firstline workers from a commodity into an asset

Oddly, firstline workers are one of the most valuable, and underrepresented groups in the modern workplace. Despite being the backbone of some of the world’s largest industries and making up just under a third of the population of the entire world.

23.03.2018

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Frontline backlash: Why fair treatment is still a challenge for too many workers

Frontline workers are the lifeblood of most organisations. They’re the doers, the people on the ground, the ones who make things happen and turn strategy into reality.

23.03.2018

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Microsoft collaborates with Xiaomi to develop AI and cloud

Back in 2015, an agreement was signed to allow the testing of Windows 10 on devices made by Xiaomi. A year later, Xiaomi purchased patents to assist the running of other services from Microsoft on its devices.

23.03.2018

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Microsoft introduces new additions to AI healthcare tools

Using the strength of the cloud and artificial intelligence, Microsoft has recently announced some new projects to add value to the global healthcare sector. Many related announcements have been made prior to HiMSS, the annual health conference held in Las Vegas this year.

22.03.2018

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The front lines of business: Why it’s dangerous to overestimate the role of automation

“In the future, robots will be doing our jobs for us” is one of the most common sentences we hear from futurists, business people and technology leaders.

22.03.2018

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New machine learning platform unveiled by Microsoft

As an active player in the field of AI, Microsoft has recently introduced a Windows 10 platform for developers to move their cloud-based AI models over to desktop apps.

22.03.2018

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AI translation put to the test by Microsoft

Microsoft is developing the company’s deep learning neural networks for improving the translation of different languages by tapping further into the capabilities of AI technology. Such developments could potentially increase the accessibility of foreign information and news, allowing such material to be easily shared around the world.

13.03.2018

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Why Firstline workers should be first in line for enterprise technology

It seems like it should go without saying that that the workers on the front line – those who face the customers, sell the goods or deliver the projects – are a valuable asset. Yet often, they are treated as the opposite: at worst, expendable, and at best, beyond reach. Even companies who sit on the other side of that coin, who set out with the best intentions to value and engage on-the-ground staff as brand ambassadors and the foundation of all revenue, often struggle with how to go about doing it.

12.03.2018

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Microsoft signs solar energy deal with Sunseap Singapore

Working towards using clean energy to power its datacenters, Microsoft has recently signed a deal with Sunseap, a Singaporean renewable energy company. The company is one the leading solar energy providers in the country and has operations in other parts of Southeast Asia such as Cambodia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

09.03.2018

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Talent assessment platform collaborates with Microsoft in AI applications

Major talent assessment technology company, Talview, has recently collaborated with Microsoft and launched an AI-powered Talent Assistant Chatbot Qton. This Talview-Microsoft collaboration aims to promote the use of AI technology and Machine Learning within the recruitment industry.

08.03.2018

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Survey shows rising popularity of Microsoft Surface devices

A new study, performed on behalf of Microsoft, that focuses on the PC preferences of users at work and home has found an exciting new trend - consumers are becoming increasingly fond of the Microsoft Surface notebook range. The Surface devices are experiencing a steady growth in popularity and are showing signs of emerging from the shadows of a strong competitor - the Apple MacBook.

05.03.2018

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Welcome to a truly Digital Workplace

Last week, the second event in our “Fall in love with…” series took place at Microsoft’s towering Paddington offices. This month, we set the bar high, tackling Office 365, and its core apps, in all their multitudinous glory.

19.02.2018

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Teams forms a team with educational software startup

Microsoft Teams has always been known as a strong competitor of Slack, the popular and successful collaboration software. Recently, Microsoft has upped its game by giving Microsoft Teams a boost.

19.02.2018

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Microsoft sets positive example in promoting gender diversity

Over the past three years, Microsoft has gone through a massive turnaround while re-emerging as a key player in the world of Cloud and AI technology. In 2017, both share prices and product sales of the company have achieved remarkable results.

19.02.2018

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New SharePoint playbook rolled out for IT professionals

New patch assistance for SharePoint is now available for IT experts who need to update SharePoint Servers.

19.02.2018

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Microsoft AI demonstrates impressive reading capabilities

A Microsoft AI research team has successfully created an AI bot with reading capabilities on par with a human. This is an impressive milestone for the technology giant, which has been striving hard towards becoming a leader in AI research and development.

15.02.2018

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WM Reply launches staff Wellness Week

We have recently launched our first ‘Wellness Week’ to promote employee health and wellbeing in the workplace.

14.02.2018 / Valentines

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Getting engaged this Valentine's

There are three little words that we all want to hear this Valentine’s Day. When we hear them, we know that we’re on to a good thing, something important, something that will stand the test of time.