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23.10.2018

News & Communication

AI and HoloLens enhancements coming to Microsoft Dynamics

At a recent event in San Francisco, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Business Applications and Industry, Alysa Taylor, announced two key additions coming to the company’s Dynamics 365 enterprise management platform. The popular enterprise platform is to receive enhancements through implementations of Microsoft’s leading research into artificial intelligence (AI) and mixed reality.

19.10.2018

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Insight provided into Microsoft’s Garage development studios

Microsoft has given a special insight to The Boston Globe into the goings on at one of its special freeform workspaces. The centres, which Microsoft calls ‘The Garage’, offer a place for employees and others to test ideas and learn new techniques with the aid of technology.

16.10.2018

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Localised Microsoft app rolls out to help visually impaired Australians

Microsoft has partnered with an Australian organisation to customise and deploy a localised version of a sophisticated smartphone app which aims to help visually impaired people more easily navigate their environment.

12.10.2018

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Microsoft lifts Office 365 device installation limit, updates Mac compatibility

Office 365 users with multiple devices can now get more out of their subscription with the announcement that the install and login limit is to be lifted. Mac requirements for coming editions of the productivity suite have also been increased.

04.10.2018

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Teams touted as total online communication tool

Microsoft has announced its Teams software now works as a complete, one-stop workplace communications tool that can be used to replace Skype for Business Online. The proclamation comes almost a year after the company put forward its wide-ranging vision for the Office 365 integrated platform.

01.10.2018

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Microsoft readies SharePoint hub sites updates

Microsoft has announced it is preparing a number of updates to streamline and improve the quality of hub sites created in its SharePoint workplace productivity software. The changes are mostly aimed at automating common tasks, but a few cosmetic and new user interface (UI) features should find their way into the release as well.

26.09.2018

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Microsoft CTO expands on cloud-based vision

Microsoft chief technology officer Kevin Scott has written about what the firm hopes to accomplish through extensive research and development into what it calls the ‘intelligent cloud’ and the ‘intelligent edge’.

20.09.2018

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Thats a Wrap! Fall In Love With Modern Workplace

Last week, the latest event in our “Fall in love with…” series took place at Microsoft’s towering Paddington offices. At this month’s Modern Workplace event we focussed on the evolution of our working environment and approaches, encompassing topics including intranet best practice, with a particular focus on teamwork using Teams and the Power Platform

17.09.2018

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Microsoft announces SharePoint Server 2019 preview

Microsoft users now know what they can expect in the upcoming 2019 edition of SharePoint Server thanks to a recent announcement on the company’s website. SharePoint senior technical product manager Bill Baer wrote that the company’s popular enterprise social network collaboration platform will receive a number of new features while several others will be deprecated.

10.09.2018

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Microsoft tests AI with Chinese poetry

Microsoft artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot has demonstrated the creative ability to take a painting and produce Chinese poetry in company’s latest experiment.

03.09.2018

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Microsoft publishes guide to Office 365 update management toolkit

With the constant stream of updates meaning new features are sometimes pushed into the background as quickly as they are made available, Microsoft Office 365 sometimes sees more new features than its users get to fully appreciate. Many IT departments and consultants prefer the ability to keep software optimised and on the latest version, rather than periodically deploying updates to the static on-premises Office suite. However, these efficiencies can be lost on the people who actually use Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Indeed, the changes can be so rapid they can lead to confusion among end users.

30.08.2018

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SharePoint site creation boosted in Office 365 update

Microsoft has begun selectively rolling out an update to Office 365 specifically aimed at improving the SharePoint site creation experience.

27.08.2018

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Microsoft partners with investment firms to empower female entrepreneurship

Microsoft has announced it will work with several venture capital firms to provide over £3m in specially targeted funding to empower women’s innovation and entrepreneurship.

23.08.2018

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Office 365 take-ups help Microsoft beat profit estimates

Microsoft’s recent quarterly profit and revenue announcement was met with increased support for its improved performance since current CEO Satya Nadella took over in 2014.

20.08.2018

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Microsoft 365 receives collaboration enhancements and security improvements

Education and enterprise customers who use Microsoft 365 can now enjoy the addition of new smart video conferencing features, as well as work-centric analytics services.

16.08.2018

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Take-up of collaboration tools a focus for Microsoft

In several key moves which may come as good news for administrators of enterprise social network collaboration platforms, Microsoft has chosen to add a free version of its Teams workplace communications tool, as well as boost cross-platform support for its popular Whiteboard app.

13.08.2018

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Mixed mobile messages news from Microsoft

Mobile productivity users have recently received both good and bad news regarding Microsoft’s Surface product range.

09.08.2018

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Microsoft adds dictation and dark mode to Office 365 apps

Microsoft has recently added some much-anticipated accessibility and quality of life enhancements to its Office 365 productivity suite.

26.07.2018

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Healthcare at the heart of new Microsoft partnership

Software giant Microsoft has announced it is seeking to further its healthcare initiatives through the company’s expertise in AI, cloud services software development.

23.07.2018

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Microsoft improves its facial recognition API and visual search features

Microsoft is aiming to improve its users’ experience by enhancing a couple of its artificial intelligence (AI) assisted visual recognition offerings.

17.07.2018

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Microsoft Office Championship winner announced

The city of Atlanta, Georgia hosted a heat in one of the world’s more unusual competitions in mid-June this year, when 150 finalists tested their skills to eventually decide who would be named the US winner of the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship for 2018.