Microsoft

Microsoft is the company behind software like Windows, Microsoft Office and hardware like the Xbox and Kinect. The company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. MS-DOS was the product that propelled Microsoft towards success, but it is Windows and Office that made it what it is today. Microsoft is currently engaged in a number of projects, including Windows 8, Windows Phone, Xbox, Office and the Azure cloud computing platform. the large majority of desktop computers run on Windows.

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Microsoft Suggests 400 Million Users To Get A New PC
Microsoft’s Windows 7 support ended this month (January 14th). However, there were still a lot of users (almost 400 million as per the market share) using Windows 7.They might have already upgraded to Windows 10 or could have switched to Windows-like Linux distributions. We cannot be too sure about it – but considering the numbers of Windows 7 users, it is a big deal.However, right around the same time, MSPoweruser […]

Microsoft’s Chromium-Based Edge Browser Is Now Available For All
A couple of years ago, Microsoft made a surprising announcement in which they revealed that they would be rebuilding its Edge browser by using the Chromium platform. For those unfamiliar, Chromium is an open-source web browser platform created by Google and is what the company bases its Chrome browser on.

Microsoft Has Officially Ended Support For Windows 7
Microsoft’s Windows 7 platform was launched more than a decade ago, and since then, it has been succeeded by the likes of Windows 8 and Windows 10, the latter of which is the latest operating system. As such, it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that Microsoft has officially ended support for Windows 7.

Microsoft’s Xbox Series X Might Be Able To Play Windows Games
One of the confirmed features of Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox is that it will offer backwards compatibility on day one. This means that gamers who have a library of Xbox One games should have no issues playing their games on the new console. However, a new report from Game-Experience.it suggests that there could be more to it.

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Microsoft’s Next Surface Pro Could Be Powered By Solar Energy
Solar energy is a great idea as it means that we don’t need to draw from our finite resources. However, apart from it being used to power homes and offices, we haven’t really seen it make its way into consumer electronics, at least not in a very big way, but Microsoft could be looking to change that.

Microsoft Outsourced Skype, Cortana Recordings To China With No Security In Place
It is no secret that companies such as Microsoft have been outsourcing the analysis of recordings made through platforms such as Cortana. The analysis is meant to help the company better understand how to improve their services, although we imagine that not many people are too thrilled at the idea.

Lenovo ThinkSmart View Brings Smart Displays To The Office
When we think of smart displays, we usually think of devices that are used in the home where they can be used to watch videos and make video calls. However, if you’re in a work environment and would like to put some smart displays in your office, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Lenovo has announced its new ThinkSmart View.

Don’t Believe The Rumors, Minecraft’s Servers Aren’t Shutting Down In 2020
The problem with everyone being so connected these days is that at a click of a button, news and spread like wildfire, even if it isn’t necessarily true. For Minecraft players who have come across a rumor suggesting that the game’s servers will be shutting down at the end of 2020, it isn’t true.

Analyst Predicts Sony’s PS5 Will Outsell Microsoft’s Xbox Series X
Both Microsoft and Sony are expected to launch their next-gen consoles soon. With the previous-gen consoles, Sony very handily and easily took the lead, which we imagine was in part due to Microsoft pricing themselves out of the market at the start, allowing Sony to gain a substantial lead over the competition.

Microsoft Patents A Smart Speaker With A Built-In Pico Projector
In the smart speaker space, it’s safe to say that Google and Amazon are currently dominating. For the most part, they are all similar in functionality, where they let you interact with digital assistants like Google Assistant and Alexa. We are also seeing smart displays, which are essentially smart speakers with a built-in display.

Microsoft Explains The Name Behind The Next-Generation Xbox
It was just the other day that Microsoft announced the name of their next-gen Xbox consoles, known as the Xbox Series X. It is an odd name which seems to suggest that the company could have multiple Xbox consoles in the works, and if you’re wondering about it as well, Microsoft has since come forward to clarify it.

Next-Gen Xbox Will Offer Backwards Compatibility On Day One
One of the perks of PC gaming is that for the most part, most games remain compatible with PCs throughout the years, even after new hardware is introduced. The same can’t be said for consoles where usually after a new console generation is introduced, games bought for the previous-gen console are not playable on the new one.

Xbox Series X Could Be More Powerful Than The PS5
Both Microsoft and Sony have confirmed the existence of their next-gen consoles, which means that the console wars are about to start anew. So, which platform will dominate this round? The previous round saw Sony lead the way by a considerable margin, but could Microsoft’s Xbox Series X take the lead this time?

Xbox Series X Is Microsoft’s Next-Gen Console
So we know that Microsoft is working on their next-gen Xbox console which is also known internally as Project Scarlett. If you’re wondering what the actual console will be called, you’re in luck because Microsoft has recently officially announced their next-gen Xbox console, which the company is calling the Xbox Series X.