5 Things You Need to Know About Skype Lite

5 Things You Need to Know About Skype Lite    

At the Future Decoded Event being held in Mumbai, India, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has launched a lite version of the popular chatting and video calling app, Skype. Microsoft is calling it the Skype Lite. As you might have guessed, it is primarily targeted at users living in areas with patchy network connectivity. The Skype Lite will be initially available […]

     
 
 

Why Microsoft’s Windows 10 Cloud OS Makes Perfect Sense

Why Microsoft’s Windows 10 Cloud OS Makes Perfect Sense

PCs are in a difficult place right now. On one hand, they are being segregated in a wide range of form factors, and on the other, their revenue, as well as sales, have been drastically declining as advanced components continue to elongate their lives. The situation is even more befouled for Microsoft who is struggling to widespread Windows 10. The […]

     
 
 

How Microsoft is Trying to Shape the Future of Personal Computing

How Microsoft is Trying to Shape the Future of Personal Computing

It’s been over three decades since Microsoft embarked on a journey to empower millions of devices with its software. From the MS-DOS genesis to Windows 10, their vision for revolutionizing personal computing has largely remained constant. Throughout this extensive journey, which involved a series of downfalls and attainments, the Redmond-based conglomerate underwent endless iterations and revisions to reach a point […]

 
     
 
 

Microsoft Reveals Plans for the “Cellular PC”

Microsoft Reveals Plans for the “Cellular PC”    

Microsoft has sort of admitted that they’ve indeed lost the smartphone war. But that doesn’t mean the Redmond giant is backing off from the mobile platform. At their WinHEC conference in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft unveiled that they’ve managed to implement the complete Windows 10 for PC on ARM processors and will be commercially bringing them as early as 2017. Microsoft […]

     
 
 

5 Windows Utilities I Can’t Live Without

5 Windows Utilities I Can’t Live Without

I’ve been a faithful Windows user for years. Throughout this lengthy period, Microsoft has come a long way with its desktop operating system – the interface has shifted from dull visuals to a lot more modern aesthetics, it can finally handle touch and traditional desktop applications without messing the navigation, and a whole lot more has been changed. However, for […]

     
 
 

Microsoft Joins Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member

Microsoft Joins Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member

In a surprising move, Microsoft has announced that it will be joining the Linux Foundation in the form of a high-paying Platinum member. Microsoft has always been at loggerheads with the Linux and Linux has been the preferred choice for the developer community owing to its open source nature. Linux Foundation executive said that Microsoft has been one of the […]

     
 
 

Microsoft Aims to Substantially Reduce Size of Windows Updates with Differential Patching

Microsoft Aims to Substantially Reduce Size of Windows Updates with Differential Patching

If you’ve ever owned a Windows computer and went through the update process, you would know how inconveniently large the download file sizes are. Microsoft wants to change that and with the Creators Update coming later in 2017, they’ll be implementing something called Unified Update Platform (UUP) which will significantly minimize the downloads. UUP will essentially enable differential downloads for […]

     
 
 

Microsoft Teams Aims to Take on Slack with Office 365 Suite Integration

Microsoft Teams Aims to Take on Slack with Office 365 Suite Integration    

Microsoft has now launched its latest productivity app that aims to take on Slack, aptly named, Microsoft Teams. Incidentally, Slack posted a full-page ad in the New York Times to welcome Microsoft Teams as their direct competitor. Microsoft Teams is placed as yet another utility app in their Office 365 suite. In short, it’s an app that aims to improve […]

     
 
 

Surface Studio: Microsoft Makes the Desktop Cool Again

Surface Studio: Microsoft Makes the Desktop Cool Again    

Microsoft has just unveiled a new All-in-One (AIO) desktop PC in the form of Surface Studio. After the Surface Pro series and the Surface Book that was launched last year, this is the latest hardware series from the company that aims to revolutionise the dying PC market. In fact, it’s their first real attempt at building a desktop of their […]

     
 
 

Microsoft Announces Standalone VR Headsets for Windows 10, Starting at $299

Microsoft Announces Standalone VR Headsets for Windows 10, Starting at $299

Microsoft has finally hopped on the VR bandwagon and with this, the company has announced its VR headset that offers full-fledged virtual reality, unlike the HoloLens. Microsoft has partnered with Dell, HP, Lenovo, Asus and Acer to release an entire line-up of standalone VR headsets. Additionally, Microsoft also showcased the HoloTour app which was meant for the HoloLens which is […]