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Microsoft is taking steps to making it easier for sexual harassment victims to not only speak out about alleged abuse, but sue the company if necessary. The tech titan is doing away with forced arbitration agreements for any employee who makes an accusation of sexual harassment. The move, Microsoft chief legal officer Brad Smith said, […]

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Microsoft is getting ready to spend billions of dollars on a massive overhaul of its headquarters in Redmond, Washington. Construction will begin next fall and, once complete, will add space for 8,000 new employees. The multi-year campus revamp will include 18 new buildings, 6.7 million square feet of renovated workspace and $150 million in transportation […]

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Microsoft has signed a 10-year deal to purchase 100 percent of the energy generated from a Netherlands wind farm owner Vattenfall. As part of the agreement, the energy company will construct a 180-megawatt wind farm adjacent to Microsoft’s datacenter operations in the Netherlands that delivers Microsoft Cloud services to customers across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, as well as global […]

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Microsoft is ending support for its Windows 10 Smartphone. Microsoft vice-president of Windows Experience Joe Belfiore put the final nail in the coffin of the mobile phone on Sunday after announcing the company has no plans to offer new features or hardware for the the Windows 10 Mobile platform. “Of course we’ll continue to support the […]

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Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser is leaking the addresses, search queries and any other text its users type into its address bar. A vulnerability in the browser permits any website you have recently visited to view anything you have typed into the address bar after you hit enter. Security researcher Manuel Caballero, who discovered the flaw, revealed the bug in […]

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Amazon and Microsoft are collaborators — at least their voice assistants are. The companies announced this week that Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana will soon be able to talk to one another. The partnership means that you will be able to access Alexa via Cortana on Windows 10 PCs as well as Cortana on Alexa-enabled devices […]

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Microsoft is gearing up to launch a new collection of virtual reality (VR) headsets this fall. Made in collaboration with “the world’s largest PC makers” to “democratize” VR in time for the holidays, Microsoft will be announcing a line of Windows Mixed Reality headsets at the IFA technology in Berlin, Germany this week.   Microsoft announced back […]

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Microsoft has launched a new version of Windows 10 that gives users the option of controlling the operating system with their eyes. Dubbed ‘Eye Control,’ the new eye tracking tool works with the Tobii Eye Tracker 4C eye-tracking hardware and is aimed at those with disabilities. As part of the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16257, Eye Control is […]

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MS Paint will not fade into oblivion after all. Microsoft, which officially placed the 32-year-old app on the  company’s deprecated list on Monday,  has good news for all of the Paint fans out there: Although Microsoft may opt not to include the app in its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Paint will still be available for free via the Windows Store. “We’ve seen an […]

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After a 32-year run, Microsoft may be killing off its beloved image editor Paint. Paint, which has been included with all versions of Microsoft Windows since 1985, has officially been placed on the company’s deprecated list, which means Microsoft may opt not to include the app in its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Even if it is included, it certainly […]

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Microsoft has released its new LinkedIn app for Windows 10 to give users of the software a more customized experience. “The LinkedIn app for Windows 10 provides a more engaging and fully integrated LinkedIn experience that is quickly accessible from your Start menu and taskbar,” LinkedIn product manager Hermes Alvarez said in a blog post. […]

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Microsoft is laying off thousands of workers as part of its recently confirmed restructuring plans. According to numerous media reports, the company is laying off anywhere from 3,000 to 5,000 employees in its sales and marketing departments. Microsoft has confirmed the job cuts, but would not reveal how many employees would be impacted.  CNBC, however, reported the […]

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Microsoft’s chief legal officer is chastising the U.S. government in the wake of the damage caused worldwide by the WannaCry virus, an insidious ransomware that holds hostage the data of its victims. Those victims include industry and retail locations as well as hospitals, schools and households across the globe with Europe and Asia being the […]

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Microsoft’s Surface Laptop, which the company unveiled last week, is still a thing of mystery. The device, which boasts a Windows 10 S operating system, is currently available for pre-order beginning at $999 and ranging up to $2,199. The usual tech reviewers have yet to get their hands on the new device, but based on the […]

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