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Microsoft's Docs.com search function allowed sensitive files to be viewed by the public, though it's not clear if Microsoft is to blame. Many users complained about the issue on social media and Microsoft initially responded by disabling search. The function has returned.
Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana can now function on Android's lock screen, allowing it to be used as a more complete alternative to competing assistants. This feature entered the app's beta in January and now all users are gaining access to it.
Microsoft is facing a lawsuit in the US over alleged data losses and PC failures that occurred when upgrading to Windows 10. The lawsuit is on behalf of three consumers in Illinois. It would like to become a class-action lawsuit so that more people can join.
Just days after the German police in Hamburg purchased 900 Lumia smartphones at the cost of €100,000, Microsoft has decided to remove all Lumia smartphones from its online store in the United Kingdom. Currently, there are only two choices left if you want to purchase a Windows
Microsoft is coming out with a new line of "Tech Series" controllers for the Xbox One and the first member of that series has been revealed. The new Recon Tech Special Edition controller model is inspired by "military technology and performance patterns."
Consumers who are leaving behind their Mac for a Windows 10-based Surface may find a newly released Microsoft tool helpful. The new Mac to Surface Assistant will help you transfer all of your important files to your new computer. It helps you transfer photos and docs.
The upcoming major update for Windows 10 platforms is about to start rolling out, well at least for insiders. According to latest information, the Windows 10 Creators Update (Redstone 2) RTM build could start rolling out as soon as this week, as Microsoft wants to test it
Microsoft is making some changes to its software portfolio. After announcing that Skype will get new platform, Windows 10 new major update, the company has now confirmed that its Translator app won't work on old Windows versions on both PCs and mobile phones.
One of the key selling points of Microsoft's first notebook was its modular design, where users could use it as a tablet or a laptop, depending on what they want to use it for. Unfortunately, Microsft is now rumoured that the successor to the original model won't sport the
Microsoft's support for Windows Vista is rapidly coming to an end. The operating system will no longer be supported come April 11, which means those who are still on the platform will stop getting security updates, non-security updates, and assisted support options.
Microsoft's Slack alternative has been released for Office 365 users around the world. Microsoft Teams is a business-centric chat app that comes with deep Office integration. Its roll out includes audio calling support on mobile devices and video calling on Android.
Recording and streaming gameplay in 4K may be possible with Project Scorpio. Microsoft has already confirmed the console supports native 4K games, and a report from Windows Central claims the system will feature HEVC and VP9 codecs, and it'll be a big upgrade over the Xbox One.
Following the launch of Apple's MacBook Pro, Microsoft first released updates to its Office suite to support the laptop's Touch Bar feature. Many apps have yet to get the support, but the company has now released a new version of Skype that supports the OLED strip.
Microsoft has launched a preview of Playable Ads, a new format that lets people try a Windows 10 app before actually downloading it. The format is similar to Google's Instant Apps, which give people a chance to run Android software without an installation.
Microsoft already confirmed that they are working on a more powerful Xbox console codenamed Project Scorpio. The company also revealed some details, alongside approximate release date, but now the official page of the console went live in the Microsoft Store.
Microsoft's advertising in Windows 10 hasn't been well-received, but it's not going away. The company has boosted its advertising related to OneDrive in File Explorer, with users being presented with an offer to upgrade their cloud storage. Users get 5 GB of free storage.
Microsoft's alternative to Slack, known as Microsoft Teams, will become available next week. It's been available since late 2016 for a small group of users. Microsoft will hold an online event on March 14 to show off the new service to Office 365 users.
A social network operated by Microsoft that few people ever heard of is closing down next week. Socl will no longer be available come March 15. It launched over four years ago and never gained much traction. Socl was available on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.
Google and Microsoft are both increasing their payouts for bug bounties. In the case of Google, you can get $31,377 rather than $20,000 when locating a Remote Code Execution bug and you can also earn more than before for an "unrestricted file system or database access" bug.