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Split-screen multiplayer was missing from the latest entry in the Halo series, Halo 5: Guardians, but it's going to return. Microsoft confirming during the DICE Summit that the Halo series is going to have split-screen moving forward. Many people disliked that part of Halo 5.
Microsoft has unveiled a trio of LinkedIn apps that'll serve low-connectivity areas like India. They were introduced during the company's Future Decoded event in Mumbai and the primary app is LinkedIn Lite, which operates well on any connectivity level.
Microsoft has a new Skype app that's aimed at making it easier for users in areas with subpar wireless connections to remain connected. The company's Skype Lite app is headed to India and was described by Microsoft as "our fastest and smallest app to date."
The European Union still has concerns about Windows 10's privacy practices despite Microsoft making efforts to address the issue. Microsoft has faced criticism from the EU since 2016 and it is making adjustments in response. Privacy-related changes are in the Creators Update.
One of the biggest online retailer Flipkart, and Amazon's biggest rival in India, has announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft. The retailer will adopt Microsoft Azure as its exclusive public cloud platform, which will provide Indian consumers the best online shopping
Microsoft is giving final touches to its upcoming Windows 10 update that is known as Creators Update or Redstone 2, and is expected to be released in April. If the update doesn't impress you, the good news is that Microsoft is already working on a second big update in 2017.
Microsoft has finally launched a software update to Office for Mac that brings Touch Bar support. The company is adding Touch Bar support for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Microsoft first announced Touch Bar support in October, and a preview was released to members of the Office
To deal with the negative impact of automation on human employment, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has proposed taxing robots. Speaking with Quartz, Gates said robots could be taxed to cover the costs of retraining and other expenses like child and senior care.
A new augmented reality device that'll replace the HoloLens could be out in 2019, reports Thurrott. Rather than launch a retail version of its current $3,000 developer device, Microsoft is said to be putting its focus on a new third-gen product instead.
Discussions between Microsoft, Google, entertainment companies, and the UK government have led to a new code of practice for Google and Bing in the country. That code of practice will see the search engines further demote sites involved in entertainment piracy.
Microsoft has now officially announced Skype Preview, which comes with four new features, including in-call & in-chat reactions, integrated camera and a find panel. Only users that are part of the Skype Insiders program can test the new app, and it is available for Android and
Just hours before Microsoft started rolling out the February Security patches, the company announced it had to postpone the updates. The company has decided to hold the release of February's patch Tuesday updates until March 14 due to "last minute issue."
Microsoft's briefing at E3 2017 now has a date. It's switched things up this year and will be holding the briefing on Sunday, June 11 rather than on Monday. The event begins at 2 p.m. PT. Project Scorpio is going to be one of the main topics during the event.
Since Microsoft sold its feature phone business, it was only a matter of time before that move affects software side of the mobile operating system. According to new information, the Redstone 3 could be the last major update for Windows 10 Mobile platform.
Microsoft is increasing the UK price of the Surface Book by £150 in the wake of currency valuation changes triggered by the Brexit decision. Price adjustments of this sort have become quite common in the tech industry ever since the UK voted to leave the EU last year.
Microsoft's premium offering for its Outlook.com email service has launched. Included with the service is support for custom domains and the elimination of ads on the site. You can temporarily get Outlook.com Premium for $20 per year. That'll rise to $50 per year soon.
Forza Horizon 3 has passed 2.5 million sales, publisher Microsoft revealed in an Xbox Wire post. According to the post, the franchise as a whole surpassed $1 billion in retail sales as of December 2016. That's about a fifth of what the Halo franchise has seen.
A physical release of the PC version of Halo Wars 2 is no longer going to occur in the United States. Microsoft has cancelled plans for the physical release, says 343 Industries. THQ Nordic is still going to release a physical version in European countries.
After launching Windows 10 operating system 18 months ago, Microsoft is still offering free upgrades, but there is a catch. While the free promotion for Windows 7 and 8.1 owners ended after the first 12 months, you can still upgrade using the accessibility features.
A new feature in Microsoft's Cortana assistant will remind you of promises you made while communicating via email. The feature utilizes machine learning to find phrases in your email that might represent promises and commitments. It's first arriving on Windows 10.