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Tag Archives: Microsoft

Microsoft smart speaker ‘Invoke’ to be available from Oct 22

  San Francisco: Powered by Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana,the “Invoke” smart speaker will be available starting October 22, the software giant and Samsung subsidiary Harman Kardon have announced. “The Harman Kardon ‘Invoke’, Microsoft’s answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home, will be available October 22”, The Fortune reported late on Friday. “Invoke” has been listed for…

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Microsoft builds treehouse offices

  Washington State: To help its employees gain creativity, focus and happiness, Microsoft has built treehouse workspaces with embedded tech at its Redmond campus that will serve as meeting spaces and a more casual work environment. Designed by renowned builder Pete Nelson, the treehouse is one of the three new branch-based meeting spaces and is part…

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Amazon, Microsoft launch deep learning platform

  San Francisco: Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft have teamed up to launch an open-source and deep learning interface ‘Gluon’ that will help developers to deploy machine learning models across several platforms. According to a report in ZDNet, the interface would give developers a place where they can prototype, build, train and deploy machine learning…

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Microsoft to bring digital assistant Cortana in Skype

  San Francisco: Microsoft is introducing an update for its Skype chat app that will have built-in support for its digital assistant Cortana. Cortana “will be gradually rolled out” for Skype on both Android and iOS platforms, starting with the US, The Verge reported late on Tuesday. Users will be able to start a private chat…

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Microsoft, GE sign pact on new wind project in Ireland

  Dublin: Microsoft has signed a 15-year wind energy agreement with GE in Ireland, becoming one of the first global technology firms to support a new wind project in the country. Microsoft will purchase 100 per cent of the wind energy from its new, 37-megawatt Tullahennel wind farm in County Kerry, Ireland. The agreement will help…

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Microsoft to shut Groove Music service, joins Spotify

  San Francisco: Two years after launching the Groove Music service, Microsoft finally appears to set to shut it down as the company announced its partnership with music streaming platform Spotify. The company has requested its customers to transfer everything they had saved, downloaded and playlists they had created on Groove to Spotify, Forbes reported late…

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Microsoft acquires virtual reality platform AltspaceVR

  San Francisco: In a bid to bolster its Mixed Reality vision, Microsoft has acquired Redwood City, California-based virtual reality social network AltspaceVR for an undisclosed sum. “With the AltspaceVR team aboard, we look forward to building the world’s pre-eminent mixed reality community,” Alex Kipman, Microsoft’s inventor of HoloLens, said in a post late on Tuesday.…

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Microsoft ‘Pix’ camera app lets you scan documents better

  San Francisco: Tech giant Microsoft has updated its ‘Pix’ camera application for iOS devices which now lets users take better scans of documents, whiteboards and business cards too. From the beginning, ‘Pix’ app used artificial intelligence (AI) technology to choose and optimise photographs and apply a range of filters. This time the app would deploy…

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Microsoft rolls out Outlook add-ins for Android

  San Francisco: Following the launch of add-ons for Outlook on iOS, Microsoft is rolling them out for Android customers with Outlook.com and Office 365 commercial email accounts. The launch will bring several add-ins from iOS to Android including Evernote, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Translator, Nimble, OnePlaceMail, Outlook Customer Manager, Smartsheet and Trello, Engadget reported on…

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