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Microsoft Cloud focus casts job loss shadows

Microsoft Cloud focus casts job loss shadows

Microsoft is readying for job losses as it prepares to shake up its business, reports warn, with layoffs likely as the software giant doubles-down on the cloud. Sales teams are likely to be most significantly impacted, insiders say, as Microsoft focuses its efforts more on selling cloud software. However, employees in the company's marketing divisions are also expected to be affected.

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Windows 10 Timeline won’t be done in time for Fall Creators Update

Windows 10 Timeline won’t be done in time for Fall Creators Update

One of the coolest incoming features for Windows 10 is undoubtedly Timeline. With Timeline, you'll be able to access your apps across multiple devices, effectively allowing you to jump between your Windows 10 devices quickly by being able to pick up where you left off. It's an ambitious feature to be sure, but it turns out today that it may be a little too ambitious to release when we originally thought it would.

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Microsoft Modern Keyboard now available with hidden fingerprint sensor

Microsoft Modern Keyboard now available with hidden fingerprint sensor

At seemingly every turn, Microsoft has been talking up the benefits of using Windows Hello, but what if you have an older PC that doesn't have any kind of fingerprint scanner or webcam built in? Microsoft has the answer with its new Modern Keyboard, which was officially introduced last month. Aside from being a rather sleek Bluetooth keyboard, the Modern Keyboard comes outfitted with a "hidden" fingerprint scanner.

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Microsoft is getting in-your-face about Windows 10 privacy

Microsoft is getting in-your-face about Windows 10 privacy

Microsoft is pretty darn keen for you to be on the latest version of Windows, to the point that it now plans to pester users to install Windows 10 Creators Update. The strong-arm tactics will kick off this week, with Microsoft pinging PC owners who are yet to upgrade to the most recent version with a privacy settings review. For a while you'll be able to avoid it, Microsoft says, but not forever.

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See the Surface Mini that Microsoft killed in these leaked images

See the Surface Mini that Microsoft killed in these leaked images

Over the last few years, as Microsoft's Surface has grown more popular as a tablet device, we've heard occasional rumors about the development of a smaller sized model. Turns out Microsoft planned to announce a Surface Mini back in 2014, alongside the Surface Pro 3, but cancelled the product only days before its planned debut. Now we're getting our first peek at the never-before-seen device thanks to a set of leaked photos.

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Windows 10 source code leaked, Microsoft confirms

Windows 10 source code leaked, Microsoft confirms

Microsoft is dealing with a significant Windows 10 security headache this weekend, as the company has confirmed that a portion of the operating system's source code was in fact posted online. Shared on the online repository site BetaArchive earlier this week, Microsoft has said that the code is genuine and comes from the Shared Source Kit, which is shared with the company's trusted partners.

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Microsoft and Accenture team to give legal ID to undocumented individuals

Microsoft and Accenture team to give legal ID to undocumented individuals

Microsoft has teamed up with Accenture to provide legal digital identification to more than a billion people throughout the world who do not have any official documentation. During the second ID2020 summit in New York yesterday, both companies showed off a prototype version of this digital ID network, helping further the UN's plan to get legal ID in place for everyone around the globe.

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How to replace Google Assistant with Cortana on your Android phone

How to replace Google Assistant with Cortana on your Android phone

There's no shortage of phone assistants for Android, some more popular than others. If you've never bothered to set one up, long-pressing your smartphone's home button will result in Google Assistant popping up, and that's fine if that is what you want to use. If you're more fond of Microsoft's alternative, though, you can replace Google Assistant with Cortana as your default Android phone assistant.

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Surface Pro 2017 vs iPad Pro with iOS 11 : Productivity Showdown

Surface Pro 2017 vs iPad Pro with iOS 11 : Productivity Showdown

The two premium tablets of the year have been revealed and all gloves are off in the fight between Microsoft's latest Surface Pro and the new iPad Pros, especially when they get the iOS 11 update later this year. Both have pit themselves against the other and the two are neck in neck in the battle for mobile computing supremacy, as well as consumers' wallets. Compared to mere media consumption, and usually cheaper, tablets, these two are often billed as productivity machines, your office on the go. So which of the two is really the ultimate productivity master? We take a closer look to find out

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Surface Laptop now lets you go back to Windows 10 S from Pro upgrade

Surface Laptop now lets you go back to Windows 10 S from Pro upgrade

While the Surface Laptop is a thing of beauty, there are a few things that make it somewhat less appealing. There's the rather exorbitant price tag for a computer aimed at students. There's also the rather disappointing repairability score iFixit recently discovered. And then there's the one way ticket from the limited environs of Windows 10 S to the full power of Windows 10 Pro. Now at least one of those problems has been solved. And, no, it's not the price.

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Upgrader beware: the Surface Laptop is a DIY nightmare

Upgrader beware: the Surface Laptop is a DIY nightmare

If you're tempted by Microsoft's beguilingly Alcantara-clad Surface Laptop, be warned: if you ever take it apart, don't expect it to go back together again. That's the cautionary tale shared by teardown specialists iFixit, which took various tools to the recently-released ultraportable. As you may have guessed, given the way the laptop industry is trending, the news isn't good for those who want to do their own DIY.

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Microsoft Modern Keyboard has a Fingerprint ID scanner

Microsoft Modern Keyboard has a Fingerprint ID scanner

While fingerprint scanners are becoming more common in mobile devices, even mid-range smartphones, traditional computers still have a hard time catching up. Never mind new and upcoming laptops, desktops or older laptops that don't have any hardware to support that feature. Microsoft has finally come up with a solution and all you need is to replace your favorite keyboard. It has just announced the Microsoft Modern Keyboard, which looks exactly like the relatively new Surface Keyboard, except it has an extra key hiding a fingerprint scanner.

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