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Microsoft AI educational 10-course program opens to the public

Microsoft AI educational 10-course program opens to the public

Microsoft has made some of its artificial intelligence courses available to the public, expanding them beyond their initial employee-only availability. Called the Microsoft Professional Program in AI, the courses enable anyone with an interest to learn about artificial intelligence, starting with the basics and working up to crucial skills. The program has a total of 10 courses that cover 10 skills over dozens of hours.

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Big Microsoft leadership shakeup detailed

Big Microsoft leadership shakeup detailed

Today a big announcement was made by the CEO of Microsoft to all employees. In this message, several of the highest-ranking and most publicly visible leaders at the company are switching roles. Not so much switching as being re-assigned, or re-titled. Assignments are being traded up - it's a whole new world, all aimed at a "Microsoft 365 experience."

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No Man’s Sky is coming to Xbox One with a major content update

No Man’s Sky is coming to Xbox One with a major content update

It's been a little while since we last heard from No Man's Sky, but these days, it's looking like a vastly different game than the one we saw at launch. We're quickly approaching the two-year anniversary of No Man's Sky August 2016 release, and all this time, Hello Games has been working to improve the title. Today, the company surprised us by announcing that No Man's Sky will be coming to Xbox One later this year.

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Xbox Games with Gold April lineup detailed

Xbox Games with Gold April lineup detailed

Just as Sony is detailing the free PlayStation Plus game for April today, Microsoft is doing the same for the free titles that will be offered through Xbox Live's Games with Gold. Like all of the months before, Microsoft will be handing out four games in total: two each for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 titles, as always, will be backward compatible with Xbox One, meaning that Xbox One players will net four free games should they want to dedicate the bandwidth to downloading all of them.

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Sea of Thieves drops plans for “death tax” after community pushback

Sea of Thieves drops plans for “death tax” after community pushback

Now that Sea of Thieves has launched, Rare is looking to improve the game with new features and updates. Right now, Sea of Thieves can feel a little feature-light, with PvP dominating the game because there aren't really any penalties in place for failing. Recently, Rare announced to plans to change that by deducting gold from players who die on the high seas, but after an outcry from players, it seems those plans have changed.

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Microsoft Edge launches support for iPad and Android tablets

Microsoft Edge launches support for iPad and Android tablets

The debate over which browser is the best has been going for nearly as long as the internet has been around. Though Microsoft's Internet Explorer was once the butt of many jokes, the company has been doing some neat things with Microsoft Edge, which was introduced alongside Windows 10. If, by chance, Microsoft has managed to win you over with the features in Edge, then here's a bit of good news: It's available on more platforms beginning today.

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Sea of Thieves offline this weekend: What you should know

Sea of Thieves offline this weekend: What you should know

After years of waiting and anticipation, Sea of Thieves finally launched earlier this week. Reactions to the game seem to be mixed, but that isn't stopping players from setting sail - in fact, Rare has revealed that more than one million unique players have logged into the game since it released. Unfortunately, those of you hoping to start the weekend by pulling an all-nighter in Sea of Thieves are about to be disappointed.

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Microsoft enters largest corporate solar power deal in US history

Microsoft enters largest corporate solar power deal in US history

Microsoft has doubled down on its green initiatives by entering into the largest corporate solar agreement in the US. The company announced that it has purchased 315MW of energy from a pair of solar projects located in Virginia. Called Pleinmont I and II, these projects are part of a bigger 500MW development owned by sPower. According to the company, this new deal gives Microsoft the honor of making the largest single corporate solar purchase in US history.

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Windows 10 feature updates offline downtime down to 30 minutes

Windows 10 feature updates offline downtime down to 30 minutes

Although long available on tablet PCs, Windows 10 has generally been ignored in favor of iOS and Android tablets for many reasons. One of those is the torrent of updates you get each time and the downtime those incurs. Nowhere is that even more problematic than the “offline time” the OS spends when installing major feature updates, practically locking you out of your computer for as much as 2 hours. Microsoft is proudly announcing that it has reduced that downtime to 30 minutes on average. The catch? The overall process might actually take longer instead.

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iPad users rejoice: Microsoft Edge browser beta now available

iPad users rejoice: Microsoft Edge browser beta now available

Microsoft's Edge browser has been around for a while now, but it continues to be one of the least-used options for surfing the web. That doesn't mean Microsoft hasn't been trying to make it as widely available as possible, however, and now the browser can add another device to its roster: Apple's iPad. Edge is now available on the tablet, albeit only as a beta.

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Microsoft just made a terrible decision to force Edge on users

Microsoft just made a terrible decision to force Edge on users

Microsoft looks set to skate into some serious negative feedback, with the decision to force its Edge browser as the only way to view links in email. The change was previewed in the most recent Windows 10 Insider Preview, with Microsoft saying that it's hoping to get feedback as to how well the system works.

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Sea of Thieves Xbox One X bundle announced just in time for launch

Sea of Thieves Xbox One X bundle announced just in time for launch

Ever since the Xbox One X launched last year, Microsoft has been going hard on bundles meant to tempt gamers into buying one. Convincing people to take the plunge is no small task as the Xbox One X costs a whopping $500, but Microsoft is hoping a new promotion does the trick. Beginning this weekend, Microsoft will bundle in free copies of Sea of Thieves with every Xbox One X purchase.

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