TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft Opens First Global Data Center Region In Qatar, For A Cloud-First Economy

Microsoft has launched its new data center region in Qatar in response to the country’s growing demand for high-performance computing. The center is tailored to play a pivotal role in…

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TECHNOLOGY

Netflix To Lower Streaming Cost In New Deal With Microsoft

American subscription streaming service and production company, Netflix has announced that viewers will now have an option to pay for cheaper subscriptions in a new deal with Microsoft. The company…

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TECH NEWS

Microsoft Releases The Long-Awaited Windows Autopatch For IT Pros

Microsoft has finally released Windows Autopatch since its announcement in April. The development of Windows Autopatch is a response to the evolving nature of technology. Changes like the pandemic-driven demand…

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Microsoft TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft Corporation buys AI speech tech firm, Nuance to accelerate its industry cloud strategy for healthcare

Microsoft Corporation has announced that it is buying Nuance, a pioneer and a leading provider of conversational AI and cloud-based ambient clinical intelligence for healthcare providers. The deal will see…

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CYBER SECURITY

Microsoft introduces Kernel Data Protection, a new security technology for preventing data corruption on Windows 10

Microsoft has introduced a new security technology, Kernel Data Protection (KDP) in attempts to tackle the challenge of data corruption. Microsoft says attackers, have been shifting their focus towards data…

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APP REVIEWS

You can now connect with friends and families using Microsoft Teams

Microsoft has embarked on redesigning its Teams app to be more than just a hub for teamwork to its consumers wishing to better manage their responsibilities across both work and…

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GLOBAL

UNICEF and Microsoft announce new partnership to address the COVID-19 education crisis

More than 190 countries have closed schools forcing over 1.57 billion students out of their classrooms.  UNICEF and Microsoft Corporation has today announced the expansion of a global learning platform…

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financial services industry TELECOMMUNICATION

Microsoft reaffirms its commitment to Africa’s financial services industry

The financial services industry has been at an inflection point. Regulatory requirements have been on the climb, consumers have begun expecting highly personalised experiences while security threats remain dynamic. The…

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TECHNOLOGY

AI For Good – Why the Time for Kenya to Invest in AI is Right Now

Last week I attended an event organized by Microsoft in partnership with Strathmore University where they were launching their “AI for Good” event series at the Microsoft Policy Innovation Centre,…

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TECH NEWS

Microsoft’s Fail Blamed On Infighting, Paranoia and Mismanagement

Microsoft has conceded the past 20 years and this is because of infighting, market paranoia and lack of consumer attention, a former Microsoft employee has said. Gary Tan as known…

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TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft’s Kyle Alden Addresses Concerns Around Overhauled Browser

Microsoft’s new Chromium-based browser will support existing Chrome extensions, Edge project manager Kyle Alden has said. This comes days after the technology company announced its intention to adopt the Chromium…

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Microsoft windows icons TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft to roll out new-look icons

Microsoft appears to be planning on overhauling its Windows 10 icons alongside its Office suite. The software company revealed a new icon design for Office 365 earlier this week, and…

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TECHNOLOGY

NEW RELEASE: Inside the just released Nokia X7

Screen The new Nokia X7 Brings quite a visual experience with the 6.18-inch widescreen, The full HD screen brings with it 18.7:9 art ratio, screen ratio of 86.5%, whether you…

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microsoft BUSINESS

Microsoft Co-Founder dies

Microsoft co-founder, Paul G. Allen, who together with his childhood friend Bill Gates started Microsoft before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel and professional sports, died…

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windows 8 TECH NEWS

Microsoft to stop Support for Windows 8 apps

Microsoft has specified end dates for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 apps in the Microsoft Store, pushing developers to port them to Windows 10. Specifically, Microsoft plans to end the…

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Skype Update TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft to end support for Skype classic this September

Microsoft is once again redesigning its Skype app for Windows. While the software giant released a universal app for Windows 10 users previously, the Skype classic desktop app is getting…

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Github TECH NEWS

Microsoft set to buy GitHub for $7.5 Billion

Microsoft has confirmed the acquisition of Github for $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. The move comes as a surprise to many especially when considering that back in 2015, the company…

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Seacom, Microsoft TECH NEWS

SEACOM and Microsoft Partner to explore Corporate Cloud

Adoption of cloud computing is the new growth frontier for Kenyan businesses according to Pan African telecom enabler SEACOM. SEACOM and multinational-technology provider Microsoft have partnered to explore the possibilities…

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Bake Awards 2018 TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft to sponsor Best Technology blog category in the 2018 BAKE Awards

Microsoft has come on board as the Technology category sponsors in the BAKE Awards 2018. Notes a statement released by The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE). The awards are an…

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Imagine Cup Competition TECHNOLOGY

Every Kenyan tech student should participate in the Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition to win Kshs 10 Million

Kenya is known as the most technologically advanced in sub-Saharan Africa, and this is mainly because Kenyans have embraced mobile money like no other, not only in Africa, but the…

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TECH NEWS

Microsoft Policy Innovation Centre and why Kenya Needs to Take Advantage Of It

In the last few years, there has been a huge effort to place Kenya as the leader of innovation in the region. This stemmed from how the vision 2030 was…

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TECH NEWS

How Yahoo fell from $100Billion to a $4.4Billion valuation

  Did you know that Yahoo was once worth an equivalent of $100billion (Ksh10 Trillion)? Yahoo was initially the front page of the internet much like Google is today. The…

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GLOBAL

Microsoft calls for a Digital Geneva Convention

Microsoft President Mark Smith has called for a “Digital Geneva Convention” to establish rules against cyber-attacks aimed at civilians. According to Smith, tech companies should remain neutral in international conflicts….

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Microsoft caught up in  LinkedIn phishing scam.

A phishing scam is doing rounds on Microsoft’s professional platform, LinkedIn. Users of the site which is not among the best known for tight security have been receiving an email…

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GLOBAL

Giant tech companies up in arms over Trump’s Immigration executive order

International Technology companies have responded to Donald Trump’s immigration executive order that bars people from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Libya entry into the United States for 90…

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TECH NEWS

Microsoft and Ecobank partner to Drive Digital Transformation in Africa

Microsoft and Ecobank have signed a memorandum of Understanding to modernize and raise the standards of the continent’s major cities through state of the art digital solutions. The MOU will…

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Windows defender security centre APP REVIEWS

Microsoft to revamp the Windows Defender Security Center in the upcoming Creators Update

Microsoft will be releasing its third major update to Windows 10 come April 2017. The update will be referred to as the Creators Update. With this update expect to see…

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APP REVIEWS

Parents at loss as Microsoft discontinues kid’s corner, New updates for Windows 10

Microsoft has done away with Apps corner from Windows 10 as part of the creators upgrade.  The feature released in 2012 for windows 8. It was meant for parents to…

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TECH NEWS

Microsoft warns against use of Windows 7

Microsoft has warned against use of Windows 7 two years after the company ended basic support of the Operating System. The company has warned against failings that include security deficiencies….

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foldable phone EMERGING TECH

Going by Microsoft’s recent patent filing, their next device is a foldable phone that turns into a tablet

For quite a while now, Microsoft has been hinting of a new Windows Phone device. Windows enthusiasts have even gone further and named the yet to be announced phone, the…

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