Microsoft Is Putting the Sexy Into Unsexy Software

Microsoft Is Putting the Sexy Into Unsexy Software

Microsoft Is Putting the Sexy Into Unsexy Software (theverge.com) Posted by BeauHD on Friday May 24, 2019 @07:20PM from the new-and-shiny dept. Microsoft’s redesigned SharePoint platform is proof that Microsoft is serious about making their software more stylish. “It’s colorful, pretty, and makes SharePoint seem sexy instead of the boring corporate intranet website that most…

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Microsoft is considering dropping its Windows password expiration policy

Microsoft is considering dropping its Windows password expiration policy

Microsoft has proposed scrapping a policy in Windows that requires users to periodically change their login password. In a blog post, the software giant said its new draft security configuration baseline settings would no longer force users whose accounts are controlled by a network’s group policy to change their passwords every few weeks or months.…

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Microsoft delves deeper into IoT with Express Logic acquisition

Microsoft delves deeper into IoT with Express Logic acquisition

Microsoft has never been shy about being acquisitive, and today it announced it’s buying Express Logic, a San Diego company that has developed a real-time operating system (RTOS) aimed at controlling the growing number of IoT devices in the world. The companies did not share the purchase price. Express Logic is not some wide-eyed, pie-in-the-sky…

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How Microsoft PowerApps Can Help You Build Apps and Improve Your Company’s Productivity

How Microsoft PowerApps Can Help You Build Apps and Improve Your Company’s Productivity

This software-as-a-service might be able to help your business get more done. April 26, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Technology is constantly evolving and improving how we communicate and operate, and in recent years, mobility has become the main focus. With the Internet of Things (IoT) and Bring…

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Microsoft leads the way in banning April Fools’ Day pranks

Microsoft leads the way in banning April Fools’ Day pranks

Everyone hates April Fools’ Day, and Microsoft is taking a stand against its own corporate pranks. Microsoft’s marketing chief Chris Capossela has warned all employees to not participate in the process of annoying hoaxes on Monday. In an internal memo, obtained and verified by The Verge, Capossela explains that “data tells us these stunts have…

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Microsoft is creating Windows Lite for dual-screen and Chromebook-like devices

Microsoft is creating Windows Lite for dual-screen and Chromebook-like devices

Microsoft is preparing a new lightweight version of Windows for dual-screen devices and Chromebook competitors. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that the software maker is stripping back its Windows user interface with dual screens in mind. This new hardware could launch as early as later this year, depending on chip and PC…

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Microsoft: It would be cruel to stop government agencies using facial recognition software

Microsoft: It would be cruel to stop government agencies using facial recognition software

Microsoft’s Face API. Microsoft Microsoft President Brad Smith told Business Insider that it would be “cruel” to stop government agencies from using facial recognition software.It follows activists writing to Microsoft, Amazon, and Google last month demanding they stop selling facial recognition software to the public sector.Smith said prohibiting sales could halt good work, such as…

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