Microsoft

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update review: Hints at a future that embraces even more of the past 18-04-2014 01:48 PM

    New York: Even as Microsoft prepares for a future dominated by touch-screen devices, it is steering its Windows system to embrace more of the past. The divide between old and new is less pronounced in the latest, free update. That's a welcome change, as that's one of the things that...
  • Microsoft's Xbox One sales cross 5 million mark 18-04-2014 10:31 AM

    San Francisco: Microsoft has sold over 5 million Xbox One video game consoles to retailers since its launch in November, the company said on Thursday. In January, the US software company said Xbox One sales had crossed three million as of the end of 2013. The console went on sale...
  • Microsoft most attractive employer, Sony India second: Survey 17-04-2014 11:37 AM

    New Delhi: Global software major Microsoft is the 'most attractive employer' in India, while IT, telecom and ITes are the most preferred sectors by the workforce, a survey by HR services firm Randstad said. Microsoft emerged as the 'most attractive employer' in the survey for the fourth year in a...
  • New CEO Satya Nadella seeks to push Microsoft toward mobile, cloud computing 16-04-2014 04:11 PM

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp needs a "data culture" to thrive in the new computing environment, according to Chief Executive Satya Nadella, in his third public appearance in three weeks putting his imprint on the software company. Nadella, who took the helm in February, is seeking to push Microsoft further toward...
  • Windows Phone 8.1 review: Advances but still remains a work in progress 16-04-2014 10:05 AM

    New York: Microsoft's new Windows system for smartphones addresses many of the shortcomings in previous versions. Before, voice search lacked the natural language interactions of Apple's Siri and Google Now. The updated Windows Phone system has Cortana, which combines Siri's personality with Google Now's knack for anticipating what you need...
  • Microsoft's Cortana review: Its improvements over Siri, Google Now aren't enough to switch to Windows Phone 15-04-2014 10:03 AM

    New York: "Yay, it's Nick! How can I help?" Thanks for asking, Cortana. And thanks for making the Windows phone software better, Microsoft. With the new Cortana virtual assistant, Windows catches up with Apple's iOS and Google's Android in a major way. Microsoft takes some of the best parts of...
  • Microsoft sued over browser error, slapped with $731 million fine 12-04-2014 10:12 AM

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp's board faces a lawsuit over the way it handled an error with its Internet Explorer browser that ended up costing the company a record-breaking $731 million fine by European antitrust regulators. The lawsuit, brought by shareholder Kim Barovic in federal court in Seattle on Friday, charges that...
  • Microsoft partners with Lenovo, Tencent to offer XP tech support in China 10-04-2014 12:34 PM

    Beijing: Microsoft Corp has partnered Lenovo Group Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd to provide software security services for Windows XP users in China, after the US tech firm stopped updating the operating system. Microsoft wants users to move to later, more secure versions of Windows and so stopped servicing the...
  • Delhi North East decoded at CNN-IBN-Microsoft Elections Analytics Centre 10-04-2014 11:50 AM

    Watch all the election-related information on Delhi North East Lok Sabha seat at CNN-IBN-Microsoft Elections Analytics Centre. ...
  • Watch: Elections in the North East decoded on Microsoft's analytics centre 09-04-2014 10:40 AM

    World's largest technology brand Microsoft has joined hands with India's most trusted election news network to bring you the CNN-IBN Microsoft election analytics centre. ...
  • Watch: Phase 2 of elections decoded on Microsoft's analytics centre 08-04-2014 02:36 PM

    CNN-IBN's Arunoday Mukharji explains phase 2 of Lok Sabha elections on Microsoft's elections analytics centre. ...
  • Nokia says gets China approval to sell phone business to Microsoft 08-04-2014 01:19 PM

    Helsinki: Nokia has received approval from Chinese authorities to sell its mobile phone business to Microsoft, it said on Tuesday, and added the companies expect the deal to close in April. Nokia agreed in September to sell the business to Microsoft in a 5.4 billion euro ($7.4 billion) deal. "Nokia...
  • End of Windows XP: 7 things to know 08-04-2014 12:44 PM

    New York: Microsoft is saying goodbye to Windows XP. Although the operating system is more than 12 years old, and Windows XP computers haven't been shipped since 2010, there are still millions of them in use. Gartner estimates that as much as 25 per cent of Windows PCs in the...
  • Microsoft ends Windows XP support today, 30 per cent PCs face security risk 08-04-2014 06:22 AM

    New York: Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger. An estimated 30 per cent of computers being used by businesses and consumers around the world...
  • How Microsoft is changing 07-04-2014 02:31 PM

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's calming, collegial style stands in stark contrast to the blustery, passionate, rally-the-troops approach employed by Microsoft's previous CEO, Steve Ballmer. The difference between the two is also quite evident from what they wear. ...
  • Watch: CNN-IBN's Microsoft analytics centre helps decode LS polls 07-04-2014 12:55 PM

    Microsoft has joined hands with CNN-IBN to set up a elections analytics centre to help decode the Indian elections. Watch for more. ...
  • Network18 & Microsoft join hands to set-up Analytics Centre for India Elections 2014 07-04-2014 12:23 PM

    CNN-IBN and IBN7 (a part of the Network18 conglomerate) have gained a reputation for leadership in election programming, robust analysis and credible & accurate projection of likely outcomes. In a first-of-its-kind partnership in India, the Network has joined hands with technology leader, Microsoft India, to create the CNN-IBN - Microsoft...
  • Watch: Microsoft launches new election analytics centre for CNN-IBN 07-04-2014 10:31 AM

    As the world's largest democracy goes to vote in the first phase on Monday, we unveil the latest election tool. World's largest technology brand Microsoft has joined hands with India's most trusted election news network to bring you the CNN-IBN Microsoft election analytics centre. Bhupendra Chaubey takes us through it....
  • Watch: Microsoft, CNN-IBN join hands to analyse the LS polls trends 06-04-2014 08:03 PM

    As the world's largest democracy goes to vote in the first phase on Monday. World's largest technology brand Microsoft has joined hands with CNN-IBN to analyse the Lok Sabha elections trends. ...
  • 90 per cent students get campus placements in IIT-Roorkee 04-04-2014 08:43 PM

    Ninety per cent undergraduate students at IIT-Roorkee received campus placement offers this year from globally renowned companies, with the highest international placement offer standing at Rs 73 lakh. As many as 1,047 out of 1,631 students registered at the institute got job offers from global giants like Google and Microsoft...
  • What's new in Windows Phone 8.1 04-04-2014 01:46 PM

    Microsoft announced the first major update to Windows Phone 8. The updated operating system, Windows Phone 8.1, will come with new phones in about a month. Cortana, a new virtual assistant for Windows Phone devices, is among the new features coming to a Windows Phone update called 8.1. Here is what's new in Windows Phone 8.1.Start Screen: The Start Screen in Windows Phone 8.1 is more customisable. The update to Windows Phone 8 now lets you customize your Start background with a picture which will make many of the tiles on your Start screen become clear so you can see the background you selected as you scroll up and down.Lock Screen: In Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft provides a new app for the Lock Screen that lets you set a wide range of interesting
  • Microsoft partners with Micromax to offer Windows Phone 8.1 devices 04-04-2014 12:02 PM

    New Delhi; Tech giant Microsoft has partnered with India's homegrown handset maker Micromax to offer Windows 8.1-powered operating system (OS) smartphones in the country, which is considered one of the leaders in emerging markets for smart devices. The deal - that was announced yesterday at Microsoft's BUILD conference in San...
  • Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 announced with virtual assistant Cortana, Action Center, start screen improvements 03-04-2014 02:53 PM

    New Delhi: Microsoft announced two important updates to the Windows platform - Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update. Cortana, a new virtual assistant for Windows Phone devices, is among the new features coming to a Windows Phone update called 8.1. The updated operating system, Windows Phone 8.1, will come...
  • Next breakthrough app will come from India: Microsoft 03-04-2014 01:03 PM

    San Francisco: Microsoft has said the next breakthrough software application will come from India, which develops more than 10 per cent of the apps and is home to one of the largest IT industries in the world. "The fact that more than 10 per cent of the apps are being...
  • Nokia unveils new flagship Lumia 930, affordable Lumia 630, 635 smartphones 03-04-2014 10:33 AM

    New Delhi: Nokia, at Microsoft's Build 2014, announced three new Lumia smartphones - Lumia 930, Lumia 635, Lumia 630 - based on Windows Phone 8.1. The Lumia 930 is Nokia's new flagship phone, while the other two are affordable Lumia smartphones. The Nokia Lumia 630 comes in two variants and...
  • To challenge Android, Microsoft offers Windows for free on phones, tablets 03-04-2014 06:23 AM

    San Francisco: Microsoft is to give away its Windows operating system to makers of smartphones and small tablets for consumers as it seeks to make more of an impact on those fast-growing markets and counter the massive success of Google Inc's free Android platform. Microsoft's move, announced at its annual...
  • Microsoft unveils Cortana: Windows Phone rival to Apple's Siri, Google Now 03-04-2014 06:06 AM

    New York: Microsoft unveiled a new virtual assistant for Windows Phone devices Wednesday as it seeks to gain traction in a highly competitive and lucrative market for smartphones. The assistant, Cortana, is named after an artificial-intelligence character in the company's Halo video games. Cortana tries to be chatty like Apple's...
  • Windows 8 updates expected at Microsoft conference 02-04-2014 10:20 AM

    New York: Microsoft is following through on a promise to update its Windows 8 operating system on a regular basis to respond to consumers' complaints and other feedback. Just months after the release of Windows 8.1, Microsoft is preparing changes to make it easier for people to use Windows with...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella reshuffles senior ranks 01-04-2014 11:14 AM

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp named three executives to its cloud, devices and Xbox gaming divisions in one of new Chief Executive Satya Nadella's first management shakeups. In a public email, the world's largest software maker promoted Scott Guthrie to head of the cloud and enterprise group, the $20 billion division...
  • Nokia Employees stage fast in Chennai, demands job security 31-03-2014 06:22 PM

    Seeking to draw the attention of the Central and state governments to their plight, employees of handset maker Nokia India's manufacturing facility at Sriperumbudur near Chennai on Monday staged a one-day fast demanding job security. More than 3,000 employees, mostly in the 20-30 age group and a majority of them...