News & Reviews: Microsoft
Last Updated: Jun 02, 2016
Yesterday at Computex 2016, Microsoft Corp. invited its Windows 10 hardware partners to create virtual reality (VR) devices, augmented reality devices and everything in between with Windows Holographic, the platform that powers Microsoft HoloLens. In opening up Windows Holographic to partners, Microsoft shared its vision for mixed reality — a world where devices interact with each other to change the way people work, communicate, learn and play.
Last Updated: Jun 01, 2016
Tech4Good, is a new initiative by Microsoft Malaysia designed to provide non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with the technology, knowledge, community and resources they need to fulfil their missions. From now on, Tech4Good will be platform for NGOs to have access to world-class solutions and technology that support their efforts in serving their communities, including youth, women, undocumented children and persons with disabilities.
Last Updated: May 16, 2016
A rumour is circulating out of China that Microsoft, the current owner of the Nokia phone brand, is intending to close the division inside the company handling the brand and will licence the brand to Foxconn Corporation. Microsoft owns the right to use the Nokia name for smartphones until 2024, according to the deals when they owned the latter in 2014.
Last Updated: May 12, 2016
Microsoft Malaysia today unveiled findings from its first Asia Data Culture study 2016, which showed that 85% of Business Decision Makers (BDMs) in Malaysia felt that it was important to drive an agile business that is data driven, yet only 44% are starting to embark or have a limited digital strategy in place.
Last Updated: Mar 17, 2016
Some time last year, Lenovo was suppose to launch a phones with Windows 10 OS in it but nothing happen and they went quiet about it. We aren't sure what really happen but with the leaked picture above, it seems that they haven't give up on the development.
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2016
Today, Microsoft Corporation has announced a new next-generation cloud ERP solution, the Microsoft Dynamics AX, to further enhance power, speed and intelligence of cloud computing for enterprise-class business and organization to be more efficient in their work. Built on and for Microsoft Azure, it is now available in 137 markets in 40 languages.
“Customers from around the world are using the cloud in incredible ways to accelerate and transform their business,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president, Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise. “Today’s release is an exciting milestone extending Microsoft’s business cloud offerings. It’s now possible for organizations to run their entire business in the cloud with Microsoft — from productivity with Office 365, to business analytics with Power BI and Cortana Analytics Suite, customer engagement with Dynamics CRM and business operations with Dynamics AX.”
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2016
As part of Microsoft's new three-part initiative plan, Microsoft Corp CEO Satya Nadella have announced that the recently formed Microsoft Philanthropies will be donating $1 billion of Microsoft Cloud Services. The purpose is to give back to the public, and also to serve nonprofits and university researchers over the next three years.
“Microsoft is empowering mission-driven organizations around the planet with a donation of cloud computing services — the most transformative technologies of our generation,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who on Wednesday will speak at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “Now more than 70,000 organizations will have access to technology that will help them solve our greatest societal challenges and ultimately improve the human condition and drive new growth equally.”
Last Updated: Dec 22, 2015
Microsoft Corp. and Code.org have held a campaign in Malaysia to launch the third-annual Hour of Code in Asia Pacific, in effort to to broaden global participation in computer science. Using the theme “Code4Good”, Microsoft Malaysia hosted the Hour of Code campaign spanning 247 locations across Malaysia. Over 25000 children and youth from nonprofit and international schools participated the campaign.One of the highlights from this year’s Hour of Code, is that a specially created “Minecraft” coding tutorial by Microsoft Corp. and Code.org was unveiled. The purpose is to introduce students and educators the fun in doing basic coding concepts in the world of Minecraft. Such one occasion was seen in Henry Gurney Prison School in Malacca, where over 150 of its students were shown how easy it was to code.
Last Updated: Jan 07, 2015
Microsoft has just unveiled the company's most affordable Internet phone in the market called the Nokia 215. Yes, Nokia name makes a comeback, probably to take advantage of the legacy and reputation of the Finnish company, once the world's largest smartphone maker. The Nokia 215 will cost just $29 (RM103) before taxes and subsidies and will offer essential connectivity as well as an impressive battery life. The phone features a 2.4-inch QVGA display (320 x 240 pixels). There will be Bluetooth connectivity options as well along with SLAM for easy file sharing. Like earlier feature phones from Nokia, this particular device too will come with Opera Mini for web browsing. Apps like Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Twitter will be built-in for a smooth social networking experience. Given the price tag, the phone does not support Wi-Fi but the user can access the web via 2G and dual band EDGE networks. As for the battery, the Nokia 215 comes with a 1100 mAh capacity one which provides up to 20 hours of talk time and 29 days of standby time. At the back, there is a very small 0.3MP camera sensor. The LED is located on top of the phone and can be used as a flashlight. The Nokia 215 will also have a dual-SIM version. Both models will be sold in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia in the coming months. Expect more details like Malaysia release dates and pricing soon.
Last Updated: Oct 08, 2013
While initially Microsoft was rumoured to have approached HTC about loading Windows Phone on Android, it appears that HTC wasn't the only one Microsoft talked to. According to reports, Microsoft have also approached Samsung and Huawei with Windows Phone OS for smartphones and Windows RT for tablet for free as an incentive. They have also supposedly added on compensation for the required adaptation costs. While none of the above parties have really confirmed anything, a rumoured 12.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab which can dual-boot between Windows RT and Android is supposedly on the way. Tech specs for this device include very high pixel resolutions, a super thin plastic chassis made to look like metal (probably a chrome finish) and is supposedly very fast. Most of this info comes from Russion blogger Eldar Murtazin, who has mostly been accurate when it comes to Nokia - Microsoft related rumours. However, he was wrong about Tizen so take this rumour again with a pinch of salt. No Malaysia release dates or pricing just yet though.