Microsoft: Free unified Office app is now open to all Android users

Posted by - February 18, 2020

All Android users can install the Office app comprising basic versions of Word, PowerPoint and Excel. As of this week, all Android users can install Microsoft’s new free, lightweight version of key Office apps from the Google Play Store. Dubbed Microsoft Office, the Microsoft Android bundle includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in a single smartphone

Microsoft reveals the newest Xbox

Posted by - December 16, 2019

Attention all gamers! Microsoft has officially unveiled the newest addition to the Xbox family – the Xbox Series X. In an official statement released recently, the company says, “Xbox Series X will be our fastest, most powerful console ever and set a new bar for performance, speed and compatibility, allowing you to bring your gaming

Google Calendar to copy this Microsoft Calendar feature

Posted by - October 29, 2019

Except for Office apps, Google apps are way ahead of Microsoft’s equivalents, at least in terms of the user base. A large user base of Google apps also forces us to believe that they must be better than what Microsoft offers and while it might be true in some cases, it’s definitely not true if

Microsoft pegs Australian Azure prices to US dollar

Posted by - October 25, 2019

Microsoft will from next week change the way it prices Azure and the outcome will be greater variability for cloud bills. Microsoft has confirmed to iTnews that its entire global Azure estate will be shifted to a single global price list struck in US dollars under changes that come into effect on November 1st, with

Tek Experts, Microsoft To Develop Technology in Nigeria

Posted by - October 24, 2019

Tek Experts, a global provider of business and information technology (IT) support services, has partnered global IT giant, Microsoft to develop IT talent in Nigeria through the Microsoft LEAP Engineering Acceleration Program (LEAP). The 16-week programme, which is in its first cohort, is an immersive modern apprenticeship that provides a comprehensive learning experience, including both

SAP in three-year cloud partnership with Microsoft

Posted by - October 22, 2019

Business software group SAP said on Monday it had reached a three-year deal with Microsoft to help its large enterprise customers move their business processes into the cloud. The partnership, called “Embrace”, will help clients to run operations hosted at remote servers supported by SAP’s flagship S/4HANA database, new Co-Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Morgan said

NIPR, Microsoft to organise ICT training for university undergraduates

Posted by - October 4, 2019

The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has concluded plans to partner with Microsoft, to develop the capacity of communication arts undergraduates in the area of ICT. Mr Franklyn Ginger-Eke, Chairman, NIPR’s 2019 Annual General Meeting and Conference planning committee made this known recently while making a presentation on the Committee’s plans to the leadership

Microsoft to incorporate eSIM management system

Posted by - July 31, 2019

Global technology company, Microsoft has announced a plan to link its Enterprise Mobility Management solution, Intune, with the eSIM Device Enablement Service (eDES) from G+D Mobile Security. This collaboration is said to give IT departments the ability to centrally manage the mobile connections of eSIM-enabled end devices belonging to their companies. Mobile contracts for Windows

Microsoft to invest $1bn in OpenAI

Posted by - July 23, 2019

Microsoft Corp said it was investing $1 billion in San Francisco-based OpenAI and that the two had formed a multi-year partnership to develop artificial intelligence supercomputing technologies on Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing service. OpenAI was founded in 2015 as a nonprofit with $1 billion in funding from Silicon Valley investors Sam Altman, Peter Thiel and