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Microsoft acquires Semantic Machines to create realistic sounding bots

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 21 May 2018

The California-based startup specialises in AI that helps to make bots sound less bot-like, and could be used to design a similar system to Google Duplex. FULL STORY >

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Attacks leveraging exploits for Microsoft Office grew fourfold in early 2018

By Press Release 17 May 2018

Overall, the number of users attacked with malicious Office documents rose more than four times compared with Q1 2017. In just three months, its share of exploits used in attacks grew to almost 50% - this is double the... FULL STORY >

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Microsoft follows Google and Facebook in removing pistol emoji

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 26 April 2018

With the gun debate intensifying in the US, Microsoft takes a cue from other companies and decides to ditch its pistol emoji for something less harmful. FULL STORY >

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MediaTek collaborates with Microsoft to advance innovation and security for the intelligent edge

By Press Release 17 April 2018

MediaTek to deliver first System-on-Chip (SOC) as part of Microsoft’s new Azure Sphere solution. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft adding 19 more original Xbox titles to the Xbox One library

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 11 April 2018

The total for Xbox original titles now sits at 32. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft offering AI courses for professionals

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 4 April 2018

With an expected demand for AI engineers, Microsoft is offering a course for professionals to help bolster their CV. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Tech Summit Part 6: Freedom, with security

By Ryan Noik 26 February 2018

In a concluding session, Lionel Moyal, the Office business group lead at Microsoft South Africa unwrapped why security needs to be top of mind as companies move to the hybrid cloud. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Tech Summit Part 5: The future is here

By Ryan Noik 22 February 2018

In the continuation of the exploration of Azure, the conversation turned to the third and fourth pillars of the company’s approach to the cloud, that of artificial intelligence (AI) and trust. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Tech Summit Part 4: Leveraging Microsoft Azure

By Ryan Noik 21 February 2018

While Microsoft’s Tech Summit, which took place in Cape Town, had already been rich with insight, the value it had to offer was far from over, with the focus turning to Microsoft Azure. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Tech Summit Part 3: The Right Tools for the Job

By Ryan Noik 19 February 2018

Beyond preparing for transformation and addressing the issue of how to succeed in a digital world by embracing digital workspaces, Microsoft’s Tech Summit took a more pragmatically minded turn. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Tech Summit Part 2: Thriving in a digital world

By Ryan Noik 16 February 2018

Beyond the introduction sessions, that served to whet the appetite for what was to come, Microsoft’s Tech Summit, which took place in Cape Town this week, then offered keynotes and dedicated sessions. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Tech Summit Part 1: Are you ready for a transformation?

By Ryan Noik 15 February 2018

Microsoft’s Tech Summit, which took place in Cape Town this week, turned out to be a wellspring of insight and inspiration. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft introducing Ultimate Performance mode for Windows 10

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 15 February 2018

Microsoft's latest Insider Preview Build offers an Ultimate Performance mode for those who want to up their productivity on Windows 10. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft unpacks the need for digital civility

By Ryan Noik 9 February 2018

Microsoft held an insightful round table in Bryanston this week, to unpack the findings of its Digital Civility Index 2017 research report. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Tech Summit Cape Town to help companies surmount cloud adoption hurdles

By Ryan Noik 6 February 2018

Microsoft South Africa’s Tech Summit cloud conference, happening next week in Cape Town, is promising interesting insights for developers and businesses which want to take full advantage of the cloud and its... FULL STORY >

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