Microsoft strengthens its education offerings by acquiring video discussion platform Flipgrid — and makes it free

Full Article : BetaNews – Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, a social video discussion platform used in classrooms around the world. The acquisition strengthens Microsoft’s educational offerings and helps it to better compete with rivals … Read more

Microsoft wants you to know Windows 10 is faster and more reliable than ever

Full Article : BetaNews – Windows 10 has long had a reputation for being a rather problematic operating system. Part of this is down to early versions famously spying on users, and Microsoft shoving … Read more

Microsoft using AI and Machine Learning to manage the Windows 10 April 2018 Update rollout

Full Article : BetaNews – As recently noted by AdDuplex, the Windows 10 1803 rollout is progressing much more smoothly than all previous feature updates. AdDuplex’s figures suggest over 50 percent of Windows 10 … Read more

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17692

Full Article : BetaNews – With the Windows April 2018 Update now available to all, it’s full steam ahead for Microsoft on the next big feature update, codenamed Redstone 5. New builds are arriving … Read more

#BetaNews20 Giveaway: Linksys WRT32XB AC3200 Xbox One wireless gaming router

Full Article : BetaNews – Here at BetaNews, our 20th birthday cerebration is in full swing. We have several amazing giveaways running, including the Linksys Velop Dual-Band Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System. But what if … Read more

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17686

Full Article : BetaNews – Microsoft continues to roll out new Windows 10 RS5 builds on a weekly basis. Build 17686 is available to Fast ring Insiders and those who have opted to Skip … Read more

GitLab makes premium plans free for educational establishments and open source projects

Full Article : BetaNews – Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub has paid off for rival GitLab. Many GitHub users were unhappy at the Windows-maker’s involvement and promptly jumped ship — there were over 100,000 repositories … Read more

Microsoft unveils IoT-ready Windows Collaborative Displays

Full Article : BetaNews – In a keynote address at Computex 2018, Microsoft introduced a completely new hardware platform: Windows Collaboration Displays. Designed for use in offices and meeting rooms, the displays are touch-sensitive … Read more

Would this foldable Surface Phone running Windows 10 make you switch from Android or iPhone?

Full Article : BetaNews – Windows 10 Mobile might be all but dead and buried, but there have been rumors of a new Surface Phone for a while now. The phone, should it exist, … Read more

Microsoft officially announces agreement to acquire GitHub in $7.5 billion deal

Full Article : BetaNews – Following months of talks and rumors, Microsoft has finally officially revealed that it has agreed to acquire GitHub. The agreement sees the company acquiring the code repository for $7.5 … Read more

Microsoft updates parental controls and allows for location tracking through Android Launcher

Full Article : BetaNews – Ever keen to bolster its family-friendly image, Microsoft has revealed a number of updates to parental control options across a range of apps, services and devices. The company says … Read more

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17682 to the Fast ring

Full Article : BetaNews – Microsoft seems — finally — to have got the hang of its six monthly update schedule for Windows 10. Not only has it pushed out the April 2018 Update … Read more

Windows 10 April 2018 Update rolling out at an impressive rate

Full Article : BetaNews – Microsoft rolls out feature updates for Windows 10 twice a year, often at quite glacial speeds. The Creators Update, released last Spring, was particularly slow and problematic. By the … Read more