Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter team up on open source Data Transfer Project to ease your data moving woes

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/20/data-transfer-project/ Four giants of the technology world have joined forces in an attempt to make it easier for people to move data between services. The collaboration between Google, Facebook, Microsoft … Read more

Microsoft joins forces with Walmart to take on Amazon with cloud technology

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/17/walmart-walmart-cloud/ Microsoft has announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with retail giant Walmart to help “make shopping faster and easier for millions of customers around the world”. The … Read more

How to install Microsoft Windows Essentials tools — including Movie Maker — on Windows 10

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/16/microsoft-windows-essentials-windows-10/ Windows Essentials (also called Windows Live Essentials) was a suite of desktop applications that included various Microsoft programs, like Messenger, Mail, Movie Maker, Photo Gallery, Writer, and OneDrive. The … Read more

Make Windows 10’s Timeline feature actually useful by adding support for Chrome

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/16/windows-10-timeline-feature-chrome/ Timeline is an excellent addition to Windows 10, introduced as part of the April 2018 Update. It remembers what documents and web pages you’ve been working on recently, allowing … Read more

Make Windows 10’s Timeline feature actually useful by adding support for Chrome and Firefox

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/16/windows-10-timeline-feature-chrome-firefox/ Timeline is an excellent addition to Windows 10, introduced as part of the April 2018 Update. It remembers what documents and web pages you’ve been working on recently, allowing … Read more

Microsoft calls for government regulation of facial recognition because of ‘potential for abuse’

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/14/microsoft-facial-recognition-regulation/ Microsoft president Brad Smith has called on government to regulate facial recognition technology, citing concerns that it is open to abuse. While he acknowledges that technology company have a … Read more

EdgeDeflector for Windows 10 forces all links to open in the default browser, not Microsoft Edge

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/13/edgedeflector-for-windows-10-no-edge/ It’s no secret that Microsoft wants you to use its Edge browser in Windows 10. It’s tried a lot of ways to persuade users to switch from Chrome, Firefox … Read more

A new free version of Microsoft Teams is ready to compete with Slack

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/13/microsoft-teams-free/ Microsoft has launched a free version of Teams, the company’s collaborative chat tool. Teams has pitted itself against the likes of Slack since it first appeared, but the arrival … Read more

Official Microsoft Surface Go USB-C dongles are very expensive, and you shouldn’t buy them

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/11/microsoft-surface-go-usbc-dongle/ Microsoft recently released the Surface Connect to USB-C Adapter — a dongle that adds USB-C to any Microsoft computer with a Surface connect port. The accessory was universally panned … Read more

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17713, adds Fast Sign-in and Notepad improvements

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/11/microsoft-releases-windows-10-rs5-build-17713/ Having rolled out a new Windows 10 Insider build at the end of last week, Microsoft returns with another new build for those on the Fast ring. The software … Read more

Understanding Microsoft’s Acquisition of GitHub and its effect on the FOSS Community

Full Article : FOSS Post – https://fosspost.org/analytics/understanding-microsofts-acquisition-of-github Around one month ago, Microsoft was confirmed to be willing to buy the giant software development platform GitHub for $7.5 billion. News which made the open source community … Read more