Latest Microsoft Windows 10 Update Makes Some Apps Disappear

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Microsoft has issued a workaround for the latest Windows 10 update that apparently causes some apps to disappear. Last week, the company released the latest Windows 10 Creators Update, which includes new security features and support for new augmented reality perks that will work with “mixed reality” headsets and other […] Read more »

Microsoft to Hold ‘Mixed Reality’ Event in October

Microsoft plans a big media event in October. The technology giant said Monday that its “Windows Mixed Reality Event” would take place in San Francisco on Oct. 3. The event will focus on Microsoft’s (msft) efforts in the burgeoning fields of virtual reality and augmented reality. With virtual reality, people wear headsets that make it […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Going Interstellar With Microsoft Cosmos

At Microsoft’s Build developer conference last week, the company announced Cosmos DB, a new cloud database offering that, if you believe the hype, entirely changed the database game. Before reelecting on what this means for developers and organizations, it’s worth taking a look at what Cosmos is. Cosmos is a schema-free database service built with […] Read more »

Microsoft Research shows off its augmented reality glasses

Because we’re spoiled and don’t appreciate amazing technology unless it’s immediately convenient, some tech pundits are dismissing VR in favor of AR, but the fact is that we’re still years away from easy to use AR glasses. For now, mainstream AR is limited to your smartphone, like most other apps.  However, a team at Microsoft […] Read more »

Microsoft Research shows off its augmented reality glasses

Because we’re spoiled and don’t appreciate amazing technology unless it’s immediately convenient, some tech pundits are dismissing VR in favor of AR, but the fact is that we’re still years away from easy to use AR glasses. For now, mainstream AR is limited to your smartphone, like most other apps.  However, a team at Microsoft […] Read more »

Microsoft to cut update ties between Edge and Windows 10

Microsoft will sever the update ties between Windows 10 and its default browser, Edge, to give company developers a way to refresh the browser more often than twice a year, according to an online report. “Users will finally be able to get updates to the Edge browser via the Windows Store, which will allow Microsoft […] Read more »

Microsoft will bring mixed reality to Xbox One and Project Scorpio in 2018

At the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco today, Microsoft announced a couple of important steps in its push toward mixing the real world with the virtual. First off, the company confirmed mixed reality experiences are coming to the Xbox family in 2018, including the next-gen Project Scorpio. If you’re confused about what “mixed reality” is, you’re […] Read more »

Microsoft Drops Pay-as-You-Go Azure Cloud Option

Microsoft is shifting its licensing for its Azure cloud service, eliminating the pay-as-you-go option for new Azure customers using MPSA (Microsoft Products and Services Agreement) as of Feb. 1. Instead, they will be steered toward the company’s CSP (Cloud Solution Provider) program. Geared to organizations with at least 250 users, MPSA is Microsoft’s simplified agreement […] Read more »