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Paint 3D is now a part of the Microsoft’s Creators Update test build

 You know you’ve been wanting to play around with that new version of Microsoft Paint – if only to see if it is, indeed, that big of an update to the long maligned drawing application that’s shipping with Windows since the mid-1980s. Paint 3D is unquestionably one of the biggest refreshes in the application’s history. In fact, it’s really a complete rethink, one… Read More

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Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation

 How is this for a surprise: Microsoft today announced that it is joining the Linux Foundation as a high-paying Platinum member. “This may come as a surprise to you, but they were not big fans,” Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin told me about his foundation’s history with Microsoft. The new Microsoft under CEO Satya Nadella, however, is singing a very… Read More

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Microsoft announces Visual Studio for Mac will launch in November

 Fans of cross-platform coding will be happy to know that Visual Studio, a “a true mobile-first, cloud-first development tool for .NET and C#,” will arrive for Mac during the Connect() conference in November. The move places Microsoft’s IDE on Macs. The IDE follows Visual Studio Code, Microsoft’s code editor, to OS X. Why is Microsoft seemingly abandoning the quest… Read More

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Microsoft’s new to do list app, Project Cheshire, spotted in the wild

 Although Microsoft bought to-do list app maker Wunderlist back in 2015, the company has been working on another to list app experience, code-named Project Wunderlist, which is now in private beta testing. Not much is known about Microsoft’s intentions with its new app, but according to a report out today, this simple to do list app will soon be available on iOS, Android and on Windows… Read More

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Microsoft strives to give computers common sense with Concept Graph

 Today, Microsoft Research is publicly releasing its effort to tackle just one of the problems plaguing natural language understanding — knowledge. The company believes that background knowledge is one of the key separators between the way humans and machines understand language. Probase, a knowledge database Microsoft has been working on for quite some time, is serving as the base for… Read More

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Weekly Roundup: MacBook Pro makes waves, AT&T acquiring Time Warner and RIP Vine

 Apple and Microsoft both held big hardware events this week, unveiling a few new devices like the new MacBook Pro and the Surface Studio. Twitter announced it is shutting down Vine and laying off 9% of the company. Oh, and AT&T is acquiring Time Warner for a whole lot of money. These are the top stories of the week. Read More

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The head of 3D for Windows explains how the feature became a new centerpiece for the OS

 Microsoft’s future is three-dimensional. Up to now, we’ve seen the company embrace the notion in dribs and drabs, through the HoloLens and its work with Minecraft. But earlier this week, at an event in New York City, the company went all in, making 3D content creation a core principle of both its upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update and hardware like the Surface Studio. Read More

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LinkedIn Q3 sales up 23% to $960M in its last earnings ahead of MSFT acquisition

 Microsoft expects to close its $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn by the end of this year — pending some final regulatory approvals — and so, in light of that, today LinkedIn posted a very basic earnings report for Q3. It’s also skipping the customary analyst call and is no longer providing financial guidance for the coming quarter. Still, the company reported growth in… Read More

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Get ready for a me-too CES

 That record scratch you just heard came from thousands of designers and R&D specialists who suddenly have to remake 3D models of laptops, phones and desktops. That sigh is coming from hundreds of programmers stepping up their new interfaces and that ripping noise is myriad press releases getting torn up and rewritten. After all, it’s almost CES time again and Apple and Microsoft… Read More

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Microsoft’s new appointment scheduling service Bookings now works with Facebook Pages

 Along with a series of new integrations Facebook announced today, which bring features like food ordering and ticketing to Facebook business pages through third-party services, Microsoft this morning also rolled out an integration of its own: appointment bookings, via its recently launched Microsoft Bookings service, a part of the Office 365 suite. The new feature allows business… Read More

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