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‘Simian Flu’ update infects ‘Plague Inc.’


“Plague Inc.” is spreading a fresh kind of terror with its new “Simian Flu” expansion pack. In partnership with 20th Century Fox, this update is tied into the action from “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” and challenges you to handle a global pandemic at the same time a … Read more »

Microsoft tools can help partners tap into huge Internet of Things market


Internet of Things (IoT) technology holds enormous opportunities for businesses — and Microsoft partners are in a prime position to tap into this growing market right now. Windows 10 is already powering secure, connected devices collecting massive amounts of data, and the power of Azure analytics gives businesses valuable insights. … Read more »

How VICE News uses Skype TX for immersive storytelling


VICE News is known for its immersive, personal storytelling that invites its audience into a conversation. Helping it tell engaging stories is Microsoft’s Skype TX, a studio-grade system that enables integration of high-quality Skype calls into broadcasting. “Skype is helping us break down the fourth wall between ourselves and our … Read more »

How data visualization can help the modern finance leader


CFOs and finance leaders have more data available to them than ever before, bringing huge opportunities for those who harness it to improve the speed and accuracy of decision-making, writes Umran Hasan on the Microsoft Dynamics Blog. The future of successful data visualization starts with end-to-end visualization by establishing a … Read more »

Office 365 email filtering service provides more protection against hackers


Office 365 – which already provides robust email protection against spam, viruses and malware – also has an email filtering service, Advanced Threat Protection, which provides additional protection against increasingly sophisticated attacks. Advanced Threat Protection includes real-time, time-of-click protection against malicious URLs, rich reporting and URL trace capabilities. … Read more »

Cybersecurity norms worldwide are evolving, from concept to implementation

Several global information and communications technology (ICT) companies, including Microsoft, have adopted policies and practices designed to alert users of popular online services when it appears that nation-states have targeted them, writes Paul Nicholas, senior director of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing. “While the proposals are not uniform, they offer a level … Read more »