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Check out what’s new in WhatsApp update for Windows Phone

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Among the improvements, he says: You can mark chats as read or unread; select multiple messages to forward or to delete; choose from several new emoji; and tap and hold on some emoji to choose a different color. You can also choose from one of four ringtones for incoming WhatsApp … Read more »

Cortana is now your personal DJ

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A simple “Hey, Cortana” summons her while you’re busy chopping veggies but in the mood for music. You can ask her to play your pre-made playlists, albums, artists, genres, and even to shuffle your music. She’s also happy to pause and resume playback of a song, skip forward to the … Read more »

Winners of 2015 Microsoft U.S. Healthcare Partner Awards announced

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This year’s winners include Health Catalyst, Pyramid Analytics, Allscripts FollowMyHealth and CDW Healthcare. Learn how these industry leaders are taking advantage of modern cloud solutions and mobile devices to enable improved patient care and clinician productivity by visiting the Microsoft in Health Blog. … Read more »

Football fans: Draft Bing to be on your team this season

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Bing Predicts’ machine learning and deep knowledge helps provide weekly power rankings with predictions of which team Bing thinks will win their respective division, and who is on-pace to earn those elusive wild-card spots. Weekly game-by-game predictions will now come with explanations, as well as what it will take for … Read more »

Developers: Office UI Fabric now available on GitHub

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It’s simple and familiar to get up and running with Office UI Fabric — whether you’re creating a new app from scratch or adding new features to an existing one. With Office UI Fabric you can apply simple CSS styles to make Web applications look and feel like the rest … Read more »

Mandatory updates ensure continuous Azure backups

Microsoft announced on Monday two mandatory updates for the Azure Backup agent to ensure continuous backups to Azure. The updates incorporate fixes related to changes on the Azure platform, including the removal of older versions of Microsoft Azure Storage and the renewal of server registration certificates. … Read more »

Inclusive design isn’t just polite – it’s also good business

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Sometimes, serving others can be a wonderfully self-serving experience. Take Christina Chen, a fast-rising star at Microsoft who was recently named by Business Insider as one of the “most powerful women engineers in the world.” She began her “education” young, working in her parents’ restaurant, where she first formed the … Read more »