Author: Microsoft Asia News Center

Cyber threats in Asia: Keep that door locked

By Ralph Haupter, President, Microsoft Asia. This article was originally posted on LinkedIn. Picture this: A family builds a new house and fills it with their most precious possessions and memories. Break-ins around the neighbourhood are on the rise, so they install a state-of-the-art alarm system. It costs a fortune. But it’s … Read more »

AI in Japan: Boy bot’s big honor

An AI-powered bot – modeled after a smart, but cute 7-year-old boy – is serving one Japanese community so well, its tech-focused municipal government has just granted him residency status. Shibuya Mirai was developed by Microsoft and the Shibuya Ward of central Tokyo to help its 224,000-strong population access local services … Read more »

Video: This Week in Windows

This week’s highlights include a look at the Samsung Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality headset, the new Microsoft Launcher on Android, the new Lenovo Yoga 920, Surface Dial support in Adobe Photoshop and much more … Read more »

Guinness World Record for running a marathon in a sari

A Microsoft engineer has made it into the Guinness book of world records – for running the fastest marathon dressed in a sari. Jayanthi Sampathkumar competed in a 42-kilometer event in Hyderabad in traditional Indian attire on 20 August this year and crossed the finish line in four hours, 57 … Read more »

This Week in Windows: The Fall Creators Update

This Week on Windows takes an in-depth look at the new Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, including interviews for the new Photos experience, the Mixed Reality Viewer, Mixed Reality head-mounted-displays, a rundown of new gaming features, and much more.  … Read more »

Blockchain explained in less than four minutes

Blockchain. The word is all over the news these days. Put simply Blockchain systems are made up of open, distributed ledgers that can record transactions between two parties in a verifiable and permanent way. It means that people, companies and organisations can safely and securely do business online – even if … Read more »

Building Australia’s digital workforce: It’s time to be bold

By Steve Worrall, Managing Director, Microsoft Australia. This article was originally posted on LinkedIn. Millions of Australians are today being swept up by a new industrial revolution. As the internet reigns supreme, a remarkable set of advances – including cloud-based software, web and mobile applications, data analytics, artificial intelligence and automation … Read more »