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New online event, Microsoft Data Amp, will feature latest innovations in big data, machine learning and the cloud

At a new online event, Microsoft Data Amp, on April 19, Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie and Corporate Vice President Joseph Sirosh will share how Microsoft’s latest innovations put data, analytics and artificial intelligence at the heart of business transformation. … Read more »

Award-winning Complete Anatomy app is now in the Windows Store

3D4Medical has ported its award-winning flagship app, Complete Anatomy, to the Windows Store using the Windows Bridge for iOS, an open-source environment that brought the high-resolution 3D models and smooth touch interface that its users were already familiar with to the world of Windows PC and Surface users. … Read more »

AI-powered translations are now available for Korean, too, along with 10 other languages in Microsoft’s neural network system

Korean has become the 11th language that can be translated using Microsoft’s neural network-based system that’s powered by artificial intelligence and modeled after the human brain.   Neural-network translation uses the full context of a sentence to interpret words, generating more fluent and human-sounding versions. Korean joins Arabic, Chinese, English, … Read more »

Update to edjing PRO DJ app in the Windows Store includes access to Deezer and SoundCloud

Showing off your DJ skills is now easier than ever with edjing PRO – Music DJ mixer, the DJ app that gives you the same features pro DJs have to get a crowd moving. This new update provides access to Deezer and SoundCloud. Also control the app with the world’s … Read more »

Microsoft Teams featured on ‘Good Morning America’

If you missed yesterday’s global rollout of Microsoft Teams, you can catch a segment on “Good Morning America” about the new chat-based workplace. The show’s “Boosting Your Business” segment on Tuesday, sponsored by Microsoft, brought in career expert Maxie McCoy to provide tips for businesses to be more productive and … Read more »

Power BI solution templates now support Azure Analysis Services for actionable insights

Power BI solution templates accelerate the building of analytics solutions on many popular applications. Now, the templates support Azure Analysis Services, which can transform complex data into actionable insights. With Power BI solution templates, users can create compelling analytics and visualizations on a scalable and secure architecture, writes Richard Tkachuk, … Read more »

Microsoft creates a physical programming language, Project Torino, that’s inclusive for visually impaired children

A team of Microsoft researchers and designers in the company’s Cambridge, U.K., lab is taking that concept one step further. The team has created what they are calling a physical programming language. It’s a way for kids to physically create code by connecting pods together to build programs. … Read more »

Champions: Sign up for the closed beta to team-based shooter ‘Paladins’ on Xbox One

The award-winning fantasy team-based shooter “Paladins” has entered closed beta on Xbox One and you can sign up for it now. In “Paladins,” you can get very specific on how you want to play, which is a big reason it has more than 7 million registered players and hundreds of thousands logging in … Read more »

Save on the Windows Store’s TV Spotlight: ‘The Americans’

Looking for a new TV obsession? This month’s TV Spotlight in the Windows Store is on “The Americans,” a compelling ‘80s-era spy drama that revolves around the complicated marriage and family life of two undercover KGB operatives posing as Americans during the Cold War. Binge-watch and save on seasons 1-4 … Read more »

Laugh your way through comedy hits now on sale in the Windows Store

Laugh it up with big savings on hit comedies like “Sausage Party,” “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” “Get Hard,” “Ted 2” and much more. Enjoy these movies for as low as $9.99 now through March 20 in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store. … Read more »

10 best ways to use OneNote in the classroom, from organizing to creating

OneNote is often described as a digital three-ring binder, but it’s blossomed over the years into a comprehensive teaching and learning framework, writes Tom Grissom, director of the Instructional Technology Center at Eastern Illinois University. On the Microsoft Education blog, Grissom highlights 10 best ways to use OneNote in the classroom, … Read more »

Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites bundle is on sale for $249 – but only through March 18

If you’re a fan of building, creating and exploring and also want to try out a new game and entertainment console, get that winning combination with the Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites bundle, only $249 through March 18. The bundle includes full game downloads of “Minecraft” for Xbox One and Windows 10, … Read more »