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Skype now lets you send money to friends and family

Skype users can now send money to friends and family via the video call and messaging service by linking their account with PayPal. The new service, called Send Money, lets people in the UK transfer funds via the Skype mobile app while they are in the middle of a conversation. … Read more »

Your first look at the next major Xbox system update

Larry Hryb, also known as Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, and Mike Ybarra, from Platform Engineering, walk through the next major system update for gaming on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, designed to make the Xbox gaming experience more fun, personalised and social than ever before. … Read more »

Microsoft unveils superfast and secure blockchain service for companies

Microsoft has announced a first-of-its-kind blockchain service for companies that can handle more than 1,600 transactions per second – much faster than current networks. The Coco Framework is easier to use than other blockchain products, making the technology widely available to firms in a range of sectors, including financial services, … Read more »

A top UK hospital has proved that technology and treatment go hand-in-hand

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One of the UK’s leading hospitals for treating rare and complex conditions will start using Microsoft technology to ensure staff continue to give patients the best possible care. Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH), which runs Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals, is to become the largest healthcare organisation in England to run … Read more »

Scotland’s best teacher works at a Microsoft Showcase School

A teacher at a Microsoft Showcase School in Scotland has been named the best educator in the country at a major awards event. The prize for Jacqueline Campbell, who works at St Mungo’s High School in Falkirk, came as Kirkton of Largo Primary School in Fife, another Microsoft Showcase School, … Read more »

A two-minute guide to how mixed reality will change your world

Mixed reality. Virtual reality. Augmented reality. What’s the difference, and how will blending the physical and digital worlds empower you to do things that were previously impossible? Most importantly, how will all this affect our trousers? Learn all this and more on episode three of the Story Labs animated series … Read more »

BBC and Microsoft experiment lets viewers talk to their TV

The BBC has worked with Microsoft to create an experimental version of iPlayer that lets viewers talk to their television and find their favourite programmes. The experimental version of the popular service, which allows people to watch BBC television shows and listen to the radio via the internet, uses artificial … Read more »

Microsoft unleashes massive computing power in UK data centres

New Microsoft Azure services that make it easier to work with huge amounts of information have been launched in the UK. G-Series, H-Series and N-Series virtual machines (VM), which allow developers to create multiple copies of their own computer to increase computing power, are now available in the company’s UK … Read more »

Minecraft Better Together Update released as beta

A Minecraft update that lets players on Xbox and Windows PCs team up with friends on Apple and Google devices has been released as a beta. The Better Together Update has been rolled out as a beta on Windows 10 and Android, with Xbox One beta access to follow soon. … Read more »

Microsoft HoloLens is helping architects to build better buildings, says RIBA

Architects are constructing better public buildings and spaces in the UK thanks to the growing popularity of cutting-edge technology such as Microsoft HoloLens, the industry’s professional body has said. Switching from pens and paper to mixed-reality headsets, cloud computing and digital collaboration tools has transformed how architectural firms operate. This … Read more »

Six things Microsoft announced at its London AI event

Microsoft has laid out its vision for AI (artificial intelligence), which puts people at the heart of intelligent technology to empower them to achieve great things. The company is dedicated to democratizing AI for every person and organisation, making it more accessible and valuable to everyone, and for the past … Read more »

Microsoft at London Pride 2017: in pictures

Pride parade in London

More than 100 people from Microsoft, SwiftKey, Microsoft Research and LinkedIn have taken part in this year’s Pride in London. It was the ninth year that Microsoft has taken part in the annual event, which attracts tens of thousands of participants and more than a million spectators. Staff were joined … Read more »