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Gears 5: the ‘coolest’ ever Xbox One X and controller have just been unveiled

A limited-edition Xbox One X and controller will be released to mark the latest Gears of War game, Microsoft has announced. The console will feature a never-before-seen, dark, translucent casing and laser-etched cracks across its surface, and a golden Locust symbol on the back. It has been made to mark the release of Gears 5, […ellipsis]

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UK risks falling behind in IoT race, Microsoft research suggests

The UK risks falling behind in the race to unlock trillions of dollars of benefits from the Internet of Things (IoT), new research has suggested. Companies in this country are far less likely to adopt IoT technology than those in parts of Europe, North America and Asia, according to the study by Microsoft. Just 73% of UK firms have adopted IoT, which is made up of internet-connected devices that […ellipsis]

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Microsoft and NCC just made moving to the cloud even easier

Organisations can now embrace the cloud with confidence thanks to a new product developed by cyber security experts NCC Group and Microsoft. Escrow as a Service (EaaS) takes care of compliance and ensures companies continue to run smoothly as they join the Azure cloud platform. EaaS is already being used in sectors such as insurance, […ellipsis]

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Wiltshire Council is using virtual assistants to do repetitive payroll checks, so staff can focus on helping people

A council in England is using virtual assistants (VAs) to check it is paying staff and schools correctly. Wiltshire Council is using Microsoft technology to complete repetitive tasks such as checking payrolls in its Human Resources department. This frees up staff to work on more critical tasks that directly help the 435,000 residents in Wiltshire […ellipsis]

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Cash-strapped Brits use store loyalty points as financial safety net, Microsoft Rewards survey reveals

Almost half of cash-strapped Brits are using store loyalty points as a financial safety net by spending them when they run out of money, a new study has revealed. The Microsoft Rewards survey also found that 96% of adults in the UK actively look for ways to reduce how much they spend on a daily […ellipsis]

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