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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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‘Thank you for helping us make history’: Microsoft’s new London flagship store opens to the public

Microsoft’s new flagship store in London has opened its doors to the public for the first time, with people waiting hours to be among the first to set foot inside. The first physical retail store for Microsoft in the UK, which is located on Oxford Circus and covers 22,000 square feet over three floors, was […ellipsis]

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Your first look inside Microsoft’s new London Flagship Store

Microsoft’s Flagship Store in London opens today, with crowds expected to flock to Oxford Circus to get their hands on the company’s latest technology and experiences. Covering 22,000 square feet over three floors, the store has a modern feel, with lots of space and wood and glass surfaces. Visitors will be greeted on the ground […ellipsis]

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We’re opening a flagship store in the UK because London is hard to beat, says top Microsoft executive Chris Capossela

Microsoft chose to open its first European flagship store in London because the city is “hard to beat,” one of the company’s top executives has revealed. Chris Capossela, Chief Marketing Officer, visited the store with UK CEO Cindy Rose ahead of its launch on July 11, and he said there were “very few locations in […ellipsis]

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Microsoft at Pride in London 2019: in pictures

More than 100 Microsoft staff took part in this year’s Pride parade in London on Saturday. The LGBTQ+ event attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors to the capital, who lined the route from Portland Place, down Oxford Circus, along Regent Street to Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Pall Mall and then passing Trafalgar Square to Whitehall. […ellipsis]

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Panda, cat, dog, owl or dinosaur? SwiftKey can turn you into a cute animal when you message friends

SwiftKey users can now appear as cute, animated animals when they message their friends, in a new beta feature announced today. People can record themselves as a 3D panda, cat, dog, owl or dinosaur, and the popular app will use Microsoft’s artificial intelligence technology to mirror their head movements and facial expressions in real-time. “We […ellipsis]

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