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How Microsoft is creating a better Cortana with the purchase of Genee - TechRepublic

techrepublic.com — For a busy C-level executive, finding a good personal assistant to rely on is not just a movie cliché or a creature comfort that comes with the position. It's often necessary for successfully performing the duties of the job.

How to remove pesky malware from your PC with Windows Defender Offline - TechRepublic

techrepublic.com — When it comes to your personal computer, few things are more insidious than malware. Fortunately, every PC running Windows 10 has at least one application trying to protect it from the pain and suffering of a malware infection. It is called Windows Defender.

Microsoft jumps into the livestreaming business with its acquisition of Beam - TechRepublic

techrepublic.com — This may come as a surprise to those of you not living in a college dorm room, but there is a new spectator sport sweeping the world and it's called eSports. Yes, that is correct-you watch other people play video games in a competitive match much like you would watch tennis or a football game.

How to remove unwanted apps from Windows 10 (even though Microsoft doesn't want you to) - TechRepublic

techrepublic.com — When it comes to the desktops displayed on my computers, I hate clutter. I want to see only those applications I regularly use on my PC. Everything else should be uninstalled or at the very least hidden from view.

Microsoft crashes the party with a new version of the Windows 10 Xbox app - TechRepublic

techrepublic.com — The Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update is the first major update to Windows 10 since its release in July 2015 and it's a pretty big deal. The update offers new features, including above the login screen application access and improved security. These enhancements make the installation process, which can be rather long, worth the wait.

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is upon us... ready or not

techrepublic.com — As of August 2, 2016, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is generally available to every Windows 10 device. Of course, the IT departments inside many enterprises are going to want to control when and how the update is applied, so employees in those organizations should not expect it to appear until thoroughly tested.

​Microsoft Stream: The future of secure business video

techrepublic.com — On July 18, 2016, Microsoft announced that a preview version of a new service called Microsoft Stream was available. Like most of you, I passed over the news with an indifferent "whatever" attitude. But later I realized that the news was actually more important than I had first thought.

Microsoft Bookings promises painless customer appointment scheduling

techrepublic.com — For many small businesses, and some large businesses too, it seems the simplest of tasks-like booking appointments, for example-are the ones that end up taking the most time out of a busy workday. Dealing with the chaos of customer quirks and conflicting schedules can overshadow the "real" work you'd like to be doing.

​Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10 as a subscription service--but only for certain enterprises

techrepublic.com — In July 2016, Microsoft revealed several new initiatives at its annual Worldwide Partner Conference, including how the company and its partners plan to capitalize on a business world going through a digital transformation. But one small announcement may have slipped by unnoticed, despite how Forbes Magazine and many other publications reported it.

​Microsoft is researching virtual interfaces to replace the keyboard and mouse

techrepublic.com — The standard keyboard and mouse interface is tough to beat when you are talking about efficiency while interfacing with a computer. It is one of the reasons I have been dubious about virtual and augmentation devices like Oculus Rift and Microsoft's HoloLens becoming standard hardware in a business environment.
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