Microsoft has has announced that it will be open-sourcing its full server-side .NET stack and making it available for use on Linux and OS X systems, in addition to Windows. This means that developers can use the .NET framework on three of the largest operating systems on the planet. Plus, Visual Studio...
Microsoft 4Afrika and Skrill today announce their marketing alliance to launch a new e-commerce portal.  By integrating with mobile network operators (MNOs), the portal enables Africans to use their mobile wallets to buy from global internet brands, access free educational content and use Microsoft software. This new form of partnership...
Windows OS maker Microsoft has released a critical patch via Windows Update today that seals up a vulnerability that affects every modern version of Windows, including Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and Windows RT. Dubbed MS14-066, the patch shores up a hole that would have allowed an attacker...
It seems like everyone’s racing to bring internet access to offline users around the world: Facebook is working with Internet.org in Africa, and Mozilla has teamed up with the GSMA in Bangladesh and Brazil. Up next is Microsoft, with its vision to bring widespread Web access to India with...
Software giant Microsoft has today announced a significant change to its Office strategy for mobile devices: creating and editing is now free. The company has also released standalone Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for the iPhone, as well a new preview of these apps for Android tablets. Whether you’re using an...
Software giant Microsoft has revealed that it has teamed up with online file-sharing company Dropbox to allow Office software users to manage and share files through Dropbox's website and mobile app. The software maker says the functionality would be included in the next updates to the Office mobile apps, to...
Over 150 female graduate students from 24 universities across Kenya have been selected for the EmployMentor programme starting Monday. The programme is a partnership between Microsoft Corp., its 4Afrika Initiative, and the African Centre for Women in Information and Communications Technology (ACWICT) to promote skills development and job placement for...
Today, Microsoft has announced a wealth of new functionality for its Office 365 suite that will enable developers to add a number of new features to Android and iOS applications. There are now a number of new APIs for email, files, contacts and calendars, allowing developers to more easily tap those...
Good news to all Office 365 subscribers! You can now put most of your stuff in the cloud just because you can. Yesterday Microsoft announced that Office 365 subscribers will get unlimited cloud storage on the company’s OneDrive service. The service expansion is rolling out now for home, personal and university accounts. Microsoft says it’ll...
This week, we got confirmation  that Microsoft will use the ‘Microsoft Lumia’ brand for its range of smartphones but we were left with questions over what the actual devices would be branded with. However, Images of what the Lumia will look like have been revealed. At the moment, we still haven’t...