Software giant Microsoft is expected to unveil Windows 9 at a press event in San Francisco on 30 September. This is after the company rolling out event invites which was asking for invitees to join them to hear what's next for Windows and the enterprise. The event will be headed by Microsoft...
Today, Microsoft has announced that  it has acquired Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, after weeks of rumors. The software giant has revealed that it paid $2.5 billion for the gaming company,  a figure which falls in line with earlier estimates. With this deal, the founders of Mojang will depart the company,...
Microsoft Corporation has taken up platinum sponsorship for this year’s edition of DEMO Africa that will be held later in the month, in Lagos, Nigeria. The company will participate in the event for the 3rd time under the Microsoft 4Afrika initiative. The sponsorship will see Microsoft offer financial support for the...
Software Maker Microsoft is set to release its latest addition to the Windows series, Windows 9, next month. The technology giant is tentatively planning its press event for September 30th to detail upcoming changes to Windows as part of a release codenamed "Threshold." The Threshold version of Windows is currently in...
Microsoft Research has published a messaging app called WindUp in the Windows Phone store that behaves exactly like Snapchat. The WindUp app which is available to download for free, lets users send “fun, temporary” messages and media with friends. You can decide how long a message will be shown for by...
The United Nations Development Programme has signed a collaborative agreement with Microsoft East Africa Limited to enhance development activities in the areas of entrepreneurship. The two organisations have agreed for Microsoft to provide training and mentorship services to Ethiopia’s UNDP supported Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) for 200,000 entrepreneurs. These services...
This weekend, Microsoft released a brand-new app for iOS called Snipp3t that lets you "subscribe" to celebrities. In doing so, you set yourself up to receive personalized headlines, social media feeds, and all the other news you can handle regarding what said celebrity is up to. You Tap on a celebrity...
Leaked screenshots of a developer build  are showing that windows 9 will include both the Start Menu and windowed Metro/Modern-style apps. The screenshots obtained by Myce are from a Windows build called "Threshold," a project wildly held to be Windows 9 in everything but name. And though we've known that a Start Menu is in the works...
Microsoft has today confirmed that 18,000 individuals will be losing their jobs over the next 12 months. This was revealed through a memo to employees from chief executive Satya Nadella. He  said the bulk of the layoffs – 12,500 in total – would come from Nokia’s Devices and Services division, which the company...
Are you a windows user? Microsoft has warned users that the mainstream support for all Windows 7 versions is ending in the next half year. After that Microsoft will provide extended support for the OS. Besides Windows 7, also Office 2010 SP1 and all Windows Server 2008 versions are affected. Mainstream support...