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Microsoft AI for Accessibility low-cost Assistive Technology grant, Request for Proposals

The Microsoft AI for Accessibility program is calling for project proposals that advance access to assistive technology for people with disabilities, especially in low- and middle-income communities. Microsoft says the use of artificial intelligence (AI) is optional for project submissions in this round. The company also urges Universities, non-profits, for-profit

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ETIHAD to achieve net-zero sustainability goals with Microsoft tech

Etihad Airways plans to meet net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and is looking to use Microsoft technology. The national carrier of the United Arab Emirates is announcing a new partnership with Microsoft to leverage its tools and technologies to advance its sustainability goals. The companies will work together to use

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Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute, Viasat launch first Real-Time Earth ground station in Africa

Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute (GSSTI) and Viasat Inc. are announcing the launch of the first Real-Time Earth (RTE) facility in Africa. The partnership hopes to bring new space opportunities and jobs to the region. And expand Viasat's ability to deliver critical earth observation and remote sensing data on-demand around the world. Viasat's

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Lucidspark brings new whiteboard integration experience to Microsoft Teams

Lucid, provider of visual collaboration software, announces integration of its virtual whiteboard, Lucidspark, with Microsoft Teams. The Lucidspark integration with Teams will connect distributed teams by bringing collaboration right into their existing workflows. The new integration feature will allow users to collaborate and interact with a Lucidspark board directly within a

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ASUS Vivobook 13 Slate OLED, specs, price, availability date

ASUS introduces the latest addition to the Vivobook family with the announcement of the ASUS Vivobook 13 Slate OLED (T3300). It is a 2-in-1 device with a 13.3" OLED touch display and powered by an Intel quad-core CPU. The device has a similar form factor and design to the Microsoft

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Microsoft redesigns Office for web and app, brings new experiences

The Office app for Windows and web version Office.com are getting a refresh and bringing new experiences. Microsoft announces this at Ignite 2021 as part of reimagining Office and transforming for a hybrid world. With the redesign Microsoft says it will serve as a hub for your content, easily finding

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Informatica announces joint Modern Cloud Analytics program with Microsoft

At Microsoft Ignite 2021, Informatica announced a joint Modern Cloud Analytics program with Microsoft on Azure. To provide customers with fast, low cost and low-risk paths to modernize PowerCenter ETL and on-premises data warehouses to Informatica's Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) on Azure and Azure Synapse Analytics. This offering is available on

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Microsoft, Texas A&M University Qatar to educate engineers with future-ready skills

Microsoft signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Texas A&M University, Qatar, to empower its engineering students with future-ready skills. The partnership with the Qatar Foundation partner university will provide students with the tools and experiences necessary to drive innovation and succeed in the workforce. As part of the agreement, the

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Dell XPS Desktop 8950, specs, price, availability date

Dell Technologies is announcing the new edition of the Dell XPS Desktop series the model 8950. The desktop is larger with bigger chassis than the previous model 8940 and comes with a better cooling architecture. It is powered with the latest Intel Alder Lake desktop processors up to Core i9K

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Oracle partners with Orange to build cloud regions in Senegal and Ivory Coast

Oracle and Orange are announcing an agreement to accelerate cloud-led digital transformation in West Africa. The collaboration will see the companies build Oracle's Cloud regions using Orange’s infrastructure in Senegal and Ivory Coast. This they say aligns with their common objective of ensuring that all customer data is hosted locally.

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