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Microsoft is set to acquire Activision Blizzard at $68.7 billion and become the world’s third-largest gaming company

Microsoft is set to become the world's third-largest gaming company by revenue with the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The company has agreed to acquire Activision Blizzard Inc. in a transaction valued at $68.7 billion. Microsoft will launch Activision's games into the Xbox Game Pass portfolio bringing users games such as

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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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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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Microsoft to open Garage sites in Nigeria and Kenya

Microsoft is bringing The Garage program to Africa with sites to be located in Kenya and Nigeria. The company says The Garage Nigeria, in Lagos, is currently in advanced planning stages, as are other Garage locations in Africa. New information reaching us including the search for a Senior Program Manager

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Microsoft ventures into the metaverse with Mesh

Mesh for Teams is how Microsoft is planning to keep up with the Metaverse space. For Microsoft though, it will only mark the beginning of its Metaverse solutions which will cut across a host of its products. Mesh for Teams is an immersive 3D meetings experience enabled by the integration

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Azure availability zones now available in South Africa

Microsoft is announcing the addition of Availability Zones to the South Africa North cloud region. Expanding the region to have three unique physically separated locations within the region. To bring higher availability and asynchronous replication of applications and data for disaster recovery protection. Microsoft says the Availability Zones give users

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Nedbank launches low bandwidth DigiSkills training platform in partnership with Microsoft

Nedbank is introducing the Nedbank DigiSkills online platform. A low bandwidth digital skills training program in partnership with Microsoft and Afrika Tikkun. To help South Africans acquire the in-demand skills needed in a more digital post-COVID-19 economy. It plans to upskill and create sustainable income opportunities for one thousand South

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Microsoft Surface laptop Studio

Unboxing, First Impression and Review of the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio

Meet the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio. The laptop that borrows heavily from the design and name of the Surface Laptop, Surface Studio, Surface Pro devices and even the Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel. Whether you call it a weird or an interesting form factor, Microsoft is introducing it as a replacement

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Upgrade to Windows 11, here is how to

Here is how to upgrade to Windows 11 as it becomes officially available today. The first thing you need to know and understand is that Microsoft is changing the minimum hardware requirements. This is largely due to the fact that Microsft wants to enable specific features within the operating system

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Surface Laptop Studio

Meet the new Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio

Microsoft is introducing the Surface Laptop Studio as a replacement to the Surface Book line. The name and design suggest it borrows heavily from the Surface Laptop, Surface Studio and even the Surface Pro devices. It isn't your conventional laptop by design, but Microsoft has a reason. It is a

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