When we think about self-driving cars, most of us think about the hardware stack required to understand the every-changing environment around the car. What’s equally necessary and often not considered is the back-end systems that support self-driving and that’s where Microsoft has entered the game. Cruise and General Motors on Tuesday...
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  • Skype for Business Preview now available

    Microsoft announced a while back that they’d be renaming their web conferencing business solution, Lync to Skype for Business. Many home users are familiar with the Skype brand and comfortable with calling friends and family. When users head to the office, they often sit in front of Lync a...
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    Microsoft have made an important change today in the sale of Office. Millions of students across the globe can now get Office for free. If the education organisation you study with has a volume license with Microsoft, you’ll be able to signup to Office 365 with your school email...

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