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Microsoft Word Editor Overview Panel Gives Users Total Control over Document Editing

Released with Microsoft Word version 1802 on the Insider, the Editor Overview Panel is an Office 365 feature that gives users tools to better edit their documents.

Microsoft’s Elevation AI Drives Improvements in CRISPR Gene Editing Research

In collaboration with MIT, UCLS, MGH, and Harvard, Microsoft created the Elevation AI to avoid errors in CRISPR DNA editing, a technology which could help to cure disease.

Microsoft Says Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) is “Production Ready”

Along with Facebook and Amazon, Microsoft confirmed ONNX readiness and said adoption has been swift among tech’s elite.
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YouTube to Increase Content Moderation Staff to 10,000, Ramp up AI Efforts

YouTube plans to increase the human element in its decision making while simultaneously ramping up its AI efforts. As well as extremist content, machine learning algorithms will soon flag videos with child safety concerns and hate speech.

Microsoft’s Azure Partnership with Box Debuts for Enterprise Customers

Several months after its first announcement, Microsoft has brought Box cloud management tools to Azure in November.

Microsoft Begins Unification of HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality Development

The HoloLens won't get the Fall Creators Update, but Mixed Reality development will propel further features and improvements to the device. A new headset is expected in 2019.

Microsoft Publishes Azure Cloud Service Map to Show Differences with AWS

Microsoft is continuing to push Azure against market-leading Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the company has published a service map that shows the differences between the platforms.

Fluent Forever Language App Becomes Most Successful Kickstarter of its Kind

Fluent Forever is a language learning tool that is to be launched in app form after the most successful app-related Kickstarter campaign ever.

Microsoft Moves SQL Server 2017 to General Availability

SQL Server 2017 is available to everyone, while Microsoft has also introduced SQL Server Analysis Services 2017 with numerous improvements.

Microsoft’s ‘Project Pendleton’ Will Help Data Scientists Explore and Prepare Information

Microsoft's Project Pendleton will give data scientists the tools to quickly wrangle data into usable formats, automatically suggesting column adjustments, determining missing data, and more. It's not yet clear when it will reach the public.

Artificial Intelligence Research Results in Autonomous Drones

Using artificial intelligence algorithms, almost any drone can become fully autonomous and can create 3D maps from the air.

Microsoft Announces Microsoft 365, the Windows-Office Bundle for Business Clients

Microsoft 365 includes Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security all in one subscription for Enterprise and Business.

Microsoft to Acquire Hexadite, an AI-Focused Security Company

Microsoft signed an agreement on Thursday to acquire next-gen security company Hexadite. Though the Redmond giant has not disclosed terms, it says it will...
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The Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit 2.0 Is Now Generally Available with Keras Support

The general available of the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit 2.0 adds a number of new features, including Java language bindings for model evaulation, Keras support, performance improvements, and more.

Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook Gets Deeper LMS Integration

In version of OneNote Class Notebook, Microsoft has added support for a new LMS. The company says over 40 Learning Management Systems and Student Information Systems now support the add-in.

Microsoft Releases Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition

The company has announced the general availability of the highly-anticipated extension which gives children an easy platform to learn to code.
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Microsoft Teams Gets Student-Focused Collaboration Features

The important feature upgrade brings separate project, assignment and content management tools for teachers and collaboration tools for students that integrate other Office apps.
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LinkedIn Updates Terms and Services to Reflect More Profile Visibility

The new LinkedIn Terms and Services will launch on June 7. Changes include preparation for new features that will make profiles more visible to third parties, and the adoption of productivity bots.
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Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2017 Preview 15.2

The latest update adds the Data science and analytical applications workload, side-by-side support for TypeScript compiler versions, and more. It also fixes several bugs.

Microsoft Virtual Academy Opens Desktop Bridge Course

Developers can now learn how to properly use the Windows Desktop Bridge across eight video modules. The bridge allows Win32 apps to be easily ported to Windows 10 and the Windows Store.

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