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Microsoft Lays Off Dozens of Journalists Replacing Them With Robots

Microsoft is laying off dozens of journalists and editors working on its Microsoft News website, MSN.com and the front page inside Edge browser to...

Two JKUAT students win Ksh.1.6M Microsoft Imagine Cup competition

Two students, Michael Mwaisakenyi and Kenneth Gichira, from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology are the regional winners of the 18th annual Imagine...

Andela Partners with Microsoft To Launch Azure Training For African Developers

Andela through its Andela Learning Community has partnered with Microsoft 4Afrika to launch the ALCwithMicrosoft Azure Training 2020 in Kenya and Nigeria. The training will...
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Windows 10X Will Be Available To Single Screen PCs First

Microsoft’s future of Windows, Windows 10X, will be first available to single-screen devices. In a blog post, Microsoft’s Chief Product Officer for Windows and...

Practice a Lot with Exam Dumps to Ace Your Microsoft 70-744 Test on the...

Microsoft 70-744, Securing Windows Server 2016, is aimed at those individuals who want to build a career in the domain of Windows Server. This...

Microsoft Teams to accommodate offline and low-bandwidth users in new changes

Microsoft will start allowing users without an internet connection and those with low bandwidth connectivity to read chat messages on its remote working platform...
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Windows 10 Now Supports Wireless File Transfers To And From Samsung Phones

In a not so surprising move, Microsoft now supports wireless file transfer between some Samsung Galaxy devices and Windows 10 powered PCs. The new...
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Microsoft’s Dual-Screened Windows 10X PC Won’t Be Launched This Year

Towards the end of 2019, Microsoft made an absurd announcement, releasing two new hardware products – Surface Neo dual-screened PC and Surface Neo Duo. The...

Microsoft launches initiative to support social enterprise startups

Microsoft has today announced the launch of the Global Social Entrepreneurship programme to support startups in 140 countries around the world. The programme was...

Windows Servers Still Matter! Know All About Them and Pass Microsoft’s 70-740 Exam with...

The Favorite Pick When Microsoft was founded, they never tried to enter a popularity contest. But they sure seem to be the winning one. And...
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Windows 10X To Run Most Win32 Programs, Take “Less than 90 Seconds” To Update

Time has passed since Microsoft first announced its new Windows 10 OS variant (Windows 10X) that will be running on dual-screen laptops. Compared to...
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Microsoft Reverts Plans To Force Bing On Office 365 Users

Microsoft has come openly yesterday stating that they won't force their search engine on Chrome users who pay for the Office 365 ProPlus (not...
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250 Million Microsoft Customer Service And Support Records Exposed Online

Microsoft was involved in a data breach with millions of customer service and support records exposed. The report was revealed by the Comparitech security research...

Microsoft Now Nagging Windows 7 Users To Upgrade

Microsoft officially ended support for Windows 7 on Tuesday. Unless you haven’t been keen enough to catch the news, then that explains why you...

Microsoft Ends Support For Windows 7 Today – How To Upgrade For Free

Windows 7 lovers and users, I’m hoping this information finds you well. Loving the old Windows 7 OS for all this time can’t be...

Microsoft Names Kendi Nderitu New Country Manager For Kenya

Microsoft has appointed Kendi Nderitu as the Country Manager for its operations in Kenya. Prior to joining Microsoft, Kendi served as the General Manager...

Leveraging Digital Transformation to drive corporate performance across businesses in Kenya

In a move that reaffirmed the organisations commitment to streamlining and enabling digital transformation across various service industries. Microsoft in partnership with Harvard Business...
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Microsoft launches the Windows PC Affordability in Africa Initiative

Microsoft has today launched the Windows PC Affordability in Africa Initiative, a programme that aims to reduce the prevalence of Microsoft software piracy in...

AfDB and Microsoft launch platform to help African youth learn to code

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Microsoft have launched a new digital training to help young people across Africa learn how to code. The...

SheHacks 2019: Microsoft commits to support women Cybersecurity Engineering

Microsoft through its Cloud and AI Security Engineering team has reiterated its commitment to advocate for women with an interest in security engineering through...
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Microsoft’s Your Phone App now supports call routing from Android to PC

Microsoft’s Your Phone app now supports making calls directly from your Windows 10 PC. The new feature is baked inside Microsoft’s latest preview build...
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Windows 10X announced; Microsoft’s OS for Dual Screen PCs

Dual-screen PCs are not a strange thing – we have seen several dual-screen PCs pop-up in concept form or even commercially in the market,...
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Microsoft is back in the smartphone business with a new dual-screen phone

On Wednesday, Microsoft held its Surface Event where we saw the company unveiling several new devices. Mostly, we anticipated Microsoft to announce successors to...

Microsoft and AGRA to co-create technology solutions in agriculture

Microsoft, through its 4Afrika Initiative, has announced a new collaboration with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to co-create technology solutions in agriculture. Announced...

Windows 10 Will Soon Allow Fresh Installation From The Cloud

Microsoft Windows for ages has been lacking a way to let users perform a fresh installation of Windows from the cloud. This is, of...
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Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge Browser Now Available in Beta

Microsoft’s New Edge Browser based on Chromium is now available in Beta, which is the third and final preview channel before the official debut. The...

Jack Ngare named managing director for Microsoft’s African Development Centre in Kenya

Microsoft has appointed Finserve Africa's Jack Ngare as the managing director of Africa Development Centre in Kenya that was launched in May this year.  The...

Dimension Data named 2019 Microsoft country partner of the year for Uganda

Dimension Data has been named the 2019 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award for Uganda. The company, part of NTT Group, was honored...

Microsoft Office 365 and Windows 10 Banned in German Schools

Microsoft Office 365 and Windows 10 has been banned from being used in German schools as it doesn't comply with the set European Union...

Windows Users You Have To Get Used to OS Problems, for now

Over the past few weeks, Microsoft has been experiencing issues with its software. Many Windows users reported bumping into a black screen when they...

China Awards Key 5G Contracts to Huawei, Nokia, and Ericcson

5G is around the corner, and China the home of the world’s largest telecom operator in terms of subscribers is also preparing for the...
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Microsoft and Oracle link up their Cloud services to take on AWS Cloud

Microsoft Cloud and Oracle Cloud have on June 5th signed a new deal that will see the two companies collaborate on their cloud services....
African Development Bank and Microsoft launch all-female coding training in five African countries

Kenya among African countries set to benefit from Microsoft’s Cloud Accelerator Programme

Microsoft has announced it is extending the reach of its Cloud Accelerator Programme to eight more countries including Kenya. The Cloud Accelerator Programme is an immersive...

Microsoft and ALN Academy call on Financial Services Industry to increase AI capacity for...

Microsoft and the Africa Legal Network (ALN) Academy have called on the Financial Services Industry to increase AI capacity for professionals. This they say...
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Windows 10 May Update Goes Live with new exciting features

Microsoft has just unveiled the next windows update that will be publicly available to everyone. Windows 10 May Update has lots of exciting new...
Liquid Telecom is making Microsoft Azure Stack available for East African businesses

Liquid Telecom is making Microsoft Azure Stack available for East African businesses from its...

Liquid Telecom Kenya is bringing Microsoft's Azure Stack service to East Africa. Azure Stack is Microsoft’s modern hybrid cloud solution, combining public Azure intelligence,...
The Africa Development Center will be a premier centre of engineering - recruiting world-class Kenyan talent to create innovative solutions.

Microsoft is setting up US $100 Development Centres in Nairobi and Lagos

Microsoft has launched its 7th global US $100 million Development Centre in Africa with a site in Nairobi, Kenya as well as Lagos, Nigeria....
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Microsoft launches its ‘AI for Good’’ series of events in Kenya

Microsoft has today launched its ‘AI for Good’ event series in the country. The company has partnered with  Strathmore University and Access Partnership for...
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Kenya is hosting the fourth annual MEST Africa Summit in June

MEST Africa is bringing its fourth annual MEST Africa Summit to Nairobi. The Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund and incubator, has partnered with...
African Development Bank and Microsoft launch all-female coding training in five African countries

African Development Bank and Microsoft launch all-female coding training in five African countries

The African Development Bank and Microsoft have announced the launch of an all-female coding training in five African countries - Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, Cote...

Microsoft opens its Africa’s first data centres in South Africa

Microsoft has announced the opening of its first datacentres in Africa, with the general availability of Azure from the new cloud regions in Cape...

Several Government websites shut down over unsettled web-hosting bills

At least six government websites hosted by Microsoft's Azure were on Monday shutdown over what is believed to be due to unsettled debts. The affected...

Mastercard unveils Mastercard Track, a global trade platform for businesses

Mastercard has partnered with Microsoft to introduce Mastercard Track, a  global trade platform that will simplify and enhance how companies around the world do business with each other. While...

Kenyan solar startup Agsol among Microsoft Airband Grant Fund winners

Kenyan solar startup Agsol is among three startups that have been selected for Microsoft’s third annual Airband Grant Fund. The grant is part of...
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Microsoft to sponsor Best Technology blog category for 2018 BAKE Awards

The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) unveiled the full list of the 2018 BAKE awards nominees a few weeks ago. The list featured some...

Infographic: Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Are you looking for a laptop/tablet hybrid that offers you the best of both worlds? Of all the hybrids on the market today: None offers a...

Huawei and Microsoft sign an MOU on Cloud Service

Huawei and Microsoft signed a strategic memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Cloud Service under which Microsoft applications will be released on HUAWEI CLOUD. The...

Microsoft partners with GrowthAfrica to launch the #Insiders4Good East Africa Fellowship

Microsoft has partnered with GrowthAfrica to launch the #Insiders4Good East Africa Fellowship programme. The programme. seeks to support emerging entrepreneurs across the East African...

Microsoft announces plans to deliver Microsoft Cloud from Data Centers in Africa

Microsoft has announced plans to deliver the complete, intelligent Microsoft Cloud for the first time from data centers located in Africa. This new investment,...

Opinion: Africa’s Leap Frog to Sustainable Technology for industries

It is safe to say that the industrial sector in Africa is still developing, and an increasing number of countries within the continent are...

Microsoft and Liquid Telecom partner to provide cloud services across Africa

Microsoft East Africa has joined hands with Liquid Telecom to improve and accelerate the use of cloud services across Africa. The joint project according...

What does it mean for technology to be innately African?

Mobile and cloud may be global technologies, but African start-ups have explored their functionalities, shaped their applications and used them to build differentiated business...

You can now use Skype without creating an account or downloading the client

Skype is probably one of the best services Microsoft ever introduced. And now, the company wants to make is easier to use, without the...

Microsoft Launches Campaign to Support Small, Medium Businesses in Kenya

Microsoft has partnered with Intel, Lenovo and Dell to launch a campaign aimed at expanding business solutions available to small, medium business in Kenya. ...
Microsoft has today introduced two new devices, Nokia 216 and Nokia 216 Dual SIM into the Kenyan market

Microsoft introduces the Nokia 216 and Nokia 216 feature phones in Kenya

Microsoft has today introduced two new devices, Nokia 216 and Nokia 216 Dual SIM into the Kenyan market. The two phones feature two cameras...

Microsoft is shutting down its Skype office in London

Microsoft is shutting down its Skype offices in London, one of the world’s leading technology firms offices. Nearly 400 people will also be laid...

AfricaWorking initiative to benefit 250,000 youths with employability and  entrepreneurship skills

Barclays Africa, Emerging, World, FranklinCovey, Knod, Microsoft, Safal Group, Syngenta and other groups of companies have today announced a new initiative that will see...

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

Microsoft has today announced that it is buying professional networking service site LinkedIn in a deal worth $26.2 billion. Under this deal,  which is being...

Microsoft begins roll-out of Windows 10 Mobile to select Windows Phone 8.1 devices

Microsoft has began the roll-out of Windows 10 Mobile to select Windows Phone 8.1 devices. The roll-out had originally been planned to start in...

Microsoft Lumia 950, 950 XL, 650 and 550 Launched in Kenya

The Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950XL, and Microsoft Lumia 550 are finally in Kenya. The Lumia 950 and 950XL phones, which were the first...

Microsoft Kills Bitcoin Payment Support From Windows Store

Microsoft will no longer accept Bitcoin currency payments on Windows store, a service that was introduced in US by Microsoft Universal Store corporate vice...

Microsoft Launches Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection for Enterprise

If you are a company prone to hack attacks Microsoft wants to help you. The company has unveiled a new Windows 10 feature to...
The Africa Development Center will be a premier centre of engineering - recruiting world-class Kenyan talent to create innovative solutions.

Kenyan schools recognised by Microsoft for embracing technology in education

Microsoft has announced that four schools in Kenya have been selected as Microsoft Showcase Schools for 2016. These schools are among 42 across Africa...

Microsoft Launches Lumia 650 With 5-Inch Display

Microsoft has on Monday unveiled its latest Windows 10 device, the Lumia 650. The Lumia 650 comes in matte black and matte white, and much...

Microsoft :Only Windows 10 will have processors update

Sad news to Windows 7 and 8.1 users as there is no more updates of your processors Connect with Spencer Adika It's the end of an...

Meet Acer’s New Windows 10 Tablet And 14-inch Convertible Laptop

Acer has unveiled two new devices today at  a Windows 10 event in Taipei. The Aspire R 14 convertible notebook, and the Aspire Z3-700 portable...

A look at the New Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950XL

Yesterday Microsoft unveiled its first Windows 10 Smartphones together with a range of other new devices to try beat the ever growing competitive mobile...

Easy Taxi app now available for Outlook

Easy Taxi users will now be able to request a taxi within their Microsoft Outlook email. This is after the company unveiled a new...

Review: Why you should buy The Microsoft Lumia 640

When Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 640 together with a range of other Lumia devices into the Kenyan market in May this year, Microsoft General...

Microsoft says 14 million computers now running Windows 10

Microsoft says its' new Windows 10 operating system is now running on more than 14 million computers, two days after the software was released...

Windows 10 is here, Available in 190 Countries

Its finally here, Microsoft has now released the much anticipated Windows 10 giving users to upgrade to its new operating system and Microsoft says...

A look at the in-built-in apps in Windows 10

It is two days to the Windows 10 launch and Microsoft has decided to share more about the great Windows 10 built-in apps which include Photos,...

Share carefully: Windows 10 will only let you install paid apps on 10 devices

One of the big features of Windows 10 is its unification of different platforms and ecosystems. Microsoft wants everyone to use Windows 10 desktops,...

Microsoft empowers communities in Laikipia County with TV Whitespace technology

When Kenya’s High Commissioner to Belgium, His Excellency Mr.Johnson Weru watched a video on the Mawingu project and noting that he could not connect...

Microsoft unveils Lumia 540 DUAL SIM into Kenyan Market

By Nixon Kanali, TechTrendsKE Just a month after launching a range of Lumia phones comprising Lumia 640, Lumia 640XL and the Lumia 430 Dual SIM...

Nokia partners with HP, Microsoft and Telefonica to create IT enterprise infrastructure

By Nixon Kanali, TechTrendsKE Nokia has entered into strategic partnerships with HP, Microsoft and Telefonica to create an exceptional IT infrastructure and workplace environment. With...

Microsoft working to provide Wi-Fi service for users everywhere

Microsoft is working on a new service called Microsoft WiFi, that will provide internet services to users everywhere. According to details at microsoftwifi.com, which has...

Microsoft unveils the Nokia 105 and Nokia 105 Dual SIM

Microsoft has added two new devices to its family, the new Nokia 105 and Nokia 105 Dual SIM targeted at first-time mobile phone buyers as well...

Product Review: Microsoft Lumia 535

Introduction: One of the most “what if” questions came to pass in 2013, when Microsoft announced the buyout of the Nokia Devices and service unit...

Microsoft unveils #AchieveMore campaign, five Chevrolet Cruze cars to be won

By Nixon Kanali, TechTrendsKE On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled a new range of their latest Lumia products into the Kenyan Market at a colorful event at...

A new slide allegedly reveals the benefits of Windows as a service

As Microsoft rolls on with its plans to market Windows as a service, a new screenshot of alleged internal information has been released. WZor,...

Microsoft Unveils new range of Lumia Smartphones into the Kenyan Market

By Nixon Kanali, TechTrendsKE Microsoft Mobile Devices has unveiled the new range of Lumia phones comprising Lumia 640, Lumia 640XL and the the Lumia 430 Dual...

Windows 10 to come with ‘middle finger’ emoji

  Our means of self-expression whether through text messages, Facebook updates or even emails seem to be expanding beyond our means of thought. Emojis have...

Ignite, Microsoft’s premier IT Pro event kicks off today

On 4th May Ignite, Microsoft’s new, premier enterprise technology event,kicks off in Chicago. At exactly 9:00AM Central Time (7:00 PM East African Time) Microsoft CEO, Satya...

Microsoft Unveils Universal Office Apps for Windows 10 Phones, Tablets

Microsoft finally decided, on Friday, to bring Office apps like - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook - to phones and tablets running Windows...

Product Review: Hands on with the Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual Sim

Way back before Nokia was acquired by Microsoft, Nokia held a legacy for a long time, especially for the build they made for the...

Microsoft’s new Windows 10 Phone build brings Spartan browser, new apps and more

 Software giant Microsoft's new Windows 10 Build 10051 brings new features to phones, but it can be an extremely slow downloading experience that rewards...

OneDrive ditches app status in Windows 10, will be fully integrated

Thanks to Microsoft’s big tablet push in the last few years, more and more of its traditional operating system features have become more application-like,...

Free Windows 10 upgrades for pirates will be ‘non-genuine’, unsupported: Microsoft

After announcing its plans to offer free Windows 10 upgrades to even users of pirated Windows, Microsoft further clears the air by saying that...

Microsoft holds Microsoft’s ICT Day for girls on International Women’s Day

As the world Marked this years International Women's Day, Microsoft Corporation employees decided to do it in a special way. The employees marked it by...

Microsoft Office for iOS users now to save, edit docs from Dropbox, Box

Microsoft users on Office for iOS suite will now be able to save and edit their files from Dropbox, Box, and other third-party storage...

Microsoft partners with American University to offer ICT programs to Kenyan Government Officials

By Nixon Kanali, TechTrendsKE Microsoft together with the University of Albany’s Center for Technology in Government (CTG) in the United States have joined hands to...

Windows 10 Will Be A Free Upgrade From Windows 7 Upwards

During Microsoft’s Windows 10 media event last night, the company revealed that Windows users will be able to upgrade for free to the latest...

Windows 10 Release this week; What to expect

This week,January 21st to be exact Microsoft will unveil the latest Windows 10 preview release at day long event in its Redmond headquarters. A technical...

First Look at an early version of the Windows 10 Consumer Preview (video)

Microsoft is yet to announce any consumer features which will be available in Windows 10, but thanks to a leak earlier today, we've got...

Microsoft to unveil its Windows 10 consumer features in January 2015

January 2015 its is, the date Microsoft set to unveil the consumer preview of Windows 10 operating system. According to sources familiar with the company who spoke...

The Microsoft Branded-Lumia smartphone is now here, Microsoft Lumia 535

By Nixon Kanali, Nairobi After putting an end to the Nokia brand name from its products  and renaming it as “Microsoft Lumia, Microsoft, as it had...

Microsoft to launch First Microsoft-Branded Lumia Smartphone on Tuesday

Remember a recent report on Microsoft putting an end to the Nokia brand name from its products  and renaming it as “Microsoft Lumia? Well, now...

Microsoft stops Windows 8’s retail sales

As planned, Microsoft has ended retail sales of Windows 8 as well as stopped offering some versions of its Windows 7 operating system to...

Microsoft unveils ”Microsoft Band” to help you monitor your fitness

By Nixon Kanali,   Microsoft Corp has launched "Microsoft Band" a new device which Microsoft says has been  designed for Microsoft Health, for people who want to live...

Hands on with the new Nokia 130

Microsoft announced the launch of its latest addition to Nokia 130,the latest addition to its phone range, the Nokia 130. The phone comes with an...

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