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Become a Microsoft Office power user with 74 hours of training for just $40

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Source: StackCommerce If you work behind a desk, chances are that Microsoft apps will be part of your workflow.  The Premium Microsoft Office & Data Apps Certification Bundle  helps you master the software, with 74 hours of in-depth training. You can get it now for just $39.99 — that is 97% off the full price. From crunching the numbers in finance to collaborating with the marketing team, there are many ways to use Microsoft products. For this reason, recruiters look for people with a solid knowledge of the most popular apps. This bundle helps you increase your knowledge, with 18 separate courses on the Microsoft suite. Through easy-to-follow tutorials, the training takes you from beginner to expert. Along the way, you learn how to work Excel, including VBA, Macros, Power Query, and Pivot Tables. You also learn how to handle SharePoint, Access, Project, Outlook, Teams, PowerPoint, Visio, Word, and even OneNote. The training comes from Earn and Excel, a collective of highly

Microsoft and Google join Facebook’s legal fight against infamous spyware vendor

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Image by Alex Castro / The Verge A group of high profile tech companies including Microsoft, Google, Cisco, and VMWare have filed an amicus brief in support of Facebook’s legal action against NSO Group, Microsoft has announced. Facebook-owned WhatsApp sued the spyware vendor last year, alleging that its software was used to hack 1,400 devices via a vulnerability in the messaging service. Other companies listed on the filing include the Internet Association, and Microsoft subsidiaries GitHub and LinkedIn. In response to Facebook’s lawsuit last year, NSO Group has argued it should benefit from “sovereign immunity,” *Reuters* reports, because it sells its tools to foreign governments. However, in July a judge denied its request to dismiss the lawsuit. Now NSO Group is appealing to overturn the ruling, and it’s this appeal attempt that Microsoft and others are pushing back against. “Private companies should remain subject to liability” In a blog post titled “Cyber Mercenaries Don’

'Flight Simulator' developers explain its 'shared world' multiplayer

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Last year we got some hands-on time with a pre-alpha build of the next Flight Simulator game in Microsoft's long-running series. While that gave a peek at the game's photorealistic environment and inclusion of information like piped-in live flight traffic and weather data, Windows Central points out a seven-minute video the developers just posted that goes into the game's multiplayer features. The main mode is a shared world where everyone playing Flight Simulator can potentially see everyone else, relying on Azure servers to provide enough capacity. That includes people flying in the real world, with "most" air traffic accounted for, along with AI that will take over if information from the real plane is lost for a moment. To play in that mode you'll have to turn on real-time weather as it's happening, however the real-time air traffic can be turned on or off. If you don't want to use the default settings and rules, then turning to "all p

The Surface Pro doesn't have an Ethernet port, but these accessories do

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If you want a solid and stable internet connection, your best bet most of the time is to go with an Ethernet connection. While some PCs, gaming laptops, and business laptops have built-in Ethernet ports, Surface Pro devices require additional hardware. Luckily, there are quite a few options, ranging from expensive and sturdy docks that create a desktop setup to inexpensive dongles. Products used in this guide Official dock: Surface Dock ($145 at Amazon) Small dongle: Startech USB 3.0-A to ethernet adapter ($22 at Amazon) Fast Ethernet: Amazon Basics Cat-6 Ethernet cable ($7 at Amazon) Desk dock: Kensington Surface Pro Dock ($387 at Amazon) How to add Ethernet to your Surface Dock your Surface Pro into whichever dock or device you have, or connect your dongle to the USB port . Connect an Ethernet cable to your router. Plug the Ethernet cable into your dock or dongle. You don't have to do any software configuration for an Ethernet connection. Generally spe

Xbox One Wireless Controller in Phantom Magenta brings the purple passion

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This one's for fans of red wine and twilight sunsets. And Xbox. Microsoft's Phantom line of Xbox controllers are among my favorite Xbox accessories. The hypnotic translucent gradient stylings of the previous Phantom Black controller made it, for me, the sexiest Xbox controller ever made , and I seriously wish they'd make a full Xbox console out of this material. Following up on the Phantom Black and Phantom White controllers, Microsoft has now produced the all-new Phantom Magenta controller, which is currently available for preorder, with an expected release date of March 17, 2020. We've been lucky enough to get an early sample of this mauve mistress, and we're bringing you some sexy high-res shots. Deep purple Xbox Wireless Controller – Phantom Magenta Special Edition $70 at Microsoft Twilight controls For fans of vivid sunsets and red wine, the Phantom Magenta controller is a gorgeous option for Xbox controller collectors. It'll work on

Report claims morale at Microsoft's Mixer is at an all-time low

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Let's hope Mixer recovers. What you need to know Mixer is Microsoft's livestreaming platform to compete with Amazon's Twitch. According to a report by OnMSFT, employee morale is at an all-time low. The service is run by a skeleton team now. It's unclear if this report is completely accurate, but Mixer definitely has an uphill climb. Today, a report from OnMSFT said that employee morale at Microsoft's livestreaming platform, Mixer, was at an all-time low. Employees are concerned about the future of the service and there are layoffs taking place there. You can read an excerpt that illuminates the situation below. There is also a video that shows a manager being rather disrespectful to employees. Mixer has had a rough few months that involved the original founders leaving the business alongside a general manager and corporate vice president. However, what hasn't been reported is that over the last six months, there have been sixteen layoffs due

Google wants to use Chrome to suck you into virtual reality

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 Google says it's now time to marry two computing realms: the web and virtual reality. Its latest version of the Chrome browser includes a technology called WebVR, which lets programmers create websites that present the computer-generated 3D worlds of virtual reality. If you're into VR, you might appreciate the promise WebVR holds for expanding what you can do with a device like a Google Daydream View or a Facebook Oculus Rift VR headset . That's because, in principle at least, WebVR makes it easier for developers to create a single VR experience that'll work across many VR headsets instead of having to create a separate version for each device. It's an extension of how a single website can span your laptop, Android phone or iPad tablet.

Here is what Microsoft gave the teenager has been arrested for the levying of a homemade clock to school

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what Microsoft gave the teenager has been arrested for the levying of a homemade clock to school it is quite a week for Ahmed Mohamed. The 14-year-old was arrested this last Monday in his Irving, Texas high school to bring a homemade clock in the class to show his teachers at MacArthur High School. Then he was questioned by police and held in custody for building, what the police as a "hoax bomb." Mohamed was finally released after the police do not complain. However, this was certainly not the end is how the story went viral on the Internet. Many supported Dr Mahathir's comments inventive curiosity - although some asked, such as "imaginative" clock was - and President Obama even invited the teen to visit to the White House. Mohamed was celebrated as a hero, with other tech leaders like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Box CEO Aaron Levie invited him to a visit to the Silicon Valley offices. Now, Microsoft shows Mohamed some love. Here is a Tweet fro

Windows 10 is already installed on 75 million PCs after only four weeks ago

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Microsoft released Windows 10 four weeks ago, and now the company is offering a new update of its update. 14 Million machines has been upgraded to Windows 10 within 24 hours of the version of the operating system the last month, and that figure has now risen to more than $75 million in just four weeks. Microsoft has been the deployment of Windows 10 in the form of waves, such as a free upgrade to Windows 8 and Windows 7 users. Although it is difficult to compare the exact figures between Windows 10 and Windows 8, Microsoft "sold" 40 million licenses of Windows 8 a month after its debut. Microsoft took six months to reach 100 million licenses of Windows 8, and it is evident that the free Windows 10 it is clearly superior to adoption rates. "An encouraging start for Windows 10" Microsoft Windows marketing chief Yusuf Mehdi revealed today, along with some more interesting statistics about Windows 10. More than 90,000 exclusive equipment or tablet models have bee

Torque, Microsoft alternative to "OK Google," now works on Android smartphones

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Microsoft this morning launched an app for Android smartphone users called Torque which allows you to shake your phone to search by voice, similar to Google "OK Google."  The difference is that instead of waking up the application with a standard keyword command is shaking motion instead does the trick. Also like Google, Torque issue an "immediate response" including things like details on local flights, stock prices, sports scores, weather, nearby restaurants and more. Torque itself was actually released in October, but now only supported on certain smartwatches Android. The application is then activated with a flick of the wrist. However, smartwatches remain a niche market, so it makes sense for Microsoft to expand its support for smart phones as well. (The original application has been discharge 10,000 times, to give you an idea.) Version 2.0, now Google Play, also includes some more immediate responses, including flight status reports and information

How to install Windows 10 Technical Preview Now

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Prior to installation There are a couple of caveats to keep in mind before doing anything: Backup your data first! Not that you had no excuse not anyway, but make sure to back up your data before upgrading if you have something that can not be recovered. Or even if it does not. Just do a backup. You will not be able to use the recovery partition to downgrade. If you have a recovery partition on the system, which will no longer be able to restore your computer to the Windows version you had before. Recovery will support external Rollback. As is expected, since it has a recovery partition, you need a floppy or USB with Windows 8 (or more) on it to go back to how things were, if you do not like or can not use Windows 10. Microsoft As mentioned several times, this is a pre-release software and is expected to be very buggy and crash-prone probably. It is not recommended that you install this on your computer at work or anything that needs daily use. We will show you how t

Games Free Games gold October for Xbox One and 360 Include Battlefield, Darksiders

Three new games in total will be free for Xbox Live Gold members next month . Microsoft today announced the free games that will receive the Xbox Live Gold members in October Xbox One and Xbox 360 . Xbox One owners will be getting only a new free game next month. Chariot , a co- op action-platform independent developer Frima Studios of , will be free when it launches on Xbox One. ( Also coming to PlayStation 4 , Wii U and PC. ) It will take the place of the Super Time Force , which means you must be sure to add that game to the library before the end of the month . No other game announced a free Xbox sounds like a Crimson Dragon Games remain with Gold title for the third consecutive month. On Xbox 360, two of quality - if a little more - free games will be made in October. Starting October 1 , you can pick up Battlefield : Bad Company 2, the substitution of Halo: Reach (which is stil

IPhone users, here's how to get free 30GB Of Storage OneDrive Microsoft

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The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus has finally been released,  but while the sell can greatly increase the bank balance Apple's market share and ecosystems, there are some benefits to be had by those rivals with the Cupertino company. Given Apple's plans to deploy fully iCloud Drive with OS X 10.10 Yosemite in the near future, the battle of the services cloud storage has well and truly begun, and as new iPhone owners expect major release of iCloud Drive, fierce rival Microsoft has smelled an opportunity to point consumers in the direction of OneDrive. As the manufacturer of Xbox described as a "limited time offer" - iPhone users can enjoy 30 GB of free storage, with 15 GB of 15 GB basis allied to - ending before official launch iCloud Drive in October "bonus camera roll." To keep things fair very well, however, the agreement is not only specific to the iPhone. Sure, great weekend with the launch event of this being Apple, the time of supply of raw storage and deliv

Working for Microsoft Xbox games flow right to your browser

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Microsoft is developing technology that transmits Xbox games on PC browsers . if a new report by veteran journalist Brad Sams Microsoft Neowin is correct. One Both Xbox and Xbox 360 games are supposed to work with the service, which can be accessed through Internet Explorer or Chrome.   Last year, Microsoft has it used the effervescent power of the cloud to show Halo 4 is running on a Windows Phone , among other devices . This browser-based solution is apparently the continuation of this research, as well as use for a huge infrastructure of Microsoft Azure cloud . According to Sams, " Xbox 360 offered the full experience , including the dashboard runs in the browser too ... The product , as it is right now, has the Xbox brand and works outside the walls of Microsoft . " Another source said Sams experience will provide 60 frames per second , which is more than I can say for most Xbox 360

Microsoft In Talks To Buy Shoutcast And Winamp From AOL

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Winamp Looks like the llama may not get off so easily after all. AOL yesterday announced that it was shutting down Winamp, media playing software for Windows and Android devices that it picked up through its 1999, $80 million acquisition of Nullsoft in 1999. But today Techcrunch has learned that AOL is talks with Microsoft to sell Winamp, along with Shoutcast, a media streaming service also developed by Nullsoft. We have also learned that AOL has been planning to announce the closure of Shoutcast next week. AOL has declined to comment for this story, and we are still waiting to hear back from Microsoft with a response. From what we understand, the deal is not yet finalized, with AOL and Microsoft still working out the price. It could also be very wishful thinking from those intent on trying to save both services. AOL did not give any guidance yesterday on what would happen with Shoutcast. If this is correct, it would represent an interesting, and strange, twist

Google, Microsoft modify web searches to exclude a lot of porno results

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Google and Microsoft have declared plans to censor search results that might direct users to porno, responding to pressure from British authorities. Users exploitation a 100,000 search terms and phrases can not receive content associated with the regulatory offense of youngsters on the companies’ English-language search engines, Google and Microsoft same. Google and Microsoft also will provide bootleg footage distinctive identifiers so those pictures may be mechanically deleted whenever they seem, the businesses same. YouTube engineers ar performing on an identical identification method for videos, per Google, that owns the video service. In a column printed within the Daily Mail newspaper Sunday, Google government Chairman Eric solon same that some search terms associated with porno can still come results, however British users can see a warning at the highest of the search results page. The warning can note that the search came probably bootleg results and direct the

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