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Gaming

‘Halo 5: Forge’ to bring mapmaking to first-person shooter on Windows 10

Forge, a level-creation toolkit for 343 Industries' multiplayer first-person shooter Halo 5, will launch for Windows 10 PCs next month with an array of platform-specific tweaks and improvements.
Computing

Update brings 64-bit support and performance boosts to Office 2016 for Mac

Having announced its plan to introduce 64-bit support for the Mac version of its Office suite back in April, Microsoft has now started distributing the upgrade to users via a software update.
Mobile

Hello, bloatware? Lenovo phones will soon come preloaded with Microsoft apps

Lenovo and Microsoft have inked a deal that will see Lenovo's smartphones coming preloaded with Microsoft apps like Skype and Office. While the news may be helpful to some, others suggest that the move represents a new wave of bloatware.
Mobile

Microsoft updates Word Flow to version 2.0, featuring Bing integration and more

Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard for iOS just got a whole lot more powerful, thanks to its new support for the company's search engine, Bing. All you need to do is swipe left to search images, for GIFs, or to search the web.
Virtual Reality

What’s inside the Microsoft’s HoloLens’ holographic processor? Now we know

Augmented reality is a special sort of reality, which means it needs a special sort of processor to create it. That's where Microsoft's Holographic Processing Unity comes in, delivering compact performance in a low power package.
Mobile

Microsoft takes a crack at organizing the workplace with Project Sonoma

Microsoft's Project Sonoma, a workplace chat app for Android and iOS, helps employees manage shifts by reflecting them digitally. It's available in technical preview right now, with a broader launch to follow.
Virtual Reality

We’ve made a map so you can find the HTC Vive demo nearest you

Virtual reality is difficult to truly understand until you've tried it yourself. HTC knows that, and has set up demo stations across the globe to give people a first taste of VR. Here's where you can try to the Vive.
Computing

Microsoft’s Office 365 suite just got smarter by freeing Genee from its bottle

Microsoft said that it has acquired Genee, an intelligent service for scheduling meetings. Slated for Office 365, it's backed by a proprietary algorithm that is fine-tuned for natural language processing and decision making.
Computing

Windows 10 update is crashing USB-connected webcams

Users are complaining to Microsoft about changes in the latest Windows 10 update that has caused some USB-connected webcams to crash. The changes affect the encoding stream used by webcams. Microsoft says a fix is forthcoming.
Web

Microsoft will reward you for using its Edge browser in converted loyalty program

Set to rebrand Bing Rewards as Microsoft Rewards, the loyalty system will not only give users exchangeable rewards points for using its search engine, Bing, but for also browsing the web with the Edge browser.
Mobile

Booktrack wants to get your kids to read like never before

It’s not often that you want your children to get lost – unless it’s in a good book. A new partnership between Microsoft and reading technology platform Booktrack might help your kids do just that.
Computing

Having problems with your Microsoft Surface 4 Pro? We have 16 solutions

The Surface Pro 4 is a great tablet for professionals, but it's not perfect. Here are some of the issues Pro 4 users are experiencing, and everything we know about how to fix them.