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Microsoft and Bridgestone launch real-time tire damage system

Published on 06/30/2020 @ 5 PM EST
As reported by Engadget, "The partnership’s tire damage monitoring system (TDMS) links to Microsoft’s Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP) to identify tire damage in real-time, and uses algorithms to detect events that affect the tire’s surface."

Microsoft is permanently closing all of its retail stores

Published on 06/27/2020 @ 6 PM EST
On Friday, Microsoft said it plans to close all of its physical Microsoft Store locations across the US and overseas permanently. Moving forward, it will focus its efforts on, where customers can go to purchase products, as well as get support and training. The company will “reimagine” four locations — in London, New York City, Sydney and Redmond — as Microsoft Experience Centers but those locations won’t sell merchandise. Source: Engadget

Custom backgrounds in Microsoft Teams is here

Published on 06/13/2020 @ 4 PM EST

Microsoft recently announced the rollout of new custom background effects in Teams, along with new features in the free version of Teams. It’s all about enabling you and your team to work productively, collaboratively, and with everyone’s well-being in mind.

Microsoft delays Surface Neo beyond 2020

Published on 04/10/2020 @ 9 AM EST
According to reports from ZDNet and CNBC, the Surface Neo from Microsoft, which runs on a new operating system called Windows 10X, will miss its planned release date of holiday 2020. In the meantime, the company is said to have shifted its focus to get Windows 10X to run well on single-screen devices like laptops and 2 in 1s.

Microsoft Bing launches interactive COVID-19 map

Published on 03/16/2020 @ 4 PM EST
Microsoft has launched a new interactive Bing map to provide information on the spread of COVID-19 across the globe. The map shows the number of cases on a per-country basis, broken down by the number of currently active cases, recovered cases, and fatal cases. 

Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board

Published on 03/14/2020 @ 6 AM EST
Microsoft Corp. today announced that Co-Founder and Technology Advisor Bill Gates stepped down from the company’s Board of Directors to dedicate more time to his philanthropic priorities including global health, development, education, and his increasing engagement in tackling climate change. He will continue to serve as Technology Advisor to CEO Satya Nadella and other leaders in the company.