Microsoft Stories April 12

Siri backend creator Nuance acquired by Microsoft in $19.7 billion deal

Microsoft has announced today that it is acquiring Nuance Communications, the company that originally built Siri’s backend. With the $19.7 billion deal, Microsoft is looking to advance its AI and cloud capabilities in the healthcare industry – what Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella calls “the most urgent application.”

Microsoft Stories April 5

Over the last few months, Microsoft has been running an aggressive campaign throwing shade at Apple’s Macs. Now the latest ad from Microsoft takes shots at iPad Pro while touting the Surface Pro 7 as the “better choice” with the same strategy it’s been using.

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Microsoft Stories March 29

Microsoft Teams Mac performance improvements promised; M1 app unclear

Microsoft Teams Mac performance has long been a common complaint, but the company is now promising improvements for the Mac app …

Microsoft Stories March 8

Microsoft’s open-source code editor, Visual Studio Code, has been updated this week with a great enhancement for M1 Mac users. The tool is now fully compatible with the Apple Silicon platform, which means that it now runs natively on Macs with the M1 chip.

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Microsoft Stories March 3

Microsoft’s new ‘Group Transcribe’ iPhone app offers free real-time transcription and translation

Microsoft is out today with a new iPhone app that’s aiming to improve in-person meetings and conversations with a new take on smart transcription. The Group Transcribe iOS app is now available and boasts features like highly accurate real-time transcription, translation, speaker attribution, and more.

Microsoft Stories March 2

As the Microsoft Ignite event kicked off today, the company took time to focus on its AR/VR efforts with the announcement of the Microsoft Mesh platform. The new mixed-reality software will work with the company’s hardware like the HoloLens 2 and more to offer collaborative virtual experiences and eventually “holoportation.” All of this comes as Apple could launch its first AR headset as soon as this year.

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