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Computing

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go now in Malaysia

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Microsoft’s latest Surface Laptop Go is now available for purchase in Malaysia via commercial authorised resellers and authorised retailers. The lightest and most affordable Surface notebook to date starts at MYR2,758.

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Apps

Office 365 is now Microsoft 365: What has changed?

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As of 21 April, Microsoft has dropped “Office” from its productivity suite, now known simply as Microsoft 365. The rebranded suite also brings new features including artificial intelligence, rich content, and templates, as well as cloud-powered experiences. Microsoft 365 is now available in Malaysia with Personal and Family plans costing MYR27 and MYR36 per month, respectively.

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Computing

Microsoft issues out-of-band update to fix Windows 10 remote work bug

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Microsoft has released an emergency update to fix a Windows 10 bug that has been causing internet connectivity issues as well as preventing apps such as Office 365 from reaching the cloud, reports ZDNet.

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Tech Talk

Microsoft Digital Civility Index: Malaysian netizens 4th most civil online

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The internet, as we know it, is a vast, rich digital platform of knowledge, entertainment, interaction and more. For all its virtues, there’s also a darker, damaging side. In conjunction with Safer Internet Day (11 Feb), Microsoft released findings of the 2020 Digital Civility Index (DCI) report, which among other things, examined the extent of negative behaviours and online interactions and their impact; and to serve as an evidentiary base for a global drive toward “digital civility.”

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Enterprise

Being safe online is a year-round activity

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Microsoft has been an active participant in Safer Internet Day each year since it started in 2004, and for the past several years, it’s also served as the launch date for our Digital Civility Index (DCI). The DCI is based on a survey we conduct in 25 countries worldwide, and it polls teens and adults about their encounters with 21 different online risks. You can find this year’s report and a number of other related resources here.

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Mobile

WhatsApp stops working on Windows Phones

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Last year, Facebook’s WhatsApp made a decision to stop support for Windows Phone. As reported by Windows Latest, popular messaging app was supposed to stop working on 1 January 2020, but the company extended support till 14 January. This follows Microsoft’s release of the last ever build for Windows 10 Mobile OS.

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Mobile

This is the final build of Windows 10 Mobile, ever

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Effective 14 January 2020, Windows 10 Mobile is officially dead. Microsoft’s mobile operating system has reached End of Life (EOL) status and the company has released a final cumulative update. Windows 10 Mobile OS Build 1524.603 is being pushed out to devices such as the Lumia 950 and HP Elite x3.

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Apps

New Microsoft Edge browser out now for Windows and Mac

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Microsoft’s new Edge browser, based on the Chromium engine is out now for Windows and macOS. The stable version is available to download, about a year after the company revealed plans to switch to Google’s Chromium engine.

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Gaming

Microsoft reveals Xbox Series X, fastest, most powerful Xbox yet

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Microsoft’s “Project Scarlett”—the next generation Xbox Series X (wow, that’s a lot of X’s) is now official. Announced at Game Awards 2019, the new gaming console is set to hit retail channels during the 2020 holiday season.

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Apps

Tech for Good: Grab partners Microsoft to upskill millions of Southeast Asians

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As part of its “Grab for Good” social impact programme that was announced on Tuesday, Grab announced “Tech for Good,” a skills training and digital literacy initiative in partnership with Microsoft. The initiative aims to bridge the tech skills gap in Southeast Asia, targeted at Grab driver-partners and their families, as well as building a future pool of tech talent.