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Microsoft prepares own SIM card for release

1 year, 7 months ago
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In shop of mobile applications Windows Store there was a free Cellular Data program providing mobile Internet access irrespective of contracts with providers of cellular communication. As appears from the description, for a program runtime it is necessary to use the special SIM card from Microsoft and mobile version of the Windows 10 operating system.

It is supposed that users will pay Internet access with funds from their account in Microsoft. It is not specified yet in what countries and at what price similar service will be available.

Apparently, Microsoft is going to become the virtual mobile network operator rendering data services on leased cellular networks.

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Automation of transfer of articles from Microsoft Word in Geektimes

1 year, 7 months ago

I am pleasant to write on Geektimes, but there is one inconvenience. It is need of use of a non-standard marking for style habrakhabr and manual transfer of pictures on habrastorage.org. I write articles to MS Word under Windows. Fairly spent about an hour to find ready solutions of this problem. The best of found there was an analysis of API habrastorage for automation of loading of pictures, but probably outdated. There was mentioning of a certain converter, but with a broken link.

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Lumia 950 XL, Windows 10 Mobile and Continuum video overview

1 year, 7 months ago
After the official presentation of Lumia 950/950 XL which we visited we promised to purchase 950 XL and to make the detailed overview of the device. We keep the word. Around mobile Windows many rumors therefore the first part of video is devoted to analysis of the existing myths concerning software, glitches, an overheat and time of autonomous work go and it is, just, one of the reasons for which we decided to prepare this material only in video format — very difficult to describe many glitches of software words so that it was clear also not to the user of Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile. After analysis of glitches, we impart experience of use of Continuum, and at the end the overview, actually, of the device.



We hope that viewing will be pleasant, and video will be useful and informative. If we forgot something, and you will have questions concerning Windows 10 Mobile, Continuum and 950 XL, are ready to answer them in comments.

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Cloudy technologists of Microsoft helped to cope with the botnet Dorkbot

1 year, 7 months ago
We welcome readers of the blog iCover! In December of this year the group on fight against cybercrime integrating specialists of Microsoft Cybercrime Center, the Polish bureau CERT, the ESET company, representatives of FBI, Interpol, Europol and other services Computer Emergency Response from several countries performed large-scale operation on neutralization of the botnet Win32/Dorkbot which struck computers of users from more than 200 countries of the world. In article you will find the reference to a small applet of ESET which will allow to check the computer and, if necessary, to delete a malware.

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After desktop Windows there was an updating for mobile insiders

1 year, 8 months ago

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Specialists of Microsoft will carry out customization of Windows 10 for the Chinese government

1 year, 8 months ago
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After signing in September of the contract with China which served as a peculiar answer of Celestial Empire to sanctions of Google, Microsoft continues to strengthen the positions in the country, developing Windows 10 directly for the Chinese government, reports theverge. Today the company declared creation of new joint venture for licensing, release, management and optimization of the special version of an operating system for public institutions. The joint venture which appeared in Beijing conditionally called C&M; Technologies, still in a stage of a legal design, but representatives of Microsoft assure that, in addition to government agencies, the project will service "the state enterprises from key spheres of infrastructure, such as power, telecommunications and transport".

The Microsoft and China Electronics Technology Group (CTEC) joint venture was created in September. And the established partnership as it was supposed, had to promote strengthening of positions of Microsoft in China. Several last years the American company surely increased the potential in the profitable market of Celestial Empire, signing contracts with such largest Chinese brands as Tencent, Lenovo and Xiaomi. However the problem of trade in piracy copies of Windows is still not solved. The blow to the image of the company is struck also by concerns of the Chinese consumers who after scandal about espionage of NSA, perceive the foreign software as the instrument of possible tracking of activity of Internet users.

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Appeared in time fresh bild for Windows of insiders

1 year, 8 months ago
The Aul Geyb announced new assembly for the PC — 11082. This first updating from Redstone branch.

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Several layfkhak which can be useful at imposition of the thesis or big documents in MS Word

1 year, 8 months ago
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Each of us knows as far as MS Word the convenient tool for preparation of small documents. And each of those who faced preparation of the document, the number of pages in which exceeds one hundred (plus it is necessary to adhere to strict requirements to formatting), knows about the main shortcomings of this tool. I had to face in the life imposition of the 500th page document, and the quantity and an arrangement of drawings of tables and formulas in it constantly changed from the version to the version. I would like to share "layfkhaka" which I had to apply at imposition of this document. Some of them to me were prompted by friends; came across some at forums; thought up some.

These simple cunnings will help you at imposition of the thesis of the thesis or report.

In this article solutions of problems are considered:

  • creation of the list of references
  • Inducement of cross-references to drawings of the table and formula
  • Transfer of tables on the new page
  • Insert of formulas

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The neuronet of Microsoft won against Google and Intel tender on image understanding

1 year, 8 months ago


The Microsoft Research program took priority in several categories at the sixth annual tender on image understanding of ImageNet. It managed to exceed competitive systems from Google, Intel, Qualcomm and Tencent, and also from a number of startups and research laboratories (results).

The system champion carries the name "Deep Residual Learning for Image Recognition", and to tender in free access article with the description of the technical principles of its work is published.

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IoT and hackathon of Azure Machine Learning: as we did the project out of the competition

1 year, 8 months ago

Not so long ago the scheduled hackathon from Microsoft took place. This time, it was devoted to machine learning. A subject very actual and perspective, however, for me rather foggy. At the time of the beginning of a hackathon I had only general idea of what is it why it is necessary and few times saw results of work of the trained models. Having learned what the announcement promised a great number of experts for the aid to beginners, I decided to integrate pleasant with useful and to try to use machine learning during the work with any IoT as a solution. Further I will tell what from this turned out.

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