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Tanla partners with Microsoft to launch ‘Wisely’

CPaaS provider Tanla Platforms partners with Microsoft to launch an edge-to-edge global blockchain network, ‘Wisely’ for sending encrypted SMSes directly from enterprises to telco operators, after WhatsApp’s privacy policy changes. The network for omnichannel communication includes SMS, email, voice, RCS, OTT apps. It would launch the ‘Wisely marketplace’, an Uber/Airbnb-like model. Tanla’s shares rose 3.91% to close at Rs 778.30 per piece on BSE.

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Cruise, GM join hands with Microsoft to ramp up driverless vehicles

Self-driving car maker Cruise and majority shareholder General Motors will join hands with Microsoft to speed-up the commercialisation of driverless automobiles. Microsoft will join GM, Honda Motor and other institutional investors in a combined new equity investment of more than $2 bn in Cruise, bringing the post-money valuation of the startup to $30 bn. The cruise will use Microsoft’s cloud computing platform Azure for its self-driving vehicles.

Noida Police joins hands with Microsoft to improve system, digital policing

Noida police and Microsoft entered into an agreement to boost policing in the NCR district. Police Commissioner Alok Singh signed the MoU with officials of Microsoft India, with the aim to bring simplicity and skills in policing. Microsoft will assist the cops in improving the overall system and also set up a ‘CoE’ to boost digital policing. It will also provide products, support, services and a road map aligned with the long term objectives of the police.

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Microsoft introduces ‘Cloud for retail’ service for end-to-end shopper journey

Microsoft has introduced the private preview of “Cloud for Retail” which aims to connect experiences across the end-to-end shopper journey with integrated and intelligent capabilities. The retail-specific cloud service will centre around driving accelerated time to value by unlocking the power of various Microsoft Platforms. Microsoft aims to give the retailer the flexibility to adopt the capabilities they need to address their most pressing business needs.

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Still, over 100 mn people use Microsoft Windows 7 OS

Microsoft Windows 7 OS still has a 17% market share of all Windows OS with around 100 mn users worldwide. Support for Windows 7 had ended in Jan 2020, 11 years after the OS first launched with its “I’m a PC, and Windows 7 was my idea” marketing campaign. Windows 7, interestingly, increased its share of the Windows OS market in Dec, according to data pulled by NetMarketShare. Windows 10 has 76 % of market share among Windows user as of Nov 2020.

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Microsoft Edge rolls out cross-device history, tab sync

Microsoft rolled out the multi-device tab and history synchronization feature on its Edge browser, what competition has offered for years. The rollout comes almost a year after the launch of the browser. Microsoft had initially added sync for favourites, settings, extensions, addresses and passwords, but it was not for history or open tabs between devices. Edge’s sync feature, however, will not be protected by E2E encryption, unlike the competition.

IRCTC’s AI-chatbot improve customer interactions by 70%

AI chatbot, AskDISHA powered by Microsoft Azure and developed by CoRover for IRCTC had helped improve customer interactions by 70%. The chatbot used AI, ML, and NLP to answer passenger queries. Customers can now receive instant responses on frequent queries with almost no wait time. Supporting both voice and text capabilities in English and Hindi, it had benefitted more than 178 mn passengers since its inception in Oct 2018. 

Sonata in partnership with Big Tech in India for global presence

Sonata Software leveraged partnerships with Big Tech companies in India to grow a global business. Sonata is among the biggest partners for Microsoft by reselling the US-based company’s products and had announced partnerships with Amazon Web Services and Google for cloud modernisation, data migration and using data infra for business intelligence. This strategic partnership is expected to draw 50% of new clients globally.

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Microsoft is planning a complete overhaul of its Windows operating system in 2021

Microsoft is planning an overhaul of its OS in 2021. Microsoft has advertised for a software engineering role, calling “Windows is BACK.” “On this team, you’ll work to ensure that Windows is considered the best user OS experience for customers,” the posting read.  Microsoft is also working on improving UI consistency in the past including Project Latte to let developers publish Android apps on Windows 10 with little to zero changes in the codes.

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