Microsoft gives Office a refreshed look and feel

Source: Microsoft gives Office a refreshed look and feel Microsoft today announced that it’s bringing a new user interface design to its Office apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. This new look will be in line with the Fluent Design System the company launched last year and will roll out to both the Office.com online apps and the Office desktop tools over the course of the next few months. Besides the overall switch to the Fluent Design System, which is essentially Microsoft’s take on what Google is doing with Material Design, there are three major changes to the design ...

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YugaByte’s new database software rakes in $16 million so developers can move to any cloud

Source: YugaByte’s new database software rakes in $16 million so developers can move to any cloud Looking to expand the footprint of its toolkit giving developers a unified database software that can work for both relational and post-relational databases, YugaByte has raised $16 million in a new round of funding. For company co-founder, Kannan Muthukkaruppan, the new database software liberates developers from the risk of lock-in with any provider of cloud compute as the leading providers at Amazon, Microsoft and Google jockey for the pole position among software developers and reduces programming complexity. “YugaByte DB makes it possible for organizations ...

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Why Microsoft wants to put data centers at the bottom of the ocean

Source: Why Microsoft wants to put data centers at the bottom of the ocean Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the second phase of Project Natick, a research experiment that aims to understand the benefits and challenges of deploying large-scale data centers under water. In this second phase, the team sank a tank the size of a shipping container with numerous server racks off the coast of the Orkney islands and plans to keep it there for a few years to see if this is a viable way of deploying data centers in the future. Computers and water famously don’t mix, ...

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The Microsoft Launcher for Android now lets you track your kids’ whereabouts

Source: The Microsoft Launcher for Android now lets you track your kids’ whereabouts Microsoft is launching an update to its Android launcher today that gives parents the ability to track their kids’ location. This is one out of a number of parent- and kid-focused announcements the company made today. Others include the ability to block sites in Microsoft Edge on Android and the launch of MSN Kids, a new curated news website for children. At the core of these new features are Microsoft’s family group settings that already allowed you to do things like track a child’s activity on Windows 10 ...

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EdStat: According to the 2017 EdNext Poll, 69 Percent of Respondents Support the Idea of Schools Providing Students with Laptops for Classroom Use – by Education Next

Source: EdStat: According to the 2017 EdNext Poll, 69 Percent of Respondents Support the Idea of Schools Providing Students with Laptops for Classroom Use – by Education Next EdStat: According to the 2017 EdNext Poll, 69 Percent of Respondents Support the Idea of Schools Providing Students with Laptops for Classroom Use The use of technology in schools continues to advance, and significant opposition to it has receded. According to our 2017 Poll, 69 percent of respondents support the idea of schools in their community providing students with laptop computers for classroom use. Approval is higher among parents, at 77 percent, ...

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