The latest rotten deeds of Microsoft may be found below, mixed within positive Linux and Open Source news.
The $19bn acquisition of Nuance firmly plants Microsoft at the forefront of voice recognition. The stage is set to combine voice with artificial intelligence. As Nuance voice recognition software is integrated with Microsoft’s enterprise software, the company also sees an opportunity to increase the market for Azure AI and its other cloud offerings.
Microsoft partnered with Nuance Communications in 2019 to develop ambient sensing and conversational AI systems that would automate healthcare administrative tasks and clinical documentation while physicians focused their full attention to taking care of patients. Now, a new report suggests the software giant is acquiring the artificial intelligence company.
As many drift from working from home to a more hybrid model, what has been lost? And who has really, really gained? Microsoft knows things aren’t good. In July, Redmond analyzed what was going on inside its own (virtual) world and discovered some horrific facts. Sample: 52% of the company’s IMs were being sent between 6pm and midnight.
A frustrating bug in the Microsoft Outlook desktop client has finally been addressed, with a fix set to be made widely available by late April. First discovered in February, the bug is restricted to the Outlook email client for PC and prevents users from forwarding or replying to certain emails. It was reported by several users on Microsoft’s official community website, as well as on social media platforms such as Reddit and Twitter.