Microsoft on Monday announced that it has partnered with the Government of India’s All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to provide online course modules to students across the country.

The tech giant will offer courses to help “learners and educators with future-ready skills.” It will offer over 1,500 course modules to students and educators free of cost through AICTE’s e-learning portal, ELIS.

The tech giant has also integrated its learning resource centre, Microsoft Learn, with the ELIS platform “to provide access to personalised learning paths and resources for students, covering a broad range of technologies including AI, IoT, data science and cloud computing, among others.”

Educators can also access relevant online learning resources and instructor-led training material through the Microsoft Learn for Educators platform available through the collaboration. Eligible educators and faculty members can access Microsoft’s ‘ready-to-teach’ curriculum and teaching materials and can get industry-recognised Microsoft certifications.

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Last month Apple updated its guidelines for the App Store regarding game streaming with new language that effectively put a stop on standalone game streaming apps. So in an effort to work around Apple’s policies and provide access to Xbox cloud gaming on iPhones and iPads, Microsoft is turning to its one remaining option: the web.

Based on info first detailed by Business Insider, during an all-hands meeting earlier this week, Xbox chief Phil Spencer reportedly told employees Microsoft is planning to bring Xbox Game Pass Ultimate streaming (formerly known as xCloud) to iOS using a “direct browser-based solution,” with a target release slated for some time in 2021.

According to Apple’s guidelines, in order for a game streaming app to be approved on the App Store, a developer would need to create individual App Store listings for every single game available inside the app,

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  • GameStop shares rose 44% on Thursday after it announced a multiyear partnership with Microsoft.
  • GameStop will begin selling an “Xbox All Access” bundle stores, with an Xbox console and two-year digital subscription at no upfront cost.
  • It will roll out the use of Microsoft Dynamics 365, Teams, and Surface devices in its stores and offices, it said.
  • GameStop will also upgrade its e-commerce site as part of the partnership.
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GameStop on Thursday announced a multiyear partnership with Microsoft to upgrade its stores and offer a new Xbox console package for no up-front cost — sending its shares rocketing by 44%.

As part of the partnership, the world’s biggest video games retailer said it would offer buyers an “Xbox All Access” bundle, for zero upfront cost, that includes an Xbox console and a two-year digital subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Microsoft’s “Netflix of

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GameStop announced today a multi-year strategic partnership agreement with Microsoft. Under the terms of the deal, GameStop is now an authorized dealer for the Xbox All Access program, which provides an Xbox console and a 24-month pass for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for no cost upfront.

The agreement further involves what GameStop refers to as a “transformation,” where its individual stores will upgrade to take advantage of Microsoft’s suite of business applications and portable devices.

Now, when you walk into a GameStop store, the sales associates will be equipped with Surface tablets for searching purposes, working with Microsoft Teams, and running the back end with Microsoft’s cloud-based Dynamics 365 suite of applications. In fact, by the terms of the deal as written in GameStop’s press release, it looks less like a partnership and more like Microsoft is sponsoring GameStop as one would a softball team.

“For many years

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The word processor is one of the most fundamental pieces of productivity software. It’s where we put ideas down on paper, at least virtually. It’s where we capture thoughts and organize them into memos, letters, papers, or books. The same is true for the spreadsheet, which allows us to organize, analyze and make sense of data. 

Microsoft’s Office suite of productivity tools has been the default choice for millions of businesses, schools, and organizations for decades. More than 258 million, at that. Add to that another 40 million individuals who subscribe, according to the company’s most recent quarterly earnings report.

Then, Google came along with G Suite, offering Docs, Slides, and Sheets as an alternative to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. There are, of course, a handful of other tools in each, but the point is that Google now offers an answer to just about every Microsoft Office product. 

It’s actually

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Microsoft is hiring physicians, healthcare executives, and engineers, as well as directing Microsoft vets with decades of experience, to focus on the business of medicine.

Its projects are wide-ranging. One huge effort of late is the $1.57 trillion company’s first cloud kit that’s specific to the needs of a single industry, “Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare.”

Another product, Microsoft Teams, is quickly becoming a go-to telehealth provider for tens of millions of physicians each month, CEO Satya Nadella said in a recent earnings call. 

Read more: Microsoft’s healthcare strategy is all about the cloud. 2 executives lay out how it’s taking on Google and Amazon as tech giants push deeper into the $3.6 trillion healthcare industry.

Microsoft’s top people for healthcare business don’t work on an official, singular team. Many of them work in the research division, sales, or various industry and product groups that are catering tech to specific kinds

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The coronavirus pandemic will open more career opportunities for freelance work. Here’s how you can build a successful freelancing career, according to the CEO of Upwork, one of largest job platforms for gig workers.



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This week, we have details on Elon Musk’s management style, tips for getting hired at Google, innovators in the childcare industry, how to pitch a startup over Zoom, and more. 

Elon Musk’s management style is a case study in why micromanagers are a big risk for business — and especially talent retention



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Elon Musk’s approach to leadership has made him the third-richest man on earth, with a net

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  • An incredible 9 out of 10 people would take a pay cut to have a job with more meaning, per a 2018 poll of over 2,000 people.
  • So how can managers and leaders make workers feel like their work has meaning?
  • University of Pennsylvania researchers Wesley Adams and Tamara Myles sat down with executives from top performing companies like Google, Microsoft, and KPMG to find out.
  • There are 10 principles that make employees feel that their work is meaningful, they found, including having leaders that model good behavior, implementing company values in performance reviews, and nurturing career growth.
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The number of people actively engaged at their job is at its highest since Gallup started recording employee sentiment in 2000, per a 2019 poll. Yet, that number is just over 33%. That means the majority of workers don’t feel engaged or interested in their

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Another week, another virtual tech conference come and gone. This time it was Microsoft and its annual Ignite conference, where the company showcases its latest and upcoming solutions for its ecosystem of developers and IT professionals. We’re all getting used to the digital conference song and dance by now, and Microsoft, of course, pulled it off without a hitch. I tuned in to the event last week and wanted to share some takeaways, which I’ll break into two different blogs. The first will be a flyover of sorts, while the second will be a more in-depth look at some of the news around Microsoft’s Power Platform. Let’s dive in! 

Introducing Azure Communication Services 

Microsoft took the occasion to announce Azure Communication Services, which it touts as the world’s first fully managed communication platform available from a leading cloud provider. The offering seeks to save developers from the hassle of building

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The happiness of the commute?


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I very much admire Microsoft’s recent lurch toward humanity.

Since Satya Nadella became CEO, he’s shown a recognition that human elements can incite better organizations.

When it came to the pandemic, for example, Microsoft wasn’t slow in ensuring the safety of its staff. The company was also proactive in researching just what effect working from home was having on its employees. (Spoiler: Not entirely positive.)

Moreover, having seen Zoom become a brand name, a verb, and a lifestyle, Redmond took great and swift pains to make people realize there’s an alternative — some would say a better one — called Microsoft Teams.

You’ve seen it, perhaps, during NBA games. People pretend to be together when they’re not.

Redmond even offered subtle mockery of Zoom, in order to make Teams seem like the more secure option used by the world’s sensible people.

The company’s

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