The era of ‘who cares’ computing

Microsoft’s Game Pass, a big play in the young game subscription market. (Source: Microsoft) What happens when people start to find out that you can do the same work on a lower-cost hardware platform as you do on a more expensive platform? If you are an Apple phone user, you’ll probably go for whatever puts you in hock, but almost … Read more

Meshing around with shaders coming with DirectX Ultimate

In late 2019 Microsoft announced it would make a major upgrade to its Windows API DirectX12. The company said it would add two new shader stages: the Mesh Shader and the Amplification Shader. Mesh shaders incorporate most aspects of Vertex (VS) and Geometry shaders (GS) into one shader stage by processing batches of vertices and primitives before the rasterizer. The … Read more

Microsoft Office 365 Phones – A competitor to normal PSTN phones?

Microsoft recently introduced their new Microsoft 365 Phone System, also called the Office 365 Phone System, under the 365 Business Voice License. It is a telephony product that works with Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, and Microsoft verified hardware devices. The “phone” comes with PBX capabilities and call controls on cloud and is not available as a standalone product but … Read more

Adobe,, and Microsoft team up to advance CRM

At Adobe Max and Adobe’s Summit earlier this year, CEO Shantanu Narayen reaffirmed the company’s close alliance with Microsoft to build its digital experience platform. After Adobe Max, the two giants announced the addition of a third power,, to combine their tools to build C3 AI CRM. The three partners will build on Microsoft Dynamics 365, the marketing automation … Read more