Microsoft provides free lessons for quantum computing basics

Want to learn more about quantum computing and how to program in the Q# language? Microsoft just launched Quantum Katas, an open source project that does just that by providing you with tutorials for learning at your own pace. According to Microsoft, these exercises are based on three learning principles: Active learning, incremental complexity growth, and feedback.

 

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Microsoft AC power cord recall for original Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, and certain Surface Pro 3 devices

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Microsoft AC power cord recall for original Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, and certain Surface Pro 3 devices.

Get details and answers to common questions about the Microsoft Surface Pro AC power cord recall. Learn how to order a free replacement part if your Surface Pro power cord is affected.

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Microsoft may release a lower-cost Surface tablet this year

Microsoft will try making another inexpensive tablet. Redmond is rumored to launch a new, cheaper slate to compete with the iPad this year, according to Bloomberg‘s sources. Like Apple’s tablet, the device will have rounded corners and a 10-inch screen, along with a kickstand and a USB C port for charging and syncing. It’ll cost around $400,

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Windows 10 users should wait to install the latest update-it’s bricking some PCs

The latest Windows 10 cumulative update is causing some PCs to fail to boot, and the only solution is a system restore.

Windows 10 users may want to hold off on updating their PCs: The first cumulative patch for the Windows 10 April 2018 update is causing some PCs to enter a cycle of failed boots.

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Why Microsoft Is Ruling The Cloud, IBM Is Matching Amazon, And Google Is $15 Billion Behind

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CLOUD WARS — In a striking example of just how big the enterprise cloud has become and how rapidly it’s growing, Google Cloud Platform’s disclosure of an impressive $4-billion forward-looking annualized revenue run rate leaves GCP about $15 billion behind the parallel metrics for Cloud Wars leaders Microsoft, Amazon and IBM.

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with 9 bug fixes and broken Windows Mixed Reality

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with a nine bug fixes and a broken Windows Mixed Reality. This build is from the RS4 branch, which represents the next Windows 10 update the company has yet to announce (but is likely to ship soon). There is no new build from the RS5 branch.

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Windows 10 can now show you all the data it’s sending back to Microsoft

Microsoft’s and its partners’ engineers use the telemetry data from Windows 10 to diagnose crashes, learn about its users hardware configurations and more. It’s on by default and while Microsoft tells you that it collects this data and gives you a choice between basic (the default setting) and “full” diagnostics, it never allowed you to actually see exactly what was … Read more...

With Windows 10 ‘Sets,’ Microsoft takes aim at Chrome OS

Windows 10 “Sets” is Microsoft’s answer to Chrome OS’s tabbed navigation experience. Here’s why that should be very exciting for Windows users.

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During the last 12 months, Microsoft made some significant advancements in positioning Windows 10 as a viable Chrome OS competitor. With Windows 10 coming to ARM, and the introduction of Windows 10 S, Microsoft is journeying towards turning … Read more...