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Microsoft launches Kaizala in Kenya, a messaging app for group communications and work management

Microsoft launches Kaizala in Kenya, a messaging app for group communications and work management

Startups
Microsoft has launched Kaizala, a mobile app designed for large group communication, work management, reporting and analytics, integrated with Office 365. Businesses using Kaizala are able to connect with large groups of people across their entire value chain, wherever they are, all on a single platform on their mobile phone. Unlike other chat-based apps in the market, Kaizala extends beyond a communication function, enhancing business agility, collaboration and organisational productivity. According to Sebuh Haileleul, Country General Manager for Microsoft East and Southern Africa, Kaizala addresses several challenges faced by most businesses in Africa who manage field staff remotely. Kaizala is available for Android and iOS phones. “Task workers working on construction s
Microsoft Inc. unveils an AppFactory in Ethiopia to boost Local Innovators

Microsoft Inc. unveils an AppFactory in Ethiopia to boost Local Innovators

Startups, Technology
It’s been four years since Microsoft launched its 4Afrika Initiative. The 4Afrika continues to deliver on its promise to develop affordable access, skills and innovation on the African continent. The 4Africa initiative has now joined forces with Wollo University and Tulane University to launch a new AppFactory Academy in Ethiopia . This initiative will enable the IT graduates and related computing discipline graduates at Ethiopia’s Wollo University  to access a six-month internship, where they will work on real-world software development projects with senior software engineers. In a press release to Ventureburn, Microsoft 4Afrika said on completion of the internship graduates will be able to design, implement and deploy cloud-enabled, mobile and IT solutions in various sectors. T
Windows 10 S : How is it different from windows 10

Windows 10 S : How is it different from windows 10

Technology
Microsoft has launched its latest version of Windows 10 called Windows 10 S. The OS offers a familiar, productive Windows experience that’s streamlined for security and performance. It’s designed for education and to take on Chromebooks and Chrome OS.  Windows 10 S' big selling point is that it's locked down to the Microsoft App store, which might sound great for people who manage education computers but isn't necessarily great for the families who own those computers. This new OS version is locked to only work with Windows Store apps. That means you’ll need to find apps in the Store to download and install them, and many desktop apps like Photoshop and Chrome simply aren’t in the Store yet. Microsoft does allow developers to port their desktop apps into the Windows Store, but not many h
Microsoft’s cloud business is growing almost twice as fast as Amazon’s

Microsoft’s cloud business is growing almost twice as fast as Amazon’s

Technology
Amazon still owns the cloud. However, the moneymaking machines at the core of Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet, the parent company of Google, are notably different. But the respective kings of online retailing, software and internet search should all credit a relatively new line of business for lifting their financial results. The three tech giants said cloud computing — through which they rent computing services and online access to software hosted in their data centers — was growing faster than their larger, older businesses. Amazon Web Services is the clear leader and the only one of the three companies that provide a clean number for its cloud infrastructure business. Amazon said AWS revenue surged 43 percent in the quarter to $3.66 billion. Multiply that by four, and you get an
LinkedIn Gains 100 million Users In 18 Months

LinkedIn Gains 100 million Users In 18 Months

social media, Technology
LinkedIn is one of the older social media platforms surving changes in technology, a tough demographic and a number of challenges along the way. They stand today as a public company going stronger than ever with a firm grip business proffesional social networking market. On October of 2015, they announced that they had surpassed the 400 million active user mark and after that, the company went silent about its active user mark, until now. The Microsoft owned company has now revealed that they have ‘crossed an important and exciting milestone’ which is they have finally crossed the 500 million active users mark. It has taken them 18 months to reach this crucial milestone unlike other apps like Messenger which gain hundreds of millions of users in like 4 months. According to the com