Microsoft debuts the 12-inch Surface Laptop Go, for an affordable $549

Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop Go finally looks like the Surface that everyone can buy. Announced Thursday, it’s a smaller 12.5-inch notebook PC that retains the high points of the Surface lineup, at an accessible $549 price. Microsoft begins selling it October 13.

Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop Go fits within the niche between the 10.5-inch Surface Go 2 tablet, and the 13-inch versions of the Surface Laptop 3. Inside lies a 10th-gen Core chip, though Microsoft has made some compromises, too: a return to Windows 10 S and a display that doesn’t quite reach 1080p resolution.

We haven’t seen this product in person yet, but we already have a lot of information about it. Keep reading to learn more about this affordable Surface.

Surface Laptop Go: Basic features

  • Display: 12.45-inch (1536×1024, 148 ppi) multitouch PixelSense display
  • Processor: Core i5-1035G1
  • Graphics: UHD Graphics
  • Memory:  4GB-8GB LPDDR4x
  • Storage: 64GB eMMC, 128GB-256GB SSD
  • Ports:
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Microsoft empowers UAE businesses, education and government offices to achieve more with latest Surface devices

Dubai – Professionals across a number of vital sectors including essential- organisations in government, healthcare, education and private sectors are using the latest Microsoft Surface devices to uphold critical business, services and learning. The devices, which are from the recently launched roster of Surface products, are part of the UAE digital debut of the new product range.

The Microsoft Surface Go 2, Surface Book 3, Surface Dock 2 and Surface USB-C®Travel Hub have been designed for power and secure portability. Their issuance to vital industry sectors across the country is intended to empower organisations to operate efficiently and safely at a time where their operations underpin the wellbeing and business continuity of others in the community.

Appealing to consumer and commercial users alike, the Microsoft Surface range has become known for its ability to cover a wide number of use cases. As an illustration/example, the UAE’s Abu Dhabi Department of

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‘Madrasati’ platform linked to Microsoft

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH —

The Ministry of Education is currently working with Microsoft through a link between the “Madrasati” platform and the Microsoft program “365”, the Minister of Education Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh disclosed during a meeting with the media recently.

Al-Sheikh added that the Ministry of Education has worked on accomplishing the “My School” (Madrasati) platform, which serves over six million male and female students and their parents, and 525,000 people in education posts.

The platform has various features such as visual communication; and uploading assignments, enrichment materials, recorded lessons, tests, and examinations, among others.

This is in addition to a “Dashboard” for follow-up and evaluation for all administrative levels and uses, he said.

The minister stressed that the platform was completed in record time by national capabilities.

During a meeting with the media, the minister of education announced that 92 percent of male and female students have joined

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Microsoft Downed 18 Azure Cloud applications Used By low-Budget Chinese Gadolinium Hacking Group

You probably didn’t hear it here first but the incredibly impressive thing about modern hacking groups is how darned cheap they are – in every sense of that word.

Why pay for cloud services when you can borrow free ones from large providers? Or, for that matter, make your own malware when you can re-purpose well-engineered tools made by other, more talented people?

It’s the low-budget MO that seems to get the people behind the allegedly Chinese Gadolinium hacking group out of bed in the morning, at least according to a new Microsoft report on the group’s recent activities.

In its detecting empires in the cloud report, the company details how in mid-April the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) spotted and suspended 18 Azure Active Directory applications that were being used by the threat

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Microsoft details its Teams timeline for custom layouts and more

Microsoft Teams is, for now, doing double duty as a business-conferencing solution and as a tool for education. So while some of Teams’ previously announced enhancements for education may have missed the back-to-school window, new Together mode scenes, layouts, and breakout rooms are arriving soon for workplaces and classrooms.

Microsoft is hosting its virtual Microsoft Ignite conference this week, having successfully shown the world with its Build conference earlier this year that virtual conferences, properly managed, can even supersede physical ones. One of the key technologies here is Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft is adding features to in record time. As one observer noted, the pandemic is offering both kids and adults a crash course in the same collaborative tools. 

Today, Microsoft launched a new Teams feature, called “custom layouts,” while providing an update to its “together mode” that it announced this past summer. But Teams customers will likely be awaiting

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Microsoft Teams and OneNote bring these new features for remote learning

Now that Microsoft has started rolling out its new 7×7 grid view for Teams as well as virtual breakout rooms, the company is releasing new features that aim to improve ’emotional connection’ for students and teachers.

The latest Teams tools include ‘praise badges’ from the Praise app, which Microsoft suggests teachers can use to “recognize student social skills, grow emotional vocabulary, and give valuable recognition to the daily wins”. 

The badges will be available to over 230,000 education institutions that use Teams for remote and mixed learning. 

The default badges are available now in chats and class team channels, with more social-emotional learning (SEL) badges coming this month. 

Default badges include achiever, awesome, coach, courage, creative, inclusive, kind heart, leadership, optimism, problem solver, team player, and thank you. 

The SEL-focused ones include communication, critical thinking, curiosity and empathy, goal pursuit, motivation and so on. Users also have the option to

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