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Software Giant Microsoft Blocks 38 File Extensions in Outlook for Web

Outlook for the web is a web-based email client that the tech giant created as an alternative to the older Outlook desktop app

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FILE - Microsoft Corp. signage is seen outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Washington, July 3, 2014. VOA

Microsoft has blocked 38 new types of file extensions on its Outlook for the web email platform in a bid to protect email users from what it deems ‘at-risk’ file attachments that were usually sent with malicious scripts or executables.

“The list, which previously included 104 file extensions, will be expanded ‘soon’ with 38 new entries. These new entries are file types that are regularly used to deliver malware to Outlook inboxes.

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FILE – A sign for Microsoft is seen on a building in Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 18, 2017. VOA

“The newly blocked file types are rarely used, so most organisations will not be affected by the change,” the Microsoft Exchange team said in an announcement, according to a report in ZDNet.

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Outlook for the web is a web-based email client that the tech giant created as an alternative to the older Outlook desktop app. (IANS)

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Microsoft Launches Project xCloud Game Streaming Service Preview for Xbox Users

It is time to put Project xCloud to the test in a broader capacity, with a range of gamers, devices, network environments

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Public preview is a critical phase in our multi-year ambition to deliver game streaming globally at the scale and quality of experience that the gaming community deserves and expects. Pixabay

Tech giant Microsoft has finally launched Project xCloud game streaming service preview for Xbox users in the US, UK, and Korea.

The preview includes four games: Gears 5, Halo 5: Guardians, Killer Instinct and Sea of Thieves.

“Public preview is a critical phase in our multi-year ambition to deliver game streaming globally at the scale and quality of experience that the gaming community deserves and expects,” The Verge quoted Kareem Choudhry, Microsoft’s cloud gaming chief on Monday.

“It is time to put Project xCloud to the test in a broader capacity, with a range of gamers, devices, network environments and real-world use-case scenarios,” he added.

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The preview includes four games: Gears 5, Halo 5: Guardians, Killer Instinct and Sea of Thieves. Pixabay

The company began accepting sign-ups last month for the preview.

As per report, a user need an Android phone or tablet running Android 6.0 or above with Bluetooth 4.0 support, a Microsoft account, and a Bluetooth-enabled Xbox One controller to use Project xCloud.

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Meanwhile, US based search engine giant Google is all set to launch its Stadia game streaming service in November in 14 countries. (IANS)