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By NewsGram staff writer

New Delhi: On Tuesday, Redmond-based major technology Microsoft launched public cloud services from local data centres. This will aid business organizations to fuel inclusive growth and spur innovation.

As a part of the new launch, Microsoft will inaugurate three data centres – Chennai, Pune and Mumbai – in the country. The new centres will start operations after the facility is inaugurated by the respective chief ministers – J Jayalalithaa and Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday.

Market research firm Gartner claims that the public cloud market will be at $2 billion by 2018.

“More organisations and governments will adopt the public cloud which will open up more opportunities for Microsoft,” Tyler Bryson, general manager, marketing and operations, Microsoft India, said explaining the launch.

“Enterprise-grade performance, flexibility and hybrid capability, openness and trustworthiness are differentiating factors of the Microsoft cloud. In addition, comprehensive higher-level business services enable new business possibilities for customers,” he added.

A public cloud is based on the standard cloud computing model, in which a service provider makes resources, such as applications and storage, available to the general public over the internet.

Public cloud services may be free or offered on a pay-per-usage model.

 

(With inputs from IANS)

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The first look of Microsoft’s Edge browser that the software giant is rebuilding on Google’s open-source web browser Chromium shows new re-touches, animations and a read-aloud accessibility option, media has reported.

“Most of the user interface of the browser is a mix of Chrome and Edge, and Microsoft has clearly tried to add its own little touches here and there,” The Verge reported on Saturday.

The setup screen prompts users to choose a style for the default tab page before they start browsing.

“When you first install the Chromium version of Edge, Microsoft will prompt you to import favourites, passwords, and browsing history from Chrome or Edge depending on your default choices,” the report said.

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On the new browser, the software giant has added a dedicated extensions page and sync support for approved extensions.

“You’ll also be able to install Chrome extensions from Google’s online store by just flipping a switch in the extensions settings. Currently testers can sync favourites, but not settings, history, extensions, open tabs, passwords and auto-fill information,” the report said.

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From what is known, Microsoft is yet to add the dark mode on the browser along with the “set aside tabs” and “web writing with stylus” features.

Details about the public availability of this new version of Edge remains undisclosed. (IANS)