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EU Initiates Complaints Against Microsoft’s 365 Education Suite Over Privacy Concern

Microsoft is currently facing two complaints in the European Union (EU) regarding its online education software, 365 Education. According to a report by Reuters, the latest charges against the US-based tech giant have been brought to the Austrian privacy watchdog by the privacy advocacy group NOYB. The group has urged the Austrian Data Protection Authority …

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Former Microsoft HR VP Chris Williams Advocates for Employee Freedom: Embracing Multiple Jobs and Personal Pursuits

Chris Williams, the former Vice President of Human Resources at Microsoft, has advocated for the acceptance of employees engaging in multiple jobs. Williams, now a leadership advisor, conveyed a clear message to employers through an article published by Business Insider India, emphasizing that employers do not own the lives of their employees. Williams asserted that …

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Microsoft Enlists Former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman to Lead New Advanced AI Research Team

Microsoft has made a significant move in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) by hiring former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and co-founder Greg Brockman to lead a newly established advanced AI research team. This development was announced by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and it follows the recent appointment of Emmett Shear as CEO by OpenAI’s …

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Microsoft Introduces Confidential ‘Impact Descriptors’ for Managerial Performance Assessments

Microsoft has introduced a confidential performance-rating system called ‘impact descriptors,’ specifically designed for use by managers and not disclosed to employees. These ratings play a crucial role in determining employee compensation and bonuses, which Microsoft refers to as ‘rewards.’ The company emphasizes that these descriptors are distinct from traditional performance ratings or labels associated with …

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Microsoft fires 200 employees from its R&D projects and gives them 60 days to find other jobs

Microsoft reportedly fired 200 more employees soon after firing 1800 employees as part of a restructuring effort. This time, it has requested that members of its R&D team look for alternative positions inside the Company within two months or else be prepared to take a severance. This particular situation has an effect on even contract …

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Microsoft partners with ONDC to accelerate the adoption of e-commerce across India

Microsoft joined the government’s Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) on Tuesday in an effort to provide social e-commerce via its app in the Indian market. The internet giant plans to develop a shopping app for Indian consumers as well as their social network to get the best pricing among stores and sellers. According to …

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