Saxo Bank and Microsoft partner to shape the future of cloud services in the financial industry

Saxo Bank aims to run its entire banking platform on Microsoft Cloud, thus providing an agile and highly secure environment for the bank to accelerate its digital journey and democratize financial services

REDMOND, Wash., and COPENHAGEN, Denmark — April 24, 2018 — On Tuesday, Microsoft Corp. and Saxo Bank announced a strategic partnership with the aim of running Saxo Bank’s entire technology stack on the Microsoft Cloud.

Financial services are at a transformational tipping point. It is key for financial organizations to harness data and cloud services as a strategic asset, shifting from hindsight to foresight closely hinged on security, privacy and regulatory compliance. With the partnership, Saxo Bank aims to lead at the forefront of technology developments in the financial industry.

Saxo Bank is a leading fintech specialist focused on multiasset trading and investment, servicing clients in more than 170 countries with access to investments in global capital markets and headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. Saxo Bank delivers “banking-as-a-service,” allowing other banks and brokers to leverage Saxo Bank’s technology and global capital markets access. Expecting the number and scale of partnerships to grow significantly, Saxo Bank has decided to leverage the Microsoft Cloud to ensure scalability, flexibility and security in the digital infrastructure.

“The future of financial services is cloud based, and by partnering with Microsoft we take part in shaping this future. Saxo Bank was a fintech long before the term was created, and it is a natural step for us to also pioneer cloud-based solutions in financial services,” said Kim Fournais, founder and CEO, Saxo Bank. “By leveraging the Microsoft Cloud, we can spend more time on developing technology and less time on running it, allowing us to continue to stay at the forefront of client-focused digitization and support our ambitious growth plans.”

A trusted platform is the foundation for running financial services in the cloud, and organizations — like Saxo Bank — that continuously develop to stay at the forefront of technology will become the digital leaders of the future and maintain their competitive edge.

“We are excited to help Saxo Bank shape the future of trading and investment on our cloud platform,” said Judson Althoff, executive vice president, Worldwide Commercial Business, Microsoft. “Saxo Bank is at the forefront of fintech, and our partnership will enable financial service organizations to securely harness data to better serve their clients.”

“We are proud to break new ground together with Microsoft and look forward to be working with key stakeholders such as regulators to ensure that cloud solutions continue to evolve and support the high regulatory standards that define the financial industry,” Fournais said. “At an early stage, we saw opportunities in using [the internet and] digital solutions to differentiate ourselves. Since we launched one of the first online investment platforms in 1998, we have been a Microsoft house, as such the Microsoft cloud is a natural fit for Saxo Bank.”

Today, Saxo Bank supports more than 120 White Label partnerships globally. Through its unique trading and investment technology, Saxo Bank facilitates access to more than 35,000 financial instruments across multiple asset classes.

About Saxo Bank

Saxo Bank Group (Saxo) is a leading fintech specialist focused on multi-asset trading and investment and delivering ‘Banking-as-a-Service’ to wholesale clients. For 25 years, Saxo’s mission has been to democratize investment and trading, enabling clients by facilitating their seamless access to global capital markets through technology and expertise.

As a fully licensed and regulated bank, Saxo enables its direct clients to trade multiple asset classes across global financial markets from one single margin account and across multiple devices. Additionally, Saxo provides wholesale institutional clients such as banks and brokers with multi-asset execution, prime brokerage services and trading technology, supporting the full value chain delivering Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS). Saxo’s award winning trading platforms are available in more than 20 languages and form the technology backbone of more than 100 financial institutions worldwide.

Founded in 1992 and launching its first online trading platform in 1998, Saxo Bank was a fintech even before the term was created. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Saxo Bank today employs more than 1500 people in financial centers around the world including London, Paris, Zurich, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

About Microsoft

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Saxo Bank, Steffen Wegner Mortensen, Head of PR and Public Affairs, +45 3977 6343, press@saxobank.com

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Microsoft announces new intelligent security innovations to help businesses manage threats from cloud to edge

Amid evolving digital threats, an innovative IoT security solution, integrated threat intelligence and advanced protection in Microsoft 365 help simplify cybersecurity for businesses

SAN FRANCISCO — April 16, 2018 At a news conference on Monday, Microsoft Corp. announced several new intelligent security tools and technologies to help enterprises more easily secure their data and networks against today’s biggest threats as well as address emerging threats aimed at IoT and edge devices. These new solutions build on Microsoft’s longstanding approach to delivering innovation that customers and partners can build upon to strengthen the broader ecosystem against cyberattacks from the cloud to the edge.

“As last year’s devastating cyberattacks demonstrated, security threats are evolving and becoming even more serious,” said Brad Smith, president of Microsoft. “The tech sector’s innovations need to accelerate to outpace security threats. Today’s steps bring important security advances not just to the cloud, but to the billions of new devices that are working on the edge of the world’s computer networks.”

Securing a new generation of connected devices: announcing Azure Sphere

Microsoft is harnessing the power of the intelligent cloud to address emerging threats against a new class of connected devices, those relying on a chip the size of a thumbnail called a microcontroller unit (MCU). MCU-powered devices are already the most populous area of computing with roughly 9 billion new devices every year. They are found in everything from toys and household appliances to industrial equipment — and attackers are starting to target them. To bring security to this next generation of connected devices, Microsoft is introducing Azure Sphere, the industry’s first holistic platform for creating highly secured, connected MCU devices on the intelligent edge. Featuring an entirely new class of MCUs with more than five times the power of legacy MCUs, an OS custom built for IoT security, and a turnkey cloud security service that guards every Azure Sphere device. With Azure Sphere, Microsoft extends the boundaries of the intelligent edge, to power and secure an entirely new category of devices.

“As our homes become more connected, we place significant value on the security of connected devices, so we can focus on continuing to deliver an exceptional customer experience,” said Brian Jones, director of Product Strategy and Marketing at Sub-Zero Group Inc. “Microsoft’s approach with Azure Sphere is unique in that it addresses security holistically at every layer.”

Microsoft 365 Intelligent Security Solutions: Simplifying Security

As security threats become more complex, companies are increasingly finding that the intelligence and threat protection tools they need to remain a step ahead of attackers are in the cloud. Today, Microsoft introduced several new intelligent security features for its Microsoft 365 commercial cloud offering designed to help IT and security professionals simplify how they manage security across their enterprises:

Advanced tools that make it easier to prevent threats before they happen

  • To help teams stay prepared and ahead of threats, Microsoft today released Microsoft Secure Score and Attack Simulator. Secure Score makes it easier for organizations to determine which controls to enable to help protect users, data and devices by quickly assessing readiness and providing an overall security benchmark score. It will also let organizations compare their results to those with similar profiles using built-in machine learning. Attack Simulator, a part of Office 365 Threat Intelligence, lets security teams run simulated attacks — including mock ransomware and phishing campaigns — to event-test their employees’ responses and tune configurations accordingly.

Automated threat detection and remediation to free up security operations teams

  • With the latest Windows 10 update, now in preview, Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) works across other parts of Microsoft 365 to include threat protection and remediation spanning Office 365, Windows and Azure. Also available today in preview, and with the upcoming Windows 10 update, are new automated investigation and remediation capabilities in Windows Defender ATP, leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to quickly detect and respond to threats on endpoints, within seconds, at scale.
  • Conditional Access provides real-time risk assessments to help ensure that access to sensitive data is appropriately controlled, without getting in the way of users’ productivity. Microsoft 365 is now adding the device risk level set by Windows Defender ATP to Conditional Access in preview to help ensure that compromised devices can’t access sensitive business data.

Stronger partnerships to give customers more integrated solutions

  • The intelligence data used to quickly detect and respond to threats improves as more relevant signals are added. Machine learning tools are only as good as the data they receive. Microsoft’s security products are informed by the trillions of diverse signals feeding into the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph. Today, Microsoft announced a preview of a new security API for connecting Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph-enabled products as well as intelligence from solutions built by customers and technology partners to greatly enhance the fidelity of intelligence.

Most security tools report an attack from a single limited perspective, offering insight into one piece of a potentially larger threat. By connecting individual tools to the Intelligent Security Graph, security teams get new perspectives and more meaningful patterns of data to speed up threat investigation and remediation. The new API is in early testing with a select group of cybersecurity industry leaders that are collaborating with Microsoft to shape its development. The group, which includes Anomali, Palo Alto Networks and PwC, joined Microsoft today to share their own early exploration of the API and how it may improve each company’s ability to protect their mutual customers.

  • Microsoft also is announcing a new Microsoft Intelligent Security Association for security technology partners so they can benefit from, and contribute to, the Intelligent Security Graph and Microsoft security products. Members of the association will be able to create more integrated solutions for customers that provide greater protection and detect attacks more quickly. Palo Alto Networks and Anomali join PwC and other existing partners as founding members of the new association.

Microsoft is partnering with customers through their digital transformation by making it easier for them to help keep assets secure from the cloud to the edge.

More information on Microsoft’s security announcements can be found at the Microsoft Security News site.

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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Marc Jacobs fuels creativity and innovative design with the Microsoft Cloud

Microsoft and partner Medius help renowned fashion house innovate at the speed of fashion by modernizing key aspect of supply chain

NEW YORK and REDMOND, Wash. — April 25, 2018 — Marc Jacobs International, a global fashion house with hundreds of doors across 80 countries, has partnered with Microsoft Corp. and Medius to ensure it can continue to deliver on the avant-garde and fine-arts-driven brand its customers have come to expect with each collection. Achieving this requires more than harnessing the talents of some of the most creative and forward-thinking designers in the industry; the company realized that to let creativity flow freely, it had to streamline and automate a key part of its supply chain.

In the fashion industry, inspiration strikes quickly, and innovation happens every few months in the form of the newest collection, making supply-chain management a complex task. The success of each collection depends on Marc Jacobs’ ability to quickly engage with these suppliers, receive the materials needed, and get products from the runway to the rack in as little time as possible. Further complicating the process, designers and creatives are working months in advance to anticipate trends for next season even before this season’s collection is available.

This model of engaging many suppliers for each collection creates a high volume of invoices. To solve this challenge, Marc Jacobs automated its accounts payable (AP) workflow by leveraging a hybrid cloud approach. The company uses MediusFlow, a Microsoft Azure-based AP invoice automation solution that integrates directly with Microsoft Dynamics 365, the company’s on-premises enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. By having better control over its AP processes, Marc Jacobs was able to immediately improve supplier relations by ensuring invoices were correctly routed and paid on time.

“At Marc Jacobs, we’re launching a completely new offering every four months — a model that’s rather unique to the fashion industry,” said Regis Litre, Marc Jacobs CIO. “By embracing this hybrid cloud model, we’re better enabling and empowering creativity to continue to push the envelope when it comes to our designs. Now, we’re able to tap into the most talented artisans around the world to bring our avant-garde creations from the runway to our vast network of stores and retailers as quickly as possible.”

Today, 92 percent of Marc Jacobs’ invoices are routed to the correct approver without human intervention, and time to pay invoices has been reduced from up to 90 days to just five days. Now, when invoices arrive in Marc Jacobs’ centralized AP inbox, they are automatically   routed to the appropriate approver by MediusFlow, eliminating the age-old problem of invoices getting buried in inboxes when someone is on vacation or even simply when volume is high. Because the solution is cloud-based, approvers can receive and approve the invoice from any device, anywhere — whether they’re in the office or out meeting with a new vendor. This not only significantly improves the company’s ability to innovate, it also provides better insight and more transparency into the company’s bottom line.

“Marc Jacobs’ success with MediusFlow, Azure and Dynamics is a great example of how we can combine the power of the Microsoft Cloud with the unique expertise of our partners to help solve our mutual customers’ most complex business challenges, transform their businesses and allow them to innovate as quickly as needed,” said Judson Althoff, executive vice president, Worldwide Commercial Business, Microsoft. “Fashion trends change on a dime, and thanks to the cloud, Marc Jacobs can now stay well ahead of those trends to continue to delight its customers.”

About Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs (www.marcjacobs.com) is a global brand that produces womenswear, menswear, accessories, kidswear, jewelry, watches and fragrances. Started in 1986 with business partner Robert Duffy, Marc Jacobs has grown to include hundreds of doors worldwide. Jacobs is one of the most celebrated American designers to date also serving as the Design Director of Louis Vuitton since 1997.

About Medius/MediusFlow

Medius is a leading global provider of accounts payable (AP) invoice automation solutions in the cloud. The MediusFlow solution automates and simplifies the entire accounts payable process, enabling an unprecedented level of truly touchless invoice processing, shortened lead times, greater control, and improved visibility of financial metrics. The company has more than 2,500 customers around the globe – and over 150,000 unique cloud users. .

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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Medius Media Relations, Fredrik André, VP Global Marketing, +46 709 23 93 81, fredrik.andre@medius.com

Marc Jacobs Media Relations, press@marcjacobs.com

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How snow leopard selfies and AI can help save the species from extinction

Koustubh Sharma is what you could call a cat scientist with a daunting task, as a wildlife biologist studying one of the world’s most magnificent, fluffy-tailed and elusive big cats: snow leopards.

Based in Kyrgyzstan, Sharma spends a lot of time trying to solve the riddle of how to study the hard-to-study, threatened species. The alpine cats live in frigid, barren landscapes; roam hundreds of miles and are so adept at solitude that they’re dubbed “ghosts of the mountain.”

In the nearly 11 years that Sharma has studied snow leopards in the highlands of Central Asia, he has seen the thick-furred, rosette-marked feline only twice. His one close encounter was with a large male with a scarred face in southern Mongolia, while standing on a mountain ledge near a freshly killed ibex, a favorite meal for snow leopards.

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Snow leopard family in a zoo. Photo by Peter Bolliger.

“Suddenly, I hear a chuff and a snow leopard walks right in front of me. He looked at me with big round eyes, almost as if saying, ‘How did you get so close to me without me knowing it?’ They’re almost overconfident about their invisibility. Then he turned around and fled away like a ribbon,” says Sharma, a senior regional ecologist at the Snow Leopard Trust, a Seattle-based conservation nonprofit that works in China, Kyrgyzstan, India, Mongolia and Pakistan.

The cats’ covert nature hasn’t deterred Sharma and his team from studying them with camera traps, which helps the nonprofit understand and protect the species from poaching, mining, climate change and other threats. Snow leopards have dwindled to an estimated population of 4,000 to 6,000, making them so rare that remote cameras are one of the only feasible ways to study them.

The cameras, equipped with heat and motion sensors, have their share of issues. They are sometimes buried in avalanches, washed away in floods or knocked over by animals. Other times, they take photos of the “wrong” animals, like goats, camels or horses that plant themselves in front of a lens and ruminate for hours, or walk by in hordes. Or the cameras are triggered by a blade of grass swaying near a sun-heated rock.

Then there is the overwhelming volume of photos. Each camera survey lasts several months, covering a 400- to 500-square-mile area and generating 200,000 to 300,000 images from 30 to 60 cameras. Sorting the images – into photos with snow leopards and photos without – has traditionally been a tedious, manual task taking hundreds of human hours for the nonprofit.

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Snow leopard in the wild. Photo by SLF Mongolia/Snow Leopard Trust.

A new Microsoft AI solution is accelerating the process, with a machine learning model that can identify snow leopards and automatically classify hundreds of thousands of photos in a matter of minutes.

“When you’re camera-trapping in an area, you’re basically giving snow leopards an opportunity to take their selfies,” says Sharma. “You need to know where they are and how many they are to conserve them. But sometimes you end up with thousands of pictures that are not relevant. That’s where AI comes to the rescue.”

Built by engineers from the Azure Machine Learning team, the scalable system will help conservationists focus more of their resources on researching population health, location and range. It can be integrated with Power BI so the Snow Leopard Trust can visualize and explore data from their cameras, which will help it develop and assess conservation programs.

Those efforts help snow leopards co-exist with humans, whether it’s reducing the impact of man-made infrastructures or working with herders who sometimes kill the cats after losing their livestock as prey.

The next step for the technology is automating the identification of individual snow leopards, based on their unique markings.

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Snow leopard in the wild. Photo by SLF Pakistan/Snow Leopard Trust.

“The question is, ‘Is the snow leopard in Picture 1,240 the same snow leopard in Picture 1,000,240?’” says Microsoft software engineer Mark Hamilton, who built the model with deep neural networks, an AI technology that learns patterns like how a human brain learns.

“How do you tie these pictures together?” he says. “Right now, the process is labor-intensive and error-prone, and as you get more images, it’s like adding more pieces to a 40,000-piece jigsaw puzzle. We hope deep learning can help us find likely matches.”

Sharma’s teams have manually identified individual snow leopards in photos throughout the years, but have a backlog of roughly 10,000 photos awaiting cat IDs. Machine learning will alleviate the bottleneck, leading to more precise data and better population estimates.

The image classification model will be especially useful in supporting a new large study of the world’s snow leopard population, says Sharma. Announced last month, the study is part of the Global Snow Leopard & Ecosystem Protection Program, an alliance of conservation groups and the governments of all 12 countries where snow leopards roam.

“This is a massive undertaking,” says Sharma, the program’s international coordinator. The study will develop and use standardized research methods, collect enormous amounts of data and be expected to finish in about five years.

Man sits with binoculars in vast mountain range
Koustubh Sharma in the Altai Mountains in Mongolia. Photo by Purevjav Lkhagvajav.

The project launched in the wake of last year’s controversialreclassification of snow leopards from an endangered species with a “very high risk” of extinction to a “vulnerable” species with a lower – but still high – risk of extinction.

The Snow Leopard Trust opposed the decision with other conservation groups, arguing that the best available science didn’t support it and that no one really knows how many snow leopards exist in the world. The best numbers are guesstimates, and a premature “down-listing” of snow leopards can compromise protection efforts for the cat.

“More research is needed,” Sharma says. “AI can help us speed up the task of estimating the world’s snow leopard populations.”

Other than their striking beauty, why study and protect snow leopards in the first place?

Two reasons, says Sharma. The cats are a “thermometer” of fragile mountain ecosystems that provide water for large human populations. And in addition to being “ghosts of the mountain,” they carry another distinguished title.

“Snow leopards cross borders without needing passports or visas,” he says. “When you talk about them, countries come together and appreciate the importance of conserving them. That’s why we call snow leopards ambassadors of the mountains.”

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Snow leopard in a zoo. Photo by Peter Bolliger.

this deep dive. Learn how else Microsoft AI is helping biodiversity at AI for Earth.

Top image: Photo by SLCF Mongolia/Snow Leopard Trust.

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A new AI system lets you focus on the parts of your job that really matter

A new computer system could “revolutionise” the way companies work by giving staff artificially intelligent helpers.

Thoughtonomy, which is based in the UK, has developed software that lets workers hand mundane and repetitive jobs to AI, allowing them to focus on more difficult and important tasks that require human judgment.

The latest version of Thoughtonomy Virtual Worker, the Evolution Edition, runs on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and uses Azure Cognitive Services in its AI. It allows companies to connect to its apps and services, and update the system with new features, via the internet.

The service simulates the actions of a human worker, making the same decisions and performing the same functions without error, 24 hours a day and at machine speed. Over time, the AI learns the best ways to work and eventually completes tasks in the most efficient way possible.

It is currently being used to input data, make payments and complete administration tasks by companies in a range of sectors, including financial, media, telecoms, utilities, retail, manufacturing and the public sector.

Financial firm Cabot Credit Management said the Virtual Worker was helping staff be more productive and reducing the risk of errors, while UK-based services company Symphony Ventures said it can “revolutionize the way we and our clients do business”.

Terry Walby, Chief Executive of Thoughtonomy, said: “Industry commentators have referred to the advancement of automation and artificial intelligence as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. There is no doubt that this technology will change the world of knowledge work and service delivery forever. However, our view is that the future of office work will include a blend of the creativity and judgment that only humans can provide, and digital labour.

“The Thoughtonomy Virtual Worker is an important step in the evolution of the workplace; one that will free up staff to make those larger decisions to improve their company.”

The technology is being used by companies in a range of sectors, including financial, media, telecoms, utilities, retail, manufacturing and the public sector

Unite BT, an IT services provider based in Turkey, said the platform had enabled them to set up a new division within the company.

“By adopting the Thoughtonomy Virtual Workforce platform, this has allowed UniteBT has been able to develop a whole new division of the company that is dedicated to digital transformation and automation,” a spokesperson said. “This has allowed us to diversify into new areas, offerings and solutions, and offer more services and solutions to our existing client base.”

A report released by Microsoft last year on how companies are using technology to change how they work found that 58% of firms believed giving their staff digital tools was more important for productivity than simply automating workforce tasks. It also revealed that AI could help people be more productive in the office, with businesses telling Microsoft that 64% of tasks could only be performed by a human, but 23% of functions within a role could be completed by technology.

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Event Invitation: Improving Relationships using Microsoft CRM

Dear Valued Microsoft Customer,

We have an event this coming May 24, 2016 which is called “Improving Relationships Using Microsoft CRM”.

Very Limited Seats!

Now, who should attend?
– If you are a company who needs to improve its sales efforts or increase revenue then you should attend.
– If you have a need to have a proper way to document all customer and supplier communications, then you should attend.
– If you are an organization who still do not know if you need to improve on anything – then more reason that you should attend… 🙂

When:
May 24, 2016,01:30PM to 04:30PM

Where:
Microsoft Philippines Office
8th Floor Mindanao Room,
6750 Office Tower,Ayala Avenue,
Makati City, Philippines

AGENDA:

01:30  02:00 Registration and Snacks (30mins)
02:00  02:05 Short Opening Intro by Microsoft (5mins)
02:05  02:30 Industry Challenges and Impact on Business (25 mins)
02:30  03:15 Value of Intouch CRM: Intouch Connection, Sales Productivity and Service Experience (45 mins)
03:15  03:35 Snacks (20 mins)
03:35  04:15 Pricing and Licensing (40mins)
04:15  04:25 Q&A and Next Steps (10mins)
04:25  04:30 Closing Remarks by Microsoft (5mins)

Please Register here:techsupport.ph/intouchevent

Sincerely,

Microsoft Philippines & TechSupport.Ph

365/24/7 Support Available!

Effective April 1, 2016, TechSupport.Ph, Inc. will be capable to provide 365/24/7 support to its customers. Support can cover ON-SITE, PHONE, EMAIL and CHAT. Very suitable for companies or organizations that has 24/7 operations that requires the highest possible up-time on their sites. (not an April Fools Day post…) 🙂

For more details, you can contact us thru info@techsupport.ph on how to avail.

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How to "Forget" a Wi-Fi network on Windows 10?

Sometimes the simplest problems are the most challenging ones.

Just recently, I have upgraded to Windows 8 then later to Windows 10 – which was cool by the way… There was a need to connect to our Wi-Fi network. But apparently, our team member just changed the password!

In windows 10, when you click the Wi-Fi network that you are connected to, you will just normally click “Forget” within the list of networks in the lower right network icon (when you click it)…. BUT Microsoft removed the “Forget” button on their latest update – you will just see the “Disconnect” option.

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So the question is: How to “Forget” a Wi-Fi network on Windows 10?

Here are the steps:
  • Go to start and click the search icon
  • Then type “settings” then click Settings when it comes out…

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  • Then click Network & Internet, see below:

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  • Click Manage Wi-Fi settings

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  • You will see this then just scroll down and find the network that you need to forget

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Then click the network that you want to forget, then of course click “Forget”. It is that simple…

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Visit us more often, we will be posting more of these soon… Seems to be fun.

Windows 10

Microsoft unveiled how the future of Windows will empower people more than ever. Building on what we shared in September, we disclosed key consumer and end user experiences as part of the next chapter of the Windows 10 story. We still remain committed to making Windows 10 the best version for enterprise yet.
To date, more than 1.5 million “Windows Insiders” in more than 100 countries around the world are using the Windows 10 Technical Preview on 2.75 million different devices. This is our most expansive pre-launch testing program, and has already generated millions of pieces of feedback helping us shape the best release of Windows for the enterprise to date.

Some of the innovations and features announced today include:

1. Single Platform: While we talked about this in September, today we showed how Windows 10 is a single platform that works seamlessly across all form factors including your phone, tablet or PC. This gives developers a broader app development platform as well, and enables customers to purchase an app once to use across all their devices.

2. Cortana: A voice-activated personal assistant that will be available on Windows 10, Cortana is designed to help you to get things done more easily and efficiently.

3. Project Spartan: An all-new browser built to deliver a better web experience—one that’s made for easy sharing, reading, researching, and getting things done online.

4. Office for Windows 10: New universal Office apps great for touch-first productivity across all devices.

5. Suite of In-Box Apps: A updated set of in-box applications – universal for working consistently across all Windows devices – for Photos, People/Comms, Videos, Music, Maps, Mail and Calendar.

6. Upgrades: We believe that Windows 10 will be our best enterprise platform ever. We’re excited that the upgrade will be delivered for free via Windows Update to qualified Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows Phone 8.1 devices. We believe that businesses and organizations of all sizes will love Windows 10. As mentioned, organizations connected to Windows Update will receive the free upgrade on qualified devices.

For more details about what we shared today, feel free to view the on-demand recording of our press event and visit Windows For Your Business and Blogging Windows. Additionally, you can check out our frequently asked questions document on the Partner Marketing Center.

I am looking forward to our ongoing discussions on Windows 10.