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Microsoft makes its video calling, chat, and SMS text messaging services available to others

Microsoft is introducing on Sept. 22 what it’s calling an Azure-hosted “fully managed communications platform” in public preview form. These Azure Communication Services (ACS) are the same video calling, chat, and SMS text messaging services that Microsoft uses to power its own Teams service.  Also: Microsoft Azure: A cheat sheet TechRepublic Microsoft’s ...

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Larger tablets revive tablet PC market during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic — and the ensuing lock-down throughout the world — has brought back a lot of things that had fallen a bit out of favor, like jigsaw puzzle family nights and drive-in movies. It’s also given surprising new life to the tablet PC market, which cratered several years ...

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Backflip to the home: NBN to upgrade FttN areas with fibre

Image: Chris Duckett/ZDNet What a decade of useless and wasteful argument that was. After years and years of ridiculous claims — such as those made by then-Shadow Communications Minister cum Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in 2011 that there was no evidence end users would receive any benefit from getting access ...

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