For this week’s tech recap, we look at: Microsoft Office 2021, the new iPhone 13, Cloud computing, The future of DevOps and Microsoft Tech Talent Programme.

microsoft office 2021Microsoft Office has been at the top of the news this week amongst many other tech updates we think you should know about.

In this week’s recap, we share new about the release of Microsoft Office 2021, News about the iPhone 13, cloud computing for companies, the future of DevOps and the latest tech talent programme by Microsoft.

Microsoft Office 2021

Microsoft will release Office 2021, the next consumer version of its productivity suite, on October 5th. That’s the same day the company will launch Windows 11.

Much like Office 2019 before it, Office 2021 is a one-time purchase that will be available on both Windows and macOS. It’s for people who don’t want to subscribe to the company’s Microsoft 365 subscription.

The release is set to feature many of the same improvements found in Office LTSC, a variant of the software the company released today for enterprise customers who can’t access the Cloud.

Are you excited about this update? You can read more here.

iPhone 13 Release

Few things are guaranteed these days, but you can always count on a new iPhone releasing every fall — and the temptation to upgrade that comes with it.

The new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro are looking like Apple’s best phones yet, with the company’s fastest-ever processors, some new camera upgrades that allow for professional-grade video capture and the promise of a few extra hours of battery life over previous models.

If you’re clinging on to an aging iPhone, the iPhone 13 will be a no-brainer upgrade that will likely offer a major boost in performance, battery life and camera capabilities.

If you are still unsure about whether or not you should upgrade, take a look at some suggestions about  who should and shouldn’t upgrade to the iPhone 13, as well as some tips for getting the best trade-in deals if you’ve decided to take the plunge.

Do you think Cloud Computing is overhyped?

How does a cloud computing environment compare to an on-premises computing environment? Are the benefits of cloud computing over-hyped? Isn’t the cloud just someone else’s data centre?

What are the topics that CIOs should think about when deciding whether or not to adopt more cloud computing services for their organization?

Pick your brain with this interesting about the Cloud Computing today and how effective it is for businesses.

The future of DevOps productivity

Adopting DevOps has proven to be a powerful way for many enterprises to boost productivity, efficiency and profits.

Countless studies have found that those firms who embrace the DevOps approach can expect to gain a range of positive business benefits, with a CA Technologies report showing that not only did DevOps result in a 51% increase in employee productivity, but DevOps firms also saw a 38% increase in growth originating from new revenue sources.

While DevOps can manifest in different ways depending on the company structure and goals, continuous delivery is a key hallmark of this method.

When the array of practices, tools and philosophies that make up DevOps are brought together, the ability of businesses to rapidly deliver applications and services can be increased significantly.

This is where the future of DevOps may be heading in the face of productivity.

Microsoft Tech Talent Programme.

On some positive tech news this week, Microsoft launched an internship programme for undergraduates to empower them with technology skills for employability.

Unveiling the’ Future Ready Talent Programme’, the tech giant said it is a collaborative endeavour for students in their second year and upwards. The programme aims to impact over 1.5 lakh undergraduates, who will join the workforce between 2022-2024.

“The Future Ready Talent programme has been designed keeping the learner at the centre. With its Learn-Apply-Implement framework, the programme will offer students an end-to-end experience, from digital skilling to working on critical projects in a sandbox environment, to mentoring with industry experts and access to potential employers,” Microsoft said in a statement.

Read more here.

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