At the Future Decoded event in Mumbai, Microsoft made a number of announcements including smart city projects, Skype Lite app with Aadhaar support for authentication, and more. Satya Nadella also announced Project Sangam that aims to offer skilled training, as well as make it easier to find job opportunities. With this app, Microsoft aims to create a platform for skilled workers across all segments, rather than simply focusing on white collar jobs. Also Read - Windows 11 Sun Valley teased officially with YouTube video ahead of June 24 revealAlso Read - Windows 10 gets an expiry date: Know how long you can use it before Windows 11 is necessity
Microsoft offered a small demo of how the app works. It uses your Aadhaar details for creating an account. It also gives candidates an option to create a LinkedIn profile, if they don t already have one. “The company will allow people to enroll through Aadhaar cards and later utilize LinkedIn to manage their profiles,” Nadella said during the event. Once the account is created, one needs to choose their domain — such as hoteling industry and BPO among others. Also Read - E3 2021: What is it, entire schedule, how to watch livestream for free, what to expect
Project Sangam also offers courses from LinkedIn learning. Besides the desktop interface, there is also Project Sangam mobile app. Designed to work with slow and metered connection, the app also includes an option to download lessons for offline viewing. As soon as the training is completed, Microsoft will update their profiles for employers to shortlist and hire the skilled workers. The candidates will also receive job options according to their skills. What s more, the app will also send alerts via SMS messages. Project Sangam will commence from Andhra Pradesh.
Microsoft also announced Skype Lite app for low-end Android smartphones and 2G networks. With a size of just 13MB, Skype Lite integrates messaging and phone dialler into the app. The app also includes chat bots allowing you to get horoscope, sports and news alerts from MSN News and more.
What s more, Microsoft has also added Aadhaar integration, which will make it easier for identification, especially when taking interviews during a video call. Once the call ends, all Aadhaar data is completely wiped from the system, thus adding to security of your data. The Skype Lite app will be available to download from Google Play Store.