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Microsoft is known for making operating systems and programs designed for the office and home. You can read it’s position against other companies, which updates you can expect, and the latest features you need to consider for an improved experience.

Ads in Microsoft Outlook app for Android and iOS are getting worse

Ads in Microsoft Outlook app for Android and iOS are getting worse

The Microsoft Outlook app for Android and iOS is displaying more ads than before. The new banners are appearing right in the inbox. Microsoft is displaying more ads in its Outlook app […]

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Microsoft OneDrive turns 15; gets a redesigned web interface called OneDrive Home

Microsoft's OneDrive has turned 15. The Redmond company is marking the occasion by introducing a new design called OneDrive Home. The cloud storage service debuted in August 2007, under the name Windows […]

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Microsoft Store will not ban legitimate paid open source programs

A few days ago, Microsoft published an update to a policy, forbidding open source programs from being sold on the Microsoft Store. This didn't sit well with some developers, who caused an […]

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Microsoft warns admins about upcoming Server retirements

Several of Microsoft's Server products will reach end of support in 2022 and 2023. The products are Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, and SQL Server 2012. Additionally, Windows Server 2008 and […]

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Don't redeem Microsoft Rewards points right now: you may get banned

Microsoft customers who plan to redeem Microsoft Reward points should not do so right now, as redeeming points may result in a ban of the associated Microsoft account. Microsoft Rewards gives customers […]

Microsoft Turing Image Super Resolution promises to do away with low-res images everywhere

Did you ever have to look at or work with bad quality images? Maybe an image from an old camera that is low resolution, a badly taken photo of an eBay auction […]

Has Microsoft Been Hacked?

Microsoft is investigating claims that internal source code repositories have been accessed and data has been stolen. The alleged hack is linked to the hacking group Lapsus$, which attacked companies such as […]

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Skype teases "next version", promises all browser support, forgets Firefox icon

Microsoft revealed its future plans for Skype, the communication service that it acquired  in 2011 for $8.5 billion. The next version of Skype will be "improved, faster, reliable, and super modern-looking" according […]

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Microsoft Silverlight support ends October 12, 2021: here is what you need to know

Microsoft will end support for all versions of the Silverlight development framework on October 12, 2021. Silverlight applications, which are still supported by the company's web browser Internet Explorer 11, will continue […]

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Never enter Microsoft account passwords again with the new passwordless account feature

Microsoft announced the general available of a new passwordless account feature for personal Microsoft accounts today. The feature is being rolled out to all personal Microsoft account customers over the course of […]

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Microsoft Start: news and interests expanded to the Web and Apps

Microsoft announce the new news and interests platform Microsoft Start today, designed to provide users of the product with access to information across platforms. When Microsoft rolled out the News and Interests […]

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Microsoft Office 2021 for Windows and Mac will be released later this year

Microsoft revealed plans to release a new Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) release of Microsoft Office for Windows and Mac devices today. Microsoft Office 2021 will be the successor of Office 2019, and […]

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Microsoft increases OneDrive's maximum file size to 250 Gigabytes

Microsoft announced yesterday that it raised the file size limit of its OneDrive file storage platform to 250 Gigabytes per uploaded file for all Microsoft 365 customers. The previous limit was 100 […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates January 2021 overview

Today is the first patch day of the year 2021. Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates for the company's Windows operating system and other company products such as Microsoft Office. In […]

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Microsoft is working on unifying Outlook into "One Outlook"

Several different versions and editions of Microsoft Outlook exist today; there are desktop versions of Outlook for Windows and Mac devices, the Microsoft 365 subscription-based version, versions for Android and iOS, and […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates December 2020 overview

Today is the last Microsoft Patch Day of the year 2020. Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates for all supported client and server versions of the company's Windows operating system, and […]

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Microsoft .NET Core updates will be offered via Microsoft Update

Microsoft announced this week that .NET Core updates will be offered via Microsoft Updates on Windows as of December 2020. The terminology may be confusing, especially to home users who may only […]

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Add To OneDrive is now available for all users

Add to OneDrive is a new feature for Microsoft's file hosting and sharing service OneDrive that makes it easy for users of the service to add shared folders to their OneDrive. Microsoft […]

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Microsoft releases .NET 5.0 Final

Microsoft has released .NET 5.0 final on November 10, 2020. The new version of the company's .NET framework is available for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and ARM operating systems.  Microsoft promises that […]

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0Patch promises to provide security updates for out-of-support Office 2010

Support for Microsoft Office 2010 ended in October 2020. Microsoft released a last batch of security updates for Office 2010 on the October 13, 2020 Patch Day before it changed the status […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates October 2020 overview

It is the second Tuesday of October 2020 and that means that it is Microsoft Patch Day. Microsoft released security updates for all supported versions of the company's Windows operating system as […]

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Internet Explorer: end of support for Microsoft Accounts and Apps in November

Microsoft is putting Internet Explorer slowly but steadily to rest. The company's Microsoft 365 team announced in August that it would phase out support for Internet Explorer 11 starting with the end […]

Microsoft plans to release a standalone version of Microsoft Office next year

Microsoft released Office 2019 two years ago on September 24, 2018. The new version of Office was released exclusively for Windows 10 and Mac OS X and included a number of fundamental […]

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Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office explained

Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office is a new security feature designed to load untrusted Office documents, e.g. an Excel spreadsheet downloaded from the Internet, in an isolated environment to keep the […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates August 2020 overview

Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates for all supported versions of the company's Windows operating system, client and server, as well as other company products such as Microsoft Office on the […]

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Microsoft releases Process Monitor tool Procmon for Linux

Microsoft revealed some time ago that it had plans to port some of the tools provided by Sysinternals to Linux. One of the tools mentioned was Process Monitor, or short ProcMon, and […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates July 2020 overview

It is the second Tuesday of the month and that means that it is Patch Day for Windows and other Microsoft products. The Microsoft Windows July 2020 Patch Day brings security updates […]

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Microsoft shuts down Mixer, partners with Facebook Gaming

Microsoft's Mixer team revealed just a few hours ago that the end has come for the streaming service. Mixer, a game-focused streaming service similar to Twitch, will continue to run through July […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates June 2020 overview

Welcome to the overview of Microsoft's June 2020 security patch day. Microsoft releases security updates for all its products on the second Tuesday of the month. This overview provides you with detailed […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates May 2020 overview

Welcome to the overview for Microsoft's May 2020 Patch Day; Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates for all supported versions of Windows -- both client and server versions -- on May […]

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Surface Go 2 announced: you need to have the right expectation

Microsoft unveiled the Surface Go 2 device yesterday. The ultra-portable Windows 10 device is the successor of the Surface Go, a laptop that I bought some time ago. Since I own and […]

Microsoft Word supports Sentence-Level writing suggestions now

Microsoft 365 or  Office 365 customers who do use Word may now use a new feature in Microsoft Word that provides sentence-level writing suggestions. Microsoft announced the introduction of Rewrite suggestions at […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates April 2020 overview

Welcome to the overview for Microsoft's April 2020 Patch Day; Microsoft released security updates for all supported versions of the Windows operating system -- client and server -- as well as other […]

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OneDrive File Previews currently not working correctly

OneDrive customers who use the service to synchronize data between the cloud and their devices may have noticed that some file previews are not working correctly currently. Microsoft revealed recently that it […]

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Goodbye Office 365! Hello Microsoft 365!

The writing was on the wall for quite some time; Microsoft finally made the announcement that it has launched the new subscription service Microsoft 365 and that it will migrate Office 365 […]

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Microsoft launches its Bing Coronavirus Tracker

Keeping track of Coranavirus news can be quite the time-consuming process and a burden as well considering that you need to find reliable information. Microsoft just launched its Coronavirus tracker on Bing. […]

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Microsoft announces retirement of the TechNet Gallery (and all its scripts)

Microsoft announced plans to retire the company's TechNet Gallery last week. TechNet Gallery was a  community-powered website that allowed members to share scripts, tools, and guides for use with Microsoft products and […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates March 2020 overview

Welcome to the overview for Microsoft's March 2020 Patch Day; the company released security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows as well as other company products. The overview provides you […]

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Microsoft retires MCSA, MCSD and MCSE certifications

Microsoft will retire MCSA, MCSD and MCSE certifications on June 30, 2020 according to a new post by Alex Payne, GM, Global Technical Learning at Microsoft Worldwide Learning, on the Microsoft Learning […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates February 2020 overview

Welcome to the February 2020 overview of the Microsoft February 2020 Patch Day. It is a special Patch Day, as it is the first after support for Microsoft's Windows 7 and Windows […]


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