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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.

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates December 2019 overview

Welcome to the overview of the last Patch Tuesday of 2019. Microsoft released security and non-security updates for all supported products on December 11, 2019. Our monthly series provides system administrators and […]

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Fido is a PowerShell Script which you can use to download Windows ISO images

There are a lot of ways to get the official Windows 10 ISO images. Windows users may download the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft to download an ISO image of the current […]

Microsoft retires Cortana support on iOS and Android

Remember Cortana? The digital assistant that Microsoft integrated into the company's Windows 10 operating system? Microsoft went all in on the digital assistant when it first launched Windows 10 and even made […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates November 2019 overview

It is the second Tuesday of November 2019 and that means that it is Microsoft Patch Day. Microsoft released security and non-security updates for its Windows operating system and other company products. […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates October 2019 overview

Microsoft released security and non-security updates for the Microsoft Windows operating system and other company products on October 8, 2019. Our overview of the monthly release of patches provides administrators and home […]

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Quick overview of the 2019 Microsoft Surface event

Microsoft revealed seven new products on today's Surface event; five of which will come out this year, two next year. The coverage of the event is overwhelming and many sites post five, […]

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First look at OneDrive's Personal Vault feature

Microsoft revealed the new Personal Vault feature for its OneDrive storage solution in June 2019. The feature was made available to OneDrive users from Australia, New Zealand and Canada initially with the […]

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Will Microsoft launch a consumer Microsoft 365 subscription product?

Microsoft has put a strong focus on subscriptions in the past couple of years. The company launched Office 365 for consumers, businesses and Enterprises, and Microsoft 365 for businesses and Enterprises. The […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates September 2019 overview

It is September 10, 2019 and Microsoft has just released security and non-security updates for its Microsoft Windows operating system and other company products. Our overview of the September 2019 Patch Day […]

How long will Microsoft continue to support desktop versions of Office?

The latest version of Microsoft Office for the desktop is Office 2019; the company released Office 2019 in September 2018 and made it a Windows 10 exclusive which means that it supports […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates August 2019 overview

Today is the August 2019 Patch Day over at Microsoft. The company released security and non-security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other company products today. We publish detailed […]

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Skype for Business Online will be retired in 2021

Microsoft announced on July 31, 2019 that it will retire Skype for Business Online on July 31, 2021. The company intents to move Skype for Business Online customers over to Teams, an […]

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Microsoft renames Office Online to Office

Microsoft announced yesterday that it decided to rename Office Online, a suite of Office applications on the Web, to just Office. Applications such as Word Online or Excel Online will be called […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates July 2019 overview

Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates for Microsoft Windows (client and server) and other company products on the July 9, 2019 Patch Day. Our overview provides system administrators, organizations, and home […]

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Microsoft may close accounts after two-years of inactivity, unless..

Microsoft started to send out emails to all Microsoft Account users recently in which it informed its customers about upcoming services agreement changes. The changes are listed on a special page on […]

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Microsoft launches Hub for all Insider Programs

Microsoft's Insider program is a success and it should not come as a surprise that the company launched Insider programs for many of its core products in recent years. It all began […]

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OneDrive: Personal Vault and storage changes

Microsoft announced two changes to the company's OneDrive service yesterday on the official Microsoft 365 website. The first increases the storage of the 50 Gigabyte storage plan to 100 Gigabytes without additional […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates June 2019 overview

Microsoft released security updates for all supported versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system on the June 11, 2019 Patch Day. Our overview of the June 2019 Patch Tuesday provides with you […]

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Microsoft announces major PC gaming changes

Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox and all gaming at Microsoft, announced changes today that change Microsoft's approach to gaming on PC fundamentally. To better understand these changes, it is necessary to rewind […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates May 2019 overview

Welcome to the Microsoft Patch Day overview for May 2019. Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates for all supported versions of the Windows operating system -- client and server -- and […]

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Microsoft releases buggy Office 2016 Patch KB4462238

Microsoft released non-security updates for Microsoft installed-based versions of Microsoft's Office suite on May 7, 2019. These updates address and fix issues in supported versions of Office but sometimes, they introduce issues […]

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Microsoft promises to be even more transparent about data it collects

Microsoft announced three improvements in regards to privacy and data collection on April 30, 2019. The steps, revealed by Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Julie Brill, on the official […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates April 2019 overview

Microsoft released security updates for supported versions of Windows and other company today on the April 9, 2019 Patch Tuesday. Updates are provided in various ways: via Windows Update, as direct downloads, […]

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Microsoft is shutting down Books in Microsoft Store

Microsoft revealed today on a new support page that it is closing the books category in Microsoft Store effective immediately. Microsoft Store customers cannot buy new ebooks anymore from today on, the […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates March 2019 overview

Today is the third patch day of the year 2019. Microsoft released updates for Microsoft Windows, Office, and other company products on March 12, 2019. The updates are already available via Windows […]

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Microsoft's data-focused approach to Windows Updates requires an update

Microsoft uses a data-focused approach to determine if updates are ready for wider distribution and it appears that the company is very content with the approach. Issues of recent updates suggest that […]

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The new Skype for Web does not work in Firefox or Opera

Microsoft's Skype team unveiled the new Skype for Web officially yesterday after an extended preview phrase that lasted more than two years. I noticed during the preview phase that Microsoft limited access […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates February 2019 overview

Microsoft has just released security updates and other updates for Microsoft Windows, Office, and other company products. The updates are available through automatic updating systems, update distribution systems, and also manual download. […]

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Microsoft: Don't buy Office 2019

It is rare that a company advises its customers to avoid a product that they produce. It sounds like a bad business decision, but that is exactly what Microsoft attempts to do […]

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The future of the digital assistant Cortana

Microsoft introduced the personal assistant Cortana in 2015 when it released the Windows 10 operating system (and even earlier on Windows Phone). Just like Microsoft tried to get a fast start with […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates January 2019 overview

Welcome to the first Microsoft Windows Patch Day overview of 2019. Microsoft released security updates for all supported client and server versions of the Windows operating system and other company products such […]

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Microsoft releases Office January 2019 non-security updates

Microsoft released the first batch of updates for Microsoft Office in 2019; the January 2019 non-security updates for Microsoft Office are available as direct downloads from the Microsoft Download Center and Microsoft […]

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What is Microsoft's Project Bali?

Data collection on the Internet is a one-sided deal for the most part: users reveal data willingly or unwillingly, and companies store the data, process it, and even share it without giving […]

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Surprise! Microsoft plans to make Microsoft 365 available to consumers

Job postings on Microsoft's Career website suggest that the company is planning to release a consumer version of Microsoft 365 in the future. Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based software and service bundle […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates December 2018 release overview

Microsoft released security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other company products on December 11, 2018. Our monthly update provides you with detailed information on updates that Microsoft released, […]

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Office, too? Microsoft pulls Office patches

Microsoft has had a very bad streak in regards to updates for the company's flagship products Windows 10 and Microsoft Office. After the October 2018 Update fiasco -- the company had to […]

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Is Microsoft making an effort to improve update transparency and quality?

Microsoft was never particularly good when it came to update transparency and communication; while you could say that for a lot of companies, Google for instance, it always felt to me that […]

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Microsoft highlights quality updates in latest Translator update

Microsoft Translator has never been my go-to application when it comes to machine translation. I always felt that Google Translator did a better job in turning foreign text into something that resembled […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates November 2018 release overview

Microsoft released security updates for all supported operating systems -- client and server -- and other company products on the November 2018 Patch Tuesday. Microsoft pulled the October 2018 Update for Windows […]

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Microsoft releases Office November 2018 non-security updates

Microsoft released a batch of non-security updates for Microsoft Office yesterday. The company selected the first Tuesday of the month to release non-security patches for Microsoft Office. The updates apply to .msi-based […]


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