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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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Microsoft Windows Security Updates October 2018 release overview

Microsoft released security updates for all versions of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and other company products on the October 2018 Patch Day. October has been quite the busy month for Microsoft so […]

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Microsoft unveils Project xCloud game streaming service

Is game streaming the next big thing? Microsoft unveiled its upcoming game streaming service Project xCloud just a moment ago on the official company blog. The fact that the company did so […]

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Microsoft releases Office October 2018 non-security updates

Yesterday was the first Tuesday of the October 2018 and that means that Microsoft released a bunch of non-security updates for Microsoft Office. While that is certainly not as big of a […]