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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 […]