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Microsoft now lets businesses integrate Skype into their web and mobile apps
April 12, 2016

Microsoft now lets businesses integrate Skype into their web and mobile apps

Microsoft have unveiled more SDKs for its Skype platform that will allow businesses and application developers a way to integrate Skype’s capabilities into their own applications. On stage at its annual Build conference, the company took the wraps off two new toolkits for developers: the Skype Web SDK and the Skype for Business App SDK…. Read full article

Built-in ad blocker for Microsoft Edge browser
March 31, 2016

Built-in ad blocker for Microsoft Edge browser

According to ZDNet, Microsoft have announced that they are expecting to have built-in ad blocking features in the next version of its Edge browser, which could have big consequences on the tensions between ad blockers and advertisers. Microsoft Edge users won’t need to add popular extensions like AdBlock Plus anymore.   The Edge browser is Microsoft’s… Read full article

Previews of Microsoft Edge extensions launched
March 18, 2016

Previews of Microsoft Edge extensions launched

Extension support has always been a weak point in Microsoft’s browsers. With Microsoft Edge, the company now offers a much more modern browser. Users who signed up for the Windows Insider program can now try the first preview release of Edge with support for extensions.     Microsoft argues that one of the reasons it moved slowly here… Read full article

Microsoft Outlook tips and tricks
February 19, 2016

Microsoft Outlook tips and tricks

Outlook’s aliases Multiple mail addresses can be used to compose new messages or reply to incoming ones from the same inbox with Outlook’s alias feature. This means that you’re able to create dedicated addresses for newsletter sign-ups or social media alerts, then create customised filters to keep these kinds of messages away from your main inbox. There’s… Read full article

Microsoft announces a new Dropbox app for Windows 10
January 22, 2016

Microsoft announces a new Dropbox app for Windows 10

Microsoft and Dropbox unveiled an expansion of their partnership today with the debut of a native application for Windows 10 devices. The app, which will work on both Windows 10 PCs and tablets, follows the companies’ earlier integrations across both web and mobile devices. However, the app is not yet live in the Windows Store… Read full article

Microsoft is ending support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 next week
January 07, 2016

Microsoft is ending support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 next week

12 January 2016 has been set as the date when Internet Explorer versions 8, 9 and 10 will longer receive security, compatibility and other technical support. Internet Explorer 11, which Microsoft has called “the last version of Internet Explorer”, will continue to be supported until an undisclosed date, but it seems obvious that – just… Read full article

5 Microsoft applications no small business should live without
November 24, 2015

5 Microsoft applications no small business should live without

– Cortana Windows 10 and Windows Phone Cortana is both intuitive and addictive! Use it to quickly find information and set reminders for when you get back to the office. Even when you’re mobile, Cortana can help find car parks and other services in your vicinity. It will save time and mean you don’t always need… Read full article

Microsoft’s devices will know what emotion you’re feeling
November 11, 2015

Microsoft’s devices will know what emotion you’re feeling

Microsoft have announced updates to Project Oxford, a set of online services that help developers build more intelligent apps with complicated features like the ability to recognise faces. Project Oxford was announced last spring at Microsoft’s Build event. At the event Microsoft said they’d done a lot of research on machine learning, which most companies couldn’t do… Read full article

Microsoft Excel Powerhacks
October 28, 2015

Microsoft Excel Powerhacks

1. Filter to understand your data Use Advanced Filter or a quick PivotTable to generate a list of unique categories – this will expose any typos or inconsistencies in classification.    2. Save calculation time If you’re dealing with a massive database, and asking Excel to perform many calculations, then you can hard-paste formulae once they’re… Read full article

The new Microsoft Office 2016
September 29, 2015

The new Microsoft Office 2016

Office 365 now has the new Office 2016 apps. Here’s the best parts of the new Office…   Windows 10 and Office 2016 go together hand in hand. After you’ve signed on once your documents and settings will stay with you across all of your Windows devices. You can improve your work productivity with new… Read full article

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