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4 ways to get the most out of Microsoft Office 2016
May 03, 2016

4 ways to get the most out of Microsoft Office 2016

1) OneNote Keeping teams informed and connected across projects and content proposals can be costly, in terms of time and budget. You can forget scanned documents and misconstrued data points and make better decisions with Office 2016. Simply gather notes in Microsoft OneNote and share the complete notebook with as many colleagues as you wish without… Read full article

Microsoft is trying to lure more businesses to Windows 10
April 22, 2016

Microsoft is trying to lure more businesses to Windows 10

Microsoft are talking about all the new features it has lined up for future versions of Windows to try to get more businesses excited. Microsoft aren’t promising when all these new features will be available, just that they’re working on them. While Microsoft announced that it will be rolling out a big new ‘Anniversary Edition’ of Windows… Read full article

Recommending Windows users uninstall Apple’s QuickTime Player
April 15, 2016

Recommending Windows users uninstall Apple’s QuickTime Player

The U.S. government has recommended that Windows PC users uninstall Apple Inc’s QuickTime video player following security software maker Trend Micro Inc said it had discovered two new bugs in the software. Trend Micro said it had uncovered two critical vulnerabilities in the version of theQuickTime media player for Microsoft Corp’s Windows operating system, which could… Read full article

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

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