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Microsoft offers Office 365-loaded browser homepage to enterprises that use Bing

The new 'Bing enterprise homepage' marries the company's online search tool with internal document discovery for companies.

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Microsoft's Surface Duo is a big-picture product

Microsoft's first Android phone could be hugely significant, but plenty of people are bound to write it off quickly and miss the point.

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Is Microsoft finally getting its Windows update act together?

Microsoft is reconsolidating its Windows team and maybe, just maybe, we'll finally see Windows patches we can install without praying first.

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Why Windows is Microsoft’s shield against a federal onslaught

With Congress up in arms about how Big Tech is dominating so much of the digital world, Microsoft has managed to avoid the fray.

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It's Patch Tuesday time. Make sure to have auto updates paused.

As Patch Tuesday rolls around again, now’s a very good time to double-check and make sure Windows Auto Update has been throttled. We see problematic patches every month, so put your machine on the sidelines while we watch the cannon...

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Microsoft points to October end-of-support for older Office apps accessing 365 services

As of Oct. 13 the company will stop supporting older versions of Office applications connecting to Office 365 and Microsoft 365 services.

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Despite an unexpected monkey wrench, now is the time to install the July Windows and Office patches

If it weren’t for the schizophrenic behavior of Microsoft’s preview patches, July updating would be a slam dunk. As things stand, you’d be well advised to go ahead and patch – but be aware of the odd behavior.

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Microsoft previews new enterprise-only telemetry option for Windows 10

The company has launched a preview of a new enterprise-focused option that blocks Windows' telemetry from reaching Microsoft's servers.

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Here's how Microsoft may slow down to only one Windows 10 upgrade a year

If Microsoft dumps its major/minor release cadence for Windows 10, opting for a lone feature update every year, the result could be chaotic for some users.

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Microsoft will pitch virtualized Windows-as-a-subscription service, update and maintain VMs for customers

A recent job posting by Microsoft indicates the company may be crafting a new device-as-a-service subscription offer for Microsoft 365 customers that won't actually include the device.

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Windows Update is a bifurcated mess

Windows 10 now has two different Windows Update subsystems, running simultaneously, with different rules, conflicting goals and little documentation. Can’t see this week's Previews? You aren’t alone.

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Which is better for collaboration – Yammer or Microsoft Teams?

Fundamentally, both Yammer and Teams (and email) are about conversation – but they support different types of communication and are for different audiences. The choice about which app to use depends on both.

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Slack files EU antitrust complaint against Microsoft, cites anti-competitive Teams bundling

The team chat software maker argues that Microsoft is forcing millions of customers to install Teams – and hopes to kill Slack in the process.

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Microsoft releases some 'optional, non-security, C/D Week' Win10 patches. Avoid them.

In a return to its boorish behavior, Microsoft released several Windows 10 patches, presumably to preview non-security fixes as well as another .NET preview. Microsoft had stopped releasing these confusing middle-of-the-month patches...

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Inspire 2020: Microsoft Teams gets Rooms Premium, DataFlex, new frontline worker features

Teams Rooms Premium is a new a 24/7 management and monitoring service available from Microsoft and its partners; it costs $50 per device monthly.

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Advisories and mitigations, oh my! Critical updates for Windows this July

July's Patch Tuesday update round-up deals with 123 separate security vulnerabilities, including an urgent issue with Microsoft Outlook and a very serious flaw in Windows CVE-2020-1350.

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Outlook Woes: I have no email and I must scream

Outlook, like Windows 10, has been plagued by one update problem after another. Come on Microsoft, can't you do better!?

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The Microsoft-Android transformation is about to affect us all

Blink and you might miss it, but Microsoft is little by little reshaping Google's mobile ecosystem for the better — and all signs suggest it's only getting started.

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There's new and updated planning resources for modern intranets in Microsoft 365

Here's useful guidance and best practices to help you get started with a new intranet project and helpful advice about moving from classic to modern SharePoint.

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Microsoft Teams' new 'Together mode' aims to make video calls more engaging

In an effort to make video calls more “inclusive, engaging and reflective," Microsoft is rolling out a host of new Teams features – including a viewing mode that puts everyone in the same room.

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