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Microsoft Will Now Share More Details About What's In Windows 10 Updates

The perpetually updating OS Windows 10 can be something of a mystery. What exactly is in each new update and what will be changed on your computer? Microsoft is making updates a bit more transparent now with a dedicated Windows 10 update history site.


10 Outlook Tricks You Need To Master

Outlook on desktop was starting to look outdated, but the colossus of email clients has found new life on mobile and web — and there’s more to the software than you might think. Whether you use the desktop client every day or have been dabbling in the new apps for iOS and Android, here are our favourite tricks for getting more from Outlook.


Microsoft Band 2 Review: A No-Nonsense Wearable For Fitness Geeks

The Microsoft Band 2 is a Window-flavoured fitness wearable designed to work with Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices. It provides all the tracking options of a high-end fitness band and some of the functionality of a smartwatch. We’ve been using the product for the past two weeks and have since promoted it to our fitness band of choice — despite some foibles. Read on for the full verdict.


Classic Hacks: Sort A List Randomly In Excel

An oldie but a goodie, this little titbit was much appreciated when it was first posted back in 2012, so I’ve dug it out of the archives to share with a new generation of Excel wizards. While Excel (still) has no way to natively sort a list randomly, it’s a pretty easy process with a few short steps.


Microsoft Offers US$300 Azure Credits To Visual Studio Dev Essentials Members

Microsoft is ramping up efforts to woo developers to its Visual Studio Dev Essentials program by offering up US$300 worth of credits for services on the company’s Azure public cloud platform. Here are the details.


Microsoft Edge Is Supporting A Bunch Of Web Technologies To Entice Developers

Microsoft’s Edge browser needs all the help it can get if it wants to remain relevant in a market where Chrome and Firefox dominates the scene. After sourcing feedback from developers, the company has revealed that it is adding support for a number of web technologies on Edge. Here are the details.


Microsoft Buys Swiftkey, Will Integrate Predictive Tech Into Its Keyboards

Today, Microsoft and SwiftKey made a joint announcement that the latter would be joining the former. Microsoft has acquired Swiftkey and will be implementing the company’s predictive technology into its products over the coming months.


Windows 10 Is Now A 'Recommended Update' That's Automatically Downloaded

Microsoft isn’t forcing Windows 7 and 8.1 users to upgrade to Windows 10, but they are pushing it on them pretty aggressively. Windows 10 is now automatically downloaded to all Windows 7 and 8.1 machines as a “recommended update” with the Windows Update tool — whether you want it or not.


Microsoft Changes User Number Requirements For Enterprise Agreement

Microsoft’s Enterprise Agreement currently offers the best value on its software to organisations with at least 250 users. But that is set to change as Microsoft plans to alter its Enterprise Agreement policy so smaller organisations won’t be able to access the discounts anymore. Here are the details.


Microsoft Edge Keeps Browser History, Even When Used In Private Browsing Mode

Private browsing mode is a now a common option offered by web browsers so that users can surf the net without any record of the websites they visited being stored. But Microsoft seems to have missed the point of private browsing mode on its Edge browser. It would appear that Edge’s InPrivate browsing mode still keeps tracks of websites a user visits. Here’s what we know.


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