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AI Windows patching, a new HoloLens and Office updates: the changes they are a-coming

Changes to Office and a Generation 3 HoloLens are coming, and Windows patching now uses artificial intelligence.


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First look: Office 2019’s likeliest new features

Microsoft has been fairly quiet about what's coming in Office 2019, but features that have rolled out to Office 365 provide clues. We explore the likeliest additions to Office 2019.

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Microsoft previews Office 2019 for Mac

The beta of Office 2019 for Mac is meant for volume license customers who intend to run the 'perpetual' version of the suite, not Office 365 subscribers.

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Microsoft walks away from Windows 7, Office 2013 support forums

Beginning in July, the company will stop participating in several Microsoft Community forums; business-oriented TechNet support discussion forums, however, will remain unchanged.

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Microsoft axes support on Answers Forum for Win 7, 8.1, Office 2010, 2013, many Surfaces

On Saturday, a Microsoft contractor announced the end of Answers Forum support for Win 7 and 8.1, Office 2010 and 2013, Surface Pro and Pro 2, IE 10 and earlier, and Security Essentials. But what about buggy patches?

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Alexa gets smart meeting scheduling, a boost to its workplace presence

Amazon says the new Smart Scheduling Assistant feature allows the popular virtual assistant to cut the time needed to manage personal schedules in the office.

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Mastering your Outlook inbox

Forget Outlook 2016’s weak Clutter and Focused Inbox features. Instead, use these four simple methods to cut spam, limit incoming email and regain control of your inbox.

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FAQ: Microsoft 365 explained

Microsoft has bundled together Windows 10, Office 365 and a variety of management tools to create its newest subscription suite, Microsoft 365 (M365). Here's what the bundle includes, how much it costs and what it means for the...

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Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 puts Teams collaboration at its core

The first iteration of Microsoft’s digital whiteboard is now in use at 5,000 businesses, but questions remain about customer demand long term.

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Two more evolving threats: JavaScript in Excel and payment processing in Outlook

In the well-established Office Ready-Fire-Aim tradition, Microsoft adds two new “features” that beg to be abused. Details appeared at Build, and the bad guys already have their keyboards primed.

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How to get the Office 2019 beta

The next-generation productivity suite preview is aimed more at corporate customers than individual users.

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For IT, Microsoft 365 shows what still matters about Windows

You might think of it as a subscription bundle that gets your users Office and Windows, but for the company, Microsoft 365 is really about simplifying how businesses manage PC software.

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Google updates Sheets with macro record features

The move is part of the company’s broader plan to make G Suite apps more appealing to enterprise customers.

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10 spiffy new ways to show data with Excel

Here's how to splash your data in 10 clever ways that make it easy for people to understand what you are talking about.

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Word 2016 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from Microsoft Word 2016 for Windows? Get to know the key features.

Computerworld Cheat Sheet - Microsoft Excel 2016

Excel 2016 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from Microsoft Excel 2016? Get to know the key new features.

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Microsoft PowerPoint vs. Google Slides: Which works better for business?

PowerPoint has long been the tool of choice for creating business presentations, but Google Slides is worth a second look. We compare their strengths and weaknesses.

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Microsoft Teams cheat sheet

Microsoft's answer to Slack, Teams provides group messaging, voice and video calls, and useful integrations with other Office 365 apps. Here's how to get set up in Teams and find your way around.

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How to use Skype for Business

Hosting a meeting, showing a presentation or holding a Q&A with Skype for Business is easy; attending someone else's meeting is even easier. Here's how to do it.

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