Support for the original Microsoft Edge, based on Internet Explorer, ends on the 9th March

On the 9th March 2021, Microsoft will be dropping their support for the original version of Microsoft Edge. This blog post will explain what this means for you. Why are Microsoft doing this and what to do now? Microsoft have released a new version of their Edge browser based on Chromium. You can read about it here and also download it. There is an easy way to identify which version of Microsoft...
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Update to Microsoft 365 and Outlook for Windows connectivity

To ensure that we meet performance expectations, Microsoft is updating the supported versions of Outlook for Windows that can connect to Microsoft 365 services as of November 1, 2021 - so you have plenty of time to prepare for a phased change to newer versions of Outlook, as part of a Microsoft 365 subscription or Hosted Exchange email solution that includes appropriate Outlook licenses....
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Microsoft, responding to sophisticated cyberattacks

Microsoft is aware of a sophisticated supply chain attack that has targeted a variety of victims over the past year. The attack utilizes malicious SolarWinds files that possibly gave cybercriminals access to some victims’ networks. Microsoft cybersecurity experts are investigating the attack to help ensure that Microsoft customers are as secure as possible. Microsoft has commented "Microsoft is...
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Upgrade macOS to access new Microsoft 365 for Mac updates

As of the Microsoft 365 for Mac, November 2020 update, macOS 10.14 Mojave or later is required to receive updates to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. If you continue with an older version of macOS, your Office apps will continue to work but you will no longer receive any updates including security updates. If your organisation is not using macOS then you can disregard this change,...
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Windows 10 has a hidden emoji picker – here’s how to use it

Windows 10 has a hidden emoji picker you can use to type emoji in any application, even desktop programs like Google Chrome. It’s accessible by pressing a keyboard shortcut combination. How to Open the Emoji Picker To open the emoji picker, press Win+. or Win+; on your keyboard. In other words, hold the Windows key down and press either the period (.) or semicolon (;) key. Your cursor must be...
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Bing Webmaster Tools to be fully revamped by July

While a lot of attention is paid to Google and their Search Console service for webmasters, Bing still deserves a look in - after all Bing powers Yahoo search results as well as a lot of other smaller search engines so it's 2 for 1 on the big names when it comes to managing your site's ranking on Microsoft's Bing search engine. Microsoft's Bing team announced Tuesday at SMX London that Bing...
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Microsoft: Co-editor chat directly from documents to be retired

Microsoft has announced that the ability to initiate a Chat directly with a co-editor of a Word, Excel, PowerPoint document will be retired over several weeks beginning mid-April (across the web, Windows and Mac versions of Office and Office 365). Moving forward, Microsoft suggests that communication with others working in Office documents should be carried out using document Comments when you...
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Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments

To best support Microsoft 365 customers worldwide and accommodate new growth and demand during these unprecedented times, Microsoft is making temporary adjustments to select non-essential capabilities. Microsoft does not expect these changes to have a significant impact on the end-user experience we wanted to pass along their update. Examples of changes Microsoft may make include: reducing how...
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The new Microsoft Edge is out of preview and available for download

A little over a year ago, Microsoft announced plans to rebuild it's Edge web browser on the Chromium open source project with the goals of delivering better compatibility for everyone, less fragmentation for web developers, and a partnership with the Chromium community to improve the Chromium engine itself. This week, at Ignite, Microsoft unveiled their new vision for the web and search, a...
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The new Outlook on the web is coming, with a modern design, and new features

Microsoft may have been one of the first movers when they acquired Hotmail back in the 1990s, eventually renaming it to Outlook.com after a brief diversion to Windows Live. It's been updated yet again, with Outlook.com switching to a new look this week after a period of testing and Office 365 Outlook on the web users being given the new look from July 22nd. The new Outlook on the web should...
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