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Atlassian exec apologises to HipChat and Stride users for Slack decision

Atlassian’s co-CEO this week apologised to HipChat and Stride users facing disruption as a result of a decision to discontinue the team chat apps.

Project Management

Ignite Collaboration with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a chat-based collaboration workspace in Office 365. Give teams instant access to everything they need in a dedicated hub for …

Microsoft Teams

Teams vs. Slack: Why Microsoft Will Win the Collaboration Wars

When it comes to office collaboration tools, we’ve all heard how Slack is the cool kid. You probably know Slack fairly well, or at least its …

Microsoft Teams

Resources for Office 365

Welcome<p>Microsoft Office 365 is such a huge beast it is impossible for a single site to be able to provide links to all the official resources that …

Enterprise Mobility

Windows 10 updates are about to get smaller and less painful

Starting with the "next major version of Windows 10 and Windows Server", Microsoft will change how it handle monthly quality updates.<p>Microsoft is …

Here’s the final nail in the coffin of open plan offices

A new study from Harvard Business School finds that open plan offices don’t live up to the hype–in fact, the idea that they promote interaction is dead wrong.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> The Conversation<i>.</i><p>Open plan offices have taken off because of a desire to increase interaction and …

Microsoft Office is getting a simpler, cleaner look

Microsoft Office is getting a cleaner look.<p>The company announced Wednesday it will begin rolling out subtle changes to the Office.com and Office 365 …

Is There Really a Difference Between Enterprise and Consumer Solid State Disk Drives?

Why not install cheap consumer-grade solid state disk drives into enterprise-class hardware? Let us count the ways.

Enterprise

No-Code, Low-Code Development Platforms Help Organizations Meet Growing App Demand

No-code and low-code development platforms, respectively, support "citizen developers" and free actual developers to turn their focus from the …

Those stickers warning that repairs will void your warranty are nonsense, FTC says

If worries about voiding your warranty have ever kept you from trying to repair your own electronics, or from visiting the cheap repair shop on the corner, the government has some good news for you.<p>The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that the warning stickers that say people will void …

5 Expert Tips for Selecting the Right Business Intelligence Dashboard Tool

Business Intelligence tools have become the go-to solution when urgent decision-making is required thanks to their ability to provide in-depth data …

Azure File Sync

I’ve produced and shared a short video (12:33 minutes) to explain what Azure File Sync is, what it will do for you, and there’s a quick demo at the …

Backup Documents, Desktop and Favorites folder

Creates folder structure at the target backup location and copies Desktop, Documents and Favorities from User's profile. Takes a target variable …

Windows embraces new space-squeezing photo format

Microsoft's Windows software will support technology called HEIF to shrink photo sizes -- the third big operating system to embrace the JPEG alternative along with Apple's iOS last year and Google's Android P this year.<p>A test version of Windows 10 -- a step on the road to a version due this fall -- …

Meltdown-Spectre: Four things every Windows admin needs to do now

When a major security incident occurs, there's a natural tendency to overreact. My advice: Don't panic. Instead, use these four guidelines to build a …

How to protect your PC against the major ‘Meltdown’ CPU security flaw

Everything we know so far<p>Details have emerged on two major processor security flaws this week, and the industry is scrambling to issue fixes and secure machines for customers. Dubbed “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” the flaws affect nearly every device made in the past 20 years. The Meltdown flaw …

How and Why to Use Checklists | The Art of Manliness

In the modern age, we know more than ever before, and the information has never been so readily available.<p>And yet individuals and organizations often …

Microsoft plans to give every Windows app browser-like tabs, and I can't wait

Microsoft will soon be test-driving a feature in Windows 10 that could forever change how you use your PC. It’s also a feature you’ve already been using for years.<p>Say hello to tabs. Or as Microsoft calls them, ‘Sets.’<p>While Microsoft isn’t sure whether that name will stick, the idea is to bring …

Software

AI’s latest application: wasting email scammers’ time

A role reversal we can all get behind.<p>Schadenfreude is one of life's simplest pleasures -- especially when the victim in question is an email scammer. That's the service Netsafe's Re:scam provides. Simply forward your Nigerian prince emails to the service and it'll use machine learning to generate …

Outlook.com now knows where you live, and will move your data accordingly

In an effort to improve the responsiveness of Microsoft’s Outlook-branded email service, the company updated the backend to automatically determine …

Hotmail

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: the 10 best new features

Microsoft has been testing its latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update over the past six months, and it's now ready to roll out to existing machines today. While Microsoft’s “Creators Update” naming extends to this latest Windows 10 update, a lot of the features are new additions that will be used …

How to download Windows 10 Fall Creators Update right now

Ready to upgrade your PC to the latest version of Windows 10? All right, let's get to it.<p>First, let me state: Before you install any big OS update, it's a good idea to back up your system in case something goes awry during the installation. You can simply upload important files to your preferred …

Enterprises should make plans for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update now--before it's too late

Microsoft will begin updating Windows 10 PCs again after October 17, 2017, and IT admins had better prepare themselves for the inevitable glitches …

Microsoft offers tool to troubleshoot common errors with Windows update

The troubleshooting tool supports Windows 10, 8.1 and 7.<p>Microsoft has launched a new tool to help users resolve errors that usually crop up during …

The Destructive Mentality that Prevents Good IT Decisions

Consider whether you and your organization view IT as an investment or whether you still see it as an expense.

This is how I'm using OneDrive Files on Demand

If you loved placeholders the way I did, you're going to be happy.<p>I've been outspoken about wanting the OneDrive placeholders feature from Windows …

Announcing Windows Server Insider Preview Build 16267

Hello Windows Insiders!Today we are pleased to be releasing Windows Server Insider Preview Build 16267 to Windows Insiders. To obtain the build, …

Microsoft ends support for Windows 10 November Update and Office 2007

Microsoft’s support for Windows 10 November Update (version 1511) ends today. The company’s support for Office 2007 ends today as well.<p>The fact both of these software releases are no longer being supported on the same day isn’t a coincidence. Microsoft releases regular patches on Patch Tuesday, the …

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Cheat sheet

The fourth major update to Windows 10 has arrived, promising to deliver new features big and small to Windows desktops.<p>Rolled out from October 17th, …

Windows 10

Report: Apple to kill Touch ID on all future iPhones

According to a new report, Apple plans to kill Touch ID — its lightning-fast fingerprint reader — for Face ID, the facial recognition technology giving security analysts nightmares. KGI Securities analyst and rumor magnet Ming-Chi Kuo tonight revealed it’s unlikely Apple will bring back Touch ID in …