Microsoft

This set of online classes can help you master the entire Microsoft Office Suite

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Business

How can I remove unwanted apps from Windows 10?

Tony hates apps such as Cortana, Edge, Xbox, Groove and would like to uninstall them. But should he?<p>I am not a power user. I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 4, which has plenty of features I don’t need, and I hate Cortana, Edge, Xbox, Groove etc. I noticed that one of the Windows 10 tuners you …

Cortana

Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson and Satya Nadella Just Shared Their Surprising Secrets to Success

Leaders of the world's most well-known companies recently offered up new insights into their paths to success and how they stay on top.<p>Today Richard Branson runs, as he calls it: "everything Virgin," from Virgin Records and Virgin Mobile to Virgin Hyperloop One. But to become the iconoclastic …

Success

Cortana is far from dead as Microsoft plans to make an 'Intelligent OS' with Windows 10

Despite the concern, Microsoft is not abandoning Cortana. In fact, the emerging AI front-end will only go deeper into Windows 10 starting with …

Office for Mac 16 Gains Real-Time Collaborative Editing and Other New Features

Office for Mac today received a major update, with Microsoft updating the software to version 16 and introducing new features for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.<p>In Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Microsoft is introducing real-time collaborative editing, allowing multiple people to work on the …

iOS

Windows 10 Meltdown-Spectre patch: New updates bring fix for unbootable AMD PCs

AMD PCs can now install Microsoft's Windows update with fixes for Meltdown and Spectre and the bug that caused boot problems.<p>Microsoft has released …

Information Security

About the Office 365 admin center

<b>If you purchased an Office 365 business plan AND you have admin permissions, you have access to the Office 365 admin center</b>. This article is for</b> …

Reunited with Chris Paul, Trevor Ariza embracing role as Rockets’ glue guy

Chris Paul and Trevor Ariza went out for dinner together Dec. 8, 2011. They were back in Paul’s condo when the star point guard was thrown headfirst …

Basketball

The Seven ‘One’ders of OneNote

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Seven Wonders of the World…<p>Did you know there’s a NEW set of wonders?<p>Being a bit of an organization freak, you can guess …

Evernote

Microsoft Resumes Meltdown & Spectre Updates for AMD Devices

Microsoft has resumed the rollout of security updates for AMD devices. The updates patch the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.<p>Microsoft released …

Windows Server

Cumulative Update #10 for SQL Server 2014 SP2

The 10th cumulative update release for SQL Server 2014 SP2 is now available for download at the Microsoft Downloads site. Please note that …

Microsoft SQL Server

Here's One Way Microsoft's Amazon Alexa Rival Could Win

A man dressed in white from head to toe was posted outside the Las Vegas Convention Center last week. His outfit included just a few colorful …

Cortana

Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, and Ellen Pao stop by Freakonomics’s new CEO series

If you’ve ever wished there were a CEO version of Pokemon cards so you could catch them all, you’re going to want to subscribe to the Freakonomics podcast.<p>Stephen J. Dubner’s popular show just launched a brand-new series that will take you inside the rich interior world of CEOs like Facebook’s Mark …

Success

Microsoft apps to be embedded into edtech powerhouse PowerSchool’s ‘Unified Classroom’

Microsoft is making yet another push into the classroom. But this time, it’s using the buddy system, today announcing a high-profile partnership with …

6 CEOs Who Beat the Odds to Reach the Corner Office

As <i>Fortune</i> reports in a new feature story this week, employers are increasingly looking beyond traditional credentials to find job candidates whose …

Careers

Announcing IoT extension for Azure CLI 2.0

We recently released a new open source IoT extension that adds to the capabilities of Azure CLI 2.0. Azure CLI 2.0 includes commands for interacting …

Virtualization

More Windows patches point to escalating problems this month

Never give a sucker an even break. Yesterday, on a very out-of-band Wednesday, Microsoft released preview patches for Windows 8.1 (but not 7!), …

Business Technology

No Dark Clouds in the Cloud? Why Microsoft Could Be an Earnings Winner

<b>Credit Suisse Group</b> sees clear skies for <b>Microsoft's</b> (MSFT) cloud business.<p>In a report today, Credit Suisse raised the target price of Microsoft's …

Bigger and better: The 15-inch Surface Book 2 is now available in the UK

A larger version of the most powerful <b>Surface</b> device Microsoft has ever made can now be pre-ordered in the UK, the company has announced.<p>The 15-inch …

Laptops

Phil Spencer Says Microsoft Hears Its Fans and Is Investing More in Games

Phil Spencer Says He’s Aware That Microsoft Needs to Invest More in Games<p>It’s been widely noticed and criticized by critics and fans alike that the …

Fitbit brings its Coach training app to Xbox One and PC

Fitbit is making it easier to use its Coach training service, with a new version now available on the Windows Store for Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs.<p>Fitbit Coach is Fitbit’s $39.99 per year subscription service that gives users access to personalized training through an app, complete with …

Technology

Microsoft's Path To A $1 Trillion Market Cap

Microsoft’s stock recently hit an all-time high, and its market capitalization reached over $700 billion. Some analysts on Wall Street have recently predicted that the company’s market cap could reach $1 trillion in the coming years, on the back of the increasing popularity of its cloud services …

Market Cap

[Cross-Post] The “Technology Professionals” have a new “Modern Desktop” blog.

Imad Balute and his team of “Modern Desktop” “Technology Professionals” have a new blog called “Show Me Windows”.<p>Here is the link to their first …

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft to drop its HealthVault Insights apps

Launched a year ago, Microsoft HealthVault Insights applications are being discontinued. But Microsoft continues to work on the intersection of AI …

Technology

AWS vs. Google vs. Microsoft: Who Will Win the Cloud (and Does it Matter)?

Little (if anything) can stop the evolution and growth of the cloud business. With hybrid clouds shaping up to be the flavor of the year in 2018, we …

Google Cloud Platform

Party like it's 1995 with this excellent Microsoft Paint web app | Trusted Reviews

<b>Microsoft’s plans to remove its classic MS Paint app from Windows 10, in favour of a fancy new 3D version, wasn’t the firm’s most popular …

Gear & Gadgets

A New Window Onto Sustainability: Microsoft Corporation Joins WBCSD – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

GENEVA, Jan. 18 /CSRwire/ - Global Cloud IT leader Microsoft Corporation has today joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member …

CSR

Take a Time Travel Trip With Dropbox and Word Files

<b>Q.</b> <i>How long does Dropbox keep previous versions of Word files around?</i><p><b>A.</b> For those with free basic or Plus accounts, Dropbox keeps a complete version history of each file you have stored and edited online for 30 days. If you pay extra for a Dropbox Business or Dropbox Professional account, you get …

Software

Microsoft promotes Minecraft boss Matt Booty to corporate VP of Microsoft Studios to oversee game development and publishing for console, PC, and mobile

Game Development

It look like there’s a revised version of Microsoft’s elitist Xbox Elite controller in the works

Recently leaked images suggest that Microsoft has been working on an updated version of the highly regarded Xbox Elite controller. You know the one I …