The spotlight has been on the Windows Insider program since the October 2018 update fiasco, but is it really a "fiasco"? In October, Microsoft revealed that less than one one-hundredth of one percent of users, in very specific conditions, had lost some of their files. Data loss sucks, even if it's affecting just a small subset of users, but the ramifications for Microsoft were … [Read more...] about Should Microsoft brag about Windows Insider Program success after its October Update mess?
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You and 800 million other people now can use hardware authentication keys -- and no password at all -- to log on to Microsoft accounts used for Outlook, Office 365, OneDrive, Skype and Xbox Live.Microsoft is using a technology called FIDO2, which employs hardware keys for the no-password logon, the company said Tuesday. New versions of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating … [Read more...] about New hardware security keys let you log into Outlook, Xbox, Office websites with no password at all
Editor's Note: Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, died Monday in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 65. Below is the transcript of Lesley Stahl's story on Allen, originally aired April 17, 2011. It's interesting how many big, hi-tech companies were started by two friends: like Hewlett and Packard, or Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin. … [Read more...] about Paul Allen and the birth of the PC, Microsoft
Microsoft today launched Office 2019 for Windows and macOS, giving its most important customers - volume licensees - first crack at the application suite.Also on Monday, the Redmond, Wash. company committed to a successor to Office 2019, ending renewed speculation that this release would be the last outside a subscription.Office 2019 will roll out to others, including … [Read more...] about Microsoft launches Office 2019 for Windows, macOS
Word now has a Focus Mode (on Mac) to help you knuckle down on that must-finish report, not to mention a dark theme on Windows, better inking features and accessibility upgrades like Read Aloud. PowerPoint has a new roaming pencil case, morph transitions, 4K video export and the ability to insert content like 3D models and SVG images. Excel offers funnel charts, 2D maps, … [Read more...] about Microsoft releases Office 2019 for Mac and Windows