Because it was 62 degrees yesterday but it will still snow tomorrow, this edition of Short Takes looks at 5 years of Surface Pro, an unfixable Skype bug that was already fixed, Amazon v. Microsoft, and so much more.
Because friends don’t let friends use Linux, this edition of Short Takes looks at Kroger’s Amazon problem, Salesforce’s CEO problem, the enterprise’s LinkedIn problem, Intel’s GPU problem, and all kinds of other problems.
Microsoft is obviously putting a lot of effort into improving the functionality available in the OWA and Outlook clients, but only for Office 365 users. It’s now got to the point where on-premises customers must be wondering where their next update will arrive. The answer may be “Never”.
Find out how to set up a task-based project dashboard.
Outlook Tasks is a tool you can use to set reminders and track tasks in OneNote with Outlook. Learn how to use this dynamic feature.
It’s hard to think of new features for an application like Word that has been around for so long. Adding something that nags the user to be more precise and concise wouldn’t seem like it would be popular, but I rather like the new “Editor” feature. And providing more context in spell checking is a good thing too!
Microsoft set out to rename OWA as Outlook on the web last year. That effort never gained real acceptance in the Exchange community, but in fact the project isn’t to rebrand OWA. Instead, it’s all about preserving and building out the Outlook brand across multiple clients and different experiences. Microsoft is struggling against the weight of history here, so don’t expect any great success anytime soon.
In OneNote 2016, the lists and outlining options have a few bonus features. These extra tools take lists from rows of text to flexible elements.
For some customers that use Office 365 or Office 2013 and try to upgrade to Office 2016 apps, they may lose Skype for Business.
On this special report, I cover more about Xbox E3 plans, new build of Windows, and should Microsoft get in trouble for the Windows 10 upgrade tactics?
Because the altitude is getting to me, this week’s other news includes Microsoft’s new social networking features for email, and a whole lot more.
Microsoft’s email application, Outlook, is likely one of, if not the most used, email applications on the planet and the product is getting a new leader.
Microsoft’s latest productivity suite, Office 2016, is now available for purchase or download if you are an Office 365 subscriber.