I've spent a lot of time investigating how the role of your Microsoft account is changing as Windows 10 evolves, and whether you should---or shouldn't---sign-in to Windows 10 with this account.
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I've been slow to embrace digital personal assistants like Cortana. But these technologies have gotten dramatically better over the past year. More important, they are indeed the future of personal computing.
Yesterday, I reported that the first Skype Preview build was available on Android. Well, it's available on iOS too, but in a far more limited fashion.
Microsoft has issued its first Skype Preview app release to those who signed up for the Skype Insider program.
Outlook.com Premium is an affordable way to set up an online identity with a custom domain. But there are a few gotchas to know about.
There's no announcement from Microsoft, but Outlook.com Premium has shed its Preview tag, meaning it is now generally available. The bad news? It's still offered only in the US.
Microsoft has expanded the testing of Focused Inbox for the Mail app in Windows 10, indicating that this feature will debut with or around the Creators Update.
Microsoft this week began rolling out an update to Cortana that makes the personal digital assistant's reminder capabilities a lot more sophisticated.
Those seeking to bring their old photo collections into the digital age face numerous challenges. Here are a few thoughts about this process.
This week, Microsoft announced add-ins for Outlook Mobile, starting on iOS. This is an important step for Outlook Mobile and for mobile productivity apps in general.
Microsoft has responded to a reader query about OneDrive and its resiliency against ransomware. And they've got good news.
If you're using a Microsoft account (MSA), you need to secure it with two-step verification. And then use an authenticator app to make it painless.
While no one has ever asked to pay for Outlook.com, there are some associated paid Microsoft services that will make for a better overall experience.
Today, you can buy music, movies and TV shows from the Windows Store, and Microsoft is adding e-books this year. But is Microsoft a trustworthy content provider?
Like its predecessor, Windows 10 lets you sign-in using your Microsoft account. But you don't need to do so to integrate with many of the services associated with that account.