Microsoft says it is expanding the availability of its Focused Inbox functionality across the many confusing versions of Outlook it supports on Windows, Mac, mobile, and the web.
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Starting next week, Skype users will be able to sign-in to other Microsoft services---like Outlook.com, OneDrive and Xbox Live---using their Skype IDs. And vice-versa.
There's a U.S. presidential election coming up, and Microsoft has launched a new Bing interactive experience to help voters make educated decisions.
Microsoft has quietly opened the doors for its Outlook Premium service but the product is only being offered in the US at this time.
Microsoft announced a major update to the Skype Translator functionality that's built into its Skype communications products: Now, you can translate spoken words between Russian and other supported languages in real time.
Microsoft has artificially kept Windows phone on life support since its mid-2015 decision to wind down its smartphone ambitions. There are a lot of theories about why the software giant is doing this. But here's the real reason.
As you may have heard, Microsoft is finally nearing the completion of its migration to the new Outlook.com, which brings the look and feel and some of the functionality of the commercial Office 365 offerings to consumers. Here's a quick look at some of the key changes.
There's no official announcement yet, but I see this morning that Skype for iPhone and iPad has received a fairly major update, with numerous new features. Key among them: Support for Siri and the ability to answer Skype calls above the lock screen.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Call of Duty: World at War comes to Xbox One Backwards Compatibility, more Google Pixel leaks, Google plans to bring fast Wi-Fi for the world, Chrome on Android gets Data Saver, more, and I finally get the new Outlook.com!
At Ignite this week in Atlanta, Microsoft teased a new feature for OneDrive that looks very similar to placeholders; a feature users loved when it was available with Windows 8.
Microsoft has been plotting a major upgrade to its Outlook.com web email service for quite some time. But despite many delays, it appears that the upgrade is final accelerating. And many readers have questions about what is happening.
A new report claims that Microsoft is restarting its Skype client efforts yet again with a new project called "Skype for Life." But that strategy makes no sense, as Microsoft is already well on its way to delivering on its new generation clients on all supported platforms.
Last night, Microsoft updated OneDrive for iOS, providing iPhone and iPad users with a new files-centric user interface, folder sharing for work and school accounts, and more.
Yesterday, I wrote about the surprise appearance of what we used to call "Messaging Everywhere" in the Skype Preview app in the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build. But that's just the tip of the iceberg, so here's what Microsoft has planned.
Though Microsoft never mentioned this when it announced Windows Insider build 14926 earlier this week, this build includes a nice surprise: It's the first to feature the long-awaited "Messaging Everywhere" capabilities in the Skype Preview app.