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Microsoft Teams now lets users send short video clip messages

The new asynchronous video chat tool is one of several Teams announcements from Inspire this week, including collaborative annotations and the Excel Live app in Teams meetings.

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Microsoft brings social network-style ‘stories’ to work

The company offered up its take on Facebook and Instagram Stories at Inspire, as Yammer Communities becomes Viva Engage.

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Thinking of an in-place Windows upgrade? Here's how to do it.

Not so long ago, IT admins would scorn the use of an in-place upgrade for Windows hardware. But you don't have to do everything from scratch now.

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With a light July Patch Tuesday, it's time to invest in your IT processes

Though this month's Patch Tuesday update from Microsoft deals with more than 86 reported vulnerabilities, the testing and deployment profile for July should be easy to handle. Use your time wisely.

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Word for Microsoft 365 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from Word for Microsoft 365/Office 365 in Windows? Learn to use the best new features.

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Word for Microsoft 365 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

Our visual guide helps you find the most popular commands on the Ribbon in Word for Microsoft 365/Office 365 in Windows, along with keyboard shortcuts for performing each action.

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Now’s the time to prep for Microsoft’s Excel macro crackdown

Though Microsoft has backed off earlier plans to block unsafe macros in Excel documents, that change is still coming. Here's what to do now to stay secure.

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Microsoft backs off facial recognition analysis, but big questions remain

Microsoft is backing off its support for some AI-driven features, including facial recognition. Although it's good Microsoft is acknowledging discrimination and accuracy issues, it had years to fix the problems and didn’t.

REFRESH TEST STORY: Word for Microsoft 365 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from Word for Microsoft 365/Office 365 in Windows? Learn to use the best new features.

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What’s coming in Windows 11 22H2

Get a sneak peek at the main features arriving with the first Windows 11 feature update this fall.

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How tech companies are responding to the talent gap

Tech companies face a dearth of workforce talent, which has led many organizations to hire through non-traditional approaches that include coding bootcamps, low-code training, and focusing on population areas outside the norm.

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Microsoft delivers solid Windows-focused updates for June's Patch Tuesday

This month's Patch Tuesday updates deal with 55 flaws in Windows, SQL Server, Microsoft Office, and Visual Studio, and include a zero-day vulnerability in a key Windows component.

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Microsoft launches new AI-powered Viva Sales tool

Designed to bridge the gap between Microsoft 365, Teams and CRM, Viva Sales automates data entry tasks and delivers AI-powered insights to sales teams.

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Office 2021 vs. Microsoft 365: How to choose

Microsoft Office may be the most common productivity tool for corporate users, but it's not a one-size-fits-all suite. Here are the differences between Office 2021 and Microsoft 365 and how to decide which is best for you.

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The death of Internet Explorer: Good riddance to bad rubbish

Microsoft has pulled the plug on support for the IE desktop app. Finally!

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Microsoft promises to recognize Activision Blizzard unions

Microsoft has formalized its promise that it won’t stand in the way of unionization efforts at Activision Blizzard, announcing an agreement with the Communications Workers of America.

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Before Patch Tuesday, a to-do list to avoid trouble

Whenever the second Tuesday of the month rolls around, Microsoft pushes out a raft of updates and patches for Windows users. What should users do to get ahead of any potential trouble?

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The productivity advantages of Microsoft Azure: vertical focus

Microsoft this week talked up its cloud-based sustainability efforts, but what it envisions could go far beyond that one issue.

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Microsoft commits to ban non-competes and increase pay transparency in the US

The technology giant is making four broad commitments to US-based employees, including the removal of controversial clauses from employee contracts.

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Windows 11 22H2 goes gold; expected to ship later this year

Microsoft announced what's likely the shipping version for Windows 11 22H2, now available through its Insider channel, enabling IT shops to test it on qualified systems before it ships later this year. The company is also offering...

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