Tag: Microsoft

Microsoft has added CarPlay support to Teams

Today, Microsoft has updated its video conferencing app, Teams to now support Apple CarPlay, as well as a few other improvements. The CarPlay addition will allow drivers to make and take calls on Teams, while in the car which is useful for people always on the road needing to talk to people at the office in a group call style. Microsoft has also added support for the way the app […]

The Xbox Series X controller will soon work with Apple devices

The new Xbox Series X was recently made available and it also comes with a new redesigned controller, which can be purchased separately too and some users (myself included) have been noticing it doesn’t work at all with iOS and iPadOS, it will connect ok to them and be recognised but it doesn’t do anything. This is actually because the Series X controller isn’t supported by Apple yet and right […]

Microsoft now has a beta version of Office for Mac with support for Apple Silicon

Earlier this week, Apple announced the new M1 chip for Mac, and it is already in the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13-inch and Mac mini. Apps do need to be updated to support the new models, otherwise they’ll be emulated using Rosetta 2 and earlier this week Microsoft has released the first beta of Office for Mac with support for the new chips. Learn more here about the Office […]

Microsoft has rebranded Bing to ‘Microsoft Bing’

This week, Microsoft has announced that Bing is being rebranded to sit under the Microsoft name, with a new name of Microsoft Bing. The company has said that this change is part of “the continued integration of our search experiences across the Microsoft family.” Microsoft Bing has a new logo, new look home page and the Microsoft logo is now more present too. Source: Microsoft

Microsoft now dampens “reply all” storms in Office 365

Those email storms when everyone is hitting “reply all” can get annoying, especially in large companies and Microsoft is aiming to do something about it. A new feature for Office 365 is rolling out soon to help block and discourage users from hitting “reply all” to massive email threads. The feature is going to be more useful for large companies first and then rolling out to smaller ones later on. […]

Microsoft Office apps on iPad will soon get trackpad support

According to The Verge and TechCrunch who both had reports today, Microsoft will soon add trackpad support to its suite of Office apps, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Support is due to come this autumn. This news comes shortly after Apple updated iPadOS recently with native support for trackpads and mice, with iOS 13.4 and then even more recently, the new Magic Keyboard case for iPad Pro. via: The Verge

Microsoft is testing multi-window support for Office on iPadOS

The iPad has had multi-window support for a couple of years now, since iOS 9 and as time goes on more and more apps are being updated to support split screen support, with multi-windows for each application the support came with iPadOS 13. Safari has had this support for a while too, and now Microsoft is testing support for iPadOS so users can open up multiple Word documents and PowerPoint […]

Microsoft launches Forza Street for iOS and iPadOS today

Today, Microsoft has launched Forza Street for iOS, iPadOS and Android. The game has been on Windows 10 for a little while already and it is a stripped down version of the full on Forza games for Xbox and Windows 10. Microsoft describes Forza Street is designed for “quick, under-a-minute races.” Forza Street, like many mobile games is free-to-play and has in app purchases. “Forza Street was also designed to […]

Microsoft Edge is now the second most popular web browser

Who knew Microsoft could have a second shot at the browser wars, back in the early noughties, Microsoft was kind of the browsers with Internet Explorer but as soon as Google Chrome came along, Google quickly took over. With Windows 10, Microsoft also shipped Edge a new browser at the time and until recently, when the web engine was moved to Chromium it wasn’t massively popular. Bleeping Computer recently reported that Edge […]

Microsoft has seen a 775% increase in cloud demand – now has capped Teams usage

In the past week, the usage of Microsoft Teams has grew substantially, as well as a lot of Microsoft’s cloud products and services, the usage has grown so much that Microsoft has had to limit the usage of Teams for the users who don’t pay. Microsoft has seen much more usage of Power BI, Windows Virtual Desktop and of course Microsoft Teams. “In response to health authorities emphasizing the importance […]