Tag: Microsoft

Microsoft Office and OneNote are now available on Amazon Fire tablets

Microsoft and Amazon have partnered up to bring the Office apps and OneNote to Amazon Fire tablets, by adding them to the Amazon Appstore. Microsoft has consolidated Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into one app and this isn’t the first the company has brought its applications to the Amazon Appstore. For a while now, Outlook, Xbox and Xbox Game Pass apps have been available on Amazon’s tablets. To go along with […]

Microsoft Teams now has 145 million active users a day

This week, Microsoft has announced that Teams has hit 147 million daily active users, the last time Microsoft revealed any figures around Teams was back in October 2020 when it announced it had passed 115 million daily active users. This is now marking a 26% increase since then. Business and schools are still moving to these sort of services, along side its competitors such as Slack, Google Meet and Zoom. […]

Microsoft is launching the Surface Duo in the UK and Europe next week

Microsoft announced the Surface Duo back in 2019 and it took until September 2020 for the device to launch in the US, which it did with prices now at $999 but Microsoft is now bringing the foldable device to other countries for the first time, starting with Canada, the UK and parts of Europe next week. ]Starting on 18th February the Surface Duo will go on sale in the UK, France, Germany, and […]

Microsoft Edge for Macs powered by M1 is now in beta

Apple’s new M1 based Macs haven’t been out that long, the new MacBook Air, Mac mini and MacBook Pro (with two ports) were only launched in November and within a few days, Google launched Chrome designed for the new architecture and a lot of apps were updated and you can already run Parallels on the new M1 machines too. In the last few days, Microsoft has released its version of […]

OneDrive and Teams will soon support 250GB file uploads

Soon, Microsoft will start allowing much larger uploads of files to OneDrive, SharePoint and Teams from the current limit of 100GB files to 250GB files, this will no doubt help those people working from home video editing for example in huge formats, such as 4K and 8K, with the latter getting popular lately. Those companies could be using OneDrive for company wide storage and hence the need for more storage […]

Windows 7 is still running on 100 million PCs

Despite being over 11 years old this year, Windows 7 is still running on 100 million PCs around the world. Almost a year ago, support for Windows 7 ended and since then the German government had to pay Microsoft for extended support as it failed to plan ahead and move to Windows 10. And in February 2020, it was revealed that the NHS still had a lot of PCs running […]

Microsoft launches a range of ‘ugly’ Christmas jumpers for charity

Last week, Microsoft launched a small range of Windows themed jumpers (or sweaters in the US) with one being Windows 95 themed, the other Windows XP and a Microsoft Paint one too, all three are a bit hard to find on the Xbox Gear Store unless you search for them, but we’ll have links at the bottom of the post. Microsoft started this a few years ago, when it sent […]

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 […]