Tag: Microsoft

Microsoft is not making Xbox One consoles anymore

Microsoft is struggling to keep up with demand for the new Xbox Series X, even though it has now been on sale for well over a year and as we all know, Sony is in the same situation with the PlayStation 5. Sony is planning on keeping manufacturing the PlayStation 4 to customers who want a new console can purchase one, even it is not the latest and greatest. However, […]

Microsoft is pulling support for OneDrive on Windows 7 and 8 next March

Microsoft has revealed that come March 2022, OneDrive will no longer be supported on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Microsoft is trying to gert some more users to move to newer operating systems, like Windows 10 and Windows 11. Support for Windows 7 ended on 13th January 2015 with the extended support ending on 14th January, 2020. Corporate users using OneDrive have a bit longer for Windows 8 and […]

Microsoft announces a new wired Xbox Stereo headset

Microsoft has announced a brand new wired Xbox Stereo headset, which is essentially a wired version of the new wireless headset the company revealed earlier this year. The wired version is quite a bit less expensive than the wireless version and understandably it is missing a few features when compared to the wireless model. The wired one comes in art £54.99 in the UK and $59.99 in the US, its […]

Microsoft Teams now supports native macOS notifications

Microsoft Teams now supports native macOS notifications with the official app, with support coming for macOS 10.15 and later only. Long time users of Teams on Mac have been asking for this for a long time now, a forum thread found by Windows Latest is over five years old and a Microsoft employee replied to it. “We are thrilled to share that Teams now supports Mac OS notifications on Mac OS […]

Microsoft is killing off Internet Explorer in 2022

Microsoft is planning on finally killing off Internet Explorer next summer, and this move has been a long time coming, as Microsoft introduced its successor, Edge alongside Windows 10 back in 2015. Since then, Microsoft has been slowly building up the feature set of its new browser in preparation to retire IE. Microsoft still bundles IE with current versions of Windows 10 and come 15th June 2022, it won’t be […]

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 […]