Tag Archive: Microsoft


Do you need all of Todoist’s power, or will Microsoft To Do “do” the job

Todoist

De-facto choice

Free (w/ IAP) at Google Play

Pros Natural Language Parsing Two-way Calendar syncing Available on all major platforms Karma system keeps task management fun Cons Must pay to unlock all features No team collaboration features

Todoist continues to be the to-do app that everyone comes back to after test-driving the new and shiny cars. New coats of paint and a slight overhaul have turned Todoist back into the flexible king of to  [Read More…]

Microsoft Teams maximum group chat size to increase this month

Group chats in Microsoft Teams can more than double in size, thanks to an update rolling out this month.

What you need to know The maximum number of group chat participants will increase in Microsoft Teams this month. The update brings the maximum number of group chat participants from 100 to 250. The update is rolling out now and will be completed by mid-May.

Microsoft Teams group chats can be significantly larger starting this month. A new  [Read More…]

Pluralsight has free courses to help you learn Microsoft Azure quickly

Learning Microsoft Azure is now easier than ever thanks to a new partnership between Pluralsight and Microsoft. You can become an expert and strengthen your Azure skills in no time, and the best part is that getting started is absolutely free. There are a number of courses on Azure you can take at Pluralsight to see whether the site and learning method is right for you before paying a cent on any further courses you might decide to take.

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Hop into video conference with Google Meet or Microsoft Teams

Best Overall Google Meet

Free, From $ 6/mo at Google

Pros Free for all to use Works on all platforms Real-time collaboration tools No extra charge for call-in Cons Google account required for access Connection may drop for Mac users

Google Meet is free for everyone to use, including businesses. All you need is your personal Gmail account or a free G Suite Essentials account. Business accounts give you access to all real-time collaboration tools and  [Read More…]

Microsoft To Do improves task tracking on Android

It’s easier to keep track of your tasks in Microsoft To Do for Android following a recent update.

What you need to know Tasks in Microsoft To Do for Android now appear at the top of lists when moved between lists. The update also smooths scrolling, which helps when viewing long lists. The update is available now through the Google Play Store.

The latest update for Microsoft To Do includes a few changes that make it easier  [Read More…]

Let’s compare Zoom and Microsoft Teams for your video conferencing needs

Best Overall Microsoft Teams

From $ 5 per month/ per user at Microsoft

Pros Included with Microsoft 365 Collaboration tools Easy to connect to other programs Privacy and encryption Lets 250 people join virtual meetings Even more can join for live streaming events Cons Not compatible with Linux Call-in support costs extra Webinar support also costs extra

Microsoft Teams lets up to 250 people join traditional virtual meetings and 10,000 for live streaming events. It works  [Read More…]

Microsoft breaks down how it’s improving search in Outlook mobile

Outlook is gaining support for several features from Microsoft Search to help you find your content.

What you need to know Outlook on iOS and Android will gain several new features to improve the search experience. The features center around Microsoft Search, which helps find contextual content based on your queries. The new Search experience will start rolling out in April 2020.

Microsoft is rolling out a new search experience to help people find content within Outlook  [Read More…]

Microsoft Teams goes down as many switch to remote working

Online learners and workers will have to deal with a Microsoft Teams outage to start their week.

What you need to know Microsoft Teams is down for many people across Europe. The outage is at a bad time since many people will work from home this week due to coronavirus. Microsoft is investigating the issue.

Microsoft Teams is down for many users across Europe. The Microsoft 365 Status Twitter account posted about the outage early this morning,  [Read More…]

Galaxy S20 and Z Flip get exclusive Your Phone features from Microsoft

Cross-platform copy and paste, RCS messaging support, and more.

What you need to know The latest preview build of Windows is adding new exclusive Your Phone features for Samsung’s latest flagships. Using Your Phone with the Galaxy S20 lineup or the Z Flip, you’ll now be able to use cross-platform copy and paste, RCS enabled texting, and black out your screen to save battery. To use the new features, update your Windows PC to build 19582 and  [Read More…]

Google still trying to get consumers to ditch new Microsoft Edge for Chrome

Google keeps trying to make people switch away from the new Microsoft Edge.

What you need to know Several Google services show pop-ups within the new Microsoft Edge to try to get people to switch to Google Chrome. Google docs, Google’s search page, Google News, and Google Translate show prompts to switch to Chrome. Google also shows pop-ups in the Chrome web store to try to get people to switch to Chrome.

Google continues to try to  [Read More…]