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Microsoft Word for Windows is finally getting predictive typing

​Starting next month, Microsoft Word for Windows will include a new predictive typing feature that automatically suggests new words to use as you are typing.The new feature is called 'Text Prediction,' and Microsoft states that it will go live for all Word for Windows users starting March 2021.Introduced initially to users in the Office Insiders progra
Publish At:2021-02-22 20:31 | Read:122 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Software

Windows 10 Sun Valley '21H2' update: What we know so far

With the upcoming Windows 10 21H1 feature update being a minor release with few improvements, Microsoft will likely include all of the new features they have introduced in Insider builds in Windows 10 21H2.Microsoft plans to release Windows 10 21H2 in the fall of 2021 after Windows 10 21H1 is released in the spring and Windows 10X afterward.Codenam
Publish At:2021-02-21 21:07 | Read:139 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Software

Microsoft Outlook for Windows will let you send emails from aliases

Microsoft is adding support for sending emails via alias email addresses (also known as aliases or proxy addresses) from the Outlook for Windows email client."Send email from a proxy email address or account alias rather than your primary email address," Microsoft says on the planned feature's Microsoft 365 roadmap entry."The alias email address will be pres
Publish At:2021-02-21 17:13 | Read:111 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

Microsoft Edge is crowdsourcing whether to show notification prompts

Microsoft is now using crowdsourcing to determine whether to show a site's website subscription dialog prompt in the Microsoft Edge web browser.Websites have increasingly started to show prompts to sign up for browser notifications subscriptions that deliver the site's new content, even when a subscriber does not have a browser open.Example browser
Publish At:2021-02-20 17:49 | Read:180 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Security

Windows 10 21H1 coming soon, here are the new features

Earlier this week, Microsoft officially announced the Windows 10 version 21H1 update and it'll begin rolling out to consumers in the first half of this year. Like the October 2020 Update (20H2), this new update also comes with a minimal set of features, general improvements, and bug fixes.Windows 10 version 21H1 is essentially based on version 2004 and versi
Publish At:2021-02-20 13:55 | Read:70 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Software

Recently fixed Windows zero-day actively exploited since mid-2020

Microsoft says that a high-severity Windows zero-day vulnerability patched during the February 2021 Patch Tuesday was exploited in the wild since at least the summer of 2020 according to its telemetry data.The actively exploited zero-day bug is tracked as 'CVE-2021-1732 - Windows Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability.'It allows local att
Publish At:2021-02-20 13:55 | Read:196 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Microsoft exploit

Windows 10 clipboard history now lets you paste as plain text

Microsoft has added a 'paste as plain text' option to the Windows 10 clipboard history in the latest Preview build available for Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21318, users will see a new option added to the interface, which allows them to remove all formatting from clipboard history items."Simply open
Publish At:2021-02-19 18:25 | Read:266 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

Microsoft to launch Office 2021 and Office LTSC later this year

Microsoft announced the launch of Microsoft Office Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) and Office 2021 later this year for clients who don't want to get an Office 365 cloud subscription service.These are the company's next perpetual and one-time purchase Office releases, respectively, both of them to get a five-year support lifecycle after Microsoft
Publish At:2021-02-19 14:31 | Read:137 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

Microsoft cuts down Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC support to 5 years

Microsoft is shortening the support lifecycle of Windows 10 Enterprise Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) releases from 10 years down to only five years.This way, the company is cutting down the available time to avoid installing Windows 10 feature updates in half for users of devices running LTSC releases (previously known as 'missi
Publish At:2021-02-19 10:37 | Read:130 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

How to make Microsoft Office (mostly) unhackable

Microsoft Office has been the world’s most popular productivity app for many years. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook are instantly recognisable tools that we use at work and home. Unfortunately, this popularity makes Office a magnet for cybercriminals who regularly create new ways to exploit the software to steal personal data. The good news is that there
Publish At:2021-02-19 08:10 | Read:157 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Microsoft security hack

SolarWinds hackers had access to components used by Azure, Intune, and Exchange

Microsoft announced that SolarWinds hackers could have had access to repositories containing some components used by Azure, Intune, and Exchange. Microsoft announced that the threat actors behind the SolarWinds supply chain attack could have had access to repositories containing the source code for a limited number of components used by Azure, Intune, and
Publish At:2021-02-18 18:42 | Read:127 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking hacking news information

Microsoft: SolarWinds hackers downloaded Azure, Exchange source code

Microsoft announced today that the SolarWinds hackers could gain access to source code for a limited amount of components used by Azure, Intune, and Exchange.In December, it was disclosed that the SolarWinds' network management company suffered a sophisticated cyberattack that allowed hackers to create a supply chain attack targeting the company's
Publish At:2021-02-18 15:07 | Read:114 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Security hack

Microsoft pulls a second Windows SSU for blocking security updates

Microsoft has pulled one more buggy Windows 10 servicing stack update (SSU), KB4601390, because it blocked customers from installing this month's security and Cumulative Updates.The company resolved the update installation problems by releasing a new servicing stack update (SSU), KB5001079.Windows 10 SSUs provide servicing stack fixe
Publish At:2021-02-18 11:13 | Read:126 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft security

Microsoft releases the Windows 10 21H1 feature update to Insiders

Today, Microsoft announced that they have started to roll out a preview of the Windows 10 21H1 feature update to Windows Insiders in the Beta channel.Microsoft also confirmed that the Windows 10 21H1 feature update would be delivered as an enablement package, allow Windows 10 2004 and 20H2 users to install the feature update very quickly.However, users on ea
Publish At:2021-02-17 19:37 | Read:162 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

Microsoft force installs Windows 10 update to remove Flash Player

Microsoft is force installing a Windows 10 update that removes the embedded 32-bit version of Adobe Flash Player from the operating system.In October, we reported that Microsoft had released the KB4577586 optional update to remove the embedded 32-bit Flash Player from Windows and prevent it from being installed again.32-bit Flash shown in Windows 1
Publish At:2021-02-17 15:43 | Read:123 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

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