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June 21, 2024

Enhancing Email Productivity with Microsoft’s Copilot Pro in Outlook

Microsoft’s Copilot Pro offers AI-powered assistance for Microsoft 365 applications at a monthly fee of $20. This service integrates with the new version of Outlook within Microsoft 365, allowing users to leverage Copilot’s AI capabilities to compose, reply to, and summarize emails. Presently, Copilot Pro is not compatible with the classic version of Outlook provided

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Windows 11 Pro: Your Guide to Upgrading and Reinstalling

If you’ve opted for a new PC equipped with Windows 11 Home straight out of the box, be prepared for some limitations. This basic version lacks the robust features necessary for serious productivity, earning it the informal title of “Windows for Budget Users.” Previously, a workaround existed for upgrading from Windows 10 Home to Windows

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April 22, 2024

Microsoft Unveils VASA-1: AI Tool for Realistic Deepfakes and Ethical Considerations

Microsoft Research Asia has unveiled VASA-1, an experimental AI tool capable of generating highly convincing deepfakes from a single photograph. Developed by Microsoft’s researchers, this tool swiftly combines a static image or drawing of an individual with an audio file to produce a lifelike talking representation of them. Utilizing advanced algorithms, VASA-1 accurately replicates facial

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February 8, 2024

Microsoft’s PC Manager: Streamlining Windows Performance and Optimization

PC Manager, the optimization and performance-enhancing application from Microsoft, has been officially released for Windows after nearly 16 months since its initial announcement in October 2022. Currently in beta for Windows 10 and Windows 11, PC Manager aims to streamline system optimization without the need for third-party tools like CCleaner. Recognizing the resource demands of

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January 8, 2024

Microsoft Teams Set to Launch on Android Auto in February 2024

Microsoft Teams is set to make its debut on Android Auto in February. The company’s decision to integrate Teams into Android Auto, a platform traditionally centered around navigation and entertainment apps like Google’s Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay, signals a strategic move by Microsoft. Earlier, Google had hinted at expanding the range of apps available

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December 19, 2023

Microsoft Teams to Phase Out Older Client Versions 

Microsoft has provided detailed information about its decision to discontinue support for the legacy messaging framework of Microsoft Teams. Emphasizing the need for users to remain current with updates, the tech giant aims to prevent potential service disruptions and related issues. Outdated Versions Face Messaging Challenges Come March 31, 2024, Microsoft will cease support for

September 21, 2023

Microsoft’s Copilot: Enhancing Productivity with Centralized AI Assistance and More Exciting Updates

Microsoft has made a significant commitment to artificial intelligence, and one of its major endeavors in this field is Copilot, described as “centralized AI assistance designed to simplify tasks and enhance productivity.” After a summer preview, Copilot is now receiving a broader release, extending its reach to Windows 11, Microsoft 365, the Edge browser, and

September 2, 2023

Microsoft to Separate Teams from Office

The story dates back to July 2020 when an American start-up, Slack, later acquired by Salesforce, filed a complaint. The European Commission, which had suspicions that Microsoft was leveraging its dominant position in software to promote Teams at the expense of competitors, initiated an investigation shortly thereafter. If these suspicions prove true, Microsoft, which has

July 12, 2023

Microsoft Defender finally sees long-standing bug fixed

Windows 11 users know perfectly well that Microsoft Defender suffers from a bug that affects Local Security Authority protection, but now it seems that this bug is in the process of being resolved. On Microsoft’s page dedicated to Windows 11 and device security, the company says that Local Security Authority (LSA) protection helps “protect user

July 4, 2023

Microsoft aims to be the Leader in the Video Game Market by 2030

In the video game market, Microsoft wants to become the true leader, which after all is in the purest logic of a technology multinational. Third player in sales of consoles (behind Sony and Nintendo ) and third again in revenue (this time behind Tencent and Sony ), Microsoft intends to become the leader of the

April 26, 2023

Microsoft releases PowerShell script to address security flaws in Windows 10/11

On April 25th, 2023, Microsoft released a PowerShell script to address multiple security vulnerabilities affecting Windows 10 and 11, following a similar release last March that addressed a BitLocker-related flaw. PowerShell is a built-in tool in the Windows operating system that functions as a command shell, scripting language, and development kit. The PowerShell script, called

April 11, 2023

Microsoft launches its AI image generator in the Edge browser

Everyone knows that Microsoft and OpenIA are arm in arm in Artificial Intelligence (AI). After having implemented ChatGPT in its search engine, Bing, Microsoft is now implementing the DALL-E image generator in its browser, Microsoft Edge. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as Microsoft lags behind Google in many ways. Microsoft Edge is far behind

March 7, 2023

Microsoft Announces Free Outlook App for Mac Users

If you’re a Mac user, Microsoft has good news for you. The company decided to make Microsoft Outlook for Mac free to use, which now does not require a Microsoft 365 subscription or an Office license. Remember that this is a solution that allows users to stay connected and organized, both at work and in

March 3, 2023

Microsoft releases Windows 365 app

Microsoft released the Windows 365 application to all users yesterday. This is valid for all those who use the latest version of their operating system, Windows 11, as well as those who are still on the previous version, Windows 10. This application allows users to access Microsoft’s cloud PC servers and, of course, requires a

February 23, 2023

Microsoft Integrates VPN into Edge 110, but with Limited Availability

Microsoft continues to enrich its latest Chromium-based browser, Edge, and recently released Edge 110 that arrived with some new features. And among the novelties it seems that we have a native VPN, but that seems not to have arrived for all users. Apparently only a few selected users have access to this VPN, and that

February 22, 2023

Microsoft Edge encourages users not to download Google Chrome

Being the default browser in Windows 10 and 11 makes Microsoft Edge a good utility to offload Google Chrome or any other browser you prefer. But this movement seems to bother Microsoft as it constantly tries to find ways, sometimes aggressive, to encourage users to use Microsoft Edge. An attempt to get Chrome using Edge

February 20, 2023

Microsoft places usage limits on Bing chat

After some issues recently manifested by Bing AI, in particular annoying and potentially aggressive behavior, Microsoft has decided to limit AI chat to prevent the ChatGPT-based chatbot from degenerating. In a blog post, the Bing team said the company’s data showed that the vast majority of people find the answers they’re looking for within 5

February 18, 2023

Microsoft to meet EU regulators over Activision buyout

Microsoft has already seen the deal of buying Activision-Blizzard in a better situation, however, the company refuses to give up on the idea of its purchase. For this reason, next week, representatives of the company will meet in person with the authorities of the European Union and antitrust regulators of the European Commission, with the

February 10, 2023

Microsoft launches the new Edge 110: Know what’s new

Microsoft has released a new version of its browser that arrives in the form of Edge 110. Besides the usual improvements inside, and all kinds of security fixes, the new version comes with new features. For many users one of its new functions, called Drop, will be the most useful. As always, the release notes

February 6, 2023

Microsoft’s Drive to Emerge as a Premier AI Powerhouse

Microsoft, a technology giant known for its Windows operating system and Office suite, is making a push to become a leader in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). In recent years, the company has invested heavily in AI research and development, acquiring several startups and hiring top AI talent to build its capabilities. The goal

February 3, 2023

Microsoft confronts EU concerns over Activision Acquisition

The purchase of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft is a subject that has been following us a lot in recent months. Although the deal has been approved in some countries, such as Saudi Arabia and Brazil, Microsoft faces major challenges in key markets, such as the United States and Europe and even the United Kingdom. According

Microsoft launches Teams Premium with AI functions derived from ChatGPT

As stated by the Microsoft, following the recent multi-billion dollar investment in the company, the partnership with OpenAI has entered a phase that should have commercial repercussions for its products. Well, the effects of said collaboration (which has lasted since 2019) can be glimpsed in the new Teams Premium, announced yesterday by Microsoft, in which