Hero approved Microsoft 365

New Outlook for Windows to Let Users Save Files Where They Want

Microsoft will soon introduce a new feature in the new Outlook for Windows client, which will allow users to choose a specific folder when saving attachments. The company announced in a message on the Microsoft 365 Admin Center that the upcoming update will begin rolling out to commercial customers in mid-January 2024. As of today,…

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Microsoft Bing AI Powered search

Microsoft Copilot Hits General Availability with Commercial Data Protection

Microsoft Copilot, the AI-powered chat tool that launched in preview earlier this year, is now generally available for both consumers and commercial customers. Built upon OpenAI’s GPT-4 model, this AI assistant seamlessly searches the web and integrates the findings into its responses. Microsoft Copilot (previously known as Bing Chat and Bing Chat Enterprise) is available…

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First Ring Daily: Evernote’s Death Spiral and Amazon’s New Enterprise-Focused Q Assistant

In this episode of First Ring Daily, Brad Sams and Paul Thurrott discuss Evernote significantly restricting its feature set for free users, Amazon launching a new AI chatbot for the enterprise, and more.

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Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Optional Update With AI-Powered Copilot

Microsoft rolled out a new optional update (KB5032278) for Windows 10 version 22H2 yesterday. The major highlight of this release is Windows Copilot, which has been available in preview for Insiders since last week. On Windows 10, the Copilot button appears on the right side of the taskbar, which lets users open the chatbot to…

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microsoft 365 hero approved

Microsoft’s Outlook on the Web to Drop Support for Activity-Based Authentication Timeout

Microsoft is discontinuing support for activity-based authentication timeout in Outlook on the Web. Starting in January 2024, the company will replace the feature with idle session timeout settings for Microsoft 365 commercial customers. Microsoft introduced the idle session timeout feature for Microsoft 365 Web apps in June 2022. This feature enables IT admins to create…

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Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Unveils Azure Expert Assessment: Your Personalized Path to Seamless Cloud Adoption

Microsoft has unveiled Azure Expert Assessment, a free one-to-one service enabling enterprises to strategize their cloud adoption journey collaboratively with a Certified Azure Expert. The Azure expert evaluates current IT infrastructure readiness, providing tailored recommendations for a smooth transition to the cloud. Microsoft has introduced Azure Expert Assessment as a new addition to its existing…

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Datacenter networking servers

Microsoft Delays Final Exchange Server 2019 Cumulative Updates Until 2024

Microsoft has unveiled plans to postpone the rollout of new cumulative updates (CUs) for Exchange Server 2019, extending the release timeline to accommodate the upcoming Christmas holidays. The last two cumulative updates are expected to be rolled out to commercial customers after January 9, 2024. Last year, Microsoft announced that Exchange Server cumulative updates are…

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Hero approved Microsoft 365

Microsoft Expands Enhanced User Analytics Support to Teams, Outlook, and OneDrive

Microsoft is expanding its enhanced user analytics capabilities to support popular Microsoft 365 apps such as Outlook, Teams, and OneDrive. The enhanced user analytics feature, available in the Search & Intelligence admin portal, offers detailed insights to IT admins to help them understand how users across the organization are utilizing the search functionality. With this…

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Office 365

Microsoft Sunsets Defender Application Guard for Office: Here’s What You Need to Know

Microsoft has announced that it’s deprecating Defender Application Guard for Office this month. The company has quietly updated its support article to indicate that the security feature will no longer receive updates. “Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office is being deprecated and is no longer being updated. This deprecation also includes the Windows.Security.Isolation APIs that…

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Windows 11 2022 Update

Upgrade to Windows 11 – The Road Ahead

In this article, you’ll learn some strategies to upgrade to Windows 11. Including learning about the planning and readiness phase. At times, I feel like the lion in Narnia – Aslan – being lectured and roaring back: Do Not Cite The Deep Magic To Me… I Was There When It Was Written. But I was…

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