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PSA: Microsoft Office 2016 and 2019 to Reach End of Support in October 2025

Microsoft is reminding customers that Office 2016 and Office 2019 apps and productivity servers will reach end of support on October 14, 2025. After this date, the company will no longer provide security patches, bug fixes, and technical support to both consumers and organizations. Microsoft announced the end of mainstream support for Office 2016 and...


New Word Editor Feature Proves its Worth

Last Update: Aug 31, 2022

It’s hard to think of new features for an application like Word that has been around for so long. Adding something that nags the user to be more precise and concise wouldn’t seem like it would be popular, but I rather like the new “Editor” feature. And providing more context in spell checking is a good thing too!

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Office 365 Hybrid Cloud Data Protection Considerations

Even though Microsoft has your data, that doesn’t mean you are protected from an outage…here’s what you need to consider with Office 365 and your data.

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Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: February 16

Because it was 62 degrees yesterday but it will still snow tomorrow, this edition of Short Takes looks at 5 years of Surface Pro, an unfixable Skype bug that was already fixed, Amazon v. Microsoft, and so much more.

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Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: November 10

Because friends don’t let friends use Linux, this edition of Short Takes looks at Kroger’s Amazon problem, Salesforce’s CEO problem, the enterprise’s LinkedIn problem, Intel’s GPU problem, and all kinds of other problems.

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Recent Outlook and OWA Enhancements Disappoint On-Premises Exchange Customers

Microsoft is obviously putting a lot of effort into improving the functionality available in the OWA and Outlook clients, but only for Office 365 users. It’s now got to the point where on-premises customers must be wondering where their next update will arrive. The answer may be “Never”.

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Leveraging OneNote: An Outlook Task-Based Project Dashboard

Find out how to set up a task-based project dashboard.

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Leveraging OneNote: Getting Familiar with Outlook Tasks

Outlook Tasks is a tool you can use to set reminders and track tasks in OneNote with Outlook. Learn how to use this dynamic feature.

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Microsoft Wants You to Use the Outlook Brand Correctly (but OWA is still OWA and Outlook’s the fat client)

Microsoft set out to rename OWA as Outlook on the web last year. That effort never gained real acceptance in the Exchange community, but in fact the project isn’t to rebrand OWA. Instead, it’s all about preserving and building out the Outlook brand across multiple clients and different experiences. Microsoft is struggling against the weight of history here, so don’t expect any great success anytime soon.

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Leveraging OneNote: Mastering Outlines and Lists

In OneNote 2016, the lists and outlining options have a few bonus features. These extra tools take lists from rows of text to flexible elements.

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