Microsoft predicted to hit $1 trillion valuation within 12 months

Apr 10, 2018 at 20:23 GMT If you ask Morgan Stanley how Microsoft is performing, they would say the company is doing nearly everything right, as they have just predicted the company will hit a trillion dollar valuation within the next 12 months, a year earlier than the rather optimistic 2017 prediction by Evercore ISI, which said the company will hit the landmark in 2020. “Strong positioning for ramping public cloud adoption, large distribution channels and installed customer...
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Microsoft announces new cloud-connected data types in Excel

Mar 26, 2018 at 17:03 GMT Microsoft today announced new cloud-connected data types in Excel. Stocks and Geography are the first two cloud-connected data types they are adding. With this new support, Microsoft Excel will be able to recognize rich data types beyond numbers and text strings. When you type “France” for example, Excel will recognize it as a country and automatically associates it with additional attributes such as population and GDP. Users can then use these attri...
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Airbus moving its 130,000 employees from Microsoft Office to Google’s G Suite

Mar 14, 2018 at 16:57 GMT Airbus today announced that it is moving away from Microsoft Office to Google’s G Suite. Airbus has over 130,000 staffers around the world and G Suite will become their only internal productivity and communication tool. In the internal memo sent to the staff, Airbus CEO Tom Enders mentioned that this is a major transformative step. In my opinion, it is a huge bet that could go either way. Ender hopes that this decision will shape the company. “Choosing...
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Editorial: As a fan, this is what Microsoft is doing wrong!

Feb 2, 2018 at 12:04 GMT The company is increasingly out of touch with users. The Microsoft we know is a many-headed hydra. They have a rapidly growing cloud infrastructure with Azure, they have their own PC manufacturing unit with Surface, they build their own PC software with Windows 10, they built their own mobile phones and an operating system for it with Lumia and Windows 10 Mobile respectively. They also build the world’s most powerful gaming console with Xbox One (X). They bu...
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You can now install the Office 365 desktop apps directly from the Store

Jan 24, 2018 at 20:07 GMT First previewed for Windows 10 S, now every Windows 10 user can install the Office 365 apps directly from the Windows Store. The collection is now out of Preview and should make it easy for Windows 10 users with Office 365 subscriptions to install the apps on their PC, rather than visiting Microsoft’s hard to find Office 365 website (it’s at Office.com btw) To install the Store apps you will need to uninstall your current collection, but from ...
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Microsoft is killing Office Delve app for Windows 10 devices

Dec 07, 2017 at 15:01 GMT Last year, Microsoft announced Office Delve app preview for Windows 10 devices. This app help users discover about the content and people around them in their organization. Microsoft has now removed Office Delve for Windows 10 app from the Windows Store and they are recommending users to use the web version of Delve instead. Users who have already installed this app can continue to use it, but the app may stop working in the future.Microsoft provided th...
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Microsoft finally brings full Office support to all Chromebooks

Nov 26, 2017 at 22:21 GMT Last year, Google announced that it would be bringing Android apps to ChromeOS in order to make their laptops and hybrids more versatile. Microsoft also claims to be working on improving its ChromeOS support -but in the end, the apps were only available on Google’s Pixelbook and a few other devices. Earlier in the year we asked  Microsoft about this and they said: Our strategy has not changed. Office for Android is supported on Chrome OS devices...
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Microsoft to kill Office Mix, will bring some of its features to existing Office 365 apps

Oct 23, 2017 at 19:14 GMT Three years ago, Microsoft launched the preview of Office Mix, a new tool that allowed users to create interactive online lessons using PowerPoint. Microsoft today announced that they are going to kill Office Mix service. But the good news is that they are planning to build some of its best features directly into PowerPoint, Microsoft Stream, and Microsoft Forms for Office 365 subscribers on Windows PCs. Instead of the need to install Office Mix ...
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Outlook Mail and Calendar gets a touch of Fluent Design in Windows 10

Oct 17, 2017 at 12:32 GMT Microsoft has released a new update to the Outlook Mail and Calendar app in Windows 10. The company is finally rolling out the new Fluent Design system to the apps, but don’t get too excited. The update only brings a small part of the Fluent Design system to the apps. It adds the Reveal effect of the Fluent Design system, which is a neat little effect that highlights part of an element when you hover over it. Here it is in action: The upda...
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Report: Microsoft now owns three of the top five most popular mobile business applications

Sep 27, 2017 at 16:49 GMT Every so often I come across many questions about Microsoft’s mobile strategy on comments section of our articles, Twitter and elsewhere. Yes, Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 10 Mobile devices, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have future in the mobile world. Their current mobile strategy is nothing but to become the No.1 app maker on existing mobile platforms. Their consumer apps are not so popular to replace Facebook, Amazon or Google, b...
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