On August 17, the Microsoft 365 Team announced EOL for Microsoft Edge Legacy (Mar 9, 2021) and end-of-support for Internet Explorer 11 in its apps and services (starting with Teams on Nov 30, 2020 and concluding with a total drop on Aug 17, 2021).
A month ago, I wrote about a strange issue with Office. It occasionally disappeared, was sometimes uninstalled after an Insider build upgrade. When I was last writing about this, it had happened three times out of five previous Dev Channel build upgrades. Find the whole story here: Windows Insider Dev Channel and Office 365 Can’t
Microsoft just announced a whole bunch of new teams features including meetings with up to 20,000 participants (!) and a wide range of phone support plans, including expanded phone system integration, support for SIP phones, and even (gasp!) Teams phones coming soon.
Ever since I updated my Office 365 install with yesterday’s monthly offering (July 28), Outlook keeps warning me to “CHECK YOUR CONNECTION” (all-caps is Microsoft’s not mine). I did, and it’s working fine. So what’s up here?
Only July 29, 2015 Microsoft released Windows 10 to the public. It’s been a interesting ride since then, and the OS appears to have many more years of utility and enjoyment left to go. Happy B-day!
Sometimes, an Insider Feature Upgrade will make my Office installation disappear, without rhyme or reason. It’s an easy issue to fix, but remains perplexing and irritating even so.
MS has introduced new names for Office update channels. These now include a Beta Channel (early adopters), Current Channel (and Preview version), and Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (and Preview version). You’ve been warned!
Through the Communities item in the Teams apps, you can add Yammer as a channel in the left-hand navigation bar for Microsoft Teams. I provide step-by-step install info. You’ll have to have a Yammer account tied to your Teams account to take advantage, though.
When MS announced in January it would automatically change over search engines in Chrome (and perhaps Firefox) from the current default to Bing, I expected some backlash. It’s been heard, and a new, kinder and gentler policy set forward.
Here’s an interesting snippet from an innocuous sounding item from Microsoft Docs dated January 17, 2020. It’s entitled “Microsoft Search in Bing and Office 365 Pro Plus” and is very much worth reading. The first paragraph baldly declares Microsoft’s intentions (I added the bold text for additional emphasis ): Starting with Version 2002 of Office