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  1. Last 7 days
    1. Calibri has been the default font for all things Microsoft since 2007, when it stepped in to replace Times New Roman across Microsoft Office. It has served us all well, but we believe it’s time to evolve. To help us set a new direction, we’ve commissioned five original, custom fonts to eventually replace Calibri as the default.

      Microsoft will be moving away from Calibri as a default font

  2. Apr 2021
    1. This new meeting control is ideal for teachers, and it should definitely help them penalize students who are consistently late for their online classes.

      This is really terrible framing for this issue. We should not be promoting a penal culture for education.

    1. The best procedure is the one you don’t need. If the UI is crystal clear and leads the customer through a task, a procedure isn’t necessary. Start there.
  3. Mar 2021
    1. 微软 HoloLens 业务负责人 Alex Kipman 在演讲中向我们展示了微软混合现实的愿景。

      一开场,Kipman 将自己的全息化身,投射到一个虚拟的海底世界,一个微软专门打造的有史以来最大的混合现实的舞台。

      A dream dream along is only a dream. A dream we dream together is called reality. / 一个梦,一个人做的梦,只是一个梦。我们一起做的梦是现实。

      借着约翰·列侬语录,Kipman 侃侃而谈着梦境与现实的哲学问题。时而用虚拟声讲话,时而用双手与虚拟的海洋生物互动,光影在他的全息化身上闪动,仿佛他的肉身真的置身于其中。

      Kipman 希望用这样的方式为我们展示,微软是如何通过混合现实的构想,打破虚拟与现实的时空界限。

      Microsoft Mesh、Pokemon Go、Hololens,微软的混合现实愿景详解

  4. Feb 2021
    1. In the world of pay-per-click advertising, there are many different targeting options available, each designed to create a unique way for advertisers to reach their target audience.Through platforms like Google Ads, Microsoft Ads, and others, we’re able to serve targeted messages to users based on:Their search behavior.Content they’re viewing.Behaviors they’ve exhibited.And more.

      This chapter mentions Google Ads and Microsoft, do these same suggestions also relate to Bing or Yahoo closely?

    1. To repair the Outlook index when Microsoft Outlook mail search not working, type control in the Windows search bar and then select the suitable option to open the Control Panel. Now, navigate to Programs and then Programs & Features. After that, scroll down and select Outlook 2016 or Microsoft Office. Now, select Change from the top menu, and choose Quick repair. After that, select Repair to fix Outlook search no results issues.

    1. Microsoft has the advantage of exclusively serving Yahoo search traffic, powering several digital assistant voice searches, and the ability to target searchers with LinkedIn profile data such as company, job function, and industry.

      I also was curious when reading this about how relevant Microsoft ads are nowadays. I feel like everything these days is focused on Google or Google centered. When I use Safari on my iPhone, it takes me to Google search results. I don't think I have ever used Bing and I haven't used Yahoo in probably 10+ years. Is it beneficial for companies to still put effort into Microsoft? Or could this be a case by case thing depending on the size of the company. I feel like it wouldn't be very cost effective for a small business to put money into Microsoft ads since the majority of users use Google.

  5. Jan 2021
    1. Canonical are really taking whole chapters out of the Microsoft 'How To' book. Do it our way or not at all.
    2. I suppose it means 2 things, first, you get official support and warranty, and second, the distros will be Secure Boot approved in the UEFI, instead of distro makers having to figuratively ask Microsoft for pretty please permission.
    1. チャットbotやレコメンデーション、質問への回答、検索、パーソナルアシスタント、顧客サポート自動化、コンテンツ生成など、人と機械、人と人の自然言語によるやりとりを含む幅広いシナリオを支えるためだ

      NLPの処理はいろんな領域で運用できる:レコメンデーション、パーソナルアシスタント

  6. Dec 2020
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    1. The demise of Ecco Pro was blamed by many (including the publishers of Ecco Pro themselves) on Microsoft's decision to bundle Outlook with Office at no extra charge. And while that was undoubtedly part of the problem, Ecco Pro also failed by marketing itself as merely a fancy PIM to lawyers and others then lacking technological sophistication sufficient to permit them to appreciate that the value and functionality of the product went so far beyond that of supposedly "free" Outlook that the two might as well have originated on different planets.

      Ecco Pro's demise was attributed to Microsoft's decision to bundle Outlook with Office at no extra charge.

      This, even though, in terms of products, they could not have been more different.

    1. Those were a few of the problems that could have brought down Ecco Pro. In the end, however, it was one massive problem: There was a company down the street that was developing a product that would make Ecco Pro obsolete. Microsoft would release Office ’97 on November 19th, 1996. Among the many components of the new suite of products was a personal information manager called Outlook. Eight months later, NetManage would release its last update of Ecco Pro, version 4.01. Development of the software effectively ceased after that.

      Price claims ECCO Pro was terminated because it couldn't compete with Microsoft Outlook, released in 1997.

  7. Nov 2020
    1. In July 2010, Microsoft let go Jimmy Schementi, one of two remaining members of the IronRuby core team, and stopped funding the project.[19][20] In October 2010 Microsoft announced the Iron projects (IronRuby and IronPython) were being changed to "external" projects and enabling "community members to make contributions without Microsoft's involvement or sponsorship by a Microsoft employee".
  8. Oct 2020
    1. I have downloaded this browser, to use with Office 365 (for my Uni stuff). I haven't really given it a full workout yet, mostly as I generally use Brave.

      I personally think we'll see more Microsoft apps coming to Linux with the big one being the ultimate... basing Windows on a Linux Kernel, rather than the NT Kernel, within the next 5 year or so!

  9. Jul 2020
    1. If you’re used to Microsoft’s desktop suite — and hundreds of millions of users are — then Microsoft Office Online is the first alternative you should check out. The service offers web-based versions of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and OneNote, along with a number of other tools. The service is free for home users, and a license for the desktop version of Microsoft Office is not required. The big advantage here is file compatibility, though. Office Online provides full document fidelity, allowing you to view Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents on the Web as you would on your desktop. Your files should look exactly the way you remember them, and Excel formulas or PowerPoint slides should transfer as expected.
  10. Jun 2020
  11. Apr 2020
    1. criture réflexive.

      L'un des atouts de MS Word est justement d'inviter l'utilisateur à ne pas réfléchir à son médium d'écriture, mais de juste l'utiliser (je reprends le paradigme de «document comme une fin»).

      Est-il toujours pertinent d'écrire de manière réflexive, en constant dialogue avec le médium d'écriture? En écartant les spécialistes, quelles compétences techniques (ou compréhension des formats) peut-on souhaiter à grande échelle?

      L'interface de stylo pourrait-elle être encadrer l'utilisateur avec davantage de convivialité tout en lui dévoilant son paradigme (éduquer en écrivant, amicalement et professionnellement)? (C'est une question UX, mais qui permettrait probablement une adoption plus large.)

  12. Mar 2020
    1. Original PowerPoint Presentation [1.8MB, zipped PPT] This is the original PowerPoint presentation used for the keynote. Note, that the timings are rehearsal timings and don't follow the actual audio

      Have actually used this before, and it actually helps that Powerpoint is universal in its use, compared to word which can be almost replaced simply by windows notepad or built in software.

  13. Jan 2020
    1. A Microsoft programme to transcribe and vet audio from Skype and Cortana, its voice assistant, ran for years with “no security measures”, according to a former contractor who says he reviewed thousands of potentially sensitive recordings on his personal laptop from his home in Beijing over the two years he worked for the company.

      Wonderful. This, combined with the fact that Skype users can—fairly easily—find out which contacts another person has, is horrifying.

      Then again, most people know that Microsoft have colluded with American authorities to divulge chat/phone history for a long time, right?

  14. Oct 2019
    1. A highly interesting article where a well-known company prefers blood money to allowing employees to talk about politics. This is capitalism at its core: all profit, no empathy.

    2. Meanwhile at Microsoft's GitHub, employees at both companies have objected to GitHub's business with ICE, not to mention Microsoft's government contracts. Employees at Amazon have also urged the company not to sell its facial recognition technology to police and the military.
  15. Sep 2019
    1. unfortunately, we will not be implementing this feature as this does not align with our overall goals

      'Our overall goals' apparently not including cross-platform compatibility for its own software. 🤦‍♂️

  16. Aug 2019
  17. Apr 2019
    1. we get some of it by collecting data about your interactions, use and experiences with our products. The data we collect depends on the context of your interactions with Microsoft and the choices that you make, including your privacy settings and the products and features that you use. We also obtain data about you from third parties.
    1. Yup, three years later, I have the exact same problem still with my otherwise great Surface Book 1. This has made me distrust Microsoft hardware, and yes, windows machines as a whole. Especially as my previous Dell laptop was also unreliable in this regard. Such a shame, because otherwise it's a fantastic piece of kit.

    1. There’s bad news for users of Microsoft’s eBook store: the company is closing it down, and, with it, any books bought through the service will no longer be readable.To soften the blow, the company has promised to refund any customers who bought books through the store (a clue that there may not have been that many of them, hence the closure. Microsoft did not offer further comment).

      How about this for posterity and owning what you buy?

  18. Mar 2019
    1. While employees were up in arms because of Google’s “Dragonfly” censored search engine with China and its Project Maven’s drone surveillance program with DARPA, there exist very few mechanisms to stop these initiatives from taking flight without proper oversight. The tech community argues they are different than Big Pharma or Banking. Regulating them would strangle the internet.

      This is an old maxim with corporations, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft alike; if you don't break laws by simply doing what you want because of, well, greed, then you're hampering "evolution".

      Evolution of their wallets, yes.

  19. Nov 2018
    1. Holographic computing made possible

      Microsoft hololens is designed to enable a new dimension of future productivity with the introduction of this self-contained holographic tools. The tool allows for engagement in holograms in the world around you.

      Learning environments will gain ground with the implementation of this future tool in the learning program and models.

      RATING: 5/5 (rating based upon a score system 1 to 5, 1= lowest 5=highest in terms of content, veracity, easiness of use etc.)

  20. Oct 2018
    1. Does any one else think that Microsoft is harming the end users windows 10 system stability with a malicious reason behind it? This has been brought up several times in the security forums.

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    1. How I ended up at Microsoft is really simple. Sergey [Brin] told me, “We don’t want people writing all of these controversial essays,” because I’ve been writing tech criticism for a long time. I’ve been worried about tech turning us into evil zombies for a long time, and Sergey said, “Well, Google people can’t be doing that.” And I was like, really? And then I was talking to Bill Gates and he said, “You can’t possibly say anything else bad about us that you haven’t said. We don’t care. Why don’t you come look at our labs? They’re really cool.” And I thought, well that sounds great. So I went and looked, and I was like, yeah, this is actually really great.
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  26. Jul 2017
    1. During these meetings, Mr. Smith observed that millions of Americans,including millions of students, largely in rural communities, lack broadband internet access, which is a critical component of enabling success in today’s digital society. Microsoft’s research and community deployments1have shown that white spaces technology is a very effective toolfor expanding existing broadband networks into unserved or underserved communities. This is because white spaces technologies use a frequency band that permits network operators to extend wireless broadband signals significantly farther than other bands,while requiringless infrastructureand increasingaffordability. As a result, with white spacestechnologies, providers can expand their networks to serve communities where existing technologies are economically impractical to deploy.

      This technology has been proven on other continents, and would otherwise go unused.

  27. Jun 2017
    1. Cortana, the AI diva of the Microsoft empire, scans my inbox for promises I’ve made to people, and prompts me to fulfill them

      This could be really really useful!

  28. Mar 2017
    1. This means that, for example, there's no additional account sign up or onboarding process. You just sign in with your existing O365 credentials. Similarly, Teams knows who's in your organization, and it understands all your existing groups

      I think this is what may be a killer feature for Teams compared to Slack.

  29. Jan 2017
    1. Back then there were two major browsers competing for the soul of the web: Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. They were incompatible by design. One browser would invent a new HTML element or attribute.

      If competition can lead to innovation, it's a hurdle when you try to build standards

  30. Oct 2016
    1. The truth is that the discrepancy in sales is not a much a testament to specs, or even what Sony has done right, but what Microsoft has done wrong.
    2. Many felt that the rush to put a new console out before Sony contributed to the hardware demons possessing the system.
  31. Jul 2016
    1. “less formally organized around specific certifications and more organized around demonstrating competencies with specific technical skills.”

      Sounds like an ideal context for badges.

    2. A slide presentation promised to “transform learning.”

      Let’s not forget that LinkedIN owns Slideshare…

  32. Jun 2016
    1. Even if you trust everyone spying on you right now, the data they're collecting will eventually be stolen or bought by people who scare you. We have no ability to secure large data collections over time.

      Fair enough.

      And "Burn!!" on Microsoft with that link.

  33. Apr 2016
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  35. Jul 2015
    1. We strongly urge you to reconsider your business tactic here and again respect people’s right to choice and control of their online experience by making it easier, more obvious and intuitive for people to maintain the choices they have already made through the upgrade experience.

      Completely agree!

      Now...how do I change my Reader View settings to use something besides Pocket for social bookmarking?

      ...can't seem to find that setting...anywhere.

  36. Mar 2015