With much of the corporate world now interacting via online chat, Microsoft is throwing a bunch of new features at its Teams platform, hoping that at least a few of them will stick. But chat bubbles?
The next wave of technical innovation will be driven by businesses looking to provide more touchless experiences to their coronavirus-wary customers.
Microsoft's Hyper-V snapshots feature is a convenience, not a backup replacement. But with different cloud vendors using the term "snapshots" in different ways, that's easy to forget.
With cloud suites like Microsoft 365 scattering user data across multiple apps and services, application-aware backups and restorations are due for a surge in renewed interest.
Microsoft took its time on Word's ink editing features, making them generally available only recently. Now that Brien has put them through their paces in the real world, here's his take on their usefulness.
With a new Cortana feature, Microsoft brushes off one of its old ideas for helping Outlook users stick to their tasks and answer their e-mails.
Microsoft's new personal finance tool hints at what's in store for next-generation Office applications, from more third-party integrations to subscription requirements.
Don't call it a comeback (because that's not likely). But as Brien explains, there are three ways that today's smartphone market leaves the door open for Microsoft to bring Windows back to smartphones.
Microsoft's current Surface flagship, the Surface Pro X, already runs on ARM. But as the ill-fated Surface RT showed, going all-in on ARM never did Microsoft many favors.
One of the lesser-known capabilities of System Center Virtual Machine Manager is its ability to convert VMware virtual machines so they can run on Microsoft Hyper-V. The process isn't without its quirks, however.
There's another threat to consider when it comes to developing a backup strategy for static data on an active volume: bit rot.
Working with absolute and relative cell references in Excel, plus retrieving a value from a second sheet.
Now that you know how to use Microsoft Word to make barcodes, the next step is to keep track of your barcoded items in Excel. Here's how.
In this three-part series, Brien shows how to use Microsoft Office to organize personal resources or create a small business inventory-tracking system. Step one: Generate barcodes in Word.
It makes sense for tech giants like Microsoft to take their conferences to the cloud in the wake of the pandemic, but virtual events will be a hard sell to veteran conference-goers.