Microsoft PowerPoint Gets Auto Fix Tool for the Web

Auto Fix on Microsoft PowerPoint will automatically format slides in a presentation, although it is only available on the web.

Surface Duo Owner Claims Microsoft’s Smartphone Caused Burns When Charging

A Surface Duo owner took to Reddit to say their handset caused burns on the hand and the device when plugged in.

HoloLens 2 to Include AI Coprocessor for Implementing Deep Neural Networks

The AI coprocessor of HoloLens 2 will allow sophisticated hand tracking and on-device voice recognition without sending samples to the cloud.

WhatsApp Restricts Double Arrow Messages to Stop COVID-19 Misinformation

WhatsApp says users can only send one double arrow message per chat to avoid the spread of misinformation around COVID-19.
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Microsoft Edge Receives Norton Safe Web Browser Extension

Symantec’s Norton Safe Web for Microsoft Edge gives users protection from attacks when they are browsing the web.

Changing Microsoft Teams Backgrounds Has Never Been Easier, Here’s How You Do It

A recent Microsoft Teams update makes it easier than ever to set a custom background. Here we show you how to do it.

Microsoft Remix 3D to Close in 2020, Putting Paint 3D’s Future in Doubt

Microsoft has confirmed its Remix 3D service will be closed next January, casting doubt on the long-term future of Paint 3D.

Microsoft to Retire Azure Blockchain Service in September

Microsoft is ditching Azure Blockchain Service and advising users to migrate to an alternative service before September 10.

Microsoft Plans Project xCloud on iOS Launch in 2021, Bypassing Apple’s Rules

To overcome restrictions on Apple’s App Store, Microsoft will deliver Project xCloud through a web browser on iPhone and iPad.

Xbox Series X Supports All Xbox One Titles Apart from Kinect Games

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer says the upcoming Xbox Series X will not support Kinect games, but will have robust Backward Compatibility.

Microsoft Updates Flipgrid with Azure-Powered Transcription

Flipgrid will now automatically transcribe videos and include closed captions. Microsoft also announced a new Shorts Camera and other new features.

LibreOffice 6.2 Borrows Microsoft Office Ribbon for New UI Element

LibreOffice 6.2 has made Notebookbar widely available, which brings a new user interface feature that looks a lot like the Office Ribbon.

Microsoft Huddle App Points to Immersive New AR Solution for Meetings

Microsoft Huddle was briefly available on the Microsoft Store and showcases a new augmented reality meetings solution.
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Microsoft Announces Second-Gen Azure VMware Solution

Microsoft’s new Azure VMware Solution comes with various benefits, including more efficient management of VMware workloads.

Minecraft Debuts Free Sustainability City Map Based on Microsoft Annual Sustainability Report

The Sustainability City Map is a free map for Minecraft and Minecraft: Education Edition, including six lessons for students.

Is Microsoft Ready to Kill Off Windows 10 Timeline?

The latest Windows 10 21H2 preview shows Microsoft could remove core features from Windows 10 Timeline, suggesting the tool is depreciating.

Microsoft Rolls Out Office Insider Program Update for Outlook

Office Insider Program members can now pull in the latest preview, which focuses on integrating meetings more efficiently in Outlook.
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Microsoft Excel Gains Workbook Links Support on the Web

The web version of Microsoft Excel now has a Workbook Links tool, something Microsoft says has been a popular request.
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Microsoft Adds “Save a Copy” Feature for OneNote Class Notebooks

The new feature was added based on requests made by students. They wanted to keep a copy of their Class Notebook even after changing schools or graduating.

Microsoft Teams Power Apps and Dataverse Integrations Leave Preview

All Microsoft Teams users can now build their low code own Power Apps and Power Virtual Agents within the platform.