Big Changes Coming To Microsoft Outlook In Coming Years

Microsoft has been moving toward a unified “single version” of Outlook that would offer a seamless user experience across all platforms and devices. Unfortunately, thus far, that objective has remained elusive. In late 2020, however, the company announced “Project Monarch” which seeks to create a new email/calendar client that will finally accomplish the company’s long-stated goal. Their goal is providing …

Millions Of Windows 7 Users Remain Despite Support Ending

One year ago, Microsoft officially ended support for the venerable Windows 7 operating system. No new security patches have been issued, which means that anyone running a Windows 7 machine at this point is taking a tremendous security risk. That is especially true if that machine is connected to a corporate network. It would be all too easy for even …

Older Free Versions Of WinZip May Have Security Vulnerabilities

Hackers have found yet another possible inroad they can use to infect the machines of unsuspecting users. This time, they’re infecting older versions of WinZip. If there’s one utility that’s nearly as ubiquitous as Adobe’s Acrobat Reader, it would probably be WinZip. In the 30+ years since its initial release, the handy tool has seen variants that are compatible with …

Increased Speed Coming To Microsoft Edge With New Feature

Microsoft has really struggled in recent years to make a browser that could compete with the most popular offerings on the market today. Internet Explorer was the early standard, but was quickly eclipsed, and slowly fell into obscurity. The company’s second attempt, Edge, was short-lived and never had time to fully mature before the company abandoned it and adopted a …

AI Will Help Lower Background Noise In Microsoft Teams

Are you working from home right now? If so, you’ve got plenty of company. Since the pandemic began, tens of millions of American workers have started doing exactly that, but there’s a problem. While working from home has its upsides, it also tends to be a bit noisier, especially if you have children, neighbors, or pets. Much of the time, …

Adrozek Is A New Malware Strain With Big Plans

Microsoft recently issued a warning about an ongoing malware campaign they discovered. It seeks to install a new browser hijacking, credential stealing malware strain called Adrozek onto as many PCs as possible. Based on Microsoft’s analysis of the campaign, at its peak, it was able to infect more than 30,000 devices every single day. Microsoft had this to say about …

Microsoft Teams Has Added Several New Features

Since the start of the pandemic, Microsoft has been working at a furious pace to add new features to Teams. It has become one of the company’s most widely used services, allowing remote employees to communicate seamlessly with each other. Continuing that trend, the Redmond giant has recently added yet more new features, including a call transfer function, anti-spam protections, …

Microsoft Asks Customers To Replace Internet Explorer With Edge Browser

Internet Explorer is proving to be a very difficult web browser to kill, and it’s not for lack of trying on Microsoft’s part. Back in August of this year (2020), the company mapped out a path to the end of life for Explorer. That included ending Microsoft Teams support of the browser by November 30, 2020 and ending Microsoft Edge …

Extension Granted For Windows 7 Support For Six Months

Microsoft has had a firm date to end support for Windows 7 on the books for over a year. They’ve insisted repeatedly that there was no flexibility in the date, so Windows 7 users would need to upgrade or risk not being protected by security patches. Then the pandemic hit, and after wrestling with the decision for a number of …

Windows 10 Displays Going Dark Issue Fixed By Microsoft

If you run Windows 10, version 2004, you may have noticed some unusual shenanigans going on where your system’s monitor is concerned. If you’re using a tablet or laptop, with a display that’s built into the machine itself, it may flicker periodically. If you’re using a desktop PC with a standalone monitor external to the CPU, then when you activate …