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Microsoft considering TikTok acquisition, report says
Aug01

Microsoft considering TikTok acquisition, report says

  Bloomberg reported that the US government plans to order Beijing-based ByteDance to strip its ownership of popular short-form video app TikTok. If the firm disagrees, they will ban the app in the country. Bloomberg followed up over an hour later that Microsoft is considering a TikTok acquisition. Microsoft is the owner of the social network for professionals LinkedIn. It will enter a different side of the industry if the TikTok...

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Microsoft now allows third-party app developers to integrate into Microsoft Teams
Jul21

Microsoft now allows third-party app developers to integrate into Microsoft Teams

Microsoft has opened up Meets to third-party developers who will now have the chance to integrate into Teams during meetings. This marks the first time the software giant will be allowing third-party app developers the chance to access its videoconferencing app. During video calls, before and even after meetings, the latest feature will let apps integrate with Meets. Third-party apps, according to The Verge, will be able to display...

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Microsoft brings “Play My Emails” to Outlook on Android
Jul15

Microsoft brings “Play My Emails” to Outlook on Android

Microsoft is bringing “Play My Emails” to Outlook on Android months after doing the same on the iOS version of the email service. The feature was actually added to iOS sometimes in November last year, but is now rolling out to Android users. Play My Emails along with a couple of other feature is being added to Outlook to make the email app even more appealing to users and more competitive especially in the face of mounting competition...

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Windows now has its own File Recovery tool
Jun29

Windows now has its own File Recovery tool

Microsoft has launched its own Windows File Recovery tool to help you recover files you deleted accidentally. The Windows File Recovery tool, which is a command line app, will recover different kinds of files and documents from your local drives, USB drives, and SD cards from cameras. There is, however, a caveat—you will need to use it as soon as possible on deleted files to be sure they have not been overwritten. This is not...

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Microsoft makes Teams available for personal use
Jun23

Microsoft makes Teams available for personal use

Microsoft will make its Teams service available for personal use; though this is not to be regarded as a kind of rebranding or launching a different version. What the company is trying to do according to The Verge, is to reposition the existing Microsoft Teams app with some functionalities that a set of people whose target is more than just chat will find appealing. The personal version will first be launched as a preview for iOS and...

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Microsoft expands number of people visible during Teams meeting to 49
Jun16

Microsoft expands number of people visible during Teams meeting to 49

Microsoft Meets wants to keep up with the chase as Zoom continues to raise ahead of other competitors in the videoconferencing space. On Monday, the company [Microsoft] announced the expansion of participants who can be visible in a meeting to 49—exact same number allowed to be visible in Zoom. Being able to see the faces of people in same meeting as you is an added advantage, and helps to make conversations smooth and encouraging....

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