The People Bar, also known as My People, is one of those options that Microsoft put a lot of effort in to develop. But its usage never picked up, with most users not even being aware that it was there. And as is reported, it seems that it is going away soon. Future builds from the 19H1 development branch will see a...

Code debt. The term for the features that are missing from a new version of a product. Well, Microsoft had a fair bit of this in Windows 10, and Cortana sure is taking some of the load. It appears that the options that were previously part of Windows 8 natively, are now being added to the digital assistant. Earlier...

Microsoft have announced an update to the Outlook.com website today, which not only makes the email service a lot more attractive in terms of the UI, but also a bit more useful. Pretty much the best email service around, then, compared to the other big names in the industry. Subjectively, speaking, of course. But the...

Redmond has just officially confirmed the purchase of Acompli, a cross-platform email solution. It offers the option of combining email and calendar in one app, among other things. According to reports, the deal is worth north of $200 million. The email application connects with Outlook and Google email services, and...

All your base are belong to us? Well, something very similar to the timeless meme. Microsoft continues its legal battle against the US government for email privacy. This time however, the company is saying that all your email belongs to you, not us. Microsoft repeated this stance in a recent blog post, which follows...

Full page newspaper ads, of course. Papers in the United States, this week, are filled with Microsoft advertisements advocating for much enhanced email privacy. Redmond’s fight against the US government for requests to provide access to user data that is stored overseas, continue on then. These advertisements explain...

The software titan has started sending out emails to Outlook.com users, asking for their help in fighting email spam. If you ever wanted to become a spam fighter, now is your chance. Enlist now! Basically, the company wants users to block more spam messages, thereby increasing the efficiency of the filters in the web...

Ah, infographics. Easily digestible nuggets of information. A new Microsoft Outlook infographic has been released that paints Gmail in a rather bad light, and shows just how limited the competing service is. Redmond has a history of highlighting the Outlook.com service. The company has, in the past, compared it to...

It seems only yesterday when Satya Nadella took charge as Microsoft CEO back in February. Since then, he has overseen a number of product releases, making key decisions along the way. Through it all, though, the new Microsoft head has streamlined and simplified Microsoft’s business. And in a new email to employees...

The CEO has spoken. Here is new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s email to the troops. Today is a very humbling day for me. It reminds me of my very first day at Microsoft, 22 years ago. Like you, I had a choice about where to come to work. I came here because I believed Microsoft was the best company in the world. I saw...