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Next perpetual version of Office to debut in 2021

Microsoft will create at least one more Office suite, the company said this week during its annual Ignite conference.The next perpetual licensed Office will be released for both Windows and macOS in the second half of 2021, Microsoft said in a Tuesday post to a company blog.Office's perpetual version is the one that a company purchases once with an...

Google takes on Airtable, Microsoft Lists with Tables work-tracking app

Google has unveiled its take on the market for highly customizable work-tracking apps with the beta launch of Tables.  Created in Google’s Area 120 project incubator, Tables combines spreadsheet and database functionality with a “no-code” approach that lets users create simple apps to meet individual needs. This could mean anything from a tailored timesheet...

Microsoft's forthcoming Outlook for Mac should boost WFH

Microsoft has been watching what remote workers need and seems to have introduced some of these necessary features in the planned October release of Microsoft Outlook for Mac, which adds new tools, customizations and more for Mac users working in Outlook-based enterprises.Feels like a Mac app Microsoft moved fast to support Apple’s new operating systems...

Pandemic gives VDI a new lease on life

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shift to working from home have brought about numerous technological disruptions, many centered around how organizations deliver IT services to their workforce. Technologies that were dabbled in before, like videoconferencing, have suddenly become standard practice.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider...

Wayback Wednesday: No good deed goes unpunished

This pilot fish’s post-college job for a credit card company largely involves typing data from telemarketers into a database and then printing out stacks of reports every night.“One day, I got the bright idea to put my IT degree to good use and recommend putting the reporting data on the company intranet,” fish says. “That would save me the step of...

Microsoft Teams gets custom layouts, new Together ‘scenes’

Microsoft will enable Teams users to overlay a presenter’s video feed when displaying content such as slides – part of its aim to improve meetings as the number of video calls rockets during the pandemic.  The feature, due out later this year, is among a handful of updates to the Teams collaboration platform unveiled at Microsoft’s Ignite conference...

IT admins want one, and only one, Windows 10 upgrade annually

IT administrators voiced strong support for Microsoft's move to a fewer-than-two-upgrades-a-year Windows 10 cadence, even as many question the way the Redmond, Wash. developer has reduced the number of refreshes.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)

BrandPost: HP Laptops: Made for A New Era of Mobility

Today’s business users have high expectations for mobility, and search of solutions that let them confidently connect and stay productive in nearly any work setting – whether at home, in the office, or on the go.Given the speed of business, the ability to multi-task has become a requisite for the modern workforce, requiring platforms that enable efficient...

Android 11's biggest letdown

Android 11's got plenty of good stuff going on, both on the surface and under the hood — but one of the release's most promising new additions is turning out to be one of its least compelling elements.I'm talking about Bubbles, the long-under-development feature that first came into the picture as part of last year's Android 10 update but ended up getting...

Apple’s Tim Cook shares his company's WFH experience

It still seems a little counter-intuitive that one of the world’s biggest technology firms was also one of the least amenable to remote working, but this, I’ve heard, describes the culture at Apple pre-COVID-19.Now things have changed there, just as they have elsewhere.Going back better Speaking during a more extensive interview conducted at The Atlantic...

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