Tag: Outlook.com

Friday - February 26th, 2021

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 284 #OTP

We were supposed to be kicking this show off with all the details around the launch of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update along with the news from the Microsoft hardware/software event held in New York City this past week. We will still talk about those events however, it will be tempered with the fact that this sixth feature update’s roll out has been halted by Microsoft. We will discuss the reasons behind that abrupt change and other aspects of the roll out. Still, despite that breaking news from late last week about this update, the announcements made at the New York City event were significant. What we heard and saw about new hardware and software from Microsoft were important elements of the companies strategy moving forward and answers a few questions about the future.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 275 #OTP

We kick this weeks show off with a lot of Windows Insider news. Three new builds were made available for testers in the Fast Ring (Build 17723), Slow Ring (Build 17713.1002) and Skip Ahead received its first offering (Build 18204). There were also several new previews made available for Office Server 2019 elements like Skype, Exchange and SharePoint. Next up it is Surface including my own quick visit ith Surface Go at my local Best Buy. Then we talk about Outlook.com coming out of beta including its new Dark Mode, the continued growth of the April 2018 Update on Windows 10 devices, targeted installs from the Microsoft Store on Windows 10 and the possibility of Devices as a Service (DaaS) from Microsoft in the future. Of course, we have tons of other tidbits scattered throughout the show so make sure you stay tuned in all the way until the end to catch everything.

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The Outlook.com Beta is Ending as Final Redesign Begins Rolling Out

After a beta period that has lasted nearly a year, Microsoft appears to be closing out the Outlook.com beta. Among some of the areas they have worked on for this update are better search, a new photos tab for images in your emails and a Dark Mode/Theme. Check out the screenshots to see how the new Dark Mode looks and the update intro screens that explain some of the updates to the new interface.

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Observed.Tech PODCAST Episode 207 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 207 of Observed.Tech! This week I start off by telling you about my experience so far with the LG Nexus 5X and how it compares to the BLU R2 HD and the Lumia 950. Next up are details about where we stand with Windows 10 on Current Branch, the latest cumulative update plus the most recent Redstone 2 testing build that has just been released this week. Windows 10 and the reliability of its update process has come under fire in the last couple of weeks because of some very public failures after the Anniversary Update so I discuss those and what I have heard from Microsoft on the matter. After that I share some of the latest tips and tricks myself and others have shared for Windows 10 to help you take advantage of features and deal with any challenges you might encounter during your use of Microsoft’s latest operating system. As always, you can expect plenty of other tidbits throughout the episode including the latest on Windows 10 hardware from IFA 2016 in Berlin, BLU dropping Windows Phone from their portfolio, the delayed Outlook.com transition and the Grandpad tablet that really isn’t that great a deal in the long run. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 183 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 183 of Observed Tech. Since Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released last week I start off by talking about seeing the movie, so spoilers of course, and some of the possibilities that you have in Windows to connect with the movie and its properties. Next up for discussion is the big list of Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps that were released and/or updated last week by some very big name companies including the Wall Street Journal, Netflix and American Express. It seems like UWP just might work as Microsoft wants it to by bringing apps and services to the Windows 1o desktop and mobile. I then catch you up on my participation in the #LumiaTrials where I am putting a Lumia 950 through its paces and the discussion that myself and fellow MVP Shawn Keene had on Blab last week about the hardware and Continuum. Of course lots of updates in this show about Windows 10 including the latest builds and updates for desktop, mobile, info about when existing handsets will get the new OS and release of the first Redstone build for Insiders. After that we hit on some OneDrive storage and placeholder news, how IE is going to make sure you are on the latest version starting next month and some HoloLens news. Throughout the show you will also find other tidbits of interest so dive in and have fun catching up. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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