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    By AFFA 2024-07-11 17:08:13 0 38
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    By AFFA 2024-07-10 20:42:50 0 61
    Notepad finally gets spellcheck, autocorrect for all Windows 11 users
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    By AFFA 2024-07-08 19:11:24 0 98
    Microsoft: Windows 11 22H2 reaches end of service in October
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    By AFFA 2024-07-08 19:00:40 0 113
    Microsoft Photos update brings requested features to Windows 11
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    By AFFA 2024-06-24 17:28:22 0 117
    Microsoft: New Outlook security changes coming to personal accounts
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    By AFFA 2024-06-16 21:14:05 0 119
    Microsoft announces first Windows 10 Beta build since 2021
    June 4, 2024   03:26 PM   1 Microsoft has reopened the Windows 10 beta channel and is asking Insiders to join or switch to receive a new beta build in the coming weeks. The announcement comes three years after the last Windows 10 build was released for Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview channels. Windows 10 Insiders eager to test new features as soon as they're available should join or switch to the Beta Channel. To do this, go to...
    By AFFA 2024-06-05 16:57:03 0 120
    Microsoft: Windows 24H2 will remove Cortana and WordPad apps
    May 24, 2024   02:58 PM   2 Microsoft says the Cortana, Tips, and WordPad applications will be automatically removed on systems upgraded to the upcoming Windows 11 24H2 release. This was shared in a Thursday blog announcing that Windows 11, version 24H2 (Build 26100.712) is now available for Insiders in the Release Preview Channel. The company removed the Cortana standalone app from Windows 11 in preview build 25967 for Insiders, released in the...
    By AFFA 2024-05-27 19:21:57 0 163
    Microsoft: Windows Server 2019 updates fail with 0x800f0982 errors
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    By AFFA 2024-05-16 19:10:05 0 230
    Microsoft shares temp fix for Outlook encrypted email reply issues
    May 16, 2024   01:28 PM   0 ​Microsoft has shared a temporary fix for a known issue preventing Microsoft 365 customers from replying to encrypted emails using the Outlook Desktop client. This confirms customer reports regarding these issues when using the classic Outlook clients shared on Microsoft's community website in recent months. According to online reports, reinstalling Outlook or creating a new profile for the impacted email account fails to...
    By AFFA 2024-05-16 19:07:53 0 186
    Microsoft tests using MT/s for memory speed in Windows 11 Task Manager
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    By AFFA 2024-05-07 18:36:34 0 413
    Microsoft rolls out passkey auth for personal Microsoft accounts
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    By AFFA 2024-05-03 18:23:52 0 397
    Microsoft says April Windows updates break VPN connections
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