• Microsoft could beef up Xbox Clubs with Discord-like features

    3 monthes ago - By Windows Central

    Microsoft's communication platforms are a far cry from smaller, more nimble companies like Discord. But the Xbox team is looking to change that.
    One of my biggest pet peeves with Xbox is how clunky its Windows 10 app is. It's functional for party chat, accessing your Game DVR, and things of that nature, but it's painfully slow, particularly so for text-based communication, which is dominating gaming right now. Steam chat, Discord, and various other services are simply far faster than the Xbox app when it comes to sending messages at any sort of scale.
    In a recent Q&A session at E3 , Phil...
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  • Microsoft Office is getting a redesign - check out the biggest changes in the apps

    Microsoft Office is getting a redesign - check out the biggest changes in the apps

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Change is scary.
    And for a product that's used by more than one billion people, change can cause a lot of confusion and disruption.
    That's why Microsoft is giving people plenty of time to prepare for the first redesign of its Office apps in three years.
    The popular suite of productivity apps, which includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, is getting a makeover that will make some familiar parts of the interface, including the uppermost "ribbon" of tools, look different. Overall, it's a sleeker look that will weave in new search capabilities.
    But instead of flipping a...
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