Microsoft today introduced the Surface Book 2, the second generation of its high-end notebook and tablet hybrid.
The new Surface Book 2 is equipped with Intel’s latest eighth-generation Core processors, up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 17 hours of battery life based on video playback.
Microsoft says those tech specs make the Surface Book 2 up to five times more powerful than the original Surface Book, and twice as powerful as the latest MacBook Pro, but it didn’t specify which configurations.
Microsoft’s comparisons to its primary competitor didn’t end there. On its website, it said the Surface [...]
Microsoft has revealed a redesign coming to its Outlook apps for Mac and Windows platforms, which is described as aiming for a „simplified“ user interface that falls in line with the Outlook app for iOS. The Verge detailed the new and less complex version of Outlook on desktop, which was first spotted by MSPowerUser.
The Mac and Windows apps will feature a single-line ribbon that will be customizable so users can control which buttons are available, tailoring the email client to more easily accomplish their most common tasks. Clutter will be reduced with a smaller set of default commands, and the left navigation panel will include quicker access to folders across [...]
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Microsoft has officially ended support for Office for Mac 2011 as scheduled, nearly seven years after the software suite was first released.
2011 versions of Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint will no longer receive feature or security updates as of October 10, 2017. Any form of paid or free technical support from Microsoft has also ended indefinitely.
Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 still has an extended support period through October 9, 2018 for any possible security updates.
Since the mainstream support period for the rest of the Office for Mac 2011 was already extended beyond the usual five years, there is no extended support period for those apps. In [...]