Amazon’s aim to bring its highly popular at-home Echo smart speaker into the workplace got underway on Thursday with the launch of Alexa for Business. The announcement, made at the company’s annual Amazon Web Services Summit in New York, sets the stage for Amazon’s vision to make its virtual assistant the essential office accessory, able to book conference rooms, launch meetings, and order stationery.
Alexa already has features amenable to an office environment, such as the ability to make calls, operate lights, and check security camera feeds. Now Amazon wants developers to build the virtual assistant into apps that manage work calendars, find open meeting [...]
Microsoft today announced that its Outlook.com Premium feature, which offered features like an ad-free Outlook experience for $19.95 per month, is closed to new subscribers.
Outlook.com Premium features are now being added to Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscriptions.
Today, we began rolling out new benefits for Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscribers who use Outlook.com. These premium email features include an ad-free inbox, enhanced protection against malware and phishing, larger mailbox sizes, and premium customer support. In the coming months, we’ll be introducing additional premium Outlook.com features to make personal email [...]
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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 [...]