Windows Terminal preview: New customizations offer ‘big improvement’

Microsoft has released its second update this month for the Windows Terminal command-line tool. This time, it brings improvements to profile settings, tab title customizations, settings warning messages, and copy and binding updates. Windows Terminal is still a “very early” preview release of Microsoft’s new command-line interface, which the company…

Microsoft is bringing dark mode to Outlook on iOS, Android

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft is bringing dark-mode support to Outlook for iOS and Android, plus Office.com for Web and mobile, officials said on August 28. Following the launch of iOS 13 this fall, Dark Mode also will come to other Office apps like Word, Excel and PowerPoint, officials said. “Microsoft first…

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 looks ready to go on sale in September

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of AI and REsearch Harry Shum said this week that Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 headset will go on sale in September. Shum revealed the ship-date during a speech at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference, according to Reuters. I asked Microsoft officials if Shum’s reported comments…

Microsoft Teams is now officially bigger than Slack

Enlarge / A Microsoft office (not to be confused with Microsoft Office). (credit: Julien GONG Min / Flickr) Microsoft Teams may have only been around for two years, but the group-chat platform is already larger than one of its main competitors. Microsoft announced that Teams has more than 13 million…

Microsoft thrives on Android, iOS as bet away from Windows pays off

In 2015, Microsoft faced a big decision. Develop its apps for Android and Apple’s iOS and make them just as strong as they were on Windows or continue with a flagging bet that Windows Phone would gain traction. Fast forward from 2015 and it’s pretty clear that Microsoft’s beyond Windows…