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How to Add Snapchat Video Filters to Microsoft Teams

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Snapchat video filters offer a fun and creative way to present yourself by using your webcam to superimpose lenses on your face. You can integrate these filters with Microsoft Teams in your next meeting. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/752593/how-to-add-snapchat-video-filters-to-microsoft-teams/
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Windows cranks it up to 11

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Like an aging rock star seeking to reach a new audience, Microsoft is betting Windows 11 will help it connect with a new generation.

Why it matters: Microsoft could once count on a huge portion of the computing market automatically choosing Windows because their business demanded it or they needed a specific app that wasn’t available elsewhere. Today, many businesses are putting the choice between Mac or Windows in the hands of individual workers.


The big picture: Windows still dominates the PC landscape, but the Mac has nearly doubled its share over the last few years. Chromebooks have made significant inroads as well, especially in the U.S. education market.

In an interview, Windows and Surface head Panos Panay acknowledged the change in competitive dynamics and the need for Microsoft to give Windows customers something new.

  • “You don’t want to feel behind, for sure,” Panay told Axios, reiterating his oft-stated goal that Windows be something people want to use, rather than something they have to use. “There’s a group that needs it, but there is a larger group that wants it,” he said of today’s Windows.

Catch up quick: Windows 11 is now available on new PCs and as a free update for existing computers.

  • Windows 11 includes a fresh user interface, built-in Teams video chat and other tweaks, including a news feed and updated widgets.
  • Microsoft has debuted a new line of Surface computers, as have computer makers Asus, HP and Lenovo. Other computer makers, including Acer, Dell and Samsung, also have new models in the works, Panay said in a blog post.

Between the lines: The days when Mac vs. PC was almost a religious choice are gone, but Microsoft is still playing up choice as one of its key arguments.

  • While the Mac comes in only a few different varieties, Windows comes on a huge range of desktops, laptops, two-in-ones and tablets, ranging from high-end gaming PCs that sell for thousands of dollars to inexpensive laptops that cost only a couple hundred dollars.
  • Windows also supports touchscreens and direct pen input, while Apple limits those features to iPads and iPhones.
  • Gaming is another Windows stronghold, with Microsoft having leveraged both its Xbox brand and its long history of PC-based video games.

Yes, but: One of the key features of Windows 11 — support for running Android apps via the Amazon App Store — isn’t quite ready.

  • “It’s taking a little bit,” Panay said, saying the company is still working with Intel and Amazon to make sure the feature works perfectly. “We are being methodical. … We are obsessing over every detail.”
  • Microsoft is taking pains to note how open its revamped store is, supporting not only Amazon’s Android App Store, but also one from “Fortnite” creator Epic that neither Apple nor Google allow.

Go deeper: So far, the Windows 11 reviews are mixed.

Source: https://www.axios.com/windows-11-microsoft-cranks-up-4da34c56-4e29-4aca-b0a6-60bb5c90fa73.html
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Mozilla Fights Microsoft’s Browser Double Standard on Windows

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If you’re looking to make the switch to Firefox on Windows, Mozilla has made it easier than ever to change your default browser thanks to some clever reverse engineering. Mozilla’s new way has you changing the default in just a single click instead of Microsoft’s clunky, multi-step method.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/754640/mozilla-fights-microsofts-browser-double-standard-on-windows/
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Microsoft is discontinuing its Office apps for Chromebook users in favor of web versions 

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Since 2017, Microsoft has offered its Office suite to Chromebook users via the Google Play store, but that is set to come to an end in a few short weeks.

As of September 18, Microsoft is discontinuing support for Office (which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook) on Chromebook. Microsoft is not, however, abandoning the popular mobile device altogether. Instead of an app that is downloaded, Microsoft is encouraging users to go to the web instead.

“In an effort to provide the most optimized experience for Chromebook customers, Microsoft apps (Office and Outlook) will be transitioned to web experiences (Office.com and Outlook.com) on September 18, 2021,” Microsoft wrote in a statement emailed to TechCrunch. 

Microsoft’s statement also noted that “this transition brings Chromebook customers access to additional and premium features.” 

The Microsoft web experience will serve to transition its base of Chromebook users to the Microsoft 365 service, which provides more Office templates and generally more functionality than what the app-based approach provides. The web approach is also more optimized for larger screens than the app.

In terms of how Microsoft wants Chromebook users to get access to Office and Outlook, the plan is for customers to, “…sign in with their personal Microsoft Account or account associated with their Microsoft 365 subscription,” according to the statement. Microsoft has also provided online documentation to show users how to run Office on a Chromebook.

Chromebooks run on Google’s Chrome OS, which is a Linux-based operating system. Chromebooks also enable Android apps to run, as Android is also Linux based, with apps downloaded from Google Play. It’s important to note that while support for Chromebooks is going away, Microsoft is not abandoning other Android-based mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones.

For those Chromebook users that have already downloaded the Microsoft Office apps, the apps will continue to function after September 18, though they will not receive any support or future updates.

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Source: https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/27/microsoft-is-discontinuing-its-office-apps-for-chromebook-users-in-favor-of-web-versions/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29
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Microsoft announces Office 365 price increases

Microsoft has confirmed that it will increase the pricing across the board for Office 365 subscriptions. The price increases will go into effect in six months, and Microsoft says the updated pricing reflects the “increased value” it delivered over the last decade. The software giant points to a handful of innovations that it has revealed in the last decade, helping … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/microsoft-announces-office-365-price-increases-20687785/
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How to Install Microsoft Edge on Linux

Microsoft-Edge-Linux-Featured.jpg Microsoft Edge has become one of the fastest, user-friendly and secure browsers for the modern Web. With the implementation of the Chromium engine on the browser, Edge is now stable and comes packed with tools and extensions. In this article, we discuss how to install the Microsoft Edge browser on Linux. Install Microsoft Edge Using Deb Package The easiest way to set up the Edge browser on your Debian/Debian-based/Ubuntu/Ubuntu-based system is to use the deb package. 1. Start by navigating to the Microsoft Edge Insider Channel. 2. You can download either the… Read more14686855.gif

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What’s New In Visual Studio 2022?

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Visual Studio 2022 is now in preview, set to release in November 2021 alongside .NET 6, which it will support. It includes many new features and improvements, such as AI IntelliCode that can auto-complete chunks of code for you.

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Source: https://www.cloudsavvyit.com/13799/whats-new-in-visual-studio-2022/
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How (and Why) to Start Microsoft Excel from the Command Prompt

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You can open Microsoft Excel from the Command Prompt, and you can also add additional parameters to the command to do things like open Excel with a specific template, or launch Excel in Safe Mode for troubleshooting.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/740291/how-and-why-to-start-microsoft-excel-from-the-command-prompt/
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How to Create C# Client Web Apps With Microsoft’s Blazor Web Framework

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Blazor is a new web framework that allows you to create fully interactive web apps using C#. Using the magic of a .NET runtime compiled for WebAssembly, you can even run Blazor entirely on the client—you don’t have to use JavaScript frameworks to create your applications anymore.

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Source: https://www.cloudsavvyit.com/11962/how-to-create-c-client-web-apps-with-microsofts-blazor-web-framework/
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How to Develop on a Remote SSH Server With Visual Studio Code

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Editing files stored on a remote server doesn’t need to be a clunky mess of shell commands and basic text editors. Visual Studio Code is one of the most popular developer IDEs and an officially supported extension lets you add SSH connections to your workspace.

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Source: https://www.cloudsavvyit.com/13454/how-to-develop-on-a-remote-ssh-server-with-visual-studio-code/
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