Microsoft's New Outlook for Windows was released recently and it has garnered mixed reactions from users. Interestingly, the app can also send non-MSA data to Microsoft servers to benefit users.
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Chinese hacking group Storm-0558 accessed US and Western Europe government email accounts, targeting agencies, think tanks, and NGOs. Microsoft identified and notified affected organizations.
Microsoft is debuting a revamped Settings home page on Windows 11. The change is meant to make it easy to access important functions like MSA recovery and also adds a new Recommended settings option.
Microsoft is introducing a full-screen notice when users sign in to their devices using Windows Hello. This new change will ask users if they want to continue with the preferred sign-in method.
The announcement from Microsoft's Bing Vice President Michael Schechter, should allow even more people to check out the company's Bing Chat chatbot AI without having to get a Microsoft Account.
Minecraft Java Edition players have been asked to move their Mojang accounts to Microsoft accounts for a few years, but now there's a hard date for when those accounts must be migrated.
Microsoft has announced today a major update for its Lists app. The main highlight of the update revolves around performance and optimization as the tech giant promises twice the speed.
Today, Microsoft has formally published guidance for family safety accounts setup on Windows 11. This guide finally comes nearly two years after the OS was first publicly available.
Microsoft has released an updated Windows Web Experience Pack, bringing the ability to use Windows Widgets without a Microsoft Account from Windows Insiders to all Windows 11 Stable users.
Microsoft Edge 109 is now available for download in the Stable Channel. The latest release adds account linking, changes to TLS certificate verification, and text predictions to let you type faster.
The latest version of Ventoy, a Rufus alternative, adds bypass for Windows 11 Microsoft Account (MSA) signin and Internet connection, as well as a bypass for system requirements check.
The latest Windows 11 Dev build takes one step toward making Windows Widgets better and more accessible. Customers can now use Windows Widgets without signing in with a Microsoft Account.
Microsoft has finally addressed problems with Microsoft Account in the recently resurrected SwiftKey keyboard for iOS. The updated version is now available for download from the App Store.
Microsoft has confirmed a weird bug in its newest operating system, where users might be unable to sign in after adding a new Microsoft Account user. Fortunately, the fix is now available.
The latest Rufus pre-release version 3.19 Beta adds a bypass for Windows 11 22H2 Microsoft Account (MSA) requirement. Microsoft added this MSA criteria last month with one of the Insider builds.
Microsoft keeps making it harder for consumers to set up Windows with just a local account. For the privacy conscious or other use cases, especially when using the Pro edition, it should be possible.
Microsoft has announced that Windows 11 22H2 Insiders on the Windows 11 Pro edition will now require a Microsoft Account and internet connection during the initial setup of a personal use device.
Microsoft has once again urged customers to let go of passwords completely and instead transition to modern authentication methods such as password-less sign-in via Windows Hello and security keys.
Microsoft has started to roll out seamless switching between multiple accounts for several Microsoft 365 services such as Word and PowerPoint. However, there are some important caveats to know about.
If you utilize multiple Microsoft accounts in the same web browser, you know how much of a chore it is to switch between accounts. Fortunately, Microsoft has seen the error of its ways.
After Microsoft blocked the earlier loopholes, a new workaround promises Windows 11 Home users an option to setup their machines without an internet connection or a Microsoft account.
Microsoft has confirmed that it will soon require Windows 11 Pro users to use a Microsoft account and have an internet connection when setting up their Windows device for the first time.
All Mojang Account are being retired on March 10, 2022, which means a Microsoft Account will become mandatory to play Minecraft: Java Edition. The transition does offer several benefits including 2FA.
In this edition of Microsoft Weekly, there is news of new Windows 11 builds, a bunch of users who can no longer test it on VMs, monthly Patch Tuesday updates, Office 2021 release date, and more.
Microsoft has formally announced the death of passwords, at least on its services. Starting today, you can completely remove a password from your Microsoft account and use alternate methods instead.
Ever since the first builds of Windows 11 started becoming available back in June, there was a workaround to complete setup without internet, that was later blocked. Here's a new workaround.
Microsoft might be removing the ability to set up a Windows 11 Home install with a local account or without an internet connection altogether, per the leaked build. However, there is a workaround.
Microsoft today announced that the ability to share To Do lists from a personal account to a work accounts is now generally available. The feature can be enabled by organizations' admins.
Microsoft has announced the general availability of email OTP for better B2B collaboration. Guest users will be allowed to access resources without Azure AD, a Microsoft account, or Google federation.
Microsoft Authenticator is adding a new autofill feature for passwords in beta form. The feature currently syncs passwords only via Microsoft accounts across desktop and mobile platforms.
Microsoft Authenticator will soon let iOS users replace the in-built keychain feature for managing passwords. Users will be able to sync credentials across platforms through their Microsoft accounts.
Mojang has announced that, starting next year, those still playing the Java Edition of Minecraft will need to move over to a Microsoft account. New players will need one starting this fall.
After an A/B test in the U.S., Microsoft is expanding the inability to use a local account when installing Windows 10. The option seems to have been removed from the setup at least in Germany.
Microsoft has published a new account activity policy that includes a rule saying that you'll need to sign into your Microsoft account at least once every two years to prevent it from being closed.
Microsoft is updating the Authenticator app on Android and iOS to add security notifications. Sensitive changes such as password changes and unusual logins will trigger a notification on the app.
Microsoft today announced that it is making available a public preview of the Microsoft Authenticator companion app for Apple Watch. You need to be enrolled as a Beta tester to be able to try it out.
Microsoft has announced the Identity Bounty Program, inviting security researchers to find vulnerabilities in identity services, and offering payouts ranging from $500 to $100,000.
While Fluent Design has been confined to Windows 10 and UWP apps written for the operating system, Microsoft is now rolling out a refresh of its online account portal featuring a revised layout.
A glitch in the latest round of patches for Windows 8.1 is causing users to be unable to log on their PC with their Microsoft account with an ETA yet to be provided in terms of a solution.
Microsoft has quietly bumped the Windows Store device limit under the same Microsoft account to 2,000. Previously, Store apps could be installed on up to ten devices under one Microsoft account.