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  • Even more problems with Surface Pro 4 batteries and Surface TypeCovers

    Posted on February 7th, 2018 at 10:26 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I’ve been covering “flickergate” since last April, and there’s still no resolution from Microsoft — in spite of a recent flare-up in tech blog coverage.

    Now, even more complaints are circulating about dead batteries and bricked TypeCovers.

    Computerworld Woody on Windows.

  • Outlook 2016 bug “No results when searching All Mailboxes” fixed

    Posted on February 7th, 2018 at 08:52 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Got a note last night from reader KY saying that the old “Search All Mailboxes” bug has been fixed.

    Microsoft says that the latest click-to-run version of Office 365 has the fix:


    After updating Outlook or Office to version 16.0.8827.2062, searching using the All Mailboxes option shows no results.


    The issue is fixed in Monthly Channel Version 1712 (Build 8827.2179). To get the latest update immediately, open Outlook and choose File > Office Account > Update Options > Update Now.

    I wonder if one of the non-security Office 2016 patches this month also provides the fix. (There were three patches specifically for Office 2016 this month.) Darned if I can find any documentation about it, though.

    KY confirms that his fix came through Click-to-Run.

  • Microsoft offering free OneDrive for Business to current Dropbox, Box and Google Drive customers

    Posted on February 7th, 2018 at 07:25 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    If you have more than 500 users, and you aren’t currently paying for OneDrive, it’s a very inviting offer.

    Microsoft says:

    We are making it easier for new customers to make the switch by offering free OneDrive for Business for the remaining term of their existing contract with Box, Dropbox, or Google. This offer is valid starting February 6, 2018 through June 30, 2018 for organizations that are not currently OneDrive for Business or Office 365 customers and who make a minimum 500 user commitment.

    Microsoft will pay off your existing contract for up to three years.

    Of course, MS would like to sell you an Office 365 contract (if you don’t already have one) along with the bargain, but on the face of it, a whole lot of Box, Dropbox and Google Drive customers must be running the numbers.