Daily Archives: November 7, 2022

  • Only Microsoft could make getting to one OneNote this confusing

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    ISSUE 19.45 • 2022-11-07


    Mary Branscombe

    By Mary Branscombe

    OneNote for Windows 10 isn’t gone yet — but things are getting simpler.

    Well, maybe a little.

    As I’ve explained before, the OneNote app that came with Windows 10 will be going away; it’s getting replaced by an updated version of the desktop OneNote program. Microsoft recently took the next step toward that end by removing the OneNote for Windows 10 app from the Microsoft Store and replacing it with the desktop app, now called simply “OneNote.”

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.45.0, 2022-11-07).
    This story also appears in our public Newsletter.

  • Why is Bing worse than Google for finding Windows info?


    Brian Livingston

    By Brian Livingston

    Microsoft’s Bing search engine has a small but growing market share — chipping away at Google’s 90% dominance worldwide — but the Redmond software giant’s Web crawler can be surprisingly weak in showing you helpful Windows information from technology websites other than Microsoft.com.

    There are thousands of blogs and newsletters that post every possible factoid about Windows, from the fluffiest corporate press releases to obscure technical features you’ve never dreamed of.

    So what might explain the inadequacy of Redmond’s favorite search engine to deliver the Windows info users need to know?

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.45.0, 2022-11-07).

  • How to safely migrate to a Microsoft 365 mailbox


    Peter Deegan

    By Peter Deegan

    There’s an official way to migrate mailboxes to Microsoft 365 mailboxes (including Outlook.com) — but there’s a better, more prudent method I’ll explain in this article.

    Most of Microsoft’s advice is for medium and large organizations, but there’s a more direct option for smaller orgs, families, or individuals — and it also leaves you with an offline backup.

    I’ll focus on moving a free Gmail account to Outlook.com. You can use a very similar process to move small numbers of paid Google Workspace accounts to Microsoft 365 Business, or to migrate any mailbox, such as ISP-based email.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.45.0, 2022-11-07).

  • Apple’s non-event fall event


    Will Fastie

    By Will Fastie

    The company went into stealth mode.

    On October 18, Apple announced some new products. This fall announcement, coming as it does just before the Christmas season, is usually one of Apple’s Hollywood productions. Not this time. The announcements were so stealthy that I didn’t realize anything had happened until two days later.

    I wasn’t the only one. Other commentators expressed surprise over the handling of these announcements. I can only conclude that these new products were not as dramatically exciting as others, although I found at least one of them notable.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.45.0, 2022-11-07).

  • Dealing with incremental updates, aka “dribbles”


    Susan Bradley

    By Susan Bradley

    Last year, Microsoft announced that Windows was moving to an annual release schedule rather than the twice-a-year release cadence.

    The impression at that time was that Microsoft would be settling into a nice, boring release schedule with only one disruption per year. But the reality so far has been the exact opposite. Even with the Insider testing program, the timing is such that you can’t really test things until they get to the general public.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.45.0, 2022-11-07).