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        I have O365 Personal subscription.  These are my account settings for Diagnostics, under: Office Account – Account Privacy – Manage Settings.  Wondering what do you all have set?

        Required – no choice

        Optional diagnostic data
        Connected Experiences:

        • Experiences that analyze your content – checked.  info says: By turning this off, some features will no longer be available to you.  For example, Power point designer, Dictation, Editor, ideas and more.  I GUESS IF I DON’T NEED THIS STUFF, I CAN UNCHECK IT, BUT I’M NOT SURE WHAT’S ALL IN THERE.
        • Experiences that download online content – unchecked
        • All Connected experiences – checked.  Disclaimer says some connected experiences like roam privacy settings will not be available (which I want)

        Seems to me like MS gives us a ‘choice’ but then penalizes us if we make the ‘wrong’ choice (i.e. one they don’t want you to make).  But wanted to know what others have for these settings.

        Also, what IS ‘Click to Run’?

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        If you click “Learn more” under any of those three Connected Experiences categories, you get a web page which shows exactly which features fall under each heading, each with a “how-to” link:

        Connected experiences that analyze your content (21 features)

        Connected experiences that download online content (20 features)

        Other connected experiences (30 features)

        Connected experiences in Office

        I keep them all enabled because I want access to Translator, Help, Focused Inbox etc.

        Click-to-Run is the installation and update method for Office 365 and Office 2019, which is independent of Windows Update: Information about Office Click-to-Run installations

        Windows 10 Pro Version 2004: Group ASAP (Pioneer/Chump)

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