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How Microsoft Edge's hidden WDAG browser lets you surf the web securely

Windows 10 Pro users can use an enterprise-class version of the Edge browser, called Windows Device Application Guard, for secure surfing. Here's how to use it.

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Browse safely with Windows Device Application Guard

Windows 10 contains a hidden, free Web browser called Windows Device Application Guard (WDAG) for secure browsing. Here's how to use it, and what it can and can't do.

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Microsoft's Dynamics 365 Remote Assist finally makes the HoloLens useful for anyone

Microsoft debuts two new apps, Dynamics 365 Remote Assist and Dynamics 365 Layout, that take the best parts of the original HoloLens demo and make them available to end users.

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How to create and use custom forms in Word

It’s a lot easier to create custom forms in Word than it used to be. This article covers six Content Controls, pre-programmed tools for adding and customizing interactive content in your Word forms, templates, documents, and web pages.

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Best wireless keyboards: Hand-tested reviews of Bluetooth and USB models

You’re not using the crummy keyboard that came with your PC, are you? Are you? We hand-tested these wireless models to find better options for your daily driver.

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Microsoft announces October 2 event: New Surface devices inbound?

Microsoft has scheduled an October 2 event in New York City, where we expect to see new Surface devices and a formal introduction to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

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Microsoft's Xbox Skill grants Alexa and Cortana-powered smart speakers the ability to control an Xbox

Microsoft is rolling out an Xbox Skill that will allow PCs and smart speakers that use Amazon Alexa or Microsoft Cortana to communicate with and control the Xbox game console.

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How to make your own font with Microsoft Font Maker

The Microsoft Font Maker app allows you to create your own personalized font, right from your own handwriting. We'll show you how.

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The next Windows 10 has a name and a date: the October 2018 Update, due this fall

We now know when the next Windows 10 update is coming, and if you forget, it's right there in the name. Microsoft’s fall update to Windows 10 will be known as the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

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Microsoft adds video transcription to Microsoft 365 OneDrive to keep corporate content off YouTube

OneDrive corporate users will gain new features by the end of the year, as part of keeping business content within Microsoft's walled garden, Office.

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Microsoft shines a 'spotlight' on Bing news searches to add more context

Certain searches using Microsoft's Bing search engine will generate a spotlight that includes a timeline and multiple perspectives from web-based sources.

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Windows 95 is now downloadable as a nostalgic 'app'

Windows 95 has been rewritten as a free, Electron app for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Try it for yourself!

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Searching for Bing: How Microsoft's search engine has lost its way

Though Microsoft Bing continues to gain share in search, here are several reasons for choosing Google instead as your preferred search engine. Microsoft, of course, has other ideas.

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Alexa, Cortana officially become BFFs as Amazon and Microsoft integrate the two assistants

You can now access Amazon Alexa from Windows 10's Cortana, and Microsoft Cortana from Alexa devices such as the Amazon Echo. We'll show you how to use Alexa within Cortana, too.

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The Campfire caveat: Why cheap Chromebooks running Windows will benefit Google, not you

Google's Campfire would reportedly allow Chromebooks to dual-boot with Windows. But only Google will benefit from demonstrating how poorly Windows runs on low-end hardware.

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‘Classic’ Skype gets a stay of execution from Microsoft after users protest

Skype 7 was supposed to disappear after Sept. 1. After users protested, Microsoft will leave it in place for some time.

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Microsoft's decision to rejoin Movies Anywhere is a single step toward regaining consumer trust

Movies Anywhere allows you to buy movies on services like Google Play and watch them within Windows 10's Movies & TV app. Microsoft's decision is an overdue one, but a step toward regaining consumer trust.