Short Takes Daily: What went on in the world of Microsoft on Thursday, July 23, 2015 Rod Trent

Short Takes Daily: What went on in the world of Microsoft on Thursday, July 23, 2015

Today in the news:  We're your first source for Windows 10 how-to's; here's a preview of the upcoming Messaging app for Windows 10; all your Office 2016 for Mac questions get answered.


The SuperSite Windows 10 How To Collection — Upgrading your system to Windows 10 is only the beginning; working within Windows 10 without a whole lot of troubleshooting is the end goal. Consider this slideshow the equivalent of a visual cheat sheet, with all of our most hands-on how-to articles in one place.

How To: Give Titles to Windows 10 Start Screen Tile Groups for Better Organization — The new Start Screen allows you to group tiles in sections. And, once you get the sections just right, you can give each section a title. Here's how to do that.

How to: Create an email account in the Windows 10 Mail App — This process will work for adding multiple email accounts to the Mail and Calendar apps. Here's what to do.

How To: Pinning Websites to the Windows 10 Start Screen — You can customize the Start Screen to host links to your favorite web sites so they are easily accessible directly from Start.

How To: Change How Windows 10 File Explorer Opens — File Explorer in Windows 10 opens to Quick Access each time by default. But, what if you don't want File Explorer to do that? What if you want it to open to another location? Here's how to change it.

How To: Use Quick Access in Windows 10's File Explorer — Quick Access gives you an area in File Explorer to better organize your PC life, but also help you locate recently accessed files and folders. Quick Access is also customizable. Here's how to tweak it.

How To: Add the Home Button Back to Microsoft Edge — The Home button isn't turned on by default in Microsoft Edge – it's an option that is buried under a couple levels of settings. If you think a web browser is simply naked without a Home button, here's how to enable it.

Remote Desktop on Windows 10 and Server 2016 now support remote pen input — Properties of the pen that are available in the remote session if supported by the pen include pressure sensitivity, pen position (inverted, angle) and use of the pen's button(s).



Microsoft lets slip an image of the upcoming Messaging app for Windows 10 — "In today's Windows 10 video posted by Microsoft, you can clearly see the Messaging app and its integration into the Action Center at the 24-second mark including inline responses."

Your top 10 questions about Office 2016 for Mac answered — Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office Client Applications and Services team, walks through how Mac users can get the new software and whether Office 2016 for Mac and Office for Mac 2011 on the same Mac can coexist on the same Mac.

How to create a bootable USB drive for Windows 10 — Why would you want to do that? Who doesn't want to be able to easily install Windows 10 using the bootable USB drive that you just created?

Microsoft Bing’s prediction engine correctly picked World Cup, Wimbledon outcomes — When you can crunch a huge amount of data, you can see into the future — for a given value of "future," that is.

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