As indicated by the Bloomberg reports Microsoft is anticipating contend with iPad cost by propelling a portion of the new Surface tablets by 2018 mid-year. The point is to take some show of Apple’s piece of the overall industry.
Microsoft is guaranteeing to dispatch at $400 that accompanies 10-inch shows with the adjusted edge cases, USB-C ports, nine hours battery life, and 20% lighter bodies than the more established models like Surface Pro and I Pads.
On March, Apple then again, propelled another variant of the $329 iPad with the speedier processor and Pencil stylus bolster. Also, $329 iPad has helped up iPad deals that has altogether expanded ever it got discharged a year ago. Macintosh has conceded that 9.7 inch tablet is their well known iPad.
Microsoft will be giving a tough competition to the Apple and the new Surfaces will have the new keyboard cover which Apple lacks. Apple doesn’t sell its own keyboard cover for the entry-level iPad as well as lacks in Smart Connector.
Instead it relies on the third-parties like Logitech with the Bluetooth keyboard cases that cost around $100. Apple Pencil costs $99 and Logitech is going to release at the end of this year, Crayon stylus to education markets that costs around $49.
There is also something which Microsoft should bother about is there tablets aren’t getting acknowledged from the reviewers and there is also possibility of platform war. The new Surface devices will run on Windows 10 Pro that lacks in touch-friendly apps which iOS devices ‘App Store’ provides to their customers.
Google along with the third-party hardware brands seems to be joining the queue, this year by shifting its focus from Android to Chrome OS for the tablets. And there is a bundle of interesting options from HP and Acer.
On 4th June, Apple will host its WWDC keynote that will reveal their next major OS updates- iOS 12, Mac OS 10.14, Watch OS 5, and tv OS 12. Still there will lot more updates coming on the way of both phones and tablets, iPad specific features which includes UI screen updates that has reportedly pushed back to iOS 13.
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Office 365, Office 2013 and Office 2016 are the latest versions of the Office Productivity Suites developed by the Microsoft for its users of different platforms (like Windows, Android, Mac or iOS). All these Office suites are made available to its users in different editions. So to enjoy the applications, services and servers involved in these latest Office Productivity Suite, the users need to download, install and activate the setup to the device.Sometimes the users may face common errors or issues while installing the latest versions of the Office productivity suite i.e. Office 365, Office 2013 or the Office 2016 setup to the device.And one such common installation errors of the Office 365, Office 2013 or the Office 2016 is the Office Error Code 30066. In the below information, I am detailing the troubleshooting steps of the Office Error Code 30066.
The Office Error 30066 is mostly caused due to the following reasons mentioned below:
The office installation has been blocked due to the installed antivirus software or the firewall.
Incorrect Proxy settings or the poor internet connection
Some previous version of the Office suite has already been installed to the device of the users.
The setup files of the previous version of the Office suite have not been removed completely from the device.
As the Office Error Code 30066 occurs on the device, a message box is displayed on the screen that shows the message as shown below:
“Something went wrong.
Sorry, we weren’t able to download the Office introduction. If you’d like you can take a look online or skip it for now.
Office Error Code 30066”
The users may resolve the Office Error Code 30066 on the device, by following the troubleshooting procedures mentioned below:
Method 1: Disable the Windows Firewall, Temporarily:
Firstly, launch the “Start Menu” either by clicking the “Start” button on the taskbar or hit the “Windows” key on the keyboard.
Now, click the “Control Panel” option.
The “Control Panel” window will appear on the screen.
From this window, select the “System and Security” option and then, click the “Windows Firewall” option.
Now, select the “Turn off Windows Firewall” radio button in the “Private Network Settings” and “Public Network Settings” sections.
And then, select the “OK” button for saving the changes made by the users.
Now try to install the Office 365, 2013 or 2016 suite setup to the device.
Method 2: Disable the Antivirus Software Installed to the Device:
Launch the user interface or the user console of the antivirus software installed on the device of the users.
Now, select the “Settings” icon or the gear icon displayed at the top-rightmost corner of the antivirus interface.
From the drop-down menu, click the “Real-Time Protection” option.
Now, toggle the button just in front of the “Firewall” option for making it “Disable”.
And then, click the “Ok” or the “Yes” option on the confirmation message window displayed on the screen.
Now, try to install the Office setup to the device, if the error still appears on the screen then, jump to the resolving procedure detailed in the Method 3.
Method 3: Execute the SFC Scan on the Device:
SFC Scan or the System File Checker is the advanced tool or mechanism that checks as well as verifies the missing/ corrupted files of the Operating System installed on the device. Apart from this, this tool also allows the users to restore the missing files too.
Firstly, launch the cmd or the command prompt on the device (Run as Administrator).
Now, on the cmd window, type the command as shown below and then, hit the ‘Enter’ key:
Wait till the scanning process gets successfully completed.
On completion of the scanning process, restart the device and try to install the Office 365, 2013 or 2016 setup to the device.
After performing the aforementioned step wise procedures for resolving the Office Error Code 30066, if the error still persists on the device then, the users may call the Office Customer Support on the Office toll-free number, to get an instant support.
Until before, Windows administrators would use notepad or an equivalent text editor to compile various XML statements to define the Office edition, feature update frequency, version, language and other number of available settings. This somewhat tedious task, in most cases, would result in installation errors from fouled up manual entries or copy-and-paste actions into the text editor.
With the new Office Customization Tool, desktop admins can leverage the rich user interface that intuitively shows all available options to build the desired Office configurations. The configuration tool groups the commonly used settings in the following categories:
software & language
installation & update
licensing & display
Each of these areas provide admins with options to help meet their security and regulatory needs.
One of our favorite additions, is the configuration builder. Desktop admins can quickly see a list of all configuration settings being chosen on the right-hand side of the screen, giving the desktop admin a quick and easy way to see the result of their selections without jumping through multiple screens.
When all the desired settings have been selected, desktop admins are provided with the option to download the resulting configuration.xml file which is to be used in conjunction with the Office Deployment Tool for the settings to take affect during installation time of the Office 365 client.
Desktop Admin also have an option to upload any previously configured XML files to the configuration tool and modify them with new or existing settings.
For those of you who are familiar with the old Win32Office Customization Tool which came with your perpetual (MS Installer) bits, you’ll notice the new customization tool has a lack of install-time user preferences. Over the next several months we will be enhancing the tool to enable desktop admins to select many configurable user preferences that are currently being offered with the perpetual counterpart. We encourage you to try out the new Office Customization Tool which is available in preview today, by clicking on the link or typing http://config.office.com in your browser. Send us feedback and let us know what you think by using the send a smile feature, located on the top right of the web application.
There were some nice Outlook Cheat Sheet PDFs that caught people’s attention at Ignite.
They show you how to quickly accomplish useful tasks in Outlook Mail and Calendar across the various platforms we ship on.
Just recently, our Office International team, localised and published these into 36 other languages.
They are available to download from here. If you are in a rush and want direct links to the cheat sheet downloads themselves in your language then I have placed them in the attached spreadsheet.
And if you are interested in learning about new Office features, products, content types in new or existing languages then please join our Office International community.
The full list of languages these Outlook Cheat Sheet PDFs are available in are:
The building of OneDrive Files On-Demand has required a deep collaboration between the Windows and OneDrive engineering teams. From the start, the goal of engineering has been to make Files On-Demand an intuitive, secure and easy to use feature for our users.
Join us and get a peek behind the code with members of the engineering teams that brought this highly anticipated feature to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
Prior today in San Francisco, Harry Shum, official VP of Microsoft AI and Research, showed how Microsoft is mixing wise advances over our center items to make manmade brainpower (AI) accessible to everybody, with the basic objective of helping individuals convey their best work.
Office 365 is based on Microsoft’s capable stage for AI that makes progressions in machine learning and AI available to each engineer and association. From archive interpretation to keen danger location, AI is now improving the efficiency experience of more than 120 million business Office 365 clients.
New Office 365 AI capacities this month enable endorsers of find experiences from information, use hierarchical learning, touch base on schedule for occasions, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Read on for points of interest.
Automatically unlock rich insights with AI (preview)
Every day, millions of Office 365 subscribers rely on Excel to perform complex analysis and derive value from their organizations’ data with intelligent tools like Flash Fill and advanced data transformation. For many, however, extracting key insights from a new data set can be intimidating. Today, we’re announcing the preview of Insights in Excel—a new service that automatically highlights patterns it detects, which makes it easier for everyone to explore and analyze their data. Powered by machine learning, Insights helps identify trends, outliers, and other useful visualizations, providing new and useful perspectives on data. Insights begins rolling out in preview to Office insiders this month.
Excel will provide automatic insights.
Master company lingo with machine learning
Every workplace is unique, and understanding the internal acronyms in use across an organization can be essential to success. Today, we announced a new Microsoft Word feature called Acronyms. Powered by machine learning, Acronyms helps people understand shorthand that is commonly used in their own workplaces by leveraging the Microsoft Graph to surface definitions of terms that have been previously defined across emails and documents. Acronyms will begin rolling out to Word Online for Office 365 commercial subscribers in 2018.
Master company acronyms in Word Online.
Get to events on time with Outlook
In 2017, we rolled out several new capabilities in Outlook that help users automatically detect trips and deliveries, triage email, schedule meetings, and more. Today, we’re expanding this set of AI-powered tools by bringing Cortana to the Outlook mobile app to help users stay on top of their day. When it is time to leave for appointments, Outlook will now send a notification—with directions for both driving and public transit—taking into account current location, the event location, and real-time traffic information. Time to leave in Outlook is rolling out to iOS users this month in markets where Cortana is available.
Outlook will notify you when it’s time to leave for your next event.
Bring people, ideas, and content together with Microsoft Whiteboard Preview
This month, we also announced the preview of Microsoft Whiteboard for Windows 10 devices—a freeform digital canvas where people, ideas, and content can come together. Microsoft Whiteboard Preview is built for teams who ideate and work together across multiple devices and locations. Unlike traditional whiteboards, the app uses AI to recognize freeform drawings and turn them into standard shapes, so it’s easier to create great-looking tables, diagrams, and flowcharts using only a pen. Users can work together in real-time on shared content and automatically save to the cloud to pick their work up later from another device. Microsoft Whiteboard is now available in preview from the Windows Store.
Find text in images with intelligent search
Earlier this year, we introduced the ability for OneDrive and SharePoint to automatically recognize the content within images and detect whiteboards, screenshots, receipts, and more. Today, we are expanding this capability to automatically extract searchable text from those images, making it easier to find a wide range of content, including receipts and business cards, using memorable search terms and without needing to know where the images are stored. Text in image search is currently rolling out and will be available to all Office 365 commercial subscribers by the end of December.
Learn more about what’s new for Office 365 subscribers this month at: Office on Windows desktops | Office for Mac | Office Mobile for Windows | Office for iPhone and iPad | Office on Android. If you’re an Office 365 Home or Personal customer, be sure to sign up for Office Insider to be the first to use the latest and greatest in Office productivity. Commercial customers on both Monthly Channel and Semi-Annual Channel can also get early access to a fully supported build through Targeted Release (Clients, Services). This site explains more about when you can expect to receive the features announced today.
Our group are exceptionally satisfied to report the primary arrival of modernized and enhanced Office Dev Center entry with content limited into Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian and Spanish. Office designers can without much of a stretch find and access enter assets in their local dialect and comprehend Office advancement openings. It additionally gives an arrival place to new specialized substance.
The first set of localized product sites includes:
Many groups across Microsoft (Content writers, Designers, Engineers, Program Managers) collaborated to make this a reality and the plan is to have more localised product sites and further new marketing pages soon. The screen shot below gives you an idea of what to expect in your language at the moment.
Do you utilize restricted Insider works of Office (on any stage)? We need to hear how the confined (non-English) renditions of Office Insider are arriving in your market. From December fifth to December 31st we are running a sweepstakes in our rivalries space.
We’re giving away 12 USB Mobile Phone Chargers in our Office International Insider December Sweepstakes.
How to enter the Office International December Sweepstakes?
If you see anything you think we should fix or improve in your Office Insider build, just submit your entry by selecting “start a new conversation” in the Competitions space here, adding a screenshot and as much detail as you can in the body of the post:
Description of issue
Steps to reproduce your issue
Screenshots of your issue
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Please try to keep it to one issue per post if at all possible. The more conversations you start the better your chances of winning in the sweepstakes. If you have no issue to report why not just tell us some of the following to enter:
Update history for Office Insider for Windows Desktop
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