Tech Recap Weekly: Office 2016 is out, Lumia info leaks, Windows 10 help

Microsoft releases Office 2016 for Windows, information about upcoming Lumia handsets leaks onto the web, we go through a handful of new Windows 10 help guides, and much more.

Office 2016 in this Tech Recap Weekly

This week on tech, Office 2016 for Windows PCs is now finally available and even though there aren’t a vast of new features, it’s still a major milestone for Microsoft, as the new version of Office moves to the new a servicing model similar to Windows 10 and it packs a number of new improvements that many customers will appreciate, such as real-time collaboration, easy attachments and Groups on Outlook 2016, new the new Planner app, among other things.

While we’re expecting the software giant to unveil the Microsoft Band 2 during its October 6 event, a few images made their way to the internet that showed how the fitness track might look. The images show rendering of a wristband device with a curved display and more active design compare to the first generation.

Also a few images from an internal Microsoft presentation leaked onto the web this week confirming the technical specifications for the upcoming Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. In addition, the slides revealed that the company is working on a new low-end phone currently known as Lumia 550.

Microsoft recently announced that with the success of the Xbox Preview Program, the company will bring a similar program to the Xbox app. And early this week, the company released the Xbox (beta) app for Windows 10 that anyone can download to test future changes before anyone else.

This week, Microsoft’s Gabriel Aul Tweeted that the team is currently testing Windows 10 build 10550 and if everything goes well, Insiders may be getting a new build very soon.

For October, Xbox free games with Gold will bring another four titles for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners with an Xbox Live subscription, including The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season.

Early this week, I also added a new video to the Pureinfotech YouTube channel highlighting all the new changes and improvements, including changes in the Start menu, Lock scree, and Tablet mode for Windows 10 build 10547, which is the latest pre-release of the operating system for Insiders.

Additionally, Microsoft Garage released Invite, a new app that makes super simple to schedule small events and group meetings between employees or different organizations.

Finally, this week I added a number of help guides, including how to resize two snapped apps at the same time, how to disable the sign-in screen background, how to show more tiles on the new Start menu, how to go completely dark on Windows 10, how to disable the Lock screen to have faster access to your account, and how to change the Office 2016 themes. All this and more…

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