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Microsoft news recap: Microsoft Ignite to go ahead as planned despite Hurricane Irma, To-Do gets iOS 11 support and more

Microsoft (MSFT) news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Microsoft To-Do on iOS updated with iPad, iOS 11 support and lots of fixes

To keep up on day-to-day tasks, Microsoft’s To-Do app on iOS has received an update that brings official iOS 11 support ahead of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X release, as well as a number of fixes to improve the experience of the app.

  • Introducing iPad and iOS 11 support!
  • Improved: Our sort options have been sorted out. Now the order of your lists will match across all of your devices.
  • Fixed: Sometimes we didn’t recognize that certain keyboards were entering to-do titles. Now third-party keyboards can create to-dos with actual titles.
  • Fixed: We also fixed the quirk that caused the list header to display oddly when renaming a list.
  • Fixed: You can now edit and save notes offline without encountering the endless sync spinner.
  • Fixed: And once edited, your notes will display every character correctly. We fixed the bug affecting certain Cyrillic characters.
  • Fixed: We want to help remember all your important to-dos. Occasionally, though, we were a bit too persistent about reminding you. We got the message and will stop sending reminders for to-dos in deleted lists.
  • Fixed: We also made it easier to edit your existing reminders. We fixed that pesky problem where the detail view wouldn’t open after tapping a reminder. Likewise, the date field will now display properly when setting custom dates and times for your reminders.
  • Fixed: Reordering lists on iOS 11 would sometimes crash the app. No longer. Now that we support iOS 11, you may sort to your heart’s content.

Project To-Do, Project Cheshire

Microsoft introduces Azure confidential computing, available in Early Access

In a world where government’s are increasingly trying to access private information from businesses and citizens, Microsoft is working on a solution to provide enhanced data privacy for enterprise customers, known as Azure confidential computing, which is currently available in Early Access.

Microsoft, Azure

Microsoft Pix updated to handle whiteboard captures, more

With the latest update to Microsoft’s camera app for iPhone, Pix, the app now encourages its use of taking pictures of documents, whiteboards and more, rather than selfies or photos of others. The app can now provide a scanned image of a document, in addition to the initial picture.

Microsoft Ignite to go on as planned in the wake of Hurricane Irma

Despite Hurricane Irma’s best efforts, Microsoft’s Ignite conference in Orlando will go on as planned, as local officials and Microsoft have agreed that it is safe to do so, even though some attendees were initially worried at whether the conference could proceed as planned.

Microsoft Ignite 2017

That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news.

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