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September 21, 2020
Microsoft Abandons Plans to Force Office 365 Business Customers to Use Bing

Microsoft Ditches Plans to Make Office 365 Enterprise Customers Use Bing after Backlash

Software giant Microsoft will no longer coerce its Office 365 commercial customers to use its Bing as their default search engine…

Microsoft has a bad habit of shamelessly promoting to outright strong-arming its customers into using its proprietary products and services. For instance, it recently inserted a promotional ad into its Windows 10 menu to prompt people to switch away from Firefox over to Bing.

But, it turns out the company can learn from its mistakes. The software manufacturer has backed off its plans to force Office 365 customers to use its search engine.

Microsoft Abandons Plans to Force Office 365 Business Customers to Use Bing

Microsoft will no longer pursue its strategy to make Office 365 commercial organizations use Bing. If it had gone through with the plan, Office 365 ProPlus customers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, the UK, and the US, would have to switch to Bing after installing February’s update.

The change comes after the company received complaints from its customers. Unsurprisingly, businesses weren’t enthusiastic about having no real choice as to which search engine they would use in their organizations.

Microsoft just began releasing its redesigned Office apps for iOS

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