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3 Google Slides tricks to engage your audience
Liven up your deck with these powerful features.
June 5, 2017
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4 reasons to kick off the new Year with an Office 365 Subscription
Office 365 is a great way to stay productive. Here are the main reasons you should give Office 365 a try.
December 30, 2016
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5 Reasons you Might Ditch Google Docs for Dropbox Paper
Hey Googlethere's a new lightweight, web-based, word processing tool in town and it's called Dropbox Paper. After more than a year of beta testing, the app is finally available to anyone with a Dropbox account.
February 13, 2017
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8 Microsoft Teams tips and tricks
Is your team using Microsoft Teams for collaboration? These tips can help you get the most out of it.
November 28, 2017
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10 incredibly useful Excel keyboard shortcuts
Here are 10 ways to make Microsoft Excel work harder for you, without taking your fingers off the keyboard.
November 7, 2017
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10+ tips for working with Excel's Subtotal feature
Excel's Subtotal feature can save you tons of time, especially if you know a few efficiency tricks.
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A new vision for intelligent communications in Office 365
Today's post was written by Lori Wright, general manager for Microsoft Teams and Skype product marketing.
September 25, 2017
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AI helps Google Sheets grok your plain-English commands
Number-crunching is getting easier as machine-learning technology spreads to a new corner of computing.
June 1, 2017
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AI-based Office 365 Delve and Microsoft Graph to offer more personal search results
Microsoft announced last night an upcoming wave of improvements to its Office 365 Delve application, offering more personalized and more useful search results inside of your enterprise. Similar updates are also heading to Microsoft Graph and the products that rely on its functionality.
February 17, 2017
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Announcing general availability of Office 365 from local datacenters in South Korea
Today, as part of our deep and continued commitment to make Office 365 the most trusted cloud service for productivity, we are announcing the general availability of Office 365 from our new cloud datacenters in Seoul and Busan, South Korea. we are pleased to be the first global cloud productivity provider offering customer data residency in South Korea.
April 17, 2017
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Announcing general availability of the Office 365 Centralized Deployment service
Office add-ins help Office users to personalize their work experience and streamline data access. Late last year, we announced the Centralized Deployment service in preview, which allows administrators to deploy Office web add-ins. Today, we are excited to announce general availability of Centralized Deployment.
May 31, 2017
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Announcing the Microsoft Planner mobile app for iPhone and Android
We are pleased to announce that the new Microsoft Planner mobile app is now available for iPhone and Android phones. Starting today, current Planner users can use this companion app to view and update their plans on the go, addressing feedback we've heard since the launch of the Planner web app.
May 31, 2017
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Announcing the public preview of the Office 365 adoption content pack in Power BI
Since March 2016, the usage reports in the Office 365 admin center have been providing admins with insights about how users adopt and use the various services in Office 365. Today, we're pleased to announce the public preview of the Office 365 adoption content pack in Power BI, which enables customers to get more out of Office 365.
May 22, 2017
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Announcing the release of Threat Intelligence and Advanced Data Governance, plus significant updates to Advanced Threat Protection
Today, we're pleased to announce several enhancements that bolster Office 365's security and compliance capabilities.
April 4, 2017
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Apache Open Office review: The original Office alternative
And still a viable option for essential office features.
September 28, 2017
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Armor defends itself against security threats with Office 365, boosting productivity
As chief security officer of Armor, every day I see in practice what I have believed for years: that the cloud is more secure than traditional on-premises networking models. That's because we use Microsoft Office 365 cloud services to ensure a productive, secure workplace where employees can deliver the exemplary managed security solutions that our customers have come to expect from us.
May 31, 2017
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Azure, Office 365, Dynamics 365: Microsoft's cloud just grew its reach with new regions
Taking its cloud region count to 40, Microsoft will be offering its services from datacenters in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa.
May 19, 2017
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Baidu names former Microsoft Office head Qi Lu as its COO
Qi Lu will take charge of products, technology, sales and marketing, and spearhead a push into AI
January 17, 2017
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Before you head into Office 365, pull on this cosy Cloud Archive
Mimecast promises fast mail search and (of course) GDPR-friendly tools
October 10, 2017
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Beyond MDM: Today's EMM suites add sophisticated capabilities
Enterprise mobility management tools are evolving far past their mobile device management roots. New features include better analytics, integration with Office 365, mobile identity management -- and preparing for the internet of things.
June 22, 2017
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Cheat Sheet: 10 Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Word
The name's practically synonymous with "productivity app." If you're reading this article at work you've probably got a Word doc open right now, and you might think you've got a good handle on Microsoft's word processor. We'll bet you don't know as much as you think you do. don't believe us? Read on for 10 quick tips and tricks for Microsoft Word.
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Checksum for a Spreadsheet
I'd like to create a cell in Excel that does the equivalent of a "hash" or sum of the entire active workbook. I need to check quickly, but with some confidence, that a printout of the spreadsheet is the same as the electronic one.
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Clear Named Ranges from Excel
I use Excel 2003 for tracking and managing my investments. There are separate worksheets for groups of stocks I own or have owned. the active holdings are linked to a single summary page. Over the years, I have somehow accumulated a long list of named ranges that were applicable once upon a time but no longer are.
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Coda is a next-generation spreadsheet designed to make Excel a thing of the past
From rows and columns to custom apps
October 19, 2017
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Critical updates for Microsoft Office for October Patch Tuesday
This is an unusual October Patch Tuesday release from Microsoft. Normally, we would see a number of urgent critical updates from Microsoft for severe, massively damaging exploits in either Adobe Flash Player or several less severe but still urgent issues in both of Microsoft's browsers. This month is different. No Adobe Flash Player updates. I repeat, no Flash updates
October 12, 2017
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Current enterprise networks are not ready for Office 365
Business are keen to take advantage of the advantages offered by Office 365, but a new study reveals that often their networks are not up to handling it.
May 25, 2017
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Dell EMC's 'Spanning' SaaS backup outfit expands into Australia
Fat-fingered fumblers of Australia, untie! your Office 365 errors are now recoverable
February 15, 2017
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Dentsu Aegis Network manages growth and goes global with Office 365
The world of media and digital marketing is fast-paced and disruptive--all aspects of the job that I enjoy. Staying one step ahead of rapid change requires a technology vendor as committed to transformation as we are. Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) chose Microsoft Cloud technology to build our connected, digital workplace--one that we envisioned for the future of our enterprise.
May 3, 2017
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Does Google Docs have faulty locks?
A rash of Google Docs users complain they're being wrongly locked out of their files, as they get incorrect alerts that they're violating the rules of use.
October 31, 2017
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Does Microsoft have what it takes to topple Google Docs?
The Office cloud deconstructed
May 31, 2017
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Download latest Linux-based LibreELEC Krypton -- Kodi addons like Exodus and Covenant will work
The Kodi media center is facing a lot of scrutiny in the media lately. Some people feel that the negative coverage is "fake news." It is important to remember that Kodi is not illegal. With that said, it can be made so with piracy-related addons. Since Kodi is open source, even if the developers removed the ability to install addons, other people could easily fork the code to add it back. Pandora's box cannot be closed.
September 25, 2017
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Edwards Lifesciences moves to Office 365 to keep innovation at the forefront of its culture
When I joined Edwards Lifesciences three years ago, I was attracted to an innovative medical technology company that clearly puts patients first. I also saw an opportunity to revamp the IT organization to partner more strategically with the business and deliver a modern, agile workplace that strengthens the collaborative culture at our company. We embraced the Microsoft Office 365 suite to drive mobility, agility and innovation at Edwards Lifesciences.
July 25, 2017
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Egress CEO: Microsoft's impressive additions to Office 365 could be bad news for startups
One of the most difficult challenges that Microsoft faces in offering its own products is ensuring that they can co-exist with those of its partners. Microsoft obviously wants its offerings to be commercially successful, and to be genuinely useful and valued by its customers - but it can sometimes be difficult to do so without treading on the toes of other companies that have built their success around its products and services.
August 15, 2017
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Excel logical formulas: 8 simple IF statements to get started
This is where the number-crunching fun starts. Learn the ins and outs of the logical formulas like the famous IF Statements that represent the heart of Excel.
March 10, 2017
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Excel tutorial: How to import and parse complicated data
You've imported data into Excel and it's a mess! Here's how to fix it.
June 7, 2017
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FAQ: How Microsoft plans to upgrade Office 365
Changes tempo and support lifecycle of Office 365 ProPlus to sync with Windows 10
June 6, 2017
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February Insider update for Office 365 on Windows desktop is now available, here's what's new
Microsoft has pushed the February Insider update of Office 2016 for Office 365 to the "Slow audience" today. to install it now, open an app and click File > Account > Update Options > Update Now. After you update, you should be running Version 1702 (Build 7870.2013).
March 2, 2017
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Figma Wants Designers To Collaborate Google-Docs Style
Screens were different a decade ago; thicker, wider, tethered to walls. There were screens in our pockets back then as well, though they weren't yet as hungry for eyes.
July 25, 2017
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Four best practices for leveraging Office 365 Groups
It's no secret that cloud-based collaboration tools are transforming the way we work, and Microsoft, with Office 365, is playing a major role in shifting workplace communication. Last year, Microsoft continued to enhance and develop Office 365 Groups as a powerful hub for team productivity.
March 30, 2017
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Free Dictate add-on allows you to, well, dictate to Microsoft Office
Microsoft Garage -- the Redmond behemoth's R&D arm -- has released Dictate 5.0, a free add-on for those running Microsoft Office 2013, 2016 or 365 on Windows 8.1 or later. Also available for 64-bit versions of Office, Dictate brings dictation capabilities to Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
June 22, 2017
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FreeOffice 2016 review: Office essentials for the budget-minded
Most of what you want, but with a few important omissions.
September 28, 2017
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Fresh Office Insider update rolling out with a handful of new features
A fresh now build is rolling out to Office Insiders on the Slow ring, bring along a handful of new features for Office 365 users to check out in Office 2016 apps. Technically, this update is labeled as the December Insider Slow update, coming in at version number 1612 and build 7628.2048.
January 11, 2017
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Full Office 365 desktop applications are "coming soon" to the Windows Store
Microsoft officially announced Windows 10 S, a new edition of its operating system that's restricted to installing and running apps downloaded from the Windows Store. So it should come as no great surprise - especially since we told you about this yesterday - that Microsoft is bringing its Office 365 desktop applications to the Windows Store.
May 2, 2017
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Get November Windows and Office updates installed -- carefully
We've been through a mess of patches, re-patches, pulled patches and forced upgrades. But in the past few days, it looks as if things have calmed down a bit. I suggest that you get your machine brought up to speed, and let's see what December shall bring
November 30, 2017
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Google adds Keep to G Suite with Docs integration
Keep joins the G Suite and integration into Docs.
February 28, 2017
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Google adds new version control features to Docs
Google has added some new features to Google Docs in the latest update, to help users better manage the different versions of their documents. Other improvements will allow teams to more easily find information when they need it, and customise tools for workflows. Most of the version control functionality is limited to Docs, but name versioning is available for Sheets and Slides too.
August 17, 2017
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Google beefs up security in Android Gmail app following Docs phishing scam
Google is pushing out a new feature that will warn users about visiting fraudulent sites.
May 4, 2017
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Google Docs adds a ton of new editing features, including suggestions from your phone
Google is updating Docs, Sheets, and Slides today with a bunch of really handy new editing features -- some of which are overdue, and others that are smart new improvements.
August 16, 2017
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Google Docs just ate your homework
Google says a Wednesday outage has been resolved. Guess you'll have to stop binge-watching and get back to that essay instead.
November 15, 2017
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Google Docs Lockout Resolved, But Users Unhappy With Vague Explanation
One of the largest challenges companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Google face is persuading people that using the cloud and sharing data with corporations in this fashion isn't an attempt to gain access to and control more and more user data. Google Docs users got an uncomfortable look at the downsides to cloud collaboration yesterday when a number of users lost access to shared documents due to a mistake in Google's content filters.
November 1, 2017
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Google Docs on Android has an interesting hidden option
if you use Docs but deal with Microsoft Office formats at least some of the time, you'll want to know about this inconspicuous little setting.
February 21, 2017
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Google Docs update adds loads of new collaboration features
Google has announced new features for Google Docs users to make collaborating in documents even easier.
August 16, 2017
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Google Docs: Everything you need to know!
Here's everything you need to know about Google Docs.
August 21, 2017
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Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides review: Collaboration is king
Solid Office support and co-authoring features.
September 28, 2017
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Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides updates add support for iPhone X, iOS 11 drag-and-drop
Better late than never.
November 27, 2017
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Google Finance gets redesigned, finally dumps Adobe Flash
Google Finance now lives as a tab in Search, and some features are going away.
November 28, 2017
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Google integrates Keep into Docs and welcomes it to the G Suite fold
Google Keep may not be something that is used by a huge number of people, but that could be about to change. Google is finally doing something that should have happened from the start -- bringing Keep to G Suite to allow for integration with Docs.
March 1, 2017
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Google promotes Keep note app to a G Suite core service, much to our relief
You can now edit old notes and create new ones right in Docs.
February 28, 2017
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Google Sheets update adds option to sync files with Docs or Slides, machine learning features
The new version of Sheets adds a handful of important new features and improvements, which are supposed to make it easier to create charts or sync files with other apps.
June 2, 2017
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Google Slides: 3 Chrome extensions for better presentations
Auto-create photo slides, turn text to speech and more.
June 14, 2017
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Google soups up Sheets by adding in a little machine learning
Data can be overwhelming to manage in mass quantities, so this is Google's way of offering to take over the hard stuff.
June 1, 2017
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Google updates Docs, Sheets and Slides with new collaboration features
G Suite, Google's set of online productivity tools, is getting a major update today that adds a number of new features to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. Most of these updates focus around collaboration, but the service is also getting support for Google Cloud Search and the company is adding new templates and add-ons from partners like LegalZoom, DocuSign, LucidChart and others.
August 16, 2017
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Google's note-taking app Keep joins G Suite, now integrates with Google Docs
Google Keep, a competitor to note-taking apps like Evernote and Microsoft's OneNote, is today being integrated into Google's suite of applications aimed at businesses, G Suite (previously, Google Apps for your Domain). this allows Keep to become a part of users' workflow for capturing ideas, jotting down quick reminders or to-dos, creating checklists, taking meeting notes and more.
February 28, 2017
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Grow your small business with business apps from Office 365
Today, we announced that Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Listings, Microsoft Invoicing, and the Office 365 Business center are now generally available as part of Microsoft 365 Business and Office 365 Business Premium. The new apps are rolling out to customers in the U.S., U.K., and Canada.
November 1, 2017
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Hands-on: Polaris Office is a free Office alternative, but read the fine print
Perhaps you've seen Polaris Office on Android or iOS. now it moves onto the PC.
March 8, 2016
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Henkel advances digital transformation journey with move to Office 365 E5
Henkel is looking at more than 140 years of company success--founded in 1876, our brands such as Schwarzkopf, Persil, and Loctite are well known among customers globally.
November 13, 2017
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How does Microsoft Teams stack up to Slack?
Is Microsoft Teams better than Slack?
March 31, 2017
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How Excel can help with metric and American Standard conversions
We focus on American and European conversions.
April 26, 2017
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How Microsoft rethought its approach to email
Fresh perspectives are shaping Outlook's new product direction.
March 8, 2017
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How to add video to Google Slides for a more powerful presentation
Because your message is too important for a standard slideshow.
May 11, 2017
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How to configure a Yahoo email account on the Outlook 2016 desktop app
Here we'll show you the steps to successfully bring your Yahoo email account to the desktop version of Outlook.
June 19, 2017
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How to create an automatically updating Google spreadsheet
Tired of finding, copying and pasting data into spreadsheets? with just a few lines of code, you can set up a self-updating spreadsheet in Google Docs that fetches and stores data for you
April 21, 2017
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How to install Microsoft Office apps on Windows 10 S devices
Got a new Surface Laptop running Windows 10 S? Here's how to install Microsoft Office apps on your new PC.
June 16, 2017
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How To Make A Killer Data Dashboard With Google Sheets
Every company operates around objectives and uses key performance indicators (KPIs) to track progress towards those objectives. For each goal, there are two main questions teams should easily be able to answer at any time:
October 18, 2017
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How to share Office 365 documents and folders between Windows 10 PC and Windows 10 Mobile
How do I share Office 365 documents between my PC and my Windows phone?
September 1, 2016
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How to use Excel's new live collaboration features
Microsoft has finally rolled out real-time collaboration in Excel 2016 to Office 365 subscribers. Here's how to share and collaborate with others on spreadsheets.
August 1, 2017
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How to use Mentions in Windows 10's Mail app
Microsoft recently rolled out its Mentions feature to the Windows 10 Mail app. Here's how it works.
March 7, 2017
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How Windows 10 dictation works
While dictation within Windows 10 is easy, editing is a pain.
October 3, 2017
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Kaspersky Lab finds Flash vulnerability through Microsoft Word
Kaspersky Lab, which has been under fire by the U.S. government as possibly being an agent of the Russian government and spying on U.S. computers, has found a previously unknown bug in Adobe Flash that was apparently exploited by a hacker group on October 10. Adobe issued a patch to fix the bug today.
October 16, 2017
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Libre Office 5 review: The open source office alternative
Cross-platform support and compatibility with Office files on any OS.
September 28, 2017
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LibreOffice 5.3 is one of the biggest updates to the office suite yet
The Document Foundation has unveiled LibreOffice 5.3 64-bit and LibreOffice 5.3 32-bit. Despite the point update, LibreOffice 5.3 is billed as "one of the most feature-rich releases in the history of the office suite", and is packed full of major changes affecting all parts of the application.
February 1, 2017
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LinkedIn profiles are coming soon to your Microsoft work apps
Microsoft wants to grow your LinkedIn network with everyone you collaborate or converse with, so it's adding 'Profile Cards' to its Office 365 apps for making quick connections.
September 25, 2017
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M365 Business means free Windows 10 upgrades, but for business only
Companies get to keep the upgrades to Windows 10 Pro, says Microsoft
July 17, 2017
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March Office 365 updates bring co-authoring in Excel, improvements to OneNote, and more
While co-authoring is already available for those using Excel Online, Excel on mobile platforms like Android, Windows Mobile, and iOS - Microsoft is now bringing that same feature to those who are part of the Office 365 Insider Fast ring on Windows PCs. . this new feature will bring a collaborative experience to your team,allowing users to see who is working on a document, and what changes are being made within seconds. not content with just bringing this feature to Windows users, the team is also working on bringing co-authoring to Excel for the Mac.
March 28, 2017
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Microsoft 1Q18: Office 365 is booming, Azure continues to climb
Surface is up, too.
October 26, 2017
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Microsoft 365 announced, bringing together Windows 10 and Office 365 subscriptions
Microsoft is hosting its Inspire 2017 partner conference this week, kicking off the event with a big announcement for business and enterprise customers. Many of its corporate customers already have Office 365 and Windows 10 subscriptions, and Microsoft is now launching new, simplified subscriptions that bring these products together with other tools.
July 10, 2017
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Microsoft 365 Business hits general availability with new Office 365 apps
Microsoft 365 is now generally available for small and medium businesses.
November 1, 2017
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Microsoft 365 Business: Office + Windows 10 in one SMB-friendly subscription
Earlier this week, Microsoft introduced two additional software-as-a-service subscription plans to the partners who will try to sell them.
July 13, 2017
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Microsoft 365 delivers a complete solution for businesses
As the workplace evolves to become more diverse and teams are more widely distributed, businesses are looking to technology to empower their staff.
July 10, 2017
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Microsoft 365 security and management features available in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Last week, we shared the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has begun rolling out to customers and we highlighted some of our favorite features for people who love and use Windows every day.
October 23, 2017
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Microsoft Adding Office 365 Groups Improvements to SharePoint Online
Some new SharePoint Online and Office 365 Groups enhancements for end users are coming soon, Microsoft announced this week.
September 1, 2016
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Microsoft adds three new apps to Office 365 Business Premium, MileIQ an added perk
It seems that Microsoft is just not stopping when it comes to bolstering the value of its Office 365 subscriptions for businesses. Late last year, the company brought Microsoft Access back to its business plans, while a few months ago it added its Bookings service to Office 365 Business Premium customers worldwide. Now, those on Business Premium in the US, UK, and Canada can look forward to receiving more business apps for their buck.
July 12, 2017
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Microsoft adds more business apps to Office 365 Business Premium subscriptions
Microsoft is continuing to add more apps to Office 365 Business Premium, and by extension, its Microsoft 365 Business bundle.
November 1, 2017
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Microsoft Adds Office 365 Capabilities and Management Tools
Microsoft added some Office 365 capabilities this month, including administrative tools for IT pros and a preview of Microsoft Graph reporting APIs.
April 3, 2017
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Microsoft adds options to Office testing program
Office Insider on Windows now comes in Slow and Fast flavors
August 31, 2016
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Microsoft adds StaffHub staff-management app to Office 365
Microsoft is adding a new staff-management application to several of its Office 365 business plans.
January 12, 2017
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Microsoft aims 365 at an enormous overlooked market -- front-line workers
With its new Microsoft 365 F1 subscription, the company plans to target millions of employees on the front lines of their organizations.
September 26, 2017
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Microsoft announces a range of new Microsoft 365 features at Ignite
Today is the first day of Microsoft's Ignite 2017 conference, and a major focus of the keynote was Microsoft 365, the subscription service that combines Office 365, Windows, and more. Two new flavors of the service were announced - F1 and Education - and there's even some Windows 10 S hardware for business customers.
September 25, 2017
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Microsoft announces changes to Office 365 ProPlus
Microsoft announced a number of changes that are coming to its Office 365 ProPlus plan today, some of which won't apply until the year 2020. the news comes alongside another announcement, which is that Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus feature updates will be aligned.
April 20, 2017
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Microsoft announces general availability of new Microsoft 365 apps
Today, Microsoft announced some improvements that are coming to Microsoft 365 Business and Office 365 Business Premium subscribers. A number of apps are now generally available, including Microsoft Connections, Listings, and Invoicing.
November 1, 2017
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Microsoft announces general availability of Visio Online; adds new features
Microsoft announced the general availability of Visio Online today, which has been in public preview since November. the web app allows users to view and share their diagrams, and as of today, that will be open to 'almost all' commercial Office 365 subscribers.
March 1, 2017
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Microsoft announces improvements to the Office 365 Enterprise K1 plan
Microsoft continually updates its Office 365 software, with improvements to enhance productivity. the March update brought numerous new features, including co-authoring in Excel, and improvements to OneNote.
April 4, 2017
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Microsoft announces Office 2019 for customers who don't want to pay forever for Office 365
Unfortunately, the actual price of Office 2019 will have to wait.
September 26, 2017
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Microsoft announces Office 2019, teases new features
As part of its Ignite conference today, Microsoft officially teased the next perpetual Office update, Office 2019.
September 26, 2017
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Microsoft announces Workplace Analytics, a tool that aims to improve employee productivity
In a post on the Office 365 blog, Microsoft has announced the general availability of Workplace Analytics, a tool that uses Microsoft Graph data and is designed to give managers and executives a deeper understanding of employee productivity across departments.
July 6, 2017
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Microsoft Begins Testing Office 365 Availability in Windows Store Beyond Windows 10 S
Last night, in an email to a small invite-only preview program, Microsoft invited Windows Insiders who also have an Office 365 subscription to try out accessing their Office 365 software from the Windows Store.
September 1, 2017
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Microsoft Bookings Going Global and Coming to Office 365 E3 and E5 Plans
The Microsoft Bookings service will be getting new capabilities in a week or so, and it will be available under a couple of more Office 365 subscription plans, Microsoft announced today.
March 19, 2017
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Microsoft Bookings is now available worldwide and updated with new features
Microsoft Bookings was announced by the company back in July, 2016, as a service to make it easier for businesses, particularly smaller ones, to manage appointments with their customers.
March 19, 2017
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Microsoft brings Office 365 to 96 new markets around the globe
Office 365 is now available in an additional 96 markets around the globe.
October 31, 2017
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Microsoft brings Yammer integration to Office 365 Groups
Microsoft is bringing team collaboration service Yammer and Office 365 Groups closer together with its latest move. In a new blog post, Microsoft has announced that Yammer is now integrated with Office 365 Groups, meaning that when you create a new group in Yammer, it will now automatically be a part of Office 365 Groups and all that that entails.
February 23, 2017
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Microsoft bundles Office and Windows for businesses with Microsoft 365
Microsoft has today announced a new subscription-based bundle for businesses and enterprises called Microsoft 365, which allows for said businesses to purchase Windows and Office together. There will be two subscription tiers to choose from, Microsoft 365 Enterprise and Microsoft 365 Business.
July 10, 2017
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Microsoft cans Outlook.com Premium as it rolls its features into Office 365
Big inboxes, ad-free interfaces, and premium support will now apply to Outlook.com.
October 30, 2017
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Microsoft Cites January Improvements to Office 365
Microsoft announced a few new enhancements for Office 365 subscribers available this month.
January 24, 2017
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Microsoft claims ASD cloud certification for 50 Azure, Office 365 services
The Redmond-based tech giant now has 50 services across Azure and Office 365 available for adoption by Australian government organisations.
June 26, 2017
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Microsoft closes Outlook.com Premium to new subscribers
Microsoft is no longer offering Outlook.com premium subscriptions to new subscribers.
October 30, 2017
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Microsoft commits to a permanent schedule for new Windows 10, Office updates
Feature updates to hit in March and September, in perpetuity.
April 20, 2017
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Microsoft commits to twice yearly updates to Windows 10, Office 365
The added consistency is supposed to help IT departments plan deployments
April 20, 2017
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Microsoft Confirms Windows, Office 6-Month Update Cycle
Microsoft has been steadily increasing stability, features and, the company hopes, attractiveness of its latest Windows 10 operating system. Recently, its Creator's Update has brought, among other features, a performance-boosting Game Mode, a 3D version of the popular and (respectably ancient) Paint app, as well as increased privacy control, something users clamored for.
April 21, 2017
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Microsoft consolidating Office Delve into future search efforts on Windows 10
Microsoft recently pulled its Delve app for Windows 10 from the Store, but it turns out the move may be in service of a broader search vision.
November 27, 2017
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Microsoft delays Teams' Guest Access feature
Microsoft won't meet its self-imposed June target for adding Guest Access to Teams. Meanwhile, Redmond is adding more features to Teams for Office 365 Education users.
June 26, 2017
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Microsoft details how to install Office with Intune
IT can remotely, automatically deploy Office 365 ProPlus apps on systems running Windows 10 1703 with the company's cloud-based enterprise mobility management service.
August 11, 2017
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Microsoft drops its Office 365 'Project Osaka' app before it ever launched
One of Microsoft's growing stable of collaboration apps, 'Project Osaka,' seems to be going away before it got past the private preview stage.
February 2, 2017
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Microsoft Excel versus Google Sheets: Which works better for business?
As Google has added more sophisticated features to Sheets, Microsoft has been beefing up Excel's collaboration abilities. See which spreadsheet app wins in today's multiplatform environment.
August 16, 2017
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Microsoft expands FastTrack migration service
It now covers Dynamics 365 and Windows 10 in addition to Office 365
January 24, 2017
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Microsoft Forms Preview Available for Office 365 Business Users
The Microsoft Forms service became available as a preview test release this month for commercial Office 365 users.
June 23, 2017
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Microsoft Goes Live with OneDrive for Business Improvements
Microsoft announced today that it has released new OneDrive for Business improvements for its commercial Office 365 subscribers, including file synchronization and management enhancements.
January 24, 2017
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Microsoft has "completely rewritten" OneDrive for iOS, adding new Office 365 features
Microsoft is rolling out a major update for OneDrive on iOS, bringing some handy new features to the app. The rollout actually began a few days ago, but as Paul Thurrott noted at the time, Microsoft made no announcement about its release. That's quite a surprise given that the app has been fully rebuilt from the ground up.
August 15, 2017
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Microsoft highlights upcoming Office 365 service changes "that may require admin action"
Microsoft is planning a major expansion for Office 365 this year, taking it from around 150 markets, to a further 97 markets over the next twelve months. Its productivity platform continues to improve, with new features and tools being added every month - but as new additions are brought in, Microsoft also needs to deprecate older features and services that have been superseded by newer ones.
January 19, 2017
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Microsoft introduces its new task manager app To-Do in beta
If you're looking for yet another task manager application and use Microsoft's Office 365 you might want to check out the new To-Do beta app.
April 19, 2017
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Microsoft introduces Team flows into preview
In April last year, Microsoft announced a new tool called Flow aimed at automating business workflows in a similar fashion compared to that provided by IFTTT ('If this Then That'). Ultimately, it launched in November as part of Office 365 and has since received a number of updates the most recent of which was 'search by service'.
February 7, 2017
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Microsoft introduces two new flavors of Microsoft 365
Back in July, Microsoft introduced Microsoft 365, a subscription service that combines Office 365 and Windows 10 plans. It came in two different versions: Enterprise and Business, with the latter priced at $20 per month per user and the former aimed at larger organizations.
September 25, 2017
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Microsoft Intune Can Now Deploy Office 365 ProPlus Apps
Microsoft announced last week that it's now possible to use the Microsoft Intune mobile management service to make Office 365 ProPlus productivity applications available to end users.
August 14, 2017
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Microsoft is adding new features for Gmail users in its Windows 10 Mail and Calendar apps
Two months ago, Microsoft announced a number of new features that were coming to the Windows 10 Mail and Calendar applications. These included things like Focused Inbox, faster search, Interesting Calendars, summary cards for flight reservations and package deliveries, and more.
April 21, 2017
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Microsoft is extending its Office Insider Fast Ring test program
Microsoft is adding a Fast Ring option to its Office Insider test program for Windows desktops, Windows 10 Mobile, iOS and Android.
August 30, 2016
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Microsoft is inviting some Insiders to try out the Office 365 apps from the Windows Store
At Microsoft's Build 2017 developer conference earlier this year, the company confirmed that at some point in the future, the Windows Store will be how Office 365 customers obtain the suite of productivity apps. Since the launch of Windows 10 S with the Surface Laptop, users of the OS have been the only ones able to try out the preview, but now, Microsoft is inviting Insiders to try it out as well.
August 31, 2017
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Microsoft is releasing Office 2019 next year
Microsoft is announcing its next major release of Office today at Ignite in Orlando, with a planned release for next year. Office 2019 (arriving in the second half of 2018) will include the usual Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook client apps, alongside server versions of Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business. Microsoft is planning to release preview copies of Office 2019 in the middle of 2018, and the software is primarily designed for organizations that aren't using the cloud Office 365 versions.
September 26, 2017
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Microsoft is testing Project Osaka, a collaborative Office 365 tool for sharing tables
Project Osaka is a new tool being developed by Microsoft for its Office 365 customers. this tool seems to focus on helping teams to organize data in tables in a collaborative way. Unfortunately, no more information was given about how it's going to work.
January 17, 2017
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Microsoft kills off Outlook.com Premium, bundles features into Office 365
Microsoft is bringing Outlook.com premium features like no ads to its Office 365 subscribers today. The software giant is killing its separate Outlook.com Premium service as a result, so if you want ad-free Outlook.com you'll now need to subscribe to Office 365. If you're already subscribed then the changes are automatic starting today, and the features are all part of Office 365 now.
October 30, 2017
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Microsoft launches new Office 365 Roadmap site
Two and a half years ago, Microsoft opened up on its development process for Office 365 by publishing the first roadmap for its productivity-focused platform. Today, the company has launched a new Office 365 Roadmap site, which it says will better serve users" needs across a range of devices.
February 9, 2017
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Microsoft launches Office 365 Secure Score
Microsoft on Friday announced that Office 365 Secure Score API, the company's security analytics tool aimed at evaluating data risk levels in the cloud service, is now available for commercial Office 365 users.
February 13, 2017
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Microsoft launches StaffHub to connect deskless workers
It's part of the company's push to expand Office 365's utility
January 12, 2017
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Microsoft launches Stream, its Office 365 business video service
Microsoft's replacement for Office 365 Video, a service known as Microsoft Stream, is beginning its phased roll-out globally.
June 19, 2017
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Microsoft launches Teams, its 'chat-based workspace' for Office 365, in 181 countries
In November, Microsoft announced Teams, a new 'chat-based workspace' for Office 365, going up against the popular workplace messaging and collaboration platform Slack. Since then, Teams has been available as a preview, but today, Microsoft announced its official launch around the world.
March 14, 2017
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Microsoft makes it easier for organizations to find and distribute Office apps and add-ins
Today at the Build 2017 developer conference in Seattle, Microsoft detailed new features for Office that will make it easier for organizations and IT administrators to locate and deliver relevant applications and add-ins to their users.
May 10, 2017
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Microsoft mixes AI and cloud to drive business transformation
Microsoft is using its annual Ignite event this week to show how technology can be used to help customers innovate and transform their business processes.
September 25, 2017
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Microsoft Office 365 now has 120 million business users
Microsoft's Office 365 commercial business continues to power its cloud results in its first quarter of fiscal 2018. LinkedIn is 'ahead of plan,' in its contributions, as well, officials claim.
October 26, 2017
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Microsoft Office 365 users to get LinkedIn-powered Resume Assistant
Microsoft is tying together LinkedIn Insights and Word to create a new Resume Assistant feature for Office 365 users.
November 8, 2017
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Microsoft Office apparently available now for Chromebook users
Microsoft has been developing an Android Chromebook version of its do-everything Office suite of programs for about a year now. However, instead of trumpeting the completion of the porting process, it appears Microsoft is content to quietly release the program to all users, effective immediately.
November 27, 2017
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Microsoft Office Apps Come to All Chromebooks
Google's Chrome OS-based computers debuted in 2011 with a very limited feature set, but they've exploded in popularity as functionality improved. There are still a few pain points for those who want to move over to Chromebooks. For example, a lack of Microsoft Office apps on many devices. That's not a problem anymore, though. As of now, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel are available on all Chromebooks.
November 27, 2017
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Microsoft Office arrives on Chromebooks via Google Play Store
Microsoft Office is now available for Google Chromebook users through the Google Play Store -- a notable addition, given the two companies offer competing products in terms of office productivity software.
November 27, 2017
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Microsoft Office hits the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar
The new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar arrived with some pretty strong first-party support, but it was clear that it would take some key partners to really make the secondary Retina Display sing. Photoshop compatibility arrived late-last year, and now Microsoft is finally ready to go live with Office support , which along with Adobe's offering, was announced at launch, but not quite ready for prime time.
February 16, 2017
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Microsoft Office is finally on all Chromebooks (with a catch)
After a long wait time, Microsoft's Office apps are now finally available on all Chromebooks -- though it'll be useless if you have a larger Chromebook.
November 27, 2017
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Microsoft Office is now available for all Chromebooks
Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are all finally here for all Chromebooks.
November 27, 2017
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Microsoft Office looks to be available from Google Play Store for Chromebooks
Microsoft may finally be making generally available Android versions of its Office applications to Chromebook users, likely via an Office 365 subscription.
November 27, 2017
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Microsoft Office now available in Windows Store (for Windows 10S)
The new Surface Laptop is one of the only devices that can download Office directly from Microsoft.
June 15, 2017
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Microsoft Office now available on all Chromebooks
Microsoft has been testing out its Office apps on Chromebooks for the past year, but they've been mainly limited to Google's latest PixelBook device. It now appears that testing has concluded, and a number of Chromebooks are now reliably seeing the Office apps in the Google Play Store for Chromebooks. Chrome Unboxed reports that the apps are showing up on Samsung's Chromebook Pro, Acer's Chromebook 15, and Acer's C771.
November 27, 2017
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Microsoft Office Online review: Work with your favorite Office formats for free
All the Office essentials without the hefty price tag.
September 28, 2017
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Microsoft Office Patchday (November 7, 2017)
First Tuesday in month is Office patch day. At November 7, 2017 Microsoft has released several non security updates for Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2013 and Office 2016.
November 7, 2017
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Microsoft Office Patchday (October 3, 2017)
On October 3, 2017, Microsoft released a series of non-security updates for Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 2016. This blog post provides an overview of released updates for Office 2013 and Office 2016.
October 3, 2017
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Microsoft Office Security Updates
Microsoft has released a bunch of Security Updates (October 10, 2017) for Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2013, and Microsoft Office 2016, and for SharePoint Server. Here are a few details.
October 12, 2017
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Microsoft Office vulnerabilities mean no .doc is safe
On the same day as a big Windows 10 update, Microsoft is patching an Office flaw that could let hackers take control of your machine.
April 11, 2017
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Microsoft OME Viewer app for iOS lets you read encrypted messages
How do you open and view messages that are protected with Microsoft's Office 365 Message Encryption (OME), on your iPhone or iPad? Microsoft's got an app for that.
March 23, 2017
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Microsoft Planner app for Office 365 users now available for Android too
Microsoft Planner, a task management application for Office 365 users which became available on the iTunes Store about two weeks ago is now rolling out on the Google Play Store. The company has made an official announcement about the launch of the app on both the platforms today.
May 31, 2017
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Microsoft plans to replace Skype for Business with Teams
The company's Slack rival, launched six months ago, will 'over time' become the primary communications client in Office 365.
September 25, 2017
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Microsoft Prepping Tools for Guest Access to Office 365 Groups
Microsoft this week rolled out the ability to permit or block guest access to Office 365 groups, but the feature appears to be at a rudimentary test level.
August 2, 2017
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Microsoft Previews Office 365 Groups Expiration Settings
Microsoft is adding a group expiration capability to its Office 365 Groups collaboration service.
August 9, 2017
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Microsoft quietly adds Expiring Links feature for OneDrive users with Office 365
Microsoft has released, without any official statement, a new feature called Expiring Links to OneDrive Premium subscribers. As can be seen from the images, an extra option is now available in the Share interface on OneDrive web, which allows the setting of a period of days in which the generated link will remain operational.
May 19, 2017
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Microsoft releases Office 365 Germany into general availability
While businesses around the world increasingly leverage cloud services in place of traditional 'on premise' solutions, local regulations may impose constraints upon how data is stored, accessed, and controlled. In some situations, cloud services become a non-starter if they are unable to fulfill the regulatory requirements imposed upon their prospective customers.
January 26, 2017
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Microsoft releases Office 365 Threat Intelligence and Data Governance Services
A couple of Microsoft's Office 356 security products were commercially released today, including the Threat Intelligence service and the Advanced Data Governance solution.
April 4, 2017
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Microsoft releases StaffHub for Office 365
Microsoft is fast expanding the availability of Office 365 across the globe, it's now available to more than 150 markets and the company is planning the release to 97 more this year. Besides that, Microsoft is also working on new features for the service, such as Outlook Customer Manager, released last November, and Microsoft StaffHub, which was released today.
January 12, 2017
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Microsoft releases Wunderlist Replacement with To-Do App Preview
A preview of a new Microsoft To-Do Office 365 application was released this week.
April 20, 2017
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Microsoft slowly closes Outlook Premium's door while Office 365 winks at you across the street
Want to pay for 50GB of Redmond-powered ad-free email? We decode your options
October 31, 2017
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Microsoft sparks up Ignite with fresh Azure, Office 365 features
Redmond also shows off SQL Server 2017 and internal Bing
September 25, 2017
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Microsoft Starting to bring Office 365 Groups to Yammer
Microsoft is now starting to connect its Yammer enterprise social networking solution with its Groups functionality in Office 365, which promises to add more collaborative tools for end users.
March 3, 2017
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Microsoft starts cutting unlimited OneDrive storage limits
In late 2015, Microsoft announced plans to cut the amount of free OneDrive storage to 5GB and end unlimited storage for Office 365 users. the cutoff for unlimited users was set for yesterday, March 1, which means that unlimited users should now start seeing their unlimited storage dropping down to 1TB.
March 2, 2017
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Microsoft starts letting Insiders test Office 365 from the Windows Store
A new way to distribute the Office 365 is getting close as Microsoft starts testing the productivity suite in its app store.
August 31, 2017
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Microsoft starts turning on its Cortana suggested reminders email feature
Microsoft is starting to roll out Cortana suggested reminders that are triggered by Outlook.com and Office 365 email messages.
February 9, 2017
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Microsoft still optimizing Office 365 release for Chromebook
Without much trumpeting or fanfare, Microsoft earlier this week released a version of Office 365 for Android-based Google Chromebooks. The company finally revealed that, yes, it had pushed out a new preview version for mobile, but acknowledged that it still has work to do to optimize it for the laptops.
November 30, 2017
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Microsoft Teams debuts with a sonic boom
This is the app that could change Microsoft.
March 14, 2017
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Microsoft Teams Expands to Office 365 Education Users
Microsoft Teams is now available under all Office 365 Education plans.
March 22, 2017
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Microsoft Teams has 30,000 business customers -- but is it a serious threat to Slack yet?
Microsoft Teams, Slack's latest high-profile rival, is slowly gaining traction. the software giant has announced that 30,000 organizations, spread across 145 markets, "actively used" the collaboration service in the past month. It launched in late-November.
January 31, 2017
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Microsoft Teams goes live with new email integration, enterprise bots
Microsoft's Slack competitor is rolling out to Office 365 business users worldwide starting March 14. More features are still to come, including guest access, in late June.
March 14, 2017
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Microsoft Teams in Office 365 Education updates rolling out, with more coming soon
Over the course of debuting Microsoft Teams in Office 365 Education, we've been privileged to have educators from across the globe join us in creating technology to foster collaborative classrooms and improve student learning outcomes.
November 13, 2017
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Microsoft Teams is now "open to all developers" through the Office Store
In November, Microsoft announced Teams, a new 'chat-based workspace' for Office 365, taking on the popular workplace messaging and collaboration platform Slack. In March, Microsoft made Teams generally available for Office 365 customers in 181 countries and 19 languages around the world, having added over a hundred new features since its original announcement.
May 10, 2017
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Microsoft Teams now available for Office 365 Education users
Hot on the heels of its global launch, Microsoft has started rolling out Microsoft Teams to Office 365 Education users. as Microsoft's attempt to take on Slack in the team collaboration sphere, Teams was already available to Office 365 business users.
March 22, 2017
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Microsoft Teams now Available to Business Office 365 Subscribers
The Microsoft Teams chat service is now commercially available worldwide for certain Office 365 business subscribers, Microsoft announced today.
March 14, 2017
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Microsoft Teams rolls out to Office 365 customers worldwide
Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced the general availability of Microsoft Teams, the company's new chat-based workspace in Office 365. the new tool for team collaboration is now available to Office 365 business customers in 181 markets and 19 languages.
March 14, 2017
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Microsoft Teams rolls out to Office 365 users around the world
As we reported last week, Microsoft is today launching its own business collaboration tool in an effort to fend off the challenge from Slack.
March 14, 2017
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Microsoft Teams versus Slack -- how do they compare?
Last week Microsoft rolled out its Teams collaboration app to Office 365 users. Teams has been widely billed as a competitor for Slack, but how do the two big players in this space measure up against each other?
March 19, 2017
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Microsoft Teams: what to expect if your company switches
Microsoft's new chat app tries to be the free alternative to HipChat, Slack and others.
March 14, 2017
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Microsoft Teams, First Take: Useful, even in preview
Chat is nothing new in business (or even new to Microsoft), but it's now heading out of the technical department and the personal chat clients, and into the wider workforce. Microsoft Teams has some obvious similarities to Slack and HipChat and other business chat services, but it has a different focus: this is chat for teams of people in your business who already use Office 365, and want to base their collaboration around those tools and services.
December 14, 2016
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Microsoft to add free premium features to Outlook.com for Office 365 consumer subscribers
Microsoft is adding to Outlook.com for free new ad-free inbox, enhanced malware and phishing protection and larger mailbox sizes. The catch: Users must be Office 365 Home/Premium users to qualify.
October 30, 2017
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Microsoft to add three more apps to its Office 365 Business Premium cloud service
Microsoft is adding more applications to its Office 365 Business Premium subscription service for small and mid-size businesses.
July 11, 2017
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Microsoft to slash cloud-connection rights for stand-alone Office
Microsoft last week announced sweeping changes to Office's support rules, which will push more corporate customers to the Office 365 subscription model.
April 25, 2017
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Microsoft To-Do is a new task management tool that helps you get things done
Microsoft To-Do is a new task management app that allows you to plan every day by allowing you to produce lists for anything from shopping at the grocery store, to planning and completing a job for work. Thanks to the app, you can create colorful tools to help you get more things done. with Office 365 integration and the use of an intelligent algorithm, your lists will be found on your smartphone or desktop computer.
April 19, 2017
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Microsoft To-Do versus Wunderlist: a task-management app comparison
Microsoft's To-Do Preview has been publicly available for a couple of weeks. Many users have been "wundering" just how To-Do stacks up to its source of inspiration, Wunderlist. we have answers.
May 3, 2017
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Microsoft turns on Office 365 in its managed German datacenters
Microsoft's 'Office 365 Germany' is generally available to European users from Microsoft's managed German datacenters.
January 24, 2017
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Microsoft UK quietly extends free insurance and Office 365 "limited time offer" for Surface
Last month, Microsoft raised some of its product prices in the UK, due to currency fluctuations following the country's Brexit referendum decision to leave the European Union. Its Surface Books now cost up to £400 more than they did a few weeks ago, while its Surface Pro 4 range increased in price by up to 12%.
March 3, 2017
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Microsoft Unveils Business Subscription Model for Windows, Office
Ever since Windows 10 was announced, there's been speculation that Microsoft's free upgrade model for the OS was ultimately a trap. Once enough customers had signed up, the thinking went, Microsoft would suddenly start charging a monthly fee for access to the product. It's not as if this is without precedent. We've seen a number of high-profile companies introduce this kind of subscription model (mostly to the considerable detriment of users' pocketbooks), and Office 365 is Microsoft's attempt to convince users that paying 3-5x more for Office over the useful life of the program is, in fact, a good idea.
July 13, 2017
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Microsoft updates Office 365 Enterprise K1 to include Teams, StaffHub, more
Microsoft is adding support for its Teams collaboration service to another of its Office 365 plans: Its Enterprise K1 edition for frontline/kiosk workers.
April 3, 2017
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Microsoft updates Outlook for iOS, here is what's new
After delivering a major Outlook update last week on both Android and iOS platforms, Microsoft is now bringing a couple of new feature to iPhone users.
October 18, 2017
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Microsoft will cut services to standalone Office users so they'll subscribe to Office 365
Skype and OneDrive for Business will go away unless you give Microsoft your money.
April 20, 2017
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Microsoft will soon launch Focused Inbox for Outlook 2016 to all users
Microsoft announced on September last year that Focused Inbox, which separates priority messages from others, would soon be coming to Outlook on all supported platforms. According to the company, the feature, alongside other features announced at the time, would arrive either by the end of 2016 or in the first quarter of 2017.
May 2, 2017
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Microsoft Word's new Editor pane helps bad writers write good
Microsoft plans to replace the current Spelling & Grammar pane in Word 2016 with a new Editor pane that will offer more grammar and writing suggestions, in addition to spelling tips, and help users write well ... or at least better.
March 1, 2017
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Microsoft: Migration to the new Outlook.com is 99.9 percent done
Microsoft officials said the company's migration of Outlook.com to its Office 365 infrastructure is finally, really almost done.
January 25, 2017
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Microsoft: We'll have two-thirds of Office users in the cloud by fiscal 2019
Microsoft is running ahead of projections in terms of how quickly its Office users are moving to Office 365, says the head of Office. And more LinkedIn integrations are coming soon.
October 10, 2017
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Microsoft's full Office desktop apps are coming to beef up the Windows Store
You can't even find the mobile version of Office on PCs anymore.
May 2, 2017
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Microsoft's Office 365 subscription push pays off; what it means for biz
The company now has about 120 million active monthly users, and those subscriptions appear to be generating more revenue for Microsoft than it used to get from one-time licenses. That could entice the company to push subscriptions even harder.
October 31, 2017
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Microsoft's Slack-slapping 'Teams' slips into Office 365
It's on by default, right now, with extra love for Outlook and SharePoint
March 15, 2017
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Microsoft's URL detonation: now Office 365 can zap key spear-phishing tactic
Microsoft has rolled out a new security feature for Office 365, designed to neutralize common tactics used by advanced hackers.
January 26, 2017
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Millennials prefer Microsoft Word for individual work, Google Docs for collaborative work
It was shocking to discover that millennials are emotionally invested in a word processor.
July 29, 2016
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Mobile provider Three calls on Office 365 to support workplace digital transformation
Three is one of the United Kingdom's fastest-growing networks, covering more than 97 percent of the population. We were the first network to introduce unlimited data and offer 4G at no extra cost. But to continue delivering a high-quality, reliable mobile experience to our customers while innovating across our services, we needed to make significant changes to our business, including rebuilding our entire IT infrastructure. We kicked off a digital transformation in our workplace by choosing Microsoft Office 365.
June 21, 2017
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May 2, 2017
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Monetizing Windows with Premium Content for Office 365 Subscribers in the Photos App
Last November, Brad Sams from Thurrott.com wrote about Joe Belfiore's return to Microsoft after his one year sabbatical. At that time it was reported that Belfiore would be working on the Windows Shell team and one of the tasks they had was to figure out ways to monetize the Windows 10 User Interface.
October 12, 2017
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More Windows 10 'ads'? Users grumble over new OneDrive promos in File Explorer
Microsoft is touting more space on OneDrive with in-Windows promotions for Office 365 subscriptions.
March 9, 2017
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Neverware offering Office 365 focused version of CloudReady Chrome OS
Neverware is now offering a version of its take on Chrome OS with Microsoft OneDrive and Office 365 integration.
March 19, 2017
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New business apps in Office 365 Business Premium help you run and grow your small business
To make Office 365 more valuable for your small business, we are announcing three new applications coming to Office 365 Business Premium:
July 10, 2017
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New classroom experiences are now available for Microsoft Teams
Today, Microsoft announced that its new immersive classroom experience for Teams is available today, in 181 markets and 25 languages. The features were announced at the company's May event last month that was focused on education.
June 23, 2017
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New G Suite features let you work together and apart more efficiently
Google has announced new features for G Suite users to make collaborating in documents even easier.
August 16, 2017
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New in November--save time, stay secure, and do more
Earlier this month, we announced the worldwide availability of Microsoft 365 Business, a purpose-built productivity and management solution for small and medium-sized businesses. We also introduced Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Listings, Microsoft Invoicing, and the Office 365 Business Center in the U.S., U.K., and Canada to help small businesses empower their employees and unlock growth and innovation.
November 29, 2017
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New Office Insider for Android build brings collaborative editing to Excel and more
If you're an Office Insider that's using Android, new builds of the apps are available, which bring the version number to 16.0.8027.1002. it's a preview of the April update, if that's not entirely obvious.
April 5, 2017
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New Office Insider Preview for Android adds comments, a numeric keypad, and more
Today, Microsoft released the June 2017 update of Office for Android to Insiders. The new apps, which are build 16.0.8229.1001, focus on improvements to Excel and PowerPoint.
June 7, 2017
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New SharePoint features: metadata magic, connected site families
At Ignite 2017, Microsoft announced major capabilities to organize and manage information in SharePoint lists and libraries -- and connect related sites using the new Hub site.
October 10, 2017
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New to Office 365 in August--enriching teamwork
More than ever, effective teamwork is critical to your success. This month, we made the experience of working with others even better through the release of co-authoring in Excel, enhancements to Microsoft Teams, an updated Yammer app, and more. Read on for the details.
August 31, 2017
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New to Office 365 in July--Microsoft 365, business apps and more
Today's post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team.
July 31, 2017
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New to Office 365 in June--classroom experiences in Microsoft Teams and more
At the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference next week, Microsoft will showcase the latest ways we're empowering the students of today to create the world of tomorrow. This month's Office 365 updates are another step on this journey, with the broad availability of new classroom experiences in Microsoft Teams, security enhancements and more. Read on for the details.
June 23, 2017
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New value in Office 365 Enterprise K1 for frontline workers
Today, we are announcing updates to the Office 365 Enterprise K1 plan--designed to enable your frontline workers to do their best work with tools for schedule and task management, communications and community, training and onboarding, and identity and access management.
April 3, 2017
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No, Facebook employees aren't reading your private Google Docs files
The age-old conspiracy that Facebook is somehow secretly spying on its users is catching a second wind (colloquially speaking, though the number is probably much higher in reality) this week.
November 1, 2017
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Non-security Office patches appear with the reprise of KB 2952664 and 2976978
The usual bunch of non-security Office patches appeared yesterday, along with a couple surprises. Publisher 2007, which is long past end-of-life, got a patch. Plus, we saw the relaunch of two widely despised Windows 7 and 8.1 "compatibility appraiser" updates.
November 8, 2017
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Nordstrom adapts to changing workstyles with Office 365
Today's post was written by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president for Microsoft.
September 5, 2017
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Northern Illinois University--giving everyone the best tools for learning with Office 365
A key role of any university is to provide students, fawith access to amazing resources: world-class libraries, state-of-the-art labs and innovative research facilities, to name just a few. as the CIO and vice president of Information Technology at Northern Illinois University (NIU), I make sure the wealth of campus resources that the campus community enjoys is also reflected in the technology they use.
April 13, 2017
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Nuance global communication and collaboration transform with Office 365
Today's post was written by Craig Preston, IT vice president of Infrastructure and Operations at Nuance Communications.
November 1, 2017
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Office 365 account compromise attempts on the rise
Office 365, Microsoft's software-as-a-service productivity software suite popular with corporate users, is increasingly becoming attackers' preferred way into business networks, Barracuda researchers warn.
August 31, 2017
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Office 365 Add-In Deployment Capability Now Available
IT pros can now centrally deploy Office add-ins to end users using Microsoft's Office 365 Centralized Deployment service, which was launched commercially today.
May 31, 2017
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Office 365 adoption surges ahead across the EMEA region
Microsoft's Office 365 suite and Google's G Suite are deployed in 66 percent of organizations in the EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa) region, but Office 365 on 44 percent is outpacing G Suite on 22 percent.
December 13, 2016
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Office 365 August update brings co-authoring to Excel and more collaboration enhancements
Microsoft has announced the general availability of the Office 365 August Update, which is mainly focused on "enriching teamwork" by the addition of new features for PC and mobile users alike.
August 31, 2017
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Office 365 Business Users Getting new Outlook Customer Manager
Microsoft is beginning to release Outlook Customer Manager to Office 365 Business Premium subscribers worldwide.
April 24, 2017
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Office 365 Developers Getting Improved Capabilities
Microsoft used the occasion of its Build 2017 event on Wednesday to highlight previews of Office 365 perks for developers, as well as three capabilities now ready for commercial use.
May 11, 2017
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Office 365 Groups now Has Retention, Label and Restore Controls
Microsoft today announced three new tools for IT pros managing Office 365 Groups.
April 6, 2017
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Office 365 Private Groups Feature for Outlook Arriving this Month
Microsoft plans to add a new behavior this month that will affect how groups will function in Outlook for organizations using Office 365.
March 17, 2017
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Office 365 subscribers get premium Outlook.com features
Even though its name suggests otherwise, Office 365 is more than a subscription for Microsoft Office. Sure, you do get the hugely popular suite, but you also get some other really cool perks, like 1TB of OneDrive storage. And, today, Microsoft is adding one perk more to the list.
October 30, 2017
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Office 365 Subscribers Now Have Access to Enhanced Security
Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscribers who use Outlook.com are getting three new benefits for their email service. They are:
October 30, 2017
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Office 365 tip: Using 'Add to AutoCorrect' to make you more productive
Never make the same typos again by using AutoCorrect to make your typing much more efficient.
February 6, 2017
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Office 365 versus Office 2016: Which suite should you buy?
Which version of Microsoft Office is best for you? Here's how to tell.
May 2, 2017
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Office 365: A guide to the updates
What you need to know about each feature, bug fix and security update to Microsoft Office 365 for Windows.
August 28, 2017
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Office 365's deskless worker package expands with new features
The K1 plan gets OneDrive storage, Microsoft Teams and StaffHub access.
April 3, 2017
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Office 2019 release calendar: Mark these dates
Microsoft plans to roll out the successor to Office 2016 sometime in 2018. Here's our best educated guess on when the software will appear -- and when it will lose support.
November 8, 2017
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Office apps hit the Windows Store in preview for Surface Laptop
Microsoft's Office desktop apps are launching in the Windows Store today, coinciding with the launch of the new Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S. The Office suite, having been brought to the Windows Store using Microsoft's 'Project Centennial' desktop app bridge, is available to Surface Laptop owners only as part of a preview install and update process, according to an Office on Windows 10 S FAQ initially spotted by Microsoft leaker WalkingCat.
June 15, 2017
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Office Mobile apps receive Fluent Design treatment on Windows 10 PC
If you're a Windows Insider running the latest Insider Preview builds, we've got some good news for you. Microsoft is now rolling out an update to its Office Mobile apps that add Fluent Design elements to Word, PowerPoint and Excel! The apps now feature the reveal highlight effect and Acrylic blur in some areas.
July 18, 2017
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Office.com picks up handful of new features and tweaks
Office.com is getting its first big update since the revamped Office 365 home page rolled out in April, and there are a handful of new tweaks and features to check out. the updates are mainly concerned with making Office.com easier to use, offering up quicker access to recent docs and frequently used apps.
December 28, 2016
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OpenDoc group to Microsoft and Google: your Word, Docs bug is blocking access
Problems with saving Microsoft Word and Google Docs files in text document format OpenDocument Text are locking out the visually-impaired, argue its proponents.
February 8, 2017
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Open Office Layouts Bad for Productivity and Memory
In a recent BBC article titled "Why Open Offices Are Bad for Us", Bryan Borzykowski tells the story of two organisations who have moved from open office design to individual offices. the article references research which states that:
February 24, 2017
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OpenOffice, after years of neglect, could shut down
As LibreOffice soars, OpenOffice management considers retiring the project.
September 2, 2016
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OpenStack Pike release bites hard on microservices and scale
Project tries to move on to lifecycle management rather than initial setup
September 1, 2017
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October update for Office 365 brings AI-powered translator to Word
Almost every month, Microsoft rolls out new features for Office 365 in phases and gives us a summary of the important ones through its blog. For the month of October, the noteworthy enhancements that are introduced in its productivity suite are the AI-powered translator in Word and new tools for working faster.
October 31, 2017
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Owens-Illinois sees clear advantage in driving collaborative agenda with Office 365
My job as the vice president of Technology Service Delivery means that I look at our IT solutions with the same eye to longevity and serviceability that Owens-Illinois (O-I) craftspeople use when they create the 10,000 different glass containers in our portfolio. With Office 365, we found a suite of cloud-based services and apps that are as sustainable and functional as our products.
October 25, 2017
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People are getting locked out of innocuous Google Docs for supposedly violating Terms of Service
Google Docs users are reporting various bugs today that result in them getting locked out of their documents. Most of the issues center on a mysterious Terms of Service violation.
October 31, 2017
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Premium Outlook.com features now available to Office 365 subscribers
Today, we began rolling out new benefits for Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscribers who use Outlook.com. These premium email features include an ad-free inbox, enhanced protection against malware and phishing, larger mailbox sizes, and premium customer support. In the coming months, we'll be introducing additional premium Outlook.com features to make personal email and calendar experiences for Office 365 subscribers more powerful, productive, and secure.
October 30, 2017
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Quest On Demand Service Now Available To Ease Office 365 and Azure Active Directory Management Woes
Quest today rolled out the first three additions to its new cloud-based solutions for managing Office 365 applications and Azure Active Directory implementations.
July 11, 2017
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Review: Microsoft Teams almost as bad as its beta
Despite the beta feedback, Microsoft cuts corners on user interface, functionality, and cross-platform support. When will it learn?
March 16, 2017
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Risk-free Friday evenings, thanks to Office 365 license management
Only six years overdue
April 24, 2017
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Sayonara North America: Insurance guy got your back when Office 365 doesn't?
Read the small print
December 21, 2016
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SecureAuth launches improved Office 365 protection
Office 365 is the world's most popular cloud service, but widespread use of the platform also makes it a primary target for cyber attacks. Breaches tied to phishing email scams and lack of strong identity security are accelerating.
June 15, 2017
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Seeing a Command Prompt box flash quickly on Windows 10? It's because of Office, and here's the fix.
Do you see a Command Prompt box flash quickly on Windows 10? It's Office 365 fault. There is a fix coming, but here's what you can do now.
May 30, 2017
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SharePoint 2013 Gets Hybrid Self-Service Site Creation Option
Microsoft this week announced that organizations running SharePoint Server 2013 in their datacenters now can direct user site creation requests to Office 365 services.
March 15, 2017
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SharePoint Developers Get Scoped Capability for Custom Solutions
Microsoft added the ability for developers to scope their packaged SharePoint solutions across an Office 365 tenancy.
August 11, 2017
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SharePoint Online team sites get new features, integrate better with Office 365
According to its roadmap for SharePoint, Microsoft has introduced two new features for SharePoint Online team sites, which include the ability to create pages with rich content and deeper integration with Office 365.
August 31, 2016
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Slack channel names can be written in more languages
For example, Japanese users can title channels in Hiragana
March 17, 2017
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Smackdown: Office 365 versus G Suite productivity
Can you really use Google's G Suite instead of Microsoft Office? Here's how they compare on Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, and Chrome OS
February 15, 2017
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Smartsheet: A spreadsheet-based tool for simpler project management
Competing against widely used task management tools like Asana and Trello, Smartsheet has grown quickly since its 2010 relaunch. Here's how the cloud-based app works and why it's gaining traction.
November 30, 2017
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SoftMaker releases Office 2018 with enhanced Thunderbird
You have to admire some of the recent design work from Microsoft. Windows 10 has transitioned into a robust and visually-appealing operating system, whilst Office 2016 really is a superb, well-designed, cross-platform office suite.
November 8, 2017
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Some Story Remix content will be locked behind an Office 365 subscription
Story Remix will bring some cool new features to the Photos app soon, but some of it will be locked behind a paywall of sorts.
October 12, 2017
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Sophisticated phishing attacks target Office 365
With over 100 million monthly subscribers, it's not surprising that Office 365 is a popular target when it comes to attempting to steal credentials.
August 30, 2017
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Taming the SaaS security wilderness
As rogue applications proliferate, the need to protect corporate data requires new tools
April 3, 2017
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Task Management with Office 365 Planner
While there are many tools out there that will help you keep on top of your tasks and assignments, Office 365 Planner integrates useful collaboration tools in its offering.
October 5, 2017
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Teams, Microsoft's Slack rival, opens to all Office 365 users
After unveiling a limited preview of Teams in November last year, Microsoft is now rolling out its collaboration and communication platform, positioned as a rival to Slack, more widely: Teams is now available, and free, for all 85 million monthly active users of Office 365, Microsoft's suite of cloud services and apps as a web app and native apps for Windows, iOS and Android.
March 14, 2017
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Thanks to the Play Store, Microsoft Office arrives on Chromebooks
Word, Excel, and Powerpoint can be yours for $7 a month.
November 27, 2017
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That this new A.I. feature in Microsoft Word teaches us about ourselves
Microsoft Word is now much more powerful.
February 28, 2017
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The best free Microsoft Office alternatives of 2017
Battle of the free office suites.
October 2, 2017
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The best OneNote 2016 tips: 10 ways anyone can get organized
Make the most of this versatile tool by setting up pages, notebooks, and sections.
December 14, 2016
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Time to make up: Realtime collaboration comes to Excel
Office 365 licence required
March 30, 2017
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Transform your organization with Microsoft Workplace Analytics
Microsoft Workplace Analytics--a powerful new organizational analytics solution--is now generally available as an add-on to any Office 365 enterprise plan.
July 4, 2017
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US Government Community Cloud customers will now gain more capabilities in Office 365
Office is a diverse platform that has many different uses for many different organizations. Today, Microsoft is expanding the capabilities of its productivity suite for the US Government Community. Office 365 has been bolstered with US Government Community Cloud that will comply with "federal requirements for cloud services, including FedRAMP, as well as with requirements for criminal justice and federal tax information systems."
January 17, 2017
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Visio and other business Office 2016 apps still coming to the Windows Store
Back at Microsoft's Build developer conference in May, the company confirmed that moving forward, the Windows Store will be the way for users to download Office 365. The firm told us that all Office 2016 apps would be included as part of this - although there was a caveat for OneNote - including Visio, SharePoint, Project, and any other business apps.
September 25, 2017
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Well this is awkward. as Microsoft was bragging about Office at Build, Office 365 went down
TITSUP: Total Inability to Stand Up Products
May 10, 2017
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What are the differences between Office 2016 and Office 365?
They offer the same apps, sure, but these critical productivity tools are not equals
July 12, 2017
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What happens when an Office 365 subscription expires?
Three-stage process eventually ends up with all cloud data deleted
July 11, 2017
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What to choose? A Communication or Team Site in SharePoint
As Microsoft continues to roll out the new Communication Site to more Office 365 users, your users will want to know: Do I need a Communication Site or a Team Site?
August 8, 2017
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When does support end for... Microsoft Office 2007?
There's just three months before the already-extended suite goes dark -- literally, in the case of Outlook 2007
June 26, 2017
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Why Microsoft Office 365 adoption keeps rising
In the fast paced digital world we inhabit, there are a million different programs and apps vying for our attention. In fact, our time is so taxed these days that the market for apps that help you organize your life, manage your business, and otherwise help you keep your head from falling from your shoulders is booming.
March 2, 2017
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Windows 10 and Office 365 Twice Yearly Updates Promised by Microsoft
Microsoft has made a new promise on Windows 10 and Office 365 updates that are meant to help IT pros plan their updates for enterprises. Microsoft has agreed to two major updates per year with one coming in March and one coming in September. System Center Configuration Manager will also get updates on this twice yearly schedule to help facilitate deployments of Windows 10 and Office 365.
April 21, 2017
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Windows 10 defenses open to 17-year-old Office bug, but Microsoft's just fixed it
Researchers find an obsolete Office tool that's vulnerable and lacks any of Microsoft's exploit mitigation tech.
November 15, 2017
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WPS Office 2016 review: A true Office alternative
The best of Microsoft Office, and then some.
September 28, 2017
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You can now sign up for Project Fi with G Suite accounts
One less restriction to joining Project Fi.
June 27, 2017
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