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3 tricks for making your Google Slides presentation more eye-catching
You don't need a design degree to create cool effects.
June 22, 2016
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4 essential Android add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets
Create mobile apps, e-sign documents, and more right from your phone with these third-party enhancements.
August 10, 2016
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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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10 extremely handy features hidden in Google's office apps
Google's cloud-based office apps are frequently updated with necessary improvements to their feature set and UI. Here are 10 useful, yet less-than-obvious Google Docs and Google Drive features that were added recently.
October 3, 2016
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5 Google Sheets add-ons that supercharge your data
Create QR codes, customize Google Maps, and eliminate inefficiencies with these extensions.
July 28, 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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10 secret Office 365 features you need to know
What are some secret features in Office 365?
September 2, 2016
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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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18 Quick Tricks for Google Docs
Behind the clean and tidy interface sported by Google's online office apps, there are all kinds of features and tools you might not yet have stumbled across–and some of them can seriously improve your productivity. Here are 18 of our favorite quick tricks that won't take long to learn but which will come in handy time and time again.
September 21, 2016
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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 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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Azure, Office 365: Microsoft's two new cloud regions tackle data privacy issues
Microsoft launches new two new datacenter regions, beating top dog in the cloud AWS to the mark in the UK.
September 7, 2016
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Best alternatives to Office 365 and Office 2016
What are the best alternatives to Office 365 and Office 2016?
September 19, 2016
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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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BUS1, the Successor to KDBUS, Formally Unveiled -- Aiming for Mainline Linux Kernel
BUS1 has been in development as an in-kernel IPC mechanism building off the failed KDBUS project. An "RFC" will soon be sent out to Linux kernel developers about BUS1 and the subject will be discussed at next month's Kernel Summit.
September 30, 2016
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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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Cloud growth continues to be the name of the game for Microsoft
The company's phone efforts continue to be a drag
October 20, 2016
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Consumer Office 365 subscription growth slows
Subscription list tops 23M, but added the smallest number in more than two years
July 22, 2016
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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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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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Facebook employees will begin using Office 365
Facebook has signed a deal with the software giant, Microsoft, to use the latter's online Office suite while it works on its own its own workplace communication and collaboration service. the deal will see all 13,000 Facebook employees switch to the cloud suite.
July 12, 2016
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Facebook signs deal to use some Microsoft Office 365 services
Facebook is going to use Microsoft's Office 365 email, calendaring, and some other Office 365 services internally, alongside its own Facebook for Work service.
July 12, 2016
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Facebook to pledge 1,500 housing units for general public
To help offset real-estate demand in Menlo Park, Facebook is constructing 1,500 housing units and dedicating a percentage of that for low-income families.
July 26, 2016
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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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Flash zero day phished phoolish Microsoft Office users
If you 'must' run Flash, run EMET, hacker begs.
May 16, 2016
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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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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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G Suite's productivity updates could win Google some fans in the enterprise
Google recently unveiled a slew of new features that could make its G Suite app collection more useful for professionals.
October 19, 2016
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Get Office App Becomes your Office 365 Hub on Windows 10
A few weeks ago it was rumored that one of the new features coming to Windows 10 Redstone 2, aka the Creators Update, would be a new Office Hub. It was believed that this hub would become the central location on Windows 10 for all things Office related on your system and across your devices.
November 17, 2016
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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 App Maker is the newest member of the G Suite
The G Suite family of productivity tools for enterprises from Google Cloud will now be joined by App Maker, a low code tool for rapid application development of business-centric apps.
November 30, 2016
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Google Docs adds a quick citation button just in time for finals season
Because who has time to remember APA versus MLA formats
December 5, 2016
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Google Docs for life sciences startup Benchling raises $7 million in growth funding from Thrive Capital
Benchling, a biotech company out of Y Combinator providing cloud-based software for researchers, tells TechCrunch it has raised $7 million in growth funding to continue creating tools to help the science community access research from big pharma and other leaders in the space.
October 3, 2016
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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, Sheets, Slides and Forms now let you create custom templates
Here is a small but very useful (and long overdue) update to Google's G Suite apps: Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms are getting support for creating custom, reusable templates that you can share with your co-workers.
November 16, 2016
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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 is turning spreadsheets, documents and presentations into to-do lists
Action Items help remind people what they're supposed to be doing
October 19, 2016
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Google lets third parties extend Docs and Sheets on Android
Docs and Sheets now support add-ons from the likes of ProsperWorks and DocuSign
July 28, 2016
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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 rebrands Apps for Work as G Suite, adds intelligent features
Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive and Calendar all get enhancements
September 29, 2016
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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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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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Here's why the Big Four's investments in education are great for ed-tech entrepreneurs
More money into ed- tech – more than $3.1 billion in 2015 alone – is a win for entrepreneurs, not to mention students, parents and teachers.
June 24, 2016
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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 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 create Motion Paths in PowerPoint
Building motion into slideshows makes them come alive like no static images could ever hope to do.
November 11, 2016
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How to enroll in the Office Insider program on Windows 10
Here's how to quickly become an Office Insider on your PC and Mobile to get early access to features and improvements – and how to opt out if things aren't working as expected.
October 18, 2016
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How to get and set up all the Office 365 components
Part 1: Office 365 and OneDrive let you mix and match apps in Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, and the web
July 12, 2016
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How to keep your presentation data up-to-date with Google Sheets in Slides, Docs, or Silk.co
Insert a chart from a Google Sheet in Google Slides and Google Docs, or create an interactive data story with Silk.co, to make sure your presentation always stays current.
June 22, 2016
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How to make Google Drive apps look and work more like Microsoft Office
Here are a few dials you can turn to get Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides to perform a little more closely to their Office counterparts.
July 5, 2016
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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 turn off Microsoft's newest Office 365 pop-up ads
Microsoft is targeting Office 365 users who aren't using locally installed Office 2016 apps with a new pop-up ad. Here's how to turn off that notification.
November 10, 2016
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How to upgrade Office 365 Personal to Home edition so you can use it on more devices
How do I upgrade my Office 365 subscription?
August 16, 2016
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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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In pictures: Free, fantastic Office rival LibreOffice 5.2 beefs up its pro features
LibreOffice is a free and open source alternative to Microsoft's Office productivity software that boasts some 120 million users around the globe. Version 5.2 made its debut on Wednesday, and it's packed with new business features.
August 03, 2016
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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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LibreOffice ups its enterprise game in this major new release
LibreOffice is a free and open source alternative to Microsoft's Office productivity software that boasts some 120 million users around the globe. Version 5.2 made its debut on Wednesday, and it's packed with new business features.
August 03, 2016
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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 Access 2016 now Supports dBase Database Format
Microsoft's Access database management software, as offered through Office 365 service plans, now supports the dBase file format, yet again.
September 7, 2016
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Microsoft Access is coming back to Office 365 Business plans
Microsoft announced today that it is bringing Access to Office 365 Business and Business Premium plans. the database management software is already included in the ProPlus, E3, and E5 subscriptions, as well as consumer plans such as Personal and Home.
November 4, 2016
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Microsoft acquires AI-scheduling startup Genee for Office 365
As Microsoft looks to bolster scheduling in Office 365, another artificial intelligence startup is snapped up.
August 22, 2016
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Microsoft acquires intelligent scheduling startup Genee
The acquisition will be used to enhance intelligent capabilities in Office
August 22, 2016
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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 a ton of features to Office 365 in the July update
Microsoft today announced a number of features that are on their way to Office 365 users as part of the July 2016 update. the features are a group of "cloud-powered intelligent services" that should "help you improve your writing in Word, deliver dynamic presentations in PowerPoint and prioritize the emails that matter most to you in Outlook."
July 26, 2016
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Microsoft adds intelligent cloud collaboration features to Office 365
At the 2016 Ignite Conference, Microsoft announced several new features made possible by intelligent cloud technology. Should you be excited?
October 10, 2016
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Microsoft adds guest access to Office 365
Microsoft keeps adding new features to its Office 365 suite, and now it has made easier for people outside a group to collaborate on files. a new feature, for Office 365 groups, allows people who aren't staff members, or members of a particular group, to join in and collaborate.
September 13, 2016
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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 Office Hub app to Windows 10 preview
For months, Microsoft has been bundling a Get Office app with Windows 10. Until now, it's been little more than an Office 365 ad. all that's about to change, based on the new Office Hub app included with the latest Windows 10 preview release.
November 17, 2016
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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 Outlook Customer Manager to Office 365 SMB plan
Microsoft is adding a new customer relationship management tool that is accessible via Outlook to its Office 365 Business Premium plan for no additional cost for subscribers.
November 14, 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 amps up Windows-as-a-subscription effort
Swipes 'E3' and 'E5' labels -- and recurring payment concept -- from Office 365 to build enterprise plans that start at $84 per user per year
July 12, 2016
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Microsoft and SAP deepen cloud partnership
Updates include support for SAP HANA on Azure and a new Outlook add-in for Concur
May 16, 2016
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Microsoft and SAP renew business vows in cloud
HANA for Microsoft Azure, Office 365 onramp for SAP
May 16, 2016
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Microsoft announced deeper integration with Yammer for Office 365
The team behind Microsoft Office has released a number of new features and improvements as it merges services with Yammer, Microsoft's enterprise social networking platform. the announcement came just days after the Redmond giant reported closer integration with Yammer at the annual Ignite conference.
October 7, 2016
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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 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 limited preview of Office 365 adoption content pack for Power BI
Over the last couple of years, Microsoft has gradually built up the capability and availability of its Power BI product. back at the start of this year, the company released Power BI for Windows 10 PCs and tablets after having released mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows 10 Mobile. More recently, Microsoft enabled the ability to embed Power BI analytics inside independently developed applications as well as public websites.
October 11, 2016
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Microsoft announces Office Mobile Insider build 17.7369 for Windows 10
Microsoft today announced a new Office Insider build for those using the Windows 10 apps. Version 17.7369 is available from the Windows Store now.
September 16, 2016
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Microsoft announces SAP's choice of Azure to help enterprises transform HR
Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced an expanded partnership with SAP to provide public cloud services for the SAP® SuccessFactors® HCM Suite. SAP will make its cloud-based human capital management solutions available on Microsoft Azure over the next five years.
October 18, 2016
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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 Bookings promises painless customer appointment scheduling
Scheduling customer appointments is a time-consuming and frustrating process, but Microsoft Bookings and Office 365 promise to change that.
July 26, 2016
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Microsoft Bookings Service Unveiled for Office 365 Business Subscribers
Microsoft is previewing a new "Bookings" Office 365 service that helps organizations schedule appointments with customers.
July 20, 2016
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Microsoft brings Office Lens to Windows 10 PCs, phones and HoloLens; adds Office 365 support
Two and a half years ago, Microsoft launched Office Lens on Windows Phone, offering a quick and easy way to take a photo of some text, and - using optical character recognition - to be able to then use that text in documents, such as those created in Word, PowerPoint or OneNote. a year later, Office Lens launched on iOS and Android too.
September 15, 2016
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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 buys Genee to bolster Office 365 intelligence
If you are running a business (regardless of size), a certain tool can help you to achieve success -- Microsoft Office. True, there are free solutions, such as LibreOffice, but they simply don't compare. When you use Office with Microsoft's other solutions, such as SharePoint, everything just works together in a brilliant way. Office 365 in particular is such a great value for both home and business.
August 22, 2016
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Microsoft buys Genee's lamp, tips it into Office 365, smashes lamp
Email AI assistant will close by next month
August 22, 2016
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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 cites samples of Touch Bar support slated for Mac Office
No timeline on update to Office for Mac 2016
October 28, 2016
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Microsoft cloud changes are overwhelming its customers
Microsoft partners are witnessing Office 365 technology updates, refreshes and changes outpacing their customers' ability to keep up with them.
June 30, 2016
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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 custom tailors Office 365 and Azure cloud for Department of Defense
Microsoft recently updated its Government Cloud with two new regions, custom versions of Office 365 and Azure, and DoD Impact Level 5 readiness.
October 18, 2016
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Microsoft cuts ribbon on Euro cloud bit barn for Office 365, Azure
Now only local spy agencies can slurp your data. Hurrah!
September 21, 2016
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Microsoft debuts new Office 365 app for bartenders, burger flippers
The break-room calendar goes mobile.
September 26, 2016
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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 Expands Azure and Office 365 Services with new U.K. Datacenters
Microsoft today announced the opening of new datacenters in the United Kingdom.
September 7, 2016
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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 expands its Azure Government Cloud with new regions and certifications
Microsoft has long offered U.S. government agencies a special version of its Azure cloud computing platform that has all the necessary certifications to allow federal, state and local agencies to use its services. Today, it's expanding this service with the launch of a Department of Defense-specific version of Office 365 and Azure, and the launch of two new Azure Government regions is the South West and South Central United states.
October 18, 2016
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Microsoft finally moves Mac Office apps to 64-bit
Previews 64-bit Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word to Insiders on the 'Fast' track
July 8, 2016
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Microsoft Garage launches Arrow Launcher 2.0, with new Office 365 integration
Arrow Launcher, a Microsoft Garage project, has been updated to version 2.0. the main feature of the update is Office 365 integration.
June 30, 2016
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Microsoft gives businesses a free tool for online meetings
Skype Meetings is intended to draw users into buying an Office 365 subscription
July 5, 2016
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Microsoft goes after Slack with new Teams service
The live chat service integrates deeply with Office 365.
November 2, 2016
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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 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 Ignite: your Email will be More Secure, and It Won't Affect your Productivity
Security features were emphasized in Microsoft's keynotes, and among the product announcements at this year's Ignite were two new features added to the Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: URL Detonation, which analyzes hyperlinks in files to see if they lead to malicious sites, and Dynamic Delivery, which scans file attachments for security threats -- yet lets users preview the content without delay.
September 27, 2016
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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 project management tool for Office 365
To help its users stay on task and manage their assignments more easily, Microsoft has just launched a new project management tool for teams using Office 365 called Planner.
June 8, 2016
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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 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 buying another AI startup. this one automatically schedules meetings.
The company is buying Genee and shutting down the service.
August 22, 2016
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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 rolling out new travel and package tracking features for Outlook
Microsoft is rolling out new Outlook mail and calendar features to Office 365 subscribers. they include better ways to keep track of travel reservations and package deliveries.
June 28, 2016
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Microsoft is taking on Slack with Teams collaboration group chat
After several weeks of rumors and leaks, Microsoft has officially announced Microsoft Teams; a new Slack competitor that aims to make team-collaboration easy and quick. Powered by Office and Skype, Microsoft Teams is aimed at businesses using Office 365, and has a wide array of features.
November 2, 2016
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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 launches AppSource and Dynamics 365 enterprise apps
Microsoft has introduced new business apps and services aimed to be intuitive, deliver helpful assistance, and improve the lives of their users. the new offerings are called Dynamics 365 and AppSource.
July 8, 2016
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Microsoft launches its Slack competitor, Microsoft Teams
Microsoft is taking the wraps off its Slack team-collaboration competitor, Microsoft Teams, which will be part of Office 365.
November 2, 2016
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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 new time-saving features for Word, Outlook and PowerPoint users
Microsoft has announced a number of new features for its Windows Office 365 desktop users. they include adding new research and editing features for Word, Focused Inbox in Outlook and Zoom in PowerPoint.
July 26, 2016
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Microsoft launches Office 365 in 10 new markets; coming to 97 more over the next year
In recent months, Microsoft has announced a vast range of additions and improvements to Office 365, including deeper SharePoint integration, new tools for education, enhanced security features, and Teams, its new 'chat-based workspace' to compete with Slack.
November 23, 2016
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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 SharePoint preview app for Windows 10 Mobile
Some users are seeing a "Coming soon" message when they launch the SharePoint app. it's possible that the real version is still rolling out to all markets.
September 26, 2016
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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 Teams -- and Slack is worried
It is no secret that Microsoft has been working on a Slack rival, but it is not until today that we get to take a proper look at the new collaboration tool. Called Microsoft Teams, it will officially launch in the first quarter of 2017, though the software giant is making it available as a public preview starting today. Should you give it a try?
November 2, 2016
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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 launches Teams, takes on Slack on its home turf
Teams access is included in every enterprise and small business Office 365 plan.
November 2, 2016
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Microsoft Made It Easier for you to Submit your Timesheets, Wherever you Are
Way back in the beforetime, people used to have to punch a time card to indicate when they checked in and out of the job. Or they had to come in and write their hours on a time sheet, which their boss would then have to check against the schedule, then tally up to make sure the numbers balanced. Now, workers will have the option of logging their hours independent of location.
September 20, 2016
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Microsoft morphs Office 365 UI into Windows 10 Start menu look-a-like
Corporate customers can move, resize, pin tiles in the revamped App Launcher
September 27, 2016
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Microsoft morphs Office 365 UI into Windows Mobile Start menu clone
Corporate customers can move, resize, pin tiles in the revamped App Launcher.
September 27, 2016
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Microsoft offers Early Preview of 'Modern' SharePoint Online Lists
Microsoft is seeking early feedback from Office 365 users on its "modern" SharePoint Online Lists feature, which adds some user experience improvements.
July 25, 2016
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Microsoft Office 365 email outage affecting some US customers
An Office 365 email outage is affecting a number of users who are unable to send or receive messages. Exchange Online Protection's filtering infrastructure could be at fault.
June 30, 2016
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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 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 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 opens UK datacenters for Office 365 and Azure
Microsoft has announced that local datacenters are now available in the UK to Office 365 and Azure customers. this enables companies dealing with UK-only customers to ensure that data remains within the country and fully complies with data protection and privacy laws.
September 7, 2016
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Microsoft Planner for Office 365, First Take: Shaping up to be useful
Need to plan something that needs more organisation than a simple to-do list can offer, but don't want to get into the complexity of proper project management? Enter Microsoft Planner, an Office 365 service that lets you create cards for your tasks, put them in different 'buckets', tag them with half a dozen customisable coloured labels, lay them out in boards, and track them in a simple chart view.
August 26, 2016
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Microsoft Previews new Office 365 Management Capabilities with December Update
Those additions to the Office 365 Admin Center include capabilities to manage OneDrive for Business, Microsoft Teams, GigJam and the overall Office 365 service health. the new management capabilities are currently accessible at the early preview stage by way of the December Office 365 update, according an announcement late last month by Anne Michels, an Office 365 senior product marketing manager.
January 5, 2017
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Microsoft Previews Office 365 Network Community Portal
The Office 365 Network is an online community portal for exchanges between "IT pros, technical experts, product enthusiasts and Office 365 customers," according to Microsoft's announcement. Users wanting to post questions or comments have to sign up for the Office 365 Network using a Microsoft account or Office 365 login, but otherwise it's possible to freely search for "conversations" about Microsoft products such as Office 365, SharePoint, Skype for Business and even Yammer, among others.
July 18, 2016
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Microsoft pushes its three pillars at Ignite–security, intelligence, and cloud
It's time for everyone to be all in on the cloud.
September 26, 2016
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Microsoft Q4 strong, Office 365 consumer subscriptions top 23 million
The company delivered strong cloud growth, as its Office 365, Dynamics, and Azure products and services chugged along.
July 19, 2016
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Microsoft readies new appointment-booking service for Office 365 Business Premium users
Microsoft is starting to roll out a new appointment booking service, called Bookings, for small to mid-size business customers who subscribe to Office 365 Business Premium.
July 20, 2016
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Microsoft reduces prices of Office 365 Home and Office Home & Student 2016 in US
Microsoft has cut the prices of some of its consumer Office products, in a limited-time offer available in the United States.
May 25, 2016
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Microsoft releases a new Office for Android Insider Preview - here's what's new
Microsoft has released a new Office for Android Insider Preview build, bringing the build number to 16.0.7531.1002. the November update contains a number of new features, and it's actually pretty significant.
November 10, 2016
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Microsoft releases a new Office Insider Preview build for Windows 10 - here's what's new
Microsoft released a new Insider Preview build of Office Mobile for Windows 10 this week, bringing the version number to 17.7571.xxxx. the update was released on the 11th, although it wasn't announced until last night.
November 15, 2016
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Microsoft releases new Office Hub app for Windows 10 Creators Update for Insiders
If you are using Office on an Insider Preview of the Windows 10 Creators Update you are getting some goods today as Microsoft quietly released a new app. the Office Hub can now be found in the Taskbar.
November 17, 2016
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Microsoft releases Office 365 Admin App 3.0
Microsoft announced the release of its Office 365 Admin App version 3.0 for Android and Windows Phone mobile devices today.
June 14, 2016
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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 Project Time Reporter
In larger organizations, timesheets are often a necessary tool to help track progress against project tasks, while also providing vital data to break down and track capital and operational expenditure.
September 21, 2016
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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 rolls out new Office Mobile updates for Windows Insiders
Microsoft has released the latest preview versions of its Office Mobile apps for those on the Windows Insider Program.
August 16, 2016
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Microsoft rolls out November Slow ring update for Office Insiders on Windows 10
Microsoft has started rolling out a fresh Insider Slow ring update for the Office Mobile apps on Windows 10. Coming along in this update are a number of small tweaks to test out for every app in the Office Mobile suite across PC, tablets and Mobile.
November 15, 2016
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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 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 Stream: the future of secure business video
Microsoft is previewing Stream, a new service for publishing and managing business videos. One day it will be the default video publishing system for Office 365.
August 03, 2016
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Microsoft Sway gets its first paid features
New functionality comes with a host of Office 365 updates
June 28, 2016
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Microsoft takes on Slack with Teams, a new 'chat-based workspace' for Office 365
Slack has become a hugely popular messaging and collaboration platform for businesses - so much so that it apparently attracted the attention of Microsoft in the last year, which reportedly considered the possibility of acquiring the company. But instead, Microsoft decided to build its own solution for helping businesses boost productivity and collaboration in the workplace.
November 2, 2016
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Microsoft takes shot at Amazon as it wraps up UK cloud data centres
Office 365 and Azure go local
September 7, 2016
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Microsoft talks accessibility improvements coming to Windows and Office 365 in 2017
Ahead of the International day of Persons with Disabilities, Microsoft has taken to its accessibility blog to highlight some of the ways it's planning to improve Windows 10 and Office in 2017 for disabled users. Overall, Microsoft has some big plans for improving accessibility features of its products in 2017, including braille support, new text to speech voices, and much more.
December 2, 2016
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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 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 Access database to Office 365 Business
The company plans to add major data source connectors early next year.
November 9, 2016
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Microsoft to add its Access database to more Office 365 plans
Microsoft will 'soon' beef up its Office 365 Business and Business Premium plans, with the addition of Microsoft Access.
November 4, 2016
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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 Turns on Office 365 June Improvements
Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for Office, outlined what's here, arriving this month or coming in the near future in a Tuesday announcement. Notably, the Microsoft Planner service is now generally available. Microsoft's GigJam collaboration application is still at the preview stage this month, but general availability release is planned for "later this year." Microsoft also is releasing some Outlook travel and tracking improvements, Office application inking capabilities, and Sway enhancements.
June 29, 2016
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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-focused, free Stream video service
Microsoft is making available a free preview of another Azure-based, business-focused video service -- called Microsoft Stream -- that will ultimately supplant Office 365 Video.
July 18, 2016
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Microsoft unveils Microsoft Teams
New chat-based workspace in Office 365 empowers teams to achieve more.
November 2, 2016
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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 upgrades Mac Office to 64-bit for all customers
Finally gets parity with the Windows edition on the bit front
August 23, 2016
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Microsoft Wants to Help you Master Social Collaboration at Work
If you've got 90 minutes to put toward professional development, Microsoft's got a suggestion on how you can spend that time. the company is offering online sessions to help participants learn how to fully exploit the collaborative workplace features found in Office 2016 and Windows 10.
August 15, 2016
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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 gains powerful Editor, Researcher tools to help you write more good
Hopefully this will take some of the grunt work out of those late-night papers.
July 26, 2016
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Microsoft Word wants to help you with your homework
Microsoft's online office suite looks to machine learning to power a small set of new convenience features.
July 26, 2016
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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: Little companies like Slack come and go, but "we have it all covered"
Today, Microsoft unveiled Teams, a 'chat-based workspace' that integrates with its Office 365 platform, promising a single hub of resources and communications for those working within an organization or on a particular project. Teams is also an extensible environment, and Microsoft said that it's already lined up over 150 partners to develop additional functionality for users.
November 2, 2016
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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's chaps slap Slack chat brats with yackety-yak app
Teams messaging software bunged on Office 365
November 2, 2016
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Microsoft's cloud computing, subscription pivot near complete, says analyst
Microsoft's Office 365 and Azure appear well positioned to fuel growth into the years ahead, says a Cowen analyst.
May 24, 2016
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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 IFTTT alternative is now open to everyone
Microsoft Flow comes out of beta and is free to use
November 1, 2016
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Microsoft's Latest Acquisition Could End your Scheduling Nightmares Forever
'Genee' Finds Free Space on Multiple People'S Calendars. Paired with Office and Linkedin, It Could be Awesome.
August 23, 2016
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Microsoft's Office 365 turns five
Microsoft launched its Office 365 productivity service five years ago, on June 28, 2011. a lot has changed -- and continues to change -- since that day.
June 28, 2016
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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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May 2, 2017
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More than half of enterprises believe cloud apps are as secure as on-premise
In the past there's tended to be a perception that running applications in the cloud is less secure than keeping them in-house.
June 8, 2016
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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 Cortana health skills and AI-driven features in Office 365 apps revealed
Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant will be getting some new health-based skills in the future, along with some new AI features for the company's Office 365 apps.
September 26, 2016
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New inking enhancements and more are coming to Microsoft's Office apps
As briefly mentioned shown off during the Windows 10 October event, the Windows 10 Creators Update is set to introduce some new digital inking enhancements in Microsoft's Office apps. In a new blog post, Microsoft further detailed some of these enhancements, including how they work hand-in-hand with the company's Surface products.
October 26, 2016
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New intelligence features are coming to Office 365, some available for Insiders today
Today is the first day of Microsoft's Ignite 2016 conference, where the firm announced a number of new Office 365 features at its morning keynote. some of them will begin rolling out to Office Insiders today, both on the Slow and Fast rings.
September 26, 2016
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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 security features are coming to Windows 10, Office 365 and more
Microsoft has announced a number of new and upcoming security features that will be added to products like Windows 10, Office 365 and more in the coming months. the company revealed these plans as part of its Ignite IT conference today in Atlanta:
September 26, 2016
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New to Office 365 in April
Several Office 365 updates this month can help companies of all sizes accelerate the digital transformation within their organization. we released Outlook Customer Manager, introduced Microsoft To-Do in Preview, extended Designer to PowerPoint on iPad, added support for Office 365 Groups in additional Office apps and more.
April 24, 2017
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New to Office 365 in March--co-authoring in Excel and more
Office 365 provides the broadest and deepest toolkit for collaboration between individuals, teams and entire organizations. Updates this month make the experience even better with co-authoring in Excel, the general availability of Microsoft Teams and more. We'll also be announcing the latest roadmap for SharePoint and OneDrive at the SharePoint Virtual Summit on May 16th. Read on for the details.
March 28, 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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Northern Illinois University--giving everyone the best tools for learning with Office 365
A key role of any university is to provide students, faculty and staff with 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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Office 365 Admin for Windows Phone gets a new design with latest update
Microsoft has released a major update for its Office 365 Admin app for Windows Phone. It includes a new design that has been made to offer users faster access to its features.
June 14, 2016
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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 and G Suite now in 59 percent of organizations worldwide
Cloud adoption has hit an all time high in 2016, largely driven by productivity packages like Microsoft Office 365 and Google's G Suite, according to a new report.
November 15, 2016
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Office 365 Business Subscription Plans to Get Microsoft Access
Microsoft plans to add Access to its Office 365 Business and Office 365 Business Premium subscription plans.
November 4, 2016
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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 comes to 10 new markets around the globe
Microsoft has announced a modest expansion of new markets for Office 365 alongside plans to bring the service to many more soon. In all, this latest expansion brings Office 365 to 10 new markets around the globe, including Laos, Greenland, Bhutan and more.
November 23, 2016
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Office 365 gets smarter with cloud-powered features
Expect more intelligence from Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
July 26, 2016
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Office 365 Getting PowerPoint Coauthoring and other Collaboration Enhancements
Microsoft added Office 365 end user feature improvements this month for desktop, browser and mobile apps.
November 30, 2016
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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 now has 70 million commercial subscribers
During the Microsoft Ignite 2016 keynote address, the company revealed that it now has 70 million commercial subscribers for its Office 365 productivity app service.
September 26, 2016
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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 Programs Gain new Cloud Powered Features
Office 365 was one of Microsoft's first products that began the as a Service revolution at the Redmond company.
July 27, 2016
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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 Updates Adding some SharePoint Enhancements this Month
The updates include Office Online collaboration improvements, as well as activation of some new SharePoint and OneDrive features. Office Online, formerly known as "Office Web Apps," are Microsoft's browser-based versions of Excel, Word, PowerPoint and OneNote applications. Office Online use typically comes with various Office 365 subscription plans.
May 26, 2016
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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: Yes, you Need Data Protection
Data protection for Office 365 is essential, despite the fact that 365 is hosted in the cloud.
October 20, 2016
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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 and Windows Insider members can check out new features in Office Mobile apps
Members of Microsoft's Windows and Office Insider program can download new updates to the suite of Office Mobile apps for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile. they include a new text highlighter for OneNote, exporting Word files to PDF format and more.
September 16, 2016
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Office for Android gets home-screen shortcuts, other key features in update
You can now view plain text files, documents protected with information rights management, and quickly edit a file directly from Outlook.
June 28, 2016
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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 gets an unofficial iPad port
He's already ported OpenOffice to Android, and now Akikazu Yoshikawa has announced the release of Office 700, "the world's first port of OpenOffice for iOS".
August 22, 2016
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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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Outlook Customer Manager Coming to Office 365 Business Subscribers
Microsoft today announced a new Outlook Customer Manager solution for small businesses as part of its Office 365 Business Premium subscription plan.
November 14, 2016
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Outlook.com Premium Preview now Available for anyone in the U.S.
According to multiple reports today Microsoft has expanded their Outlook.com Premium Preview program to all users in the United States.
October 18, 2016
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Preparing for the SharePoint Server 2016 certification
Here's what you can expect when pursuing the SharePoint Server 2016 certification.
September 15, 2016
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Reports of OpenOffice's death have been greatly exaggerated
The Apache OpenOffice project searches for a way forward.
September 14, 2016
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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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SAP HANA to go live on Microsoft Azure, eases Office 365 integration
SAP and Microsoft continue to build on their longstanding relationship announcing from Q3 2016, SAP HANA will be able to run on Microsoft Azure.
May 16, 2016
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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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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 Online Modern Document Libraries Arriving this Month
Microsoft is starting to deliver its "modern document libraries" user experience improvements in SharePoint Online to its Office 365 commercial subscribers, which is happening as early as this month.
June 8, 2016
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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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Small businesses now get CRM tool with their Office subscription
Microsoft launched a tool for Outlook that helps manage customer relationships
November 14, 2016
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Surprise! Facebook is using Office 365 now
It's because 'Microsoft got cool again,' Facebook's CIO says
July 12, 2016
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Sway for Office 365 subscribers adds new functionality
In October 2014, Microsoft released the preview of Sway, a new presentation app designed to be used with dynamic content and external services such as Facebook, YouTube and Mixcloud. Jumping ahead to today, Sway is generally available on Windows 10 and iOS.
June 29, 2016
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Misc. - T

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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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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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 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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The Most Beautiful Video About Google Docs You'll Ever See?
Clickhole is the Onion's piss-take on digital media. It just uploaded this video titled Beautiful: Israelis and Palestinians Join the Same Google Doc.
June 2, 2016
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The state of SharePoint and Office 365 development
SharePoint is the most widely used hub for modern businesses, while Office 365 is increasingly the first choice for cloud productivity. with these two platforms forming the bedrock of many companies' IT environments, business leaders need to understand how the platforms are changing and the needs of the employees who work with them.
December 2, 2016
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These new features in Office 365 can help users work smarter
New functionality lets people easily reference content, create presentations and more
September 26, 2016
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These new features in Office 365 help users work smarter
New functionality lets people easily reference content, create presentations and more
September 26, 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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Misc. - U

Update to Google Docs, Sheets, Slides lets them automatically save recent files offline
An update to Google's productivity apps will ensure your most recent work is saved directly to your device.
May 24, 2016
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Update to Office 365 eliminates the hassle of large attachments in Outlook
Remember, Microsoft's Office 365 roadmap is public, so you can see what's coming next.
November 29, 2016
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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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Use Office 365 or Outlook.com? X.ai's 'Amy' bot is ready to assist with calendar scheduling
The AI-powered meeting scheduler will launch out of beta this fall
June 15, 2016
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Misc. - W

What OneNote's Math and Replay features say about the spotty state of Windows Ink
Windows Ink is a great idea struggling with the realities of handwriting recognition and data wrangling.
October 25, 2016
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What you need to consider before adopting Microsoft Office 365
The cloud-based office productivity software market is expected to reach $17 billion in 2016. That's more than a 400 percent increase from 2009 when the market was valued at $3.3 billion.
November 15, 2016
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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 Redstone 2017: Office integration, Working Sets and more
Windows 10 is going to get a whole lot more productive.
August 15, 2016
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Woman with Google Docs Name Has Been Getting Harassing Messages
If you've used Google Docs, you might have noticed that all the templates use the randomly generated fake name "Casey Baumer." Turns out,"Casey Baumer" is also the not-so-randomly generated real name of a real 20-year-old food stylist who has been plagued with suspicious messages for years.
July 12, 2016
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You can make your OneNote scribbles sparkle with new ink effects in Windows 10
Microsoft has updated its OneNote app for Windows 10, allowing users who have a paid Office 365 subscription a way to add ink effects in their notes and drawings.
July 21, 2016
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You mean Office 365 deployments don't secure themselves?
Here's the lowdown
November 9, 2016
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Office Dev Show

Office Dev Show - Episode 33 - Add-in Commands and new Office tooling for Visual Studio
In this episode of the Office Dev Show, Richard diZerega is joined by Humberto Lezama Guadarrama to discuss Office Add-in Commands and the new Visual Studio Tooling for building Office Add-ins.
June 15, 2016
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