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Office for Android now widely available, with new Outlook apps in tow

Microsoft steps up push to get its software on to all tablets and smartphones

Developers begin work on LibreOffice for Android

A first beta version of the Libre Office productivity suite for Android devices is planned for March


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Microsoft Touts Two Next-Gen Office Editions for Windows

Microsoft set a loose release date for its next iteration of Office on the desktop and announced that the long-awaited touch-enabled Windows apps will launch around the same time.

Touch Office apps for Windows resemble those for the iPad

Microsoft will also continue developing its traditional Office suite for use with keyboard and mouse

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Microsoft Announces Office 2016 Suite, Touch-Enabled Office for Windows 10 Apps

Microsoft releases its first screenshots and planned ship dates for Office for Windows 10, its touch apps for mobile Windows 10 devices. Microsoft also announced Office 2016 for mouse-and-keyboard PC users.

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Microsoft Office 365 Adoption Takes Off, War With Google Apps Rages On

Microsoft's efforts to overcome concerns about adopting its cloud-based Office suite seem to be paying off. Now the company is focusing on fending off the challenge from Google Apps.

Microsoft Updates Outlook for Mac Preview Tease

Microsoft today updated its preview of Outlook on the Mac, the tease it offered Office 365 subscribers more than two months ago

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'Bingbooks' Need Free Office to Compete with Chromebooks

Microsoft's strategy in giving away one-year Office 365 subscriptions to many of its tablet- and notebook-making partners is all about matching the price and functionality of Chromebooks and cheap Android tablets.

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The 15 Function-Key Strokes Everyone Should Know to Zip Around Microsoft Office

Master these key combos and shave hours off your projects.

Microsoft Cloud Services Provide Construction Firm with Cost-Savings, Increased Productivity

Chicago-based firm Walsh Group Construction is finding that buying into Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite has helped streamline its BYOD program and that relying on the cloud service required a leap of faith for security.

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Microsoft Opens Office for Android Tablet Preview to All Comers

Microsoft today opened its preview of Office for Android tablets to all eligible comers, expanding the sneak peek from the invite-only beta it first offered in November.

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CIOs Share Windows 10 Wish Lists, Deployment Concerns

Many IT shops spurned Windows 8, but some of the same CIOs who avoided that last major Windows OS release say they're cautiously optimistic about Windows 10. Here's why.

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Skype Group Chat Hits Word and PowerPoint Online Apps

Microsoft has finally made it easier to chat with others working on the same document inside Office Online thanks to a Skype-powered feature that is now live.

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Dropbox Rolls Out Desktop Microsoft Office Collaboration Tool in Early Access

Dropbox introduced its Project Harmony solution for collaboration in the desktop Microsoft Office suite in early access.

Microsoft Tells Windows 10 Users to Uninstall Office

Microsoft today took the unusual step of telling users running Windows 10's Technical Preview to uninstall Office before applying one of today's Patch Tuesday updates.

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Warning: Today's Windows 10 Security Update Has a Known Conflict with Office

Microsoft's Gabe Aul tweets that one of today's Windows 10 Tech Preview security updates has problem -- but doesn't mention which one

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Microsoft Office for iOS Reviews: The Ultimate in iPad and iPhone Productivity

Microsoft's flagship products now have a unified interface across all iOS devices, and most creating and editing features are available without an Office 365 subscription.

Google to Apps users: take more responsibility for protecting your accounts

Changes to the suite's security features should make it easier for employees to become more active in protecting themselves from hackers

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Skype-Powered Group Chats Coming to Office Online

If you knew the trick, Microsoft would let you chat with one other person inside Office Online. Soon, you'll be able to chat with all your collaborators inside a document in PowerPoint and Word.

Microsoft finally fusing Yammer-Office 365 sign-on systems

Microsoft bought Yammer in mid-2012, but Office 365 users have had to log into it with separate credentials

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