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Microsoft woos Android, iOS devs with porting toolkit

At Build, Microsoft unveils plan that lets developers reuse Java, C++, and Objective-C code for Windows

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10 third-party tools to suit your Office 365 needs

From migration to monitoring, third-party tools and partners help you make the most of Office 365

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How Microsoft is opening Office's brains to apps to make productivity even smarter

During Microsoft's Build 2015 keynote on Wednesday, CEO Satya Nadella announced a new unified API that allows third-party apps to pull data from all the various Microsoft services you use, from Calendar to messages—and it could make...

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Microsoft preaches the gospel of universal apps at Build

The Build conference also will focus on Visual Studio 2015, Windows 10, and mobile app dev

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OpenOffice development is looking grim as developers flock to LibreOffice

Development on the free productivity suite is down to just 16 people, and the support system for new contributors is sorely lacking.

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New Office 365 features appease the cloud-wary

With a slate of new management, encryption, and data-security features for Office 365, Microsoft hopes to eliminate excuses for not using the cloud

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Next on the Office expansion list: Windows 10 phone apps

Microsoft plans to flesh out its Office lineup this month by releasing previews of the productivity apps for Windows 10-powered phones.

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Microsoft's universal Office apps coming to Windows 10 phone preview in April

Microsoft will replace Office Mobile with its new Office 'universal' apps, but you'll need a Windows 10 phone to receive the new benefits.

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Microsoft showed us the future of Office, and here are the 5 things it must improve

The new universal apps promise a seamless experience, but we're not quite there yet.

Microsoft refreshes Mac Office 2016

Microsoft yesterday updated the preview of Office 2016 for the Mac, fixing bugs and improving performance and stability.

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A revamped Microsoft Delve looks like a corporate mashup of Facebook and LinkedIn

Delve has leaped beyond curating documents to curating everything about you and your job. There's even a blog and mobile apps.

Microsoft buries Lync with Skype for Business rollout

Microsoft today began distributing the revamped Lync client, dubbed Skype for Business since last November, to Office customers.

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Revamped Skype for Business rolls out for Office 365, quietly bumping off Lync

Microsoft will debut the Skype for Business client as part of Office 365 this month, rebranding the now-defunct Lync service.

Microsoft, Dropbox push partnership with browser-based Office integration

Microsoft and Dropbox yesterday expanded the links between Office and online storage, delivering on pledges made last November when they inked their partnership

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What's behind Microsoft's not-so-crazy startup spending spree

Microsoft so far this year has been the most acquisitive company in enterprise IT, snapping up at least four firms on top of four others that it bought in the last two months of 2014. And while the buyouts might at first glance appear...

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Dropbox, Microsoft Office Online partnership extends to the Web

If you use Microsoft's Office Online, you can now save and edit documents in Dropbox.

Outlook.com partial outage stretches to 20 hours

Microsoft's Outlook.com email service has been inaccessible since early Wednesday for customers who use several Redmond-made email clients, including those bundled with Office 2003, 2007 and 2010.

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How workers really use Microsoft collaboration tools

A new report suggests the most common activity among businesspeople using Microsoft collaboration tools is document sharing, and much of that activity occurs early in the week, on Monday and Tuesday.

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