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Microsoft testing new Office 365 features to entice educators

Microsoft is improving its education chops as school IT managers ramp up for a new year


Microsoft does Android again, ships Office apps

Microsoft today removed the preview label from its Office apps for Android, releasing the final versions of Excel, PowerPoint and Word to Google Play.

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Microsoft's finalized Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for Android phones exit beta

The preview period is over. The official versions of Microsoft's new Office apps for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are now available for Android phones.

The US Navy's warfare systems command just paid millions to stay on Windows XP

Windows XP and other obsolete systems remain critical to the Navy's operations

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Weaponized Word docs, spyware and malvertising sprouting in May

Very aggressive weaponized Word documents have been getting past standard defenses in May, according to a new report from security firm Invincea.

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Microsoft shakes up the exec org chart as Myerson climbs, Elop falls

Microsoft today shuffled its executive ranks, giving Windows chief Terry Myerson more duties and ousting former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.

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Office Online hooks up with Box to make it easier to edit documents in the cloud

Users will be able to browse their documents in Box, open them in Office Online, and save any edits back to Box.

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Office 365 vs. Google for Work: A cloud comparison for small businesses

Microsoft and Google offer low-cost cloud tools for small- and medium-size businesses, but each of their offerings has unique strengths and weaknesses. Here's a high-level comparison of Office 365 and Google for Work, specifically for...

Google takes another swing at Excel with Sheets update

New features include formula previews and collaboration aids

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Microsoft makes it easier to extend Visual Studio

Project Extensibility uses the Common Project System to simplify the processes of updating code and adding features

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Microsoft goofs, leaks new Wi-Fi service for consumers and Office 365 Enterprise subscribers

Microsoft is preparing to rebrand and expand its almost-unknown Skype WiFi service to make it both a consumer service and a perk for enterprises.

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Microsoft grabs another mobile app shop, confirms Wunderlist purchase

Microsoft today confirmed that it has acquired Wunderlist's German developer, notching another small shop with a stable of mobile productivity apps.

Leaked Microsoft Wi-Fi service could bring expanded hotspot coverage, Office 365 tie-ins

A new website indicates a spin-off from Skype Wi-Fi, unifying multiple providers' hotspots around a single login.

Microsoft's Office Lens scanner app for Android leaves beta

Today's release marks the latest cross-platform expansion of its services

Microsoft partners with 20 more Android tablet makers to pre-load Office apps

The move continues Satya Nadella's 'mobile-first, cloud-first' strategy

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4 leaked Microsoft apps reveal an exciting, intelligent future for productivity

Thanks to a Twitter leaker, a new wave of Microsoft productivity apps shows themselves, including a stripped-down version of OneNote and an Office version of Cortana.

Microsoft wraps up alt platform Office run with app previews for Android smartphones

osoft today opened a public preview of the three core Office apps -- Excel, PowerPoint and Word -- for Android smartphones, following a similar sneak peak in January for Android-powered tablets.

Microsoft Office 2016 to feature co-editing

Two or more people will be able to work on a single Word document at the same time

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Pssst! Office 365 customers pay Microsoft up to 80% more over long haul

Moving a corporate customer from "transactional" purchases of Office to Office 365 rent-not-buy subscriptions results in almost a doubling of revenue for Microsoft.

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