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Delve for Office 365 is Microsoft’s smart office secretary

Delve for Office 365 is Microsoft’s smart office secretary

No, this isn't Cortana in an office suit. It isn't even voice-controlled. But somewhat like Google Now, Delve will also surface relevant and timely content for users, but one that has been dug out from users' emails, documents, and cloud storage. No more searching for contacts and files that you need for a hot project you are working on. Delve will put those front and center to greet you when and where you need it.

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Microsoft rolls out Office 365 Personal for desktop, tablets

Microsoft rolls out Office 365 Personal for desktop, tablets

Microsoft has announced they’ve made Office 365 Personal available, ushering in another era of Office for mobile. The service allows for a single PC or Mac and one tablet (iPad included, of course) to be linked per account. The subscription model will also allow for document creation on mobile, as well as the full suite of editing features we’ve grown accustomed to.

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Office 365 Personal targets single cloud-lovers

Office 365 Personal targets single cloud-lovers

Microsoft has outed Office 365 Personal, a new package for single-user access to its subscription based office app suite. Due to arrive in the spring, Office 365 Personal will offer access for one PC or Mac, and one tablet, to be connected for either $69.99 per year or $6.99 per month, alongside the existing household option which will get a rebrand.

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Office 365 to work with eSignature soon as Microsoft pens DocuSign deal

Office 365 to work with eSignature soon as Microsoft pens DocuSign deal

This week the folks at Microsoft responsible for keeping Office at the head of every office’s mind have made clear their intent to move forward with signatures. In this case, this means that they’ve signed a deal with DocuSign so that their reputable electronic signature authorization - eSignature - will work with Office 365.

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Microsoft Student Advantage gives college students Office 365

Microsoft Student Advantage gives college students Office 365

Microsoft today is extending free access to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus to all students at higher education institutions where staff and faculty are subscribed to ProPlus or Professional Plus. This "Student Advantage" promotion is already available at 35,000 eligible schools and is already in use at some schools. The program is commencing just a month and a half after it was announced in mid-October.

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Microsoft Web Office Apps update brings real-time collaboration

Microsoft Web Office Apps update brings real-time collaboration

Microsoft has pushed out quite the update to both its free Web Office Apps and to Office 365, with the former bringing about a much-requested functionality that Microsoft has thus far failed to provide: real-time collaboration. Office 365 users will also be seeing some changes with the update, however, with a total of three tweaks being made.

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Microsoft Office Mobile for Android arrives, requires Office 365 subscription

Microsoft Office Mobile for Android arrives, requires Office 365 subscription

We've been enjoying Microsoft Office on the iPhone for a little while now, but it has finally arrived on Android smartphones, with support for tablets still MIA, just as with the iPad on iOS. Office Mobile for Android brings cloud-based office suite fun to Google's mobile platform in the form of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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Microsoft offering Xbox Live Gold to Office 365 subscribers, US gets stiffed

Microsoft offering Xbox Live Gold to Office 365 subscribers, US gets stiffed

Microsoft is looking to appeal to the number crunchers who also might be gamers in their spare time. The company is bundling a whole year of Xbox Live Gold with their Office 365 service for free. Anyone that buys and activates an Office 365 Home Premium or Office 365 University annual subscription before September 28 will be able to get a free year of Xbox Live Gold.

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Microsoft Office Web Apps’ upcoming improvements to include Android support

Microsoft Office Web Apps’ upcoming improvements to include Android support

Microsoft has published a roadmap of sorts for its Office Web Apps, detailing the enhancements and improvements it plans to roll out over the next year and what kind of features users can look forward to. Among them, perhaps most notably, is support for tablets running Android, which will be made possible via Chrome. Users can also plan to see real-time co-authoring and an improved user experience.

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Analysts question Microsoft Office 365 adoption rate

Analysts question Microsoft Office 365 adoption rate

Microsoft has recently announced that its Office 365 software is starting to be adapted at a higher rate. When it was reporting its 3rd quarter financial results, it stated that Office 365 net seat additions increased 5 times compared to the same quarter last year, and that 25% of its enterprise customers have switched over to the product. Analysts, however, have several questions regarding Microsoft's data.

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Microsoft Outlook to reportedly hit Windows RT this year

Microsoft Outlook to reportedly hit Windows RT this year

Those rumors that Microsoft was reportedly testing an Outlook app for Windows RT devices have been reinforced. A couple of people around Microsoft's campus were spotted using the Microsoft Outlook desktop app on their Microsoft Surface devices. Unlike those previous rumors however, Microsoft Outlook is said to be coming to consumers later this year, with a release date speculated to be around the Fall.

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Next-gen Microsoft Office is codenamed “Gemini”

Next-gen Microsoft Office is codenamed “Gemini”

Microsoft's next generation of Office software looks like it's going to be a rebel and not follow Microsoft's new "Blue" codename. The software will instead go by the codename "Gemini", and it will be composed of two waves that will be released over the next two years. The first wave will be released alongside Windows Blue, and will bring updates to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

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