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Your Microsoft Office is getting an update: Here are the details

Your Microsoft Office is getting an update: Here are the details

Microsoft has a new redesign coming up for Office 365 users. Also going live on the Office.com iteration of Microsoft's productivity suite, this new redesign has three major focuses in all. While two are relatively minor and focus on visuals and efficiency, there's one major change that even Microsoft knows it needs to tread carefully with.

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The Microsoft Office 2019 preview is here

The Microsoft Office 2019 preview is here

Microsoft has released the Office 2019 preview, enabling some individuals to try out the new features and other changes ahead of the product's actual availability. The preview is made available via the company's Microsoft Collaborate product, and users are encouraged to provide feedback on their experiences with the software. Getting access to the preview is a little tricky, though.

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Office 365 Personal users get business-tier security tools

Office 365 Personal users get business-tier security tools

Microsoft is enhancing security for non-business Office 365 users, adding advanced Outlook.com email encryption tools and ransomware detection for Office 365 Home and Personal subscriptions, among other things. With these changes, user data is better protected while keeping intruders from accessing the information. A couple features are rolling out today with the rest arriving in the next few weeks.

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Microsoft Office 2019 will only support Windows 10

Microsoft Office 2019 will only support Windows 10

In a recent post on its technical blog, Microsoft dropped some details about Office 2019, the most relevant of which is that you'll only be able to use it with Windows 10. Users running older versions of Windows will need to stick with older versions of Office. Of course, Microsoft would be more than happy to sell you an Office 365 subscription instead.

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New Chromebooks just got a next-level killer feature

New Chromebooks just got a next-level killer feature

This week Chromebooks are once again able to use the entire Microsoft Office app suite VIA Android apps. This is the first time in a while since these apps have been available in a while. For more people, the first time they've been able to use these apps on their Chromebooks at all, ever. These versions of the Microsoft Office apps require a subscription to Office 365, and those without said subscription will only be able to use these apps to view files. Either way, Windows 10 PC manufacturers aren't going to be too thrilled.

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All Chromebooks now have Microsoft Office Android apps

All Chromebooks now have Microsoft Office Android apps

The Google Pixelbook is a grand, but pricey, device but, as our own Chris Davies realized, it was a grand device hobbled by a not so grand operating system. While Chrome OS has matured quite considerably compared to its early days, there’s still a distinct lack of apps and features that keep some from calling it a proper laptop. One of those, for better or for worse, is Microsoft Office. And, for better or for worse, that has now changed with the availability of Microsoft’s Android Office apps on all, not just some, Chromebooks.

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Microsoft Office 2019 release revealed for the cloud-averse

Microsoft Office 2019 release revealed for the cloud-averse

It's been a busy week for Microsoft at its yearly Ignite conference. Just yesterday, the company revealed a slew of new features coming to Microsoft Teams, its freshly-launched collaboration software meant to go head-to-head with Slack. Today's reveal is arguably bigger than those Teams features, as Microsoft announced the next perpetual version of Office - Office 2019.

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Microsoft Office desktop version is now on the Windows Store

Microsoft Office desktop version is now on the Windows Store

Remember the days when Microsoft was mocked for having half a dozen editions of everything? Those days might be back. There are a few versions of Windows 10 already, with more from the server and enterprise coming soon. And now there are two versions of Microsoft Office in the Windows Store, in addition to the standalone Office suite. The full desktop versions of Microsoft Office applications are now available as a Universal Windows Platform or UWP apps, and we all have Windows 10 S to thank for that.

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Outlook 2016 for Mac is getting Google Calendar and Contacts support

Outlook 2016 for Mac is getting Google Calendar and Contacts support

If you’re an Outlook 2016 for Mac user and part of the Office Insider Fast community, your app now supports Google Calendar and Contacts. This is the beginning of what will be an eventual rollout to all Outlook 2016 for Mac users, with this limited release being intended to get feedback and make adjustments as necessary. Insiders can expect the feature’s availability to rollout over the next several weeks, while everyone else will see the features some time later this year.

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Amazon said to be developing its own suite of office productivity apps

Amazon said to be developing its own suite of office productivity apps

For the longest time, there have been two titan when it comes to office productivity software: the ever enduring Microsoft Office suite, and the more recent web-based Google Docs. But there soon could be a new challenger in the form of Amazon, as sources have indicated the company is planning to beef up its Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform with a productivity suite that will attempt to lure enterprise customers away from Microsoft and Google.

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Microsoft Teams makes work-chat simple: 5 things you need to know

Microsoft Teams makes work-chat simple: 5 things you need to know

Today Microsoft Teams takes on the other big name in chat-based workspace software Slack. To do this, they've made their process quite simple - and today we're making it even simpler to understand. As Microsoft enters this field of play with a competitor already well-fit in with work teams globally, we aim to explain how they plan to do it. Here we'll also explain what it Microsoft Teams means for the average consumer.

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Office Lens arrives on Windows 10 with Office 365 support

Office Lens arrives on Windows 10 with Office 365 support

Microsoft has released Office Lens for Windows 10, enabling those with any Windows 10 device to easily capture a photo, edit it, and then share it or add it to an Office document. In addition to launching the new app, Microsoft has also added support for saving Office Lens images to school or work Office 365 accounts using the Windows 10, Android, and iOS apps.

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