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Microsoft Office mobile app combines Word, Excel, PowerPoint in one

Microsoft Office mobile app combines Word, Excel, PowerPoint in one

Microsoft announced a great many things at its IGNITE conference but some might be disappointed by a distinct lack of the dual-screen Surface devices or even Windows 10X. Of course, that doesn't mean it is yet again ignoring the mobile market and has, in fact, one particularly curious announcement prepared. It has just started the public beta testing of a new mobile app for Office that, on the surface, seems to simply combine three Office apps into one. That, however, belies the paradigm shift that Microsoft is trying to push to mobile.

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Cortana Play My Emails for Outlook on iOS lands with masculine voice option

Cortana Play My Emails for Outlook on iOS lands with masculine voice option

Cortana is about to get a lot more chatty, with Microsoft launching a new Play My Emails feature for its assistant at Ignite 2019 today. The new Outlook mobile feature is joined by a new voice for Cortana, adding a masculine option to the existing feminine voice the assistant first debuted with.

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Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 14 looks like MacBook, costs around $560

Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 14 looks like MacBook, costs around $560

The RedmiBook Pro 14 looks a whole lot like a lot of notebooks that've been released in the past few years - but most notably one model in particular. RedmiBook Pro 14 comes in three colors - silver, dark grey, and pink, and comes with a black-bezeled display above a black keyboard in a tray-like depression in the metal just above a centered touchpad the same color as the metal. This device does not run Apple's MacOS software, but DOES run Microsoft's Windows 10 and Office Home.

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What Microsoft needs to do to stop losing ground

What Microsoft needs to do to stop losing ground

Once upon a time, when you talked about PC software, you could only think about Microsoft. Unless you were talking about games, in which case you'd still be talking about running them on Windows. These days, however, people and companies have begun asking what a computer is today and their definition doesn't always include "Microsoft", "Windows", or even "Office". In almost all sectors save for two or three, Microsoft has been slowly but surely losing its teeth and its market share. And if it doesn't take swift action, it could very well find itself on the verge of becoming irrelevant once more.

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New PowerPoint feature wants to make you the next Steve Jobs

New PowerPoint feature wants to make you the next Steve Jobs

Microsoft has unveiled Presenter Coach, a new feature in PowerPoint that helps users improve their presentation skills. The company points out that public speaking is already nerve-racking for many individuals, and that can make it harder for them to offer a great presentation without the right skills. Using the new feature, users are coached on pace, the words they use, and more.

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Microsoft Excel Stock pulls in data from Nasdaq and Refinitiv

Microsoft Excel Stock pulls in data from Nasdaq and Refinitiv

People have done crazy things with Microsoft's famous spreadsheet program, like games or artwork, but Excel is still all about numbers, figures, and other quantifiable data. Its use in financial settings is, of course, normal but sometimes the data that you need doesn't come from some static source or formula. When it comes to stocks, users need fresh and up-to-date information, which is why Microsoft is now rolling out a new Stocks data type to pull that from the Interwebs and right into your tables.

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Dropbox adds time-based comment support for videos and audio

Dropbox adds time-based comment support for videos and audio

Dropbox has added time-based commenting for audio and video files, the company has announced. This new support makes it possible to leave comments at specific times on both content types, eliminating the need to put the comments in a separate email or document. Other Dropbox users with access to the file can view the comments and leave their own, simplifying the collaboration process.

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Microsoft releases new Office app for Windows 10 to Insiders

Microsoft releases new Office app for Windows 10 to Insiders

Microsoft has launched a new Office app for Windows 10 that brings direct access to Office applications in a single, streamlined app. The new Office app will ultimately replace the My Office app, according to Microsoft, though it is only available to Windows Insiders at this time. Once available to everyone, the app will be free to download.

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Office 365 issues affect MFA users [UPDATE: Maybe fixed]

Office 365 issues affect MFA users [UPDATE: Maybe fixed]

This morning the folks at Microsoft responsible for Office 365 had a bit of a problem on their hands. It would appear that an error occurred at the point at which users sent themselves password resets. Because of this, any user who'd forgotten their password and reset said password were from that point unable to access their account at all, whatsoever.

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Microsoft Office 2019 released for the cloud-averse

Microsoft Office 2019 released for the cloud-averse

Microsoft Office 2019 has been released, with the new office suite pushed out for Windows and Mac today. Consisting of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, Access, and Publisher, Office 2019 distinguishes itself from Microsoft's other recent software launches by virtue of offering independence from the cloud.

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Office 365 subscriptions are getting a lot more flexible

Office 365 subscriptions are getting a lot more flexible

Office 365 is about to get a lot more flexible, with its consumer subscriptions packages lifting the limit on the total number of devices that the software can be installed on. Until now, Office 365 Home was limited to ten devices in total, while Office 365 Personal was restricted to one PC or Mac along with one tablet.

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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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