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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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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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Autonomous Smart Desk 3 has a sideways touchscreen

Autonomous Smart Desk 3 has a sideways touchscreen

The Autonomous Smart Desk 3 has an embedded touchscreen display that'll tell you when to stand up or sit down. This desk is also a standing desk - as you might have guessed - that's motorized for ease in rising. It's the touchscreen, though, that I've found strangest - as it's embedded at an angle, aimed at the user in the center.

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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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Lockbook is an old school paper notebook with biometric security

Lockbook is an old school paper notebook with biometric security

We don't have much use for paper in everyday life...except when it comes to taking notes. Many people haven't grown accustomed to writing their notes on a tablet and find paper overall easier. The big issue with paper notes, though, is security -- things you write out on a tablet or type out on a laptop can be encrypted, hidden behind a password, or any number of things. If you need similar security but don't want to give up on physical notes, Lockbook aims to be the solution.

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