Today marks the general availability of Office 2016 for Windows, a suite of desktop applications that pushes Microsoft's vision for PC-based productivity.
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Microsoft has quietly released an Groups app for Windows phones in the past week. But the gestation time for this solution was epic: the firm first discussed Groups way back in March 2014. At the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas and Convergence in Atlanta in March 2014, Microsoft revealed that it would extend a Yammer feature called Groups […]
Microsoft announced new adds-in from Boomerang, Evernote, PayPal and Uber that will work across Outlook, Outlook on the web, and, soon, Outlook.com too.
Microsoft announced an improved user interface and new features for what it is now calling Outlook on the web, the web version of Outlook in Office 365.
If you already have an Office 365 Home subscription and receive an Office 365 Personal subscription, you can now extend your Home subscription by 9 months.
Microsoft has updated its Outlook Web App for Office 365 commercial customers and improved how you can share files using OneDrive for Business.
In a session at Ignite this week, Microsoft explained how and when it will merge the sync engines for OneDrive and OneDrive for Business and then improve both services going forward. As previously explained, these changes will come after Windows 10 is completed mid-year, and some new features will likely not be implemented until 2016. […]
At its Ignite conference today in Chicago, Microsoft announced a number of updates that it will provide for Skype for Business in the coming months. This summer, the product will be updated with new attachment and co-authoring features. And later in 2015, Skype for Business will be able to broadcast meetings to up to 10,000 […]
Microsoft’s experimental new Office solution, Office Sway, is apparently useful enough to warrant inclusion in Office 365: the software giant announced at its Ignite conference today that Sway will soon be included with Office 365 for business and education, and will support many more languages. Sway lets you “easily create interactive reports, presentations, lessons and […]
Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that its Work & Play bundle was back, providing a tremendous value to anyone who wanted all of its constituent parts. Today, the firm announced that it is making two major changes to the bundle, however. One is good. But the other is … potentially alarming. As I wrote in […]
Microsoft announced today that Skype for Business—the new version of Lync—is now generally available (GA). Office 2013 users will get the new client in the April update, while Office 365 customers can expect Skype for Business to rollout by the end of May. “Delivering technology that helps people connect—to discuss, share and collaborate—is core to Microsoft’s […]
The Microsoft and Dropbox partnership continues to expand. And today, Microsoft added Dropbox integration to Office Online, the web-based versions of Word, PowerPoint and Excel. And you can use these Office web apps from Dropbox on the web as well. Microsoft and Dropbox first announced their partnership in early November 2014, (not) coincidentally just days […]
Heads-up, Microsoft fans: Microsoft is once again offering a chance to buy the Work & Play Bundle, which provides a year of Office 365 Home, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Music Pass, and Skype Wi-Fi + Skype Unlimited World at a drastically reduced cost. The gotchas? It’s only available in the US, and only for a […]
Microsoft offers a wide range of Office 365 subscription plans that target individuals, households, and businesses (and business-like entities) of all sizes. But given the tremendous value and the sheer amount of choice here, how do you choose? Ultimately, it just comes down comparing the consumer and business versions of Office 365, and then understanding […]