All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Microsoft Office’

Skype Android App Lets You Schedule Calls, Open Office Files

Skype Android App Lets You Schedule Calls, Open Office Files

Last week, Microsoft announced Skype call scheduling from the Outlook apps for iOS and Android to make it easy to schedule and begin a group chat and call with friends and colleagues. The Outlook team wrote in a blog post, “It can be challenging keeping up with friends, family and colleagues. Finding a time that works for everyone and remembering …

Read More

Microsoft Launches Office Insider Program

Microsoft Launches Office Insider Program

Microsoft announced on Friday the launch of a new program called Office Insider. This gives Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal and Office 365 University subscribers the ability to opt in to pre-release builds of Office 2016 for Windows. The program was announced alongside new features for PowerPoint, which are exclusive to Office 365 subscribers. These, the company said, are …

Read More

Microsoft PowerPoint Gets New ‘Game Changing’ Tools

Microsoft PowerPoint Gets New ‘Game Changing’ Tools

Microsoft announced on Friday that it is giving PowerPoint some new “game changing” tools that make it easier to build “designer grade” layouts and transitions. The PowerPoint update is just the first in a series of planned upgrades for Office 365 subscribers. The new tools include PowerPoint Designer and Morph, which automate the creation of slides and presentations and utilize …

Read More

LinkedIn Wants To Help You Learn Microsoft Office 2016

LinkedIn Wants To Help You Learn Microsoft Office 2016

Microsoft Office 2016 was released on Tuesday. Considering that it’s going to be used in countless business environments moving forward, you might want to get to know it and become fluent in the latest version of the storied software. LinkedIn knows this, and announced new courses for it from Lynda.com, which it acquired earlier this year. “The Lynda.com team wants …

Read More

Microsoft Office 2016 Gets Official Release Date

Microsoft Office 2016 Gets Official Release Date

Microsoft announced that Office 2016 will become broadly available starting on September 22, which is just around the corner. Those with volume licensing agreements in place can download it from Microsoft’s Volume Licensing Center starting October 1. The company released the IT Pro and Developer Preview in March, and has since been refining the experience for Windows, which includes IT …

Read More

Microsoft Office Gets A Google Drive Plug-In

Google announced the launch of the new Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office, which lets Office users open their Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents stored in Google Drive and save any changes. “With Google Drive, you can keep all your important files in one place, then open them with your choice of apps and devices,” says Google’s Darrell Kuhn. “Building …

Read More

Mac Users Get Microsoft Office 2016

Microsoft just released Office 2016 for Mac in 139 countries and 16 languages. It includes major updates across the entire suite of apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote). The company says this was its biggest Office for Mac beta ever thanks to customer participation, and that it collected over 100,000 pieces of feedback, which led to the releases of …

Read More

Microsoft Just Launched Office For Android Phones

Microsoft announced that Office for Android is now generally available and in the Google Play Store. In other words, Android users can take advantage of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint on their Android phones. Each has its own app, and join those that were already released for Android tablets. “Five weeks ago, we announced the Office for Android phone preview,” says …

Read More

Dropbox and Microsoft Let You Edit Office Files From The Browser

Last fall, Microsoft and Dropbox partnered up on Office integration. Now, the companies are taking their partnership a little further. The two announced a new integration that allows users to edit their Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents in Dropbox using Office Online on the web. “This means that users don’t need the desktop versions of Microsoft Office, and can even …

Read More

Microsoft Office Gets New Storage Integrations On iOS

Microsoft just announced a new Cloud Storage Partner Program for Office, enabling third-party storage providers such as Box, Citrix ShareFile and Salesforce to connect their services to Office Online for document viewing and editing. This follows a previously announced partnership with Dropbox. The company also announced that integration with Office for iPad and iPhone is also available for third-party storage …

Read More

Microsoft Office 2016 Coming In 2015

On Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled a whole bunch of Windows 10 stuff. The fun continues on Thursday with the company showing off the next version of Microsoft Office. The Windows announcement included Office universal apps, which the company said would offer a touch-first experience across phone, tablet, and PC with new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook. Here’s a …

Read More

Microsoft Shows Off A Bunch Of Windows 10 Stuff

In September, Microsoft unveiled Windows 10, launching an early technical preview for PC on October 1. With the release, Microsoft highlighted advancements for the enterprise and collaboration as well as consistency across devices. It adapted to Xbox, PCs, phones, tablets, and other “tiny gadgets” to delivery that consistency. On Wednesday, Microsoft showed off a bunch of new Windows 10 stuff …

Read More

Microsoft Expands Preview Of Office Apps For Android Tablets

Early last year, Microsoft finally launched its long-awaited Office apps for iPad. In November, the company announced their Android counterparts, making Word, Excel, and Powerpoint available in preview mode. Microsoft promised general availability of the apps in 2015. That isn’t happening just yet, but they did just expand the preview. In a blog post, the Office 365 Team writes, “Over …

Read More

Microsoft Office Online Gets A Bunch Of New Features

Microsoft took the opportunity on Wednesday to run down a list of features that have either rolled out very recently or are in the process of rolling out. One is Insights for Office. This lets you right click on a word, select “Insights,” and get info from Bing Snapshot, Wikipedia, Bing Image Search, Oxford English Dictionary, and the web. This …

Read More

Microsoft Office Ditches Clip Art For Creative Commons Images From Bing

Microsoft has faced the facts that nobody really wants to use lame clip art in the year 2015. As this year draws to a close, so does the era of clip art for Microsoft Office. Now, users are going to be able to utilize Creative Commons images from Bing Image Search rather than the clip art library they previously had …

Read More

Microsoft Office, Dropbox Integrations Arrive

Earlier this month, Dropbox and Microsoft announced a partnership, which would see Dropbox integrations with Microsoft Office on phones, tablets, and the web. Dropbox announced on Tuesday that the integrations are now here. Users can access Dropbox from Office apps, edit Office files directly from Dropbox (and sync them across devices), and share new or edited files from the Office …

Read More

Microsoft Announces New Office Apps For Android, iOS

Earlier this year, Microsoft finally launched its Microsoft Office apps for iPad. Expanding on the offering, the company has now announced the apps for Android tablets, updated iPad apps, and new Office iPhone apps. iPhone uses are getting new apps for Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, which offer the same experience as those on iPad, but optimized for iPhone. These three …

Read More

Microsoft, Dropbox Partner On Office Integration

Microsoft and Dropbox announced a strategic partnership, which will see Dropbox integration with Microsoft Office on phones, tablets, and the web. As the announcement notes, there are already over 35 billion Office files being hosted by Dropbox. Users will be able to access Dropbox from Office apps, edit Office files directly from Dropbox (and sync them across devices), and share …

Read More

Microsoft Office Adds Sway Presentation Tool

Microsoft announced a new app called Sway, which is part of its Office portfolio. It’s basically a new presentation tool, which lets you add content from your OneDrive account, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other sources to keep track of your ideas and arrange them in a visually enticing way for presentations if you like. While Microsoft doesn’t say it, I …

Read More

Microsoft Office 365 Personal Launches Today

In another bold move to increase its market-share and win back its customer base, Microsoft has released a new installment of its most famous Office product. Prior to today, Microsoft had limited its Office products to two categories – a $9.99 per month / $99.99 per year Office 365 Home Premium option and Office Online. Now, consumers are presented with …

Read More

Microsoft Office 365 Personal Makes Productivity Even More Affordable

Microsoft Office used to be software that either came with your PC or you had to spend hundreds of dollars just for the base software. Microsoft dumped this sales model a few years ago with the introduction of Office 365 – a subscription service that gave consumers all the perks of Microsoft Office at a fraction of the cost. Some …

Read More

Microsoft Office May Be Coming To An iPad Near You

Microsoft Office is a staple of many people’s lives, ranging from elementary school students to CEOs and everyone in between. Accessing Office has become easier than ever as of late, with personal computers, smart phones, and tablets becoming so prominent and easily available. The software may well be even more accessible in just a short while, as Microsoft has heavily …

Read More

Microsoft Office for iPad: CEO May Unveil Next Week

Microsoft will reportedly introduce Office for  iPad at an event in San Francisco on March 27. Satya Nadella will host his first event next week as CEO of Microsoft and invitations to the event have been making the rounds. Nadella is expected to discuss Microsoft’s mobile and cloud strategies, and sources indicate the company will be revealing an app for the …

Read More

Microsoft Rebrands Office Web Apps As ‘Office Online’

Microsoft announced the launch of Office Online a rebranded version of its online Office experience (Office.com, Office Web Apps). Office Online provides users with a free online version of its popular suite of productivity apps, which compete directly with services like Google Drive. Video: Video: Your online Office starts here Microsoft’s Amanda Lefebvre explains the thinking behind the rebranding: Today …

Read More

Microsoft Makes Office More Accessible For The Blind

Microsoft Office is one of the most used pieces of software on the planet. It stands to reason then that some of the people using it may be blind or vision impaired. While there are screen reading tools available to make their lives easier, Microsoft is now making them easier to obtain. Microsoft announced today that it has partnered with …

Read More

Microsoft, GoDaddy Team Up To Offer Office 365 To Small Businesses

If you own a small business, you’re going to need some productivity software for your employees. If you use GoDaddy as your Web host, you won’t have to look far. Microsoft and GoDaddy announced today that the two are teaming up to offer Office 365 as GoDaddy’s “exclusive core business-class email and productivity service.” The agreement will see Office 365 …

Read More

OneNote Updated With New Sharing Features

Microsoft was one of the first to the digital note taking game with OneNote. Now it’s just one of many in an ever growing field of apps that allow one to document their lives via short notes. How is Microsoft going to compete? For Windows 8.1 PCs, tablets and phones, OneNote has been updated with a number of new features …

Read More

Microsoft Office Now Available On Android

In June, Microsoft finally released Office Mobile for iOS after months of rumors and speculation. What about Android though? Microsoft has heard your cries, and have decided to finally bring Office to Google’s mobile OS. Microsoft released Office Mobile for Office 365 on the Play Store this morning for all those Android users that can’t bring themselves to use Google …

Read More

Free Microsoft Updates Coming Later This Year

Free updates and Microsoft are not something that you usually see in the same sentence. Starting this year, however, Microsoft may start having a change of heart. At its annual BUILD developer conference, Microsoft announced that it’s ditching its old method of releasing updates to software every two to three years. Instead, it will be approaching software updates like the …

Read More

Microsoft Office Comes To iPhone, But There’s A Catch

After months of rumors and speculation, Microsoft has finally confirmed that its Office productivity suite is now available on the iPhone. The app itself is free, but there’s always a catch. Microsoft announced today that Office Mobile has made the jump from Windows Phone to the iPhone. The catch is that you must be an Office 365 subscriber to use …

Read More

Page 1 of 212»