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Microsoft Office Gets A Google Drive Plug-In

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 …

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Communication App Slack Just Got Better For Communication

Communication App Slack Just Got Better For Communication

Team communication tool Slack just got better at team communication. It’s a minor adjustment, but one that make things a lot less annoying for people on the receiving end of broadly targeted messages. In Slack, a user can type “@everyone” when they want to direct a message at the entire team. Now they can type “@here” to direct a message …

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Mac Users Get Microsoft Office 2016

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 …

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Dropbox for Business Gets File Requests Feature

Dropbox for Business Gets File Requests Feature

Last month, Dropbox launched a new feature for file requests so users can more easily collect files of any size from groups on any platform regardless of device. The feature is now available for Dropbox for Business users. “File requests are a fast and simple way to collect files from the people you work with,” a spokesperson for the company …

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Google Sheets Now Lets You ‘Do More With Your Data’

Google Sheets Now Lets You ‘Do More With Your Data’

Google announced an update to Google Sheets, its spreadsheets application. Users can now add data labels to display exact values of bars or points. When the user uses line or scatter charts, they can change the shapes of data points, including stars, triangles, pentagons, etc. When you’re working with spreadsheets, it’s important to turn your raw data into a story. …

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Workplace Communication App Slack Gets Major Android Update

Slack, a team communication tool, which is quickly gaining popularity and reportedly drawing acquisition interest from a variety of companies, just launched a major update to its somewhat lackluster Android app. The experience has been completely redesigned, and they’ve made efforts to speed it up to address a common complaint about slowness within the app. The design has eliminated its …

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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 …

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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 …

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Facebook Explains How Facebook At Work Works

Back in November, we learned that Facebook was testing a new product called Facebook at Work – a version of Facebook for businesses. We also learned it would launch in January, and now, it has surfaced as an iOS app. Facebook says you can use Facebook at Work from a desktop computer or from a variety of mobile phones and …

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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 …

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Google Drive Gains OpenOffice File Format Support

Sometimes announcements are made, and you can’t help but think to yourself, “How wasn’t this already a thing?” Google made such an announcement this week in a Google+ post (as it so often does these days). Google Drive now supports importing of OpenOffice file formats. Office users are also getting improved functionality. Google wrote (via 9to5Google): We’ve been listening to …

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Microsoft Launches Office 365 Video

Microsoft announced the launch of Office 365 Video, which gives businesses and organizations a destination for posting, sharing, and discovering relevant video content. The company names onboarding new employees, distributing a message from the CEO, and community contributions as examples of where this might come in handy. “With a beautiful user interface and intuitive content management options, Office 365 Video …

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