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Microsoft to give users new way to access its Office suite — the Windows Store

It's being reported that Microsoft will use its Desktop App Converter to offer the Office suite via the Windows Store, which would make the software available to users running Windows 10 Cloud.
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New preview build of Microsoft Office for Mac brings support for add-ins

Microsoft is testing out support for add-ins in the Mac version of its Office suite, and users who are enrolled in the Insider program can access a preview build of this new functionality right now.
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Never say die: Online petition seeks new version of long-dormant Microsoft Money

Hundreds of loyal Microsoft Money users are hoping that a petition will help convince the company to develop a new and improved version of the software, which was discontinued in 2009.
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LibreOffice's free Microsoft Office competitor is getting its own "ribbon" interface

The free and open source LibreOffice application has adopted a Ribbon interface of its own, catching up with that introduced by Microsoft in Office 2007. The ribbon will arrive January 2017 in version 5.3, for all supported platforms.
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Windows Insider members get a sneak peek of Creators Update with Office Hub

It is rumored that 2017's Creators Update will integrate more Office functionality into Windows 10 and a new update distributed to Windows Insider program members may herald the start of that process.
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If you only need basic Microsoft Office features, you can get a limited version for free.

Microsoft Office can be expensive, but unless you are a power user, you only need some features from the full Office suite. There are ways to use Office for free, but it can be tricky.
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After 16 years, OpenOffice contemplates retirement

OpenOffice might be near the end of the road, according to an email thread started by the project’s vice president. The suite hasn’t been updated for almost a year, and project leaders are worried about what that means for user…
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Lenovo phones are about to come preloaded with Microsoft services

Lenovo and Microsoft have inked a deal that will see Lenovo's smartphones coming preloaded with Microsoft apps like Skype and Office. While the news may be helpful to some, others suggest that the move represents a new wave of bloatware.
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Who needs a keyboard? Just write with your digit in Microsoft Office for iPhone

We may have done away with the stylus when we got rid of those Palm Pilots, but now your finger can serve as a substitute when you use Microsoft Office for iPhone. It's all thanks to an update to the iPhone app.
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Windows 10 may be free, but it’s crammed with tricks that make Microsoft money

Windows 10 may be a free upgrade, but it's not a charity. Here are a few money making schemes that help explain why Microsoft is pushing this OS so hard.
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Macro viruses are back, but Office 2016 has a new feature that can help

If your'e a network administrator worried about macro viruses, a new feature in Office 2016 can help. It lets you disable macros in downloaded documents, without affecting documents created in house.
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Skype for iOS gets native Microsoft Office support

You can now open and view Microsoft Office documents straight from a Skype conversation on iOS. If you don't have the relevant Office app installed, you'll be prompted to download it. The Android version of the app received the feature last…