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Pay $10 a month for Microsoft Office? No thanks! Here are the best free Office alternatives

Looking for a competent word processor that isn't Microsoft Word? Check out five of our favorite alternatives, whether you're looking for a barebones piece of software or one that touts the latest-and-greatest features.
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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…
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iPad and iPad Pro users get new inking and PowerPoint tools as part of Microsoft Office update

Microsoft Office users on the iPad and iPad Pro have something to get excited about. This month's updates includes inking, PowerPoint Designer and Morph, as well as Office Insider for Mac.
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Windows Mobile requires Office subscription to edit docs next year

As a result of the expanded functionality being delivered via Continuum, Microsoft has announced that an active Office 365 subscription will be required to edit documents on mobile from next year.
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Try the latest Office features before everyone else with Microsoft Office Insider

Office 365 subscribers can now test new features every month by signing up for Office Insider. This month, insiders gain a PowerPoint tool for quick, beautiful slides.
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Asus reaches deal with Microsoft, will ship Android devices with preinstalled Office apps

Microsoft appears to be in a peacemaking mood lately. A day after Microsoft and Google reached a deal to drop all pending patent infringement lawsuits, Microsoft announced a truce of sorts with AsusTek Computer Inc., the company behind Asus…
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Windows 10 users can grab Office 365 for 50 percent off

Yesterday saw the release of Office 2016, and now Windows 10 users can take advantage of a 50 percent discount on a one-year Office 365 subscription by dipping into a preinstalled app.
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Report: Microsoft’s Office 2016 may launch on September 22

Targeting a Fall 2015 launch to hit mobile devices prior to the holiday shopping season, Office 2016 could be released as early as late September 2015 with significant updates to Microsoft's suite of software.
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No more free lunches: Microsoft discontinues Office 365 trial bundles

Microsoft has announced that it's cutting the free Office 365 trial deal from its repertoire, but if you're in the market for a new PC, there are a handful of workarounds to keep your one-year free trial.
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Six US teens compete to be the best in the world … at Microsoft Office

Being world champion in anything is no mean feat, even if the skills involved are editing slide transitions and copying blocks of cells. These U.S. students have made it to the finals of the Microsoft Office World Championship.
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Microsoft Office for Windows users can now sync files with Google Drive

Office users have another choice for cloud storage. A new plug-in makes it possible to open and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files directly from Google Drive.