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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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Don’t pay $10 a month for Microsoft Office! Here are the best free alternatives 2:08

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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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…
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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.