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Tired of paying? Here are 4 ways to use Microsoft Office for free

Many of us need to use Office apps from time to time — but we may not want or need to pay for a constant subscription. Fortunately, there are ways to get those services without paying. Here's how to get Microsoft Office for free.
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Get ready for increased productivity. Office 365 is now on the MacOS App Store

Last year, Apple announced it would be bringing its Office 365 apps as a download on the MacOS app store. After a seven-month wait, Microsoft's popular suite of Office 365 apps, including Office, Word, and PowerPoint is available.
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Microsoft Office’s new redesign puts web and desktop versions on equal footing

A new ribbon will be coming to Office's big overhaul as part of Microsoft's efforts to bring consistency to Office apps on the web, desktop, and mobile. New icon colors and a smarter search box are also part of the redesign.
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Microsoft Office suite finally arrives on Chromebooks via Google Play Store

It's been a long time coming, but now Microsoft has made Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the rest of its Office suite officially available for Chromebook laptops via the Google Play Store.
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Is Apple iPhone X frenzy pushing Samsung, LG to move up phone launch dates?

Samsung, LG may bump up release of new handsets due to the success of the Apple iPhone X, Chrome OS goes to the Office, and let's go Cyber Monday shopping.
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This is how to create a scatter plot in Excel using the latest version

Want to know how to create a scatter plot in Excel? Here's a guide on how we created a simple chart based on performance numbers generated by laptops. We cover its creation and limits regarding to scatter-based plotting.
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Microsoft OneDrive will soon let you go back in time with more than just Office files

Microsoft is not standing still with its OneDrive cloud storage service and the company expanded its popular Version History capability that helps users recover from unwanted document changes.
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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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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…