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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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You can download a free sneak peek of Office 2019 right now

Microsoft is allowing business customers to try out Office 2019. The preview brings the latest features available on Office 365 to users who want a perpetual, rather than subscription, license of Microsoft's productivity suite.
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Microsoft’s OneDrive now has your back in a ransomware attack

Microsoft's OneDrive Files Restore feature is rolling out to all Office 365 uses, bringing an easier and more reliable way to recover from ransomware attacks and other catastrophic events.
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Microsoft Teams will likely eventually offer a subscription-free version

The latest developer preview of Microsoft Teams shows the platform providing free access in the near future. Currently it requires an Office 365 subscription, pushing many potential customers to rival service Slack.
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Microsoft kills off Outlook.com Premium, rolls features into Office 365

Microsoft has announced some big changes set to affect Outlook.com users, as the features offered via the service's Premium subscription are set to be folded into Office 365 membership.
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Microsoft ignites show floor with Office 2019 announcement

Microsoft has announced the next standalone version of its Office suite of software, Office 2019, will make its first public appearance in the middle of 2018 and will add a number of new features, including inking.
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New Surface Pen overhauls and expands inking for Office 365

Microsoft has added a number of new inking functions to its Office 365 suite of applications which the new Surface Pen can readily take advantage of. It's looking to make the experience more artistically collaborative.
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Microsoft's new surface pro is all about the pen ... but it's not in the box

Microsoft's new Surface Pro looks pretty much the same as last year's model, save new hardware. But its peripherals -- including a new Surface Pen and Type Cover -- are the real story.
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Microsoft is making it easier to share OneDrive files in Windows and Mac

Microsoft is introducing some significant improvements to its OneDrive cloud storage service by way of a new, simplified sharing experience that now allows sharing from Windows File Explorer and MacOS Finder.
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Developers now have more ways to create great solutions with Microsoft Office 365

The Microsoft Teams developer platform, Microsoft Graph, and Office partner integrations all received announcements at Build 2017. The company is touting new ways for developers to tap into its base of 100 million Office 365 subscribers.
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Teachers and students worldwide will soon get Microsoft's Office 365 suite for free

Microsoft has announced plans to make Office 365 for Education free for students and educators, alongside details of the ways Microsoft Teams can be used to great effect in the classroom.
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Microsoft is changing how you buy and use its Office productivity suite

You can buy a license for Office or subscribe to Office 365. Either way, you get access to the Office suite and can connect those applications to Microsoft's various cloud services. How that process works is changing, however,
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Microsoft promises new twice-yearly feature update schedule for Windows 10

Today Microsoft announced that Windows 10 and Office 365 will be aligning update schedules going forward, meaning we should see two major “feature updates” for both products every year.
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How to password protect an Excel file

Excel documents are used by people and businesses all over the world. Given how often they contain sensitive information, it makes sense to keep them from the wrong eyes. Thankfully, it's easy to secure them with a password.
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Microsoft’s Office 365 update for March focuses on Excel, OneNote, and Visio

Microsoft has built a pattern of blogging about those new features along with its latest Office products. For March, the company released a major new feature to Excel, some OneNote improvements, and better Visio integration.
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Schools have new, more integrated options for running Office 365 on Chrome OS

One weakness of Chrome OS is that it doesn't provide the best integration with Microsoft's productivity solutions. If that's important to a school, then Neverware's newest CloudReady version should be of some interest,
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Microsoft Garage’s Project Lively lets you collaborate without the cloud

Not everyone wants to be tied to a cloud storage solution, but would rather work more directly with someone on co-creating a piece of work. Microsoft's Garage team has created a new solution for those folks called Project Lively.
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Office Insider Slow Ring users get PowerPoint QuickStarter in February 2016 update

The February update for Office Insiders on the Slow Ring offers up a number of new features aimed at making it easier to get started on new Office documents, clean up your writing, and more easily create better-looking documents.