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Microsoft Sway Helps You Effortlessly Create Multimedia Presentations

Sway could be a PowerPoint killer, and oddly enough, the free presentation tool is from Microsoft.


Microsoft Office Expands Document Inspector To Check Embedded Documents

The Document Inspector is a relatively obscure Office feature which helps identify elements of documents that could pose a security risk. The next updates for Excel, Word and PowerPoint add some new options to check for, including checking embedded documents.


Traps To Watch For When Licensing Office 365

With Office 365, Microsoft is pushing all its customers to ongoing subscriptions rather than one-off software fees (with a side course of maintenance). There are benefits in that approach, but what traps should you watch for when shifting from conventional Office licensing?


Battle Of The Mobile Office Suites: Microsoft Office Versus Google Docs

This year, Microsoft has made Office available for the iPad and iPhone, has releaed a preview version for Android, and has cut the price for the mobile version to free. Meanwhile, Google Drive and its associated apps has been building out features as well. Today, we compare the two on mobile.


Microsoft Office Comes To iPhones, Android Preview Available, All Free

iOS/Android: Having launched an iPad version of the Office suite back in March, Microsoft has now made Word, Excel and PowerPoint available for the iPhone. It has also announced a preview of Office for Android tablets. And best of all, all the apps are now free.


Dropbox Is Being Integrated Into Microsoft Office

This makes me very happy: Dropbox is going to be integrated with Microsoft Office, across its desktop, mobile and online versions.


Watch Out For Suspicious Microsoft Office Files: They Could Be Malware

Microsoft recently released security advisory warning of specially crafted Microsoft Office files that can give an attacker the same user rights as the user that opens it. The vulnerability affects all currently supported releases of Microsoft Windows, excluding Windows Server 2003.


Office Macro Virus Attacks Becoming More Frequent

The resurgence in Office macro viruses shows no sign of slowing up. According to Sophos, attacks using Office’s built-in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) now account for more than a quarter of all document-based attacks.


Ask LH: What's The Best Dropbox-Friendly Office Suite For An Android Tablet?

Hey Lifehacker, I have recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and want to use it for study. I currently have all my study documents (Word, Excel and PDF mainly) on my Dropbox account. What is the best app for editing those Office documents on my Android tablet?


What Office Delve Does And When You'll Get It

Office Delve — Microsoft’s technology to provide Office 365 customers with contextual search and notifications — has begun rolling out to Office 365 customers, and will reach most business users by early 2015. What does it do, and do you need it?