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Microsoft Office 2016: What We Know So Far

The next version of Microsoft Office will be called Office 2016, and will appear in the second half of 2015 (go figure). But how does this tie in with Microsoft’s ongoing Office 365 plans and the inclusion of Office for free on Windows 10 tablets and phones?


All The New Windows 10 And Office Features

From free upgrades for (most) Windows users through to a new push into holographic computing, Microsoft unveiled a lot of Windows 10 and Office features today during a media briefing. We’ve rounded up all the key announcements — and looked into some of the key issues that weren’t discussed.


Microsoft Office For Android Beta Available To All, No Invite Required

Android: Today, Microsoft announced that it is expanding its Office for Android beta. Now, you can install it on any 7-10″ ARM-based tablet running KitKat or higher. You don’t even need an invite anymore.


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.