How Office 365 Plans For Business Are Changing

Come October, Microsoft is changing the inclusions and pricing on its Office 365 subscription plans for small businesses. Here’s what you need to know.

Office Macro Viruses Are Making An Unwelcome Comeback

Macro viruses — utilising Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to execute code inside Office apps like Word and Excel — were the most visible form of malware at one point, but improved security in Office meant their prevalence has dropped dramatically in recent years. Now, however, it seems they’re on the prowl again.

Google Is Retiring Quickoffice

Google Docs, Sheets And Slides saw major updates last week, including a new iOS app for Sheets and the ability to directly edit Microsoft Office documents. One less obvious consequence of that shift? Quickoffice is being retired.

Get Microsoft Office For $15 From Your Employer

Don’t want to pay full price for Microsoft Office or sign up for an Office 365 subscription? You may be able to buy the full version for just $15 if your employer has volume licensing .

The Microsoft Office Open XML SDK Is Now Open Source

Open XML is the format which Microsoft Office has used to store Office documents since Office 2007, If you’re a developer trying to exploit those formats, the task may now be a little easier: Microsoft has made its Open XML software development kit (SDK) an open source project.

Stop Word From Opening Outlook Attachments In Reading View

The default option for Word when opening attachments from Outlook is to display them in Reading View — which to be honest is not the way you want to look at most documents when you’re reviewing them. Fortunately, you can switch this off.

Banish Office 2013's ALL CAPS Ribbon Labels

You may have noticed that Office 2013′s ribbon bar labels appear in all caps. If you find this annoying, here’s how to change it.

Download And Install Microsoft Office 2013 Without The Disc

If your computer came with Office 2013 pre-installed (or if you lost your installation disc), you can still reinstall Office with your product key — you just need to download it straight from Microsoft.

Why Office 365 Home Is A Better Buy Than Office 365 Personal

Having announced it last month, Microsoft’s cut-price edition of its Office 365 subscription suite, Office 365 Personal, went on sale yesterday. While it might be tempting to save $40 by purchasing the Personal edition, we think that’s a mistake and you’d be better off with the Home edition. This is why.

Office Updates: Word Online Improves Comments, Excel Stops Mangling VBA

The free online versions of Word and Excel don’t have all the features of the paid version, but they’re steadily coming closer. The latest batch of updates includes improved comment support in Word and the ability to correctly open spreadsheets which include VBA code in Excel.