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Force OneDrive to sort your files in a specific order across all your devices

OneDrive is a great cloud storage service, but sometimes it organizes your files on Android and iOS tablets in ways you didn't expect. Here's how to fix that.

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Microsoft launches Outlook app for Android, declutters your inbox

Microsoft unveiled a number of rather useful additions to the Outlook Web app, including a tool that gets rid of all that useless info your coworkers send you.

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Office for iPad shoots to the top of Apple's free app chart

So much for Office for iPad arriving too late.

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How to quickly convert old Google Drive Sheets to the new format for offline editing

The new Google Sheets is rolling out to all, but to use its biggest feature you're going to need files created by the new web app.

New Google Sheets with offline editing rolling out to all

The offline editing version of Google Sheets that first appeared in December is now rolling out to all Google Drive users.

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How to turn an old phone or tablet into a PC productivity tool

That old phone needn't sit in the junk drawer. With the right apps, it can work with your PC to add useful features or speed up tasks.

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Meet Highspot, a service to find all the knowledge that slips through the cracks

What happened to last week's marketing presentation? Where's that time off policy sheet? A pair of ex-Microsoft excecs claim to have solved the problem.

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Spritz text streaming technology increases reading speed

New tech manipulates text to help you process data faster.

Microsoft to smarten up Office 365 with machine learning and social cues

Office 365 is getting a new app called Oslo to automate interactions between colleagues, and offering new tools for developers

How to boost SMB productivity with Windows 7 and 8

Whether you've already upgraded from XP or you're still preparing to, your business can reap some solid benefits from Windows 7 and 8 by following some simple procedures. Here's how.

3 helpful tips to keep your Outlook.com inbox clean

These helpful tricks can help you streamline and seize control of your Outlook.com inbox.

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Surface Pro 2 versus Galaxy Note Pro: a productivity smackdown

In a battle of big, productive tablets, we pitted the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 versus the Samsung Galaxy Pro. We think you'll find that bigger isn't necessarily better.

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Glitch hits Google Drive, Docs, trips them for hours

Google hasn't said what caused the problem, nor how widespread it was

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The Zen productivity guide: tools and tips for distraction-free work

Tools and tips for working without distraction.

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Exploring Office for tablets, Microsoft's massive missing piece

Halfway through the first quarter of 2014, Microsoft's 'touch first' version of Office is still nowhere to be found.

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Destroy them all: We brutally review 5 professional document shredders

We dared these shredders to make mincemeat of credit cards, optical discs and stacks of paperwork. See how they ran.