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Microsoft's Office Insider program lets you test tomorrow's Office today

Insider builds for Windows and Android are now available for Office 365 subscribers, but Mac users will have to wait a few months.

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PowerPoint 2016 now helps people design slides that aren't terrible

Microsoft announced a pair of major updates to PowerPoint 2016 on Friday that are aimed at making it easy for people to create spiffy presentations without going overboard.

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Microsoft OneNote picks up video embeds, new iPhone features, and more

As part of its massive November update cycle, Microsoft pushed a smorgasbord of new features to its OneNote notetaking software across a wide variety of platforms.

Office 2016: 5 Things to Know

Collaboration is the killer feature in Office 2016. Move over Google Drive.

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10 powerful Microsoft Office 2016 features you don't want to miss

Office 2016 offers many enhancements that integrate more tightly with SharePoint and OneDrive. It can be confusing to keep track of all the features, so we pick 10 you are sure to love.

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Google Keep for iOS gets closer to Evernote with ease-of-use features

Google's Keep app for iOS got a bit more competitive with other apps like Evernote thanks to new features the company added Thursday.

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Google boosts its enterprise chops with Apps for Work partnerships

As Google Apps for Work keeps growing, the company tries to increase enterprises' interest in its products with a suite of recommended partners.

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Microsoft Office updates include Skype for Office Online and a trimmer Android app

The company wants to show it's paying attention to all of its Office versions, from desktop to mobile. Updates also include a new plugin for using Office apps in Chrome,

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Outlook for iOS and Android gets a subtle redesign as Microsoft moves to unite email apps

Outlook for iOS and Android is getting a visual refresh, as Microsoft celebrates having more than 30 million monthly active users running the app.

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Microsoft's Office Lens scanner app levels up on iOS and Android

Microsoft's scanning app for mobile devices now integrates with Office 365 for business and education users, while Office Lens for Android now has a business card mode, which lets users easily turn physical cards into digital contacts.

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5 things you need to know about Microsoft's new Office 2016

Microsoft's latest version of its Office suite is here, and it has been getting rave reviews. Here's what you need to know about the new suite's capabilities.

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Google to enterprises: Ditch your Microsoft contract early for us

Google is trying to draw more businesses away from Office with a new offer that gives them Apps for free while they serve out their contract with Microsoft.

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Dropbox's next play, Paper, is yet another collaborative writing tool

Dropbox threw its hat into the document collaboration ring Thursday with the public beta release of Paper, its simple, cloud-based text editor.

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Adobe teams with Dropbox as part of Document Cloud upgrades

Adobe announced a slew of upgrades to its Document Cloud document management platform on Tuesday, including a new partnership with Dropbox to better integrate Acrobat and the cloud storage provider.

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Microsoft gets an earful as Office for Mac 2016 users amp ire over crashes

Users of Microsoft's Office for Mac 2016 who upgraded to OS X 10.11, aka El Capitan, have become increasingly frustrated by repeated crashes of the Office apps.

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Microsoft expands FastTrack service to aid Office 365 migration for businesses

Microsoft now lets anyone with a major Office 365 ProPlus subscription get access to its migration services all the time.