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Hands-on: OneNote Online's collaboration tools improve, but there's still no messaging

Now you can see when others are working on the same notebook, and co-author edits show up faster. But you can't message fellow collaborators, which is a noticeable drawback.

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Pivotal packages a lighter Java Web application stack

The Pivotal App Suite collects Spring, Tomcat, Redis, RabbitMQ and other components in one integrated package

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Office for iPad updated with PDF exporting, flick gestures

Microsoft issues updates to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel for the Apple iPad, with some handy new features.

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Microsoft OneNote embraces Mac and iOS users with a raft of new features

Microsoft keeps making it easier for users to archive content in OneNote. Mac and iOS users can slurp up PDFs and file attachments, and even import files from organizational OneDrive accounts.

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Microsoft OneNote lands in Amazon App Store ahead of Fire phone release

It's just the latest stop in Microsoft's new mission to get its services across an array of devices, Windows-powered or otherwise.

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Google Voice's website gets Hangouts integration, no Google+ account required

You can now use Hangouts to call your contacts via the Google Voice website even if you don't have a Google+ account.

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Teradata acquires assets of Hadapt, Revelytix for big data

The deals give Teradata SQL querying and metadata management for Hadoop

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Real-time plagiarism checker debuts for Microsoft Word

Academic Wordsmith is a Word app that can check your paper for plagiarism as you're writing it.

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Microsoft's Nadella preaches productivity to partners

Microsoft's new chief executive Satya Nadella elucidates his vision of platforms and productivity at Microsoft's partner conference, with hints of changes to Windows and Office to come.

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Microsoft asks for OneNote improvements

As it has done with the Xbox, Microsoft solicits user requests for new features in its OneNote note-taking app.

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Outlook ties in Office Web Apps for document collaboration

When you collaborate on a presentation over email, there's annoying back-and-forth involved. Outlook's Web app hopes to cut that down.

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Microsoft seeks Office testers, possibly for Android tablet and Metro versions

As Office branches out beyond desktop software, Microsoft seeks beta volunteers.

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Google quietly announces plan to kill Quickoffice apps after beefing up Drive's editing

With Google's own productivity apps doing almost everything that Quickoffice does, the search giant is retiring its Office-compatible mobile apps.