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Microsoft acknowledges Office 2016-OS X El Capitan crashes but lacks ETA for fix

Microsoft has acknowledged that Office for Mac 2016 users are encountering frequent crashes and implied that it's working on a fix, but offered no timetable for when it will be delivered.

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Office 2016 for Mac users plagued by crashes after upgrading to OS X El Capitan

After Apple released the new OS X El Capitan on Wednesday, users streamed to a Microsoft support discussion forum to report that Office 2016 for Mac regularly crashed, crippling their productivity.

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Microsoft's Office 2016 intro guides are here, a week late and short on useful details

Microsoft's series of guides to the core Office 2016 apps are surprisingly brief on some key topics, which is surprising given how much the company needs new users to take up this software.

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Microsoft Excel vs. Google Sheets: The 4 key ways Sheets beats Excel

Google's scrappy little spreadsheet service could actually be the better choice if your work needs play to its strengths.

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Microsoft's new Invite app makes scheduling meetings on iPhone a breeze

The latest project from Microsoft's Garage division is an app that helps users better schedule meetings.

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Google finally brings its Keep note-taking app to iOS

Google has finally brought its note-taking app to iOS, more than two years after launching it on Android.

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iPad Pro users will need to pony up for an Office 365 subscription

The iPad Pro's screen size means that people who want to use Office on Apple's new tablet will have to pay for an Office 365 subscription.

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Microsoft offers half-price Office to entice users of older versions

Microsoft announced a promotion Tuesday afternoon aimed at getting users of old versions of Office onto its subscription service.

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Microsoft's Office 2016 launches with a focus on helping people work together

Microsoft's venerable Office productivity suite has been a key component of most major companies' workflows for years, if not decades. On Tuesday, the company released the next major update for the suite.

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Google Drive for Business boosts data retention features in crowded market

Google updated its Drive for Work product Monday help businesses that have strict discovery requirements.

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Microsoft's Send brings its Outlook-based, WhatsApp-like messaging to Android

Microsoft is making a bigger push for its simplified email messaging platform by bringing Send to Android.

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Photoshop editing tips for portraits: How to make a snapshot look professional

Photoshop's editing tools can help you transform your snapshots into studio-like portraits. We'll show you how to use the Magic Wand, the Lasso, and other features to clean up images.

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Microsoft confirms Office 2016's release date: September 22

Office 2016 release date is confirmed for September 22

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Productivity smackdown! We pit Word vs. Docs on columns, headers, and bullets

You'd think the battle of Word vs. Google Docs would be over before it begins, because Word has more features. But more isn't always better. We tested both in a real-world use case to find out.

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Microsoft unveils new Office for iPad features on Apple's stage

In a surprise move, Microsoft appeared on Apple's stage to show off Office for iPad during the company's keynote Wednesday morning.