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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.

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Oracle fortifies integration suite for mobile work

Oracle SOA Suite 12c now supports the JSON and REST formats, and updates FTP management

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Microsoft reveals Office 365 roadmap—here's what's coming

Microsoft releases a list of features for upcoming Office 365 revisions, in a bid to publicly lure more customers to the platform.

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Parallels Access adds Android, iPhone, business remote-desktop access in new release

Parallels Access expands into the Android ecosystem with Parallels Access 2.0, which includes improved iOS file management and IT control over which devices tunnel into the network.

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Cortana’s debut on Windows Phone 8.1 nears, and Windows is still in play

In a series of tweets, Microsoft's Cortana chief affirms the personal assistant's first home will always be Windows Phone, but he doesn't rule out an expanded role in the Windows ecosystem.

Patch Tuesday disaster breaks Office 2013 for thousands; here's how to fix it

Click-to-Run installations of the popular office suite fall prey to a crippling bug that leaves the software unable to launch whatsoever.

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Microsoft releases pre-release Outlook Web App for Android

Nearly a year after landing on iOS, Office 365 business users can try out a pre-release build of a native Outlook Web App for Android.

Evernote slammed by denial of service attack

The attack temporarily shut down Evernote, which now has over 100 million users

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Microsoft releases OneNote Clipper for Chrome, Springpad-to-OneNote migration tool

Game on! Microsoft's note taking app has been popular with students for years, but now the company wants everyone using OneNote and has two new tools to prove it!