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A revamped Microsoft Delve looks like a corporate mashup of Facebook and LinkedIn

Delve has leaped beyond curating documents to curating everything about you and your job. There's even a blog and mobile apps.

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Revamped Skype for Business rolls out for Office 365, quietly bumping off Lync

Microsoft will debut the Skype for Business client as part of Office 365 this month, rebranding the now-defunct Lync service.

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5 great Google Drive tips: Keyboard shortcuts, saving options, templates and more

Streamline your workflow with these hidden helpers.

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Microsoft Office Remote comes to Android, lets you control presentations from your phone

The move to offer Office Remote on Android is another step toward Satya Nadella's "mobile first, cloud first" ideal.

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Your Excel formulas cheat sheet: 15 tips for calculations and common tasks

Save this for the spreadsheet jocks in your office--we'd bet even the experts don't know all of these formula tips.

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Microsoft to show Office 2016, Office for Windows 10 apps next week

Microsoft says it will reveal more details of how Microsoft Office universal apps and Office 2015 will interact with Windows 10.

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Microsoft's Work and Play Bundle is back, and more convenient than ever

If you're in the market for Office 365, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Music, and free Skype calls, Microsoft has a deal for you.

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5 ways to use Note Links, Evernote's secret weapon for getting organized

This powerful organizing tool links related items in Evernote, turning your virtual data dump into neat digital file stacks.

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7 PowerPoint text effects that add sizzle to slides

Enhance headlines or illustration text with fills, shadows and other effects

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Microsoft buys LiveLoop, a tool that makes PowerPoint web-friendly

The software giant continues to buy companies to strengthen its Office apps and services

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First look: Microsoft Office 2016 for enterprise hints at easy searching, colorful UI

It's an early beta so cut it some slack, but still, the IT Pro and Developer Preview offers a few new features and some interesting under-the-hood improvements.

Microsoft: Office will be free for devices under 10 inches

Microsoft believes that screens smaller than 10 inches aren't used by 'professionals,' so don't expect it to charge for editing and viewing Office documents. Oh, and the Surface Pro mini -- probably dead.

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Try these 5 undiscovered Google Drive tricks

Leverage these little-known features to work without an internet connection, keep track of document changes, and more.