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Microsoft's Sway Preview is now open to everyone, with a number of feature improvements to sweeten the deal.
With a little help from Microsoft Word, Outlook makes it easy to create and send mass personalized emails.
Microsoft's Insights for Office treats your Word document as a live Web page, allowing you to search for more information on words and phrases you highlight.
Microsoft's Work and Play Bundle, which includes Office 365, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Live Music, and Skype, is cheaper than an Office 365 and Xbox Live Gold subscription together.
Sway will be able to import images from Bing complete with attribution, and it can even pre-populate images based on what you're writing.
You'd better enjoy Microsoft's cheesy, royalty-free image catalog while you can, as it'll soon give way to the vast spoils of the Internet.
A small update to Office's Android app adds Dropbox integration and share links for documents.
Office for Android Preview looks a lot like the earlier Office for iPad, and that's a very good thing. After testing it for a few hours, we recommend you download it as soon as it's publicly available.
The new Clutter tool checks for emails that aren't spam but also aren't that important to you, learning what you care about and filtering accordingly. But like a spam folder, you'll want to check it occasionally for things you actually wanted.
On Monday, Microsoft reiterated its push toward enabling productivity for personal and business life alike. But the real news is a new crop of apps that mash up different elements of Microsoft's existing products.
If you recently forked over $70 or more to edit Office documents on an iPad, you can now switch to the free version and get a partial refund.
Even in preview form, Sway is intriguing. Rough around the edges, it still shows off Microsoft's new emphasis on simplicity in creating shareable, rich documents.
The free version of Office for iOS and Android should be good enough for a lot of people, but power users may still need an Office 365 subscription. Here's what lies behind the paywall.