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Microsoft adds personal Office 365 subscription

Don't need a family plan? Try out Microsoft's new Office 365 Personal plan.

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Google launches Docs plug-ins to better compete with Office

Google's Docs and Sheets apps now can tap into third-party plug-ins, or apps, to better match up to Microsoft Office in terms of features.

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One year later, Microsoft Office's collaboration tools are still a work in progress

Office Online and the addition of mobile apps are major improvements, but clunky controls hamper attempts to work together in real time.

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Google sharpens Gmail app for iOS

This new version adds background refresh capability.

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Evernote for Android lets you add handwriting to your notes

Notebooks just got more notebook-like, though you'll want to hold off on digitally handwriting everything just yet.

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Group hug: The future of Microsoft Office is shared and social

No more working in isolation. Your colleagues and the entire wisdom of the web will be there for you when you need it.

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Red Hat polishes business process management suite

Red Hat BPM Suite 6 features a new user interface from the company's 2012 Polymita acquisition

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Microsoft debuts 'Office Graph' in major update to Office 365

Microsoft takes social elements from Yammer and merges them with the rest of Office 365, with a number of other enhancements that include Groups and API improvements.

Microsoft to smarten up Office 365 with machine learning and social cues

Office 365 is getting a new app called Oslo to automate interactions between colleagues, and offering new tools for developers

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Microsoft hints at new apps for Office suite

Microsoft executives say that new "app experiences" will be added to its venerable Office suite, using OneNote as a past example.

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Ex-Microsoft architect's startup focuses on SaaS integration

Azuqua wants to make it easy for business users to build automated processes

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Hands on with HeadsUp, the latest meeting feature for Cal by Any.Do

HeadsUp adds robust task-management tools to the already awesome Cal app for Android.

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Microsoft makes Skype and Lync more compatible, adds Lync for Android tablets

Microsoft will open its SharePoint conference in Las Vegas by revealing updates to its Lync service as well as better communication between Lync and Skype.