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HipChat adds free option for unlimited users

Atlassian's HipChat collaboration tool adds a Basic version that will include free group chat and 1:1 messaging for every person at a company, regardless of size. But there is a catch.

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Oracle weaves Fabric for MySQL clustering

MySQL Fabric offers high availibility and the ability to scale out across multiple servers

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Any.do launches web client that syncs with your mobile app

Because managing your to-do lists is more fun from multiple devices.

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Microsoft adds 'Tell Me' search bar to Excel, PowerPoint Online

Hate wading through menus? Microsoft is migrating its Tell Me search box to its other online apps.

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Microsoft ‘Oslo’ aims to be your office assistant

Microsoft’s standalone app learns your behavior to help find and organize information that's relevant to you.

Microsoft Azure tools aim to help companies manage hybrid clouds

At its annual Tech Ed conference, Microsoft has released a range of hybrid cloud administration tools and services

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Tech Tip: How to change the default font in Microsoft Word

Set a new default font so that every document you start in Word uses the font settings that you want.

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Box's note-taking app exits beta, rolls out to customers

Box Notes is a lightweight content creation tool for real-time, collaborative work.

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Office Mix screencasting tool enters public preview following Adobe Voice release

Yesterday, Office Mix was a private preview. Today, it's public. For now, however, the two pieces of software work on different platforms.

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Evernote and LinkedIn want to save business cards—or just digitize them

LinkedIn is folding its own business card scanning app, CardMunch, and migrating users over to Evernote.

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Microsoft invigorates Office with Office Mix

Microsoft has opened a private preview of Office Mix, which pumps up staid Office presentations with interactive features.

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Study: Microsoft Office applications barely used by many employees

Migration to cloud apps could save a fortune, a study says. It also reveals some disturbing trends about how infrequently used these "essential" apps really are.

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Microsoft OneNote for iPhone, Mac receive major updates

Microsoft released updates for OneNote on Apple's most popular platforms, making it easier to pull in content from elsewhere and share it.