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Hands on with Office for Android Preview: The productivity magic's still there

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.

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New Windows 10 build adds gestures, tweaks the toolbar, and simplifies OneDrive

Microsoft says Build 9879 of Windows 10 will be the last of the year. New features seem aimed to build in flexibility where it's needed, and simplicity where it's not.

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Microsoft releases 14 patches for Windows security problems

It's the largest number of patches issued in a single day so far in 2013 and 2014

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Microsoft bolsters EMET security tool with hardened exploit mitigations

EMET 5.1 fixes incompatibilities detected between certain mitigations and popular software programs

Microsoft's Work & Play Bundle collects flagship Office, Xbox, and Skype services in a deeply discounted package

Microsoft is cutting deep into the prices of its subscription services for the holidays with the $199 Work & Play Bundle.

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Microsoft kills Lync name in favor of Skype for Business

As promised, Microsoft merges its Skype videoconferencing technology with Lync, resulting in the new Skype for Business.

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Here comes the new Office: Microsoft melds applications to present data in flexible, shareable ways

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.

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The first Microsoft-branded Windows Phone rolls out: The unremarkable Lumia 535

Microsoft's Lumia 535 drops the Nokia name. Aside from the front-facing camera (and the label), however, it's not really that noteworthy.

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Microsoft Nokia Lumia 830 review: A midrange phone with few regrets

Microsoft correctly labels the Nokia Lumia 830 as an "affordable flagship," with an appealing mix of performance, features, and price. And the phone will improve somewhat once Microsoft pushes the Lumia Camera app to the phone.

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Microsoft offers Office 365 refunds to iPad users after launching free version

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.