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Review: Office 365 fails at collaboration

Despite years of promises and gap-filling acquisitions, Microsoft's collaboration toolkit remains a woefully inadequate mishmash


Microsoft bows to Chrome's dominance, delivers Office Online add-on for browser rival

Extension speeds up access to browser-based Office apps and their documents within Google's browser

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iPad face-off: Microsoft Office vs. Apple iWork vs. Google Apps

iPad office apps, round 10: Microsoft Office and Apple iWork get big upgrades for the iPad's new multitasking capabilities

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Julie Larson-Green poised to take over Microsoft Office

The sole senior exec to survive the Sinofsky debacle, Larson-Green will take the reins of Microsoft's mature cash cow

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Apple updates OS X El Capitan to 10.11.1 with fix for Office 2016 crashes

Preliminary reports say the update solves the problems that have been driving Office 2016 for Mac users nuts

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Why companies are switching from Google Apps to Office 365

The combination of familiar software and enterprise-class support is bringing early adopters disappointed by Google’s lack of progress back to Microsoft

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Office 2016 for Mac update doesn't include fix for crashes under OS X El Capitan

Microsoft tells users to wait for Apple to update OS X 10.11

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Microsoft gets an earful as Office for Mac 2016 users amp ire over crashes

Apple's latest beta of OS X 10.11.1, aka El Capitan's first update, lists Office 2016 as an area of focus, hinting the OS is at least partly responsible

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Microsoft: Go old-school to lock down Office from changes

Microsoft tells businesses to purchase one-time licenses -- not an Office 365 subscription -- if they don't want to receive constant changes

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Microsoft acknowledges Office 2016-El Capitan crashes but lacks ETA for fix

'We are working closely with Apple to resolve this issue,' says a company manager

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Microsoft slashes value of Office 2016 upgrade offer

$40 discount rather than free copy for buyers of predecessor; downgrades free Office 365 subscription from five suite installs in 2012-13 to just one now

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Microsoft strikes a deal with Asus: We won't sue if you put Office on your Android devices

It's a classic quid-pro-quo move that helps Microsoft expand its Office ecosystem to Asus Android smartphones and tablets

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Microsoft doesn't get collaboration -- but it might

Despite a mix of solutions from SharePoint to Office 365 Groups, Microsoft's approach to collaboration is stuck in the past -- it doesn't have to be that way

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First look: Top 10 features of Office 2016

A familiar UI and a more thoughtful selection of new features makes the new Office a more welcome update

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Bossie Awards 2015: The best open source desktop and mobile software

InfoWorld's top picks in open source productivity tools, desktop utilities, and mobile apps

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Microsoft unveils new Office for iPad features on Apple's stage

Office 365 will support the Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro and allow side-by-side use on compatible iPads


Microsoft launches new tools for building Office add-ins

The Office UI Fabric framework comes alongside new guidelines for creating cross-platform extensions

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Office 2016's Windows release tipped for Sept. 22

Microsoft’s productivity suite is getting a big boost in collaboration features, but few design changes

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