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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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Office 365 beats Salesforce as most popular enterprise service in new survey

Microsoft's office suite as a service made big gains in popularity but still faces competition from Google.

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Windows 10 will push you to pay more for Office

Microsoft's hybrid-cloud model for apps will lead to higher prices in return for greater flexibility

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Don't sleepwalk into Office 365

Plan differences, feature limitations, and service levels can trip up your deployment, unless you do your homework first

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Office Mobile: Better on iPads than on Windows 10 tablets

Touch-savvy Office Mobile is undercut by Windows 10, so the best tablet for Office is still an iPad

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LibreOffice 5.0 gears up for a Web and mobile future

The open source office suite boasts lots of new developers and commits, but has a lot of work to do to stay relevant

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Office 2016 for the Mac: We deserve better

Poor UI choices and troubling cloud behavior are sure to frustrate daily users

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Office Mobile won't work on your tablet PC without this trick

If you try to use a corporate or education Office 365 subscription on a personal tablet, Microsoft will lead you astray

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The more customers Microsoft adds to Office 365, the less it makes from each subscriber

Three million more consumers take to 'rent-not-buy' Office, but per-subscriber revenue falls under $50 for the first time

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Office 365 joins the IFTTT party

Microsoft seems to be more comfortable in helping its users work with alternative products, which is a smart move

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Microsoft wraps up revamped Office 2016 for Mac

Standalone licenses go on sale in September. Microsoft also extended support for Office 2011 to October 2017

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Best office apps for Android, round 3

Microsoft's Office apps are finally available for Android smartphones and tablets. Here’s how they stack up against past favorites

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