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LibreOffice debuts in the Mac App Store

Getting an open source project into the storefront of Apple's walled garden is tough. But LibreOffice has done it, thanks to hard work from community member Collabora

Outlook for iOS and Android gives Office 365 users a more secure sign-in option

The changes add support for two-factor authentication, and don't require users give the app their password

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For remote collaboration, Google Apps still can't be beat

Successful team meetings require input from everyone. When you can't be in the same room, Google Hangouts and Google Drawings offer an effective virtual alternative

Microsoft Office 2016 to feature co-editing

Two or more people will be able to work on a single Word document simultaneously and see changes in real time

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Pssst! Office 365 customers pay Microsoft up to 80% more over long haul

When Microsoft turns a customer into a subscriber, it gets 1.2 to 1.8 times the revenue compared to old-school licensing

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Microsoft expands Office 2016 for Windows public preview to consumers, more business workers

Microsoft today launched a broader-based public preview of Office 2016 for Windows, expanding on the March sneak peek that was available only to subscribers of select business-grade Office 365 plans.

Office 365 Support Ecosystem

10 third-party tools to suit your Office 365 needs

From migration to monitoring, third-party tools and partners help you make the most of Office 365

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OpenOffice development is looking grim as developers flock to LibreOffice

Development on the free productivity suite is down to just 16 people, and the support system for new contributors is sorely lacking

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What we know about Exchange Server 2016

The few clues suggest improvements to the back end, document collaboration, and search

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New Office 365 features appease the cloud-wary

With a slate of new management, encryption, and data-security features for Office 365, Microsoft hopes to eliminate excuses for not using the cloud

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Open source patent protection extended to popular software

Docker, Puppet, LibreOffice, and the Go language are the latest additions to the Open Invention Network's extensive patent nonaggression umbrella

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The future of Office: Here are the 5 things Microsoft must improve

The new universal apps promise a seamless experience, but we're not quite there yet

Microsoft refreshes Mac Office 2016

Updated preview of Office 2016 for the Mac fixes bugs and improves performance and stability

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3 key focuses for a successful Windows admin career

Microsoft-centric IT pros can remain in the thick of the jobs action by digging deep into these three areas

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Microsoft Office Remote comes to Android, lets you control presentations from your phone

The move to offer Office Remote on Android is another step toward Satya Nadella's "mobile first, cloud first" ideal

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Review: Adobe Acrobat polishes its act

New version greatly improves PDF editability and mobile support, while introducing handy cloud-based document signing and management

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Take advantage of Office 365's new MDM tools

You don't have to jump to Intune to take advantage of extra content and app management features in mobile Office

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Office 365's hidden agenda: Dump your MDM provider for Microsoft

Microsoft has designed Office 365 so that it can be managed by Microsoft's Intune mobile manager only

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