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Microsoft weaves around Office bloat complaints with Sway authoring tool

New app, now in preview mode, meant to be simple yet powerful, and built from the ground up for mobile devices and cloud computing


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Excel gets Python programming power, thanks to Xlwings library

A new Python library allows Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and Python applications to share data and code

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LibreOffice's superlow defect rate puts proprietary software to shame

LibreOffice code is among the cleanest you'll find, with one-tenth the defect density of the average proprietary code base for similar-scale apps

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10 major Office 365 migration gotchas to avoid

From unrealistic design decisions to costly add-ons, the migration path to Microsoft Office 365 is fraught with hidden pitfalls

LibreOffice cash-for-code strategy tests open source ethic

In an unusual, controversial move, the Document Foundation is taking bids for paid development of LibreOffice for Android

Why Microsoft pulling KB 2889866 OneDrive for Business patch is good news

Botched KB 2889866 was yanked one day after it was issued, restoring a modicum of trust in Microsoft's patching process

Microsoft rolls out Delve information and people discovery tool for Office 365

Delve, formerly code-named Oslo, taps into Office Graph machine learning capabilities and maps connections between co-workers, documents, and data

4 no-bull things Google for Work needs to do to win the enterprise

Here are four steps Google must take if Google for Work is going to edge out Microsoft Office and Exchange in the workplace

The must-have iPad office apps, round 9

Google's newly completed Apps suite just can't beat Apple's iWork or Microsoft Office

Google completes its office suite for iOS, to no one's benefit

Google Slides is a limited, awkward tool that shows -- for mobile productivity -- the real battle is between Apple and Microsoft

The must-have utilities for your iPad office

The 10 tools you must have on your iPad for business

Friend or foe? Microsoft partners wary of Office 365 migration plans

Microsoft's self-interest may leave solutions providers in the lurch, but for now there's still a need for third-party help

Microsoft preps Office 365 document management tool for lawyers

Matter Center, currently available in limited preview, signals possible interest by Microsoft in creating vertical-industry tools for the Office suite

Nadella leaves no doubt of who's in charge at Microsoft

Satya Nadella had his share of hits and misses in the first 6 months as the head of Microsoft, but he's made his presence felt from the start

LibreOffice 4.3 boosts document compatibility

Free and open source productivity suite improves interoperation with Microsoft Office, adds filters for legacy Mac formats

Another botched Microsoft patch: Office 365 ProPlus says 'Something went wrong'

Microsoft took 12 days to fix a bug that locked out some Office 365 ProPlus customers after a silent patch automatically installed

Office Mix: Microsoft's new tool may revolutionize presentations

The PowerPoint add-on helps turn slideshows into interactive presentations with lots of bells and whistles

Google terminates Quickoffice apps on Android, iOS

After adding the technology to its Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps, Google will pull Quickoffice from app stores within weeks

Microsoft admits communications, tech problems during Office 365 outages

Lync Online and Exchange Online went down for hours in separate incidents earlier this week

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