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Microsoft slates Office 16 for second half of 2015

Previous speculation about the next version of Office had focused on the first half of 2015, perhaps as early as April

Office 365 is getting management features for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone

Microsoft hopes to show it's serious about mobile device and app management


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Azure expands, while security, storage, APIs lift Office 365

Microsoft uncaps Office 365 storage, adds APIs, increases security, and boosts Azure's capabilities

Microsoft gives Office 365 customers unlimited OneDrive storage

The decision applies to both consumer and business editions of the Office 365 cloud suite

Microsoft opens Office 365 to programmers

Microsoft announces updates to Office 365, Azure, and Intune at TechEd Europe

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Microsoft's the winner in its partnership with Salesforce

The rivals continue to build on the connection between Salesforce services and Microsoft Office apps -- but Microsoft benefits most in the long run

9 useful add-ons for Google Docs

These handy tools will help you get the most out of Google's word processor

Microsoft looks to poach Salesforce.com customers with aggressive pricing

Aggressively priced CRM Online product bundle includes both Office 365 and Microsoft's Power BI tool

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Office 365: The three latest new features you should know

Microsoft's "most strategic API" gets more enhancements, and the service gets better pricing for small businesses

Microsoft takes the hassle out of Office 365 email encryption

The Office 365 Message Encryption service no longer requires that email recipients have a Microsoft user account to view messages

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

Bossie Awards 2014: 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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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

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