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Here's the rundown on Microsoft's latest nonsecurity Office patches

Microsoft has yet to post a list of the massive collection of patches it released Tuesday

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Microsoft details schedule changes for Office updates

Microsoft updating has been a mess, but a newly announced change may help streamline the process

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Smaller iPad Pro can use Microsoft Office for free, but larger iPad Pro can't

Microsoft's screen-size threshold for free Office usage excludes the 12.9-inch iPad Pro -- but not the new 9.7-inch model

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How to make Android a real part of your business

Android smartphone and tablets can now safely join iPhones and iPads in your mobile portfolio

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Microsoft adds macros lockdown feature in Office 2016 in response to increasing attacks

Enterprise administrators will be able to disable macros for documents obtained from the Internet

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3 Office 365 enhancements you might have missed

The Office 365 Admin Center, OneNote, and Skype for Business all get needed improvements


How Excel logical functions can do the number-crunching work for you

When you have a big, ugly spreadsheet, logical formulas can help you make sense of it all by looking for results or patterns that you specify. We show you how to set up a simple one.


How to add a checkbox in Excel, a small but powerful data tool for spreadsheets

Adding a checkbox to Excel sounds like a little thing, but it opens up a new level of database-like possibilities for your spreadsheets. We show you how to get started.

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February Office 365 update still clobbers POP3 mail in Outlook 2016

Microsoft's lethargic response to 'as a service' problems raises fundamental questions

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Microsoft strengthens security tools for Azure, Office 365

CEO Satya Nadella promised a new approach to enterprise security. Now the company is rolling out upgrades for protecting data stored in Microsoft cloud environments

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Patching delays raise red flags for Microsoft as a service

This month's Office 2013 Click-to-Run bug underscores an analogous problem for Windows 10 and its cumulative updates and forced patches

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Office 2013 patch KB 3114717 freezes 32-bit Word 2013 on Win 7, 8.1, 10

There are reports of the patch causing similar lockup problems with Excel 2013 and Outlook 2013

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Office 2010 patch KB 3114750 clobbers Outlook Calendar (again)

Microsoft released a cavalcade of fixes with February's Patch Tuesday, including one that reintroduces an earlier bug in Outlook 2010

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First look: LibreOffice 5.1 ups speed, dumps annoyances

The Document Foundation revs the desktop version of LibreOffice to add speed and a smattering of useful new features

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Microsoft delivers Office 2016 to subscribers on the slow train

Also renames the Office 365 update and upgrade tracks: Old 'Branches' are out, 'Channels' are in

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What works where: Outlook vs. Outlook vs. native apps

Office 2016 starts to unify the Exchange experience on the desktop, but native apps do better on mobile clients

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InfoWorld's 2016 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld editors and reviewers pick the best hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services of the year

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OneDrive for Office 365: New but far from improved

First look: The Mac version has gone from nonfunctional to barely functional, joining the Windows version

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