Microsoft-Office

  • Microsoft Officially Launches Office For Android Phone

    Microsoft Officially Launches Office For Android Phone

    Microsoft this morning announced the official launch of Office for Android phone, five weeks after the company rolled out the suite of applications as a preview. Today’s release, which includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint designed for the Android smartphone experience, follows earlier efforts at bringing Office to Android tablets, as well as support for Office on iOS devices, Windows and… Read More

  • Office 2016 Racks Up 1M Testers Across OSX And Windows

    Office 2016 Racks Up 1M Testers Across OSX And Windows

    Microsoft’s Office product remains popular, unsurprisingly, given its historical record. According to the software company, more than a million folks are using the Office 2016 preview on OS X and Windows. So, is one million quite a lot, not that many, or something in between? We have some historical parallels to enjoy, so let’s do that. Using the Windows 10 early-access program… Read More

  • Microsoft’s New Add-In Frameworks Let Developers Access Office’s Data Graph

    Microsoft’s New Add-In Frameworks Let Developers Access Office’s Data Graph

    At its Build event in San Francisco, Microsoft just showed off its new add-in frameworks for Office that let developers build applications on top of the company’s productivity apps that will run everywhere Office does. Instead of siloing data off within its productivity suite, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that Microsoft wants to “move to a semantically rich graph of data… Read More

  • Microsoft’s Office Apps Open Up To Third Parties, Starting With iCloud And Box

    Microsoft’s Office Apps Open Up To Third Parties, Starting With iCloud And Box

    Following an earlier integration with Dropbox, Microsoft announced today it’s further opening up its Office software suite to work with other third-party cloud services, starting with an update to its Office iOS applications that will allow access to iCloud and Box. The support is being added by way of “file picker” integration, which takes advantage of the iOS… Read More

  • Microsoft Will Release Office 2016 This Year

    Microsoft Will Release Office 2016 This Year

    Following its Windows 10 event, Microsoft announced this morning that the next version of Office is called Office 2016 and will be generally released in the second half of this year. The company didn’t announce much more about Office 2016 today, but you know what to expect, given the history of the product. Read More

  • Google Docs Makes Collaborative Editing Easier For Word Users

    Google Docs Makes Collaborative Editing Easier For Word Users

    At its I/O developer conference earlier this month, Google announced a major update to its suite of productivity apps, including Docs, Sheets and Slides. The main feature there was the integration of QuickOffice, which now makes editing native Microsoft Office documents online easier. Today, Google recapped some of those updates in a blog post, but it also threw in a new Google Docs feature… Read More

  • CloudOn Brings Its Mobile Productivity Suite To The Web

    CloudOn Brings Its Mobile Productivity Suite To The Web

    CloudOn, the popular iOS and Android app for viewing and editing Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files, is coming to the web today. After signing up more than 5 million users through its mobile app, the company has now decided that it’s time to embrace the web in order to become a hub for content editing and sharing. The service currently works with Google Chrome and Apple Safari. Read More

  • Google Makes Quickoffice For iOS And Android Free For Everyone

    Google Makes Quickoffice For iOS And Android Free For Everyone

    It’s been more than a year since Google acquired Quickoffice, a mobile app for editing Microsoft Office files on tablets. Over the last few months, it has slowly expanded the tool’s availability by making free for Google Apps for Business customers. Everybody else still had to pay for the apps. Today, however, it is changing this policy and is making Quickoffice available for free… Read More

  • If Office Hits The iPad, Even Fewer People Would Buy A Surface

    If Office Hits The iPad, Even Fewer People Would Buy A Surface

    Remember this ad? The ad where Microsoft attempts to position the iPad as a chopstick-playing toy and the Surface as a PowerPoint-editing machine? Yeah, that’s why we can’t have nice things. Read More