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Microsoft has announced that it will unbundle its Teams business collaboration software from its broader Office suite, following growing regulatory scrutiny and a complaint filed by rival Slack. The changes…

Microsoft unbundles Teams from Microsoft Office in Europe to appease regulators

Microsoft has launched its lightweight Outlook Lite Android app, which is suitable for low-end Android devices and regions with data connectivity issues. The app has a download size of less…

Microsoft launches Outlook Lite for low-powered Android phones

Microsoft announced its fourth-quarter results Tuesday, missing Wall Street’s expectations. The company reported it had $51.9 billion in sales for the quarter that ended June 30, an increase of 12%…

Microsoft misses expectations, points to foreign exchange rates and weakened PC market

Microsoft confirmed this week that it will soon start blocking Visual Basic Applications (VBA) macros in Office apps by default after quietly rolling back the change earlier this month. In…

Microsoft will block Office macros by default starting July 27

Microsoft said it is still planning to block Visual Basic Applications (VBA) macros by default in Office apps after quietly rolling back the planned change last month. VBA Macros are…

Microsoft reverses its reversal on blocking Office macros by default

Celonis moves into Microsoft ecosystem with Process Analytics Factory acquisition

Celonis pushes into Microsoft ecosystem with $100M Process Analytics Factory acquisition

Microsoft launches Google Wave

8:01 am PDT • November 2, 2021

Microsoft is bringing back Google Wave, the doomed real-time messaging and collaboration platform Google launched in 2009 and prematurely shuttered in 2010. Maybe we should’ve seen this coming. Back in…

Microsoft launches Google Wave

Microsoft brings JavaScript to Excel

8:00 am PDT • November 2, 2021

At its Ignite conference, Microsoft today announced an update to Excel that brings a new JavaScript API to the venerable spreadsheet app. With this new API, developers will be able…

Microsoft brings JavaScript to Excel

Jared Spataro has been with Microsoft for more than 15 years now, and he has been part of the transition from an on-prem software company to a SaaS business. Today…

Jared Spataro will talk about building Microsoft’s SaaS business at TC Sessions: SaaS

Microsoft will release the new Office 2021 on October 5th, Windows 11 launch dy. Office 2021 is a one-time purchase that will be available on both Windows and macOS.

Microsoft Office 2021 will be available on October 5th

Since 2017, Microsoft has offered its Office suite to Chromebook users via the Google Play store, but that is set to come to an end in a few short weeks.…

Microsoft is discontinuing its Office apps for Chromebook users in favor of web versions 

It’s (virtual) Microsoft Ignite this week, Microsoft’s annual IT-centric conference and its largest, with more than 26,000 people attending the last in-person event in 2019. Given its focus, it’s no…

Microsoft updates Teams with new presentation features

If you use Office, Microsoft would really, really, really like you to buy a cloud-enabled subscription to Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365). But as the company promised, it will continue…

Microsoft announces the next perpetual release of Office

Over the course of the last few years, Microsoft started adding the concept of “data types” to Excel; that is, the ability to pull in geography and real-time stock data…

Microsoft now lets you bring your own data types to Excel

Microsoft said it’s investigating an authentication outage with Office 365, preventing users from accessing some of the company’s most widely used services, including Office.com, Outlook.com and Teams. The company’s status…

Microsoft outage leaves users unable to access Office, Outlook, Teams

Cortana may have failed as a virtual assistant for consumers, but Microsoft is still betting on it (or at least its brand) for business use cases, now that it has…

Microsoft launches new Cortana features for business users

Microsoft today launched Transcribe in Word, its new transcription service for Microsoft 365 subscribers, into general availability. It’s now available in the online version of Word, with other platforms launching…

Microsoft brings transcriptions to Word

Dathena, a Singapore-based company that provides AI-based data protection and privacy solutions, announced it has raised a $12 million Series A. Part of the funding will be used to expand…

Singapore-based data protection startup Dathena raises $12 million Series A

Microsoft today announced a slew of updates to various parts of its Microsoft 365 ecosystem. A lot of these aren’t all that exciting (though that obviously depends on your level…

Microsoft makes it easier to get started with Windows Virtual Desktops

Back in 2018 Templafy — which had come up with a way for enterprises to more easily make templates out of standard documents (yes, it’s a thing) — raised an additional…

Templafy raises $25M Series C led by Insight partners to deal with enterprise documents

With the COVID-19 pandemic making work from home the default for those companies that are able to do so, it’s no surprise that we are seeing a massive rise in…

Microsoft says video calls in Teams grew 1,000% in March

Microsoft today announced a slew of new products, but at the core of the release is a major change to how the company is marketing its tools and services to…

Microsoft brings Teams to consumers and launches Microsoft 365 personal and family plans

Microsoft Teams, the collaboration software that rivals Slack, is currently down. A lot of workers are staying at home because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Countries are shutting borders, entire…

Microsoft Teams goes down — just as everyone starts working from home

You’re forgiven if you thought Yammer — Microsoft’s proto-Slack, not quite real-time chat application — was dead. It’s actually still alive (and well) — and still serves a purpose as…

Microsoft Teams gets Yammer integration, secure private channels and more

Microsoft today announced an update to Excel that brings natural language queries to the venerable spreadsheet tool. Available now to Office Insiders, this new feature allows you to talk to…

You can now ask Excel questions about your data

Microsoft today announced updates to its MyAnalytics platform and a new Outlook feature that are meant to help you work less, find more time to focus on the work that…

Microsoft wants you to work less

Last year, Microsoft announced the launch of its Windows Virtual Desktop service. At the time, this was a private preview, but starting today, any enterprise user who wants to try…

Windows Virtual Desktop is now in public preview

Microsoft today announced that it is bringing its Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to the Mac. Previously, this was a Windows solution for protecting the machines of Microsoft 365…

Microsoft Defender comes to the Mac

Microsoft launched a new ad campaign for its Office suite today. Usually, that’s not something especially interesting, but this one is a bit different. Instead of simply highlighting the features…

Microsoft really, really, really doesn’t want you to buy Office 2019

That slow clap you hear spreading around the internet today could be due to the fact that Apple has finally added Microsoft Office to the Mac App Store. The package…

Apple finally brings Microsoft Office to the Mac App Store, and there is much rejoicing