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You’ll now need a subscription to get the best of Microsoft Office

Microsoft released Office 2019 for Windows and macOS this week, the latest version of its regular, non-subscription productivity suite. It’s the kind of Office that, 10 years ago, you would&#82

Microsoft OneDrive’s on-demand files come to the MacOS Finder

If you live and work in the Microsoft Office ecosystem but often use a Mac, here is some good news: OneDrive Files On-Demand is now available in public preview for MacOS. Files-On Demand was one of th

Microsoft Office gets smarter

Microsoft used its Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida, today to announce a number of new features that are coming to Office 365. Given the company’s current focus on AI, it’s no surpris

Microsoft Teams gets bokeh and meeting recordings with transcripts

If you’ve ever attended a video meeting and wished that the speakers used really expensive cameras and lenses that allowed for that soft classy background blur of a portrait photo, then Microsof

Microsoft will soon automatically transcribe video files in OneDrive for Office 365 subscribers

Microsoft today announced a couple of AI-centric updates for OneDrive and SharePoint users with an Office 365 subscription that bring more of the company’s machine learning smarts to its file st

Google Drive now lets you easily comment on Microsoft Office files, PDFs and images

Google is launching an update to Google Drive today that will make it easier for teams and agencies to use a mix of G Suite and Microsoft Office while working with their colleagues and customers. With

Microsoft Office arrives on Chromebooks via Google Play Store

Microsoft Office is now available for Google Chromebook users through the Google Play Store – a notable addition, given the two companies offer competing products in terms of office productivity

Microsoft’s AI camera app Pix is now a business productivity tool

Microsoft Pix, the iOS camera app that leverages A.I. to help you take better photos, is venturing beyond being a tool for consumers with an update that now sees it able to assist with photos of busin

Now that it owns SlideShare, Microsoft is closing its own file-sharing service Docs.com

Microsoft announced today it will retire its older file-sharing site Docs.com on December 15, 2017, as a result of its LinkedIn acquisition. With LinkedIn, Microsoft also gained access to SlideShare,

Microsoft Office hits the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar

The new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar arrived with some pretty strong first-party support, but it was clear that it would take some key partners to really make the secondary Retina Display sing. Photoshop

Microsoft launches StaffHub, a new Office 365 app aimed at shift workers

Microsoft today unveiled the newest addition to its Office 365 suite with the debut of an application for shift workers and management, called StaffHub. The program is aimed at those who don’t

Microsoft buys AI scheduling tool Genee to make Office 365 smarter

Microsoft has picked up another productivity app -- announcing the acquisition of AI-powered scheduling tool Genee. In a blog post today the software giant said it will be plugging Genee into its clou

Microsoft acquires AI scheduling bot Genee for Office 365 smarts

Microsoft announced today that it acquired Genee, an AI-powered scheduling assistant bot that specializes in planning meetings for large groups or when organizers don’t have direct access to the

Microsoft helps Mac users ditch Evernote for OneNote with new tool

Microsoft is making it easier for Mac users to ditch Evernote in favor of OneNote, its rival note-taking app, and a part of the Microsoft Office suite. The company has today released a new app called

You can now use your fingers to draw all over Microsoft Office for iPhone

Nothing says “professional business document” quite like finger drawn scribbles. Sure, it’s not likely to become anyone’s default method of expressions for Microsoft’s various iPhone Office

Microsoft’s Excel API, which lets developers access data stored in spreadsheets, hits general availability

After a relatively short beta, Microsoft today announced that the Excel API -- a way for developers to programmatically use Excel for Office 365 for doing calculations, building dashboards and more --

Microsoft wants you to write better, stay focused and bore fewer people

Microsoft announced a number of updates to Word, PowerPoint and Outlook today that will bring more of its machine learning smarts (among other things) to some of its core Office suite products. For Wo

Microsoft officially launches Planner, its Trello competitor

The Microsoft Office lineup is getting a new addition today: Microsoft Planner, team collaboration software that lets you visually organize plans, assign tasks, share files, chat and more. The new a

Microsoft’s new tool for building line-of-business apps is now in public preview

Microsoft PowerApps allows anybody to build basic business apps without having to touch any code. These apps can run on the web and on mobile (through the PowerApps apps for iOS and Android). Microso

13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

This week, Apple held an event in San Francisco during which it announced tons of new hardware, rival transportation apps in Asia battled for more funding, and Periscope added Facebook sharing. This i
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