Whenever you buy a product, companies typically encourage users to buy into their ecosystem. This is why it didn’t really come as a surprise to learn that Microsoft would be forcing users who use the Office 365 installer to use Bing, where it would install a Chrome extension that essentially changes the default search engine to Bing.
Adobe has announced that the integration of Document Cloud with Microsoft Office 365 has been improved. This will enable Office 365 users to create, edit, view, and secure PDFs through Office 365 online. They will be able to do perform all of these tasks from the toolbar in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneDrive, and SharePoint.
When Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for $26 billion last year, it said that it’s going to integrated the professional social network with its Office applications. Since then, the company has released a new Windows 10 app for LinkedIn. Today, Microsoft has announced that it’s integrating LinkedIn with Microsoft Word. The integration will make it easier for users to write a resume.
It was recently reported that Amazon’s Alexa would be able to support the Outlook Calendar, but if you’re looking for something to use at work or the enterprise, you might be interested to learn that according to a report from TechCrunch, Amazon’s Alexa will now support Office 365 calendars.
If you are on multiple projects or just a huge project, being able to track it and keep a record of its progress is vital if you’re hoping to stay on top of things. Now there are a variety of project management apps out there, but if you’re an Office 365 user, you might be interested to learn that Microsoft has announced Planner.
Last month Microsoft announced a promotion for customers who purchased either the Lumia 950 or the Lumia 950 XL, in which these customers would be entitled to a free one year subscription to Office 365. However the offer was limited to countries such as U.S., UK, Germany, France, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
If you are eyeing the Lumia 950 or the Lumia 950 XL, or if you already own either (or maybe even both) devices, you might be pleased to learn that Microsoft has announced that they will be giving you guys a free year’s subscription to their Office 365 Personal suite of productivity apps.
Not too long ago Microsoft showed off a preview of the new Outlook.com that brings some powerful features such as a refined inbox, multiple new ways to collaborate as well as support for partner add-ins. Partners can use this feature to bring their own services within Outlook, the latest partners to join the list include Evernote, Boomerang Uber and PayPal. Aside from announcing these new partners Microsoft says that it’s also expanding […]
With the launch of Windows 10 by Microsoft recently, there has been quite a fair bit of news concerning the operating system, in addition to the wisdom of Wi-Fi Sense being debated among users and security experts, too. Well, the mobile platform is not exempt from Windows 10 fever, but right now we will concentrate on the fact that the offer of free Office 365 will end in the US […]
While Cortana did start off as a voice assistant feature for Windows Phone handsets that was meant to compete against the likes of Siri and Google Now, it has morphed since its launch and it seems that Microsoft wants to put it in pretty much every product. Now we know that Cortana will be arriving on the Xbox One, Windows 10, and now it looks like Office 365 as well!This […]
Microsoft today announced a major revamp for Outlook.com that brings a new look and feel as well as new features. There’s a refined inbox, new ways to collaborate, an upgraded calendar and much more included in this revamp. Microsoft is rolling out the Outlook.com update in Preview today albeit only to a small group of users. The company has announced this update as it starts work on migrating Outlook.com over to […]
Microsoft might be thinking about replacing the technology and user interface of Outlook.com with Office 365 if a new report is to be believed. Apparently the company will be migrating all Outlook.com users to Office 365 at some point later this year. Office 365 brings other services as well which include Outlook Web Access.
If you’re not satisfied with proprietary online productivity solutions like Office 365 and Google Docs there is now an alternative. The Document Foundation has revealed today that it will soon be releasing a new product called LibreOffice Online. As the name suggests this is going to be an open source online productivity suite. Think of LibreOffice Online simply as a competitor of Google Docs and Office 365.
Recently Google revealed that one of their goals is to nab 80% of Microsoft’s Office market share, which we have to admit is a rather ambitious goal especially when you consider just how many people, both in the enterprise and consumer sector rely on Microsoft Office for work, school, and personal use.However it seems that Microsoft will not be taking this lying down as they have recently announced that 1.1 […]
Unlike previous versions of Microsoft Office where you’d just pay for it once and you’re done, Microsoft has introduced Office 365 which involves a subscription service. Of course this ensures that you’ll always have access to the latest features and updates and whatnot, but it’s an ongoing subscription that we’re sure not many might be willing to pay for.Well the good news is that if you go to school in […]
Microsoft has made a couple of Office related announcements over recent weeks and it has something to share with us today as well. The company has announced that starting today it is rolling out Clutter to Office 365 business customers. Powered by Office Graph, Clutter is designed to boost productivity by helping users to focus on the most important messages in their inbox.
You might have seen our report from last week on Microsoft’s latest move to bring Office to all. The company decided to open up editing features for all mobile users without requiring them to subscribe to Office 365. Previously users on iOS could only view documents with the free Office apps, for editing and additional features they needed a subscription. Since one is no longer required, Microsoft is now offering refunds […]
Cloud storage is great and convenient if you want to be able to access your files while on the go without worrying about flash drives or external hard disks. However they can be pretty pricey especially if you a lot of data stored on it which means that you will need to buy additional storage that comes at a monthly subscription.Well the good news is that if you’re an Office […]
Microsoft today announced three new Office 365 plans which it says are better designed to fulfill the needs and requirements of businesses in a much more effective manner. The new plans are available starting today and they’re called Office 365 Business Essentials, Office 365 Business and Office 365 Business Premium. The company notes that these plans have been designed for businesses that have anywhere from one to more than 250 […]
If you’re a subscriber to Microsoft’s Office 365, you might be pleased to learn that as promised, Microsoft has flipped the switch and has given their customers 1TB of free OneDrive cloud storage. Previously this free 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage was limited to their enterprise customers, but recently Microsoft had promised they would be offering it to both consumer and college students who have Office 365 plans.So if you’re […]