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Microsoft aims 365 at an enormous overlooked market – front-line workers

With its new Microsoft 365 F1 subscription, the company plans to target millions of employees on the front lines of their organizations.

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How Windows 10 S is different from the Windows 10 you know

Windows 10 S isn't just for education; Microsoft hopes the new Windows edition will find its way into homes and enterprises, too. But beneath the familiar user interface are some significant differences.

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Microsoft plans to replace Skype for Business with Teams

The company’s Slack rival, launched six months ago, will ‘over time’ become the primary communications client in Office 365.

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8 free SharePoint tools to make IT admins smile

These highly useful products help administer and configure SharePoint farms of various sizes.

Microsoft tells some Mac Office users to pass on Apple's High Sierra

Microsoft warns Office for Mac 2011 users not to upgrade to Apple's macOS High Sierra when the new operating system launches in September.

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Word, Outlook merged-cell problem arises after install of patch KB 3213656

The Aug. 8 Word 2016 nonsecurity patch renders merged cells useless in both Word and Outlook. The only known solution is to uninstall the patch.

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Microsoft Excel vs. Google Sheets: Which works better for business?

As Google has added more sophisticated features to Sheets, Microsoft has been beefing up Excel’s collaboration abilities. See which spreadsheet app wins in today’s multiplatform environment.

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Microsoft details how to install Office with Intune

IT can remotely, automatically deploy Office 365 ProPlus apps on systems running Windows 10 1703 with the company's cloud-based enterprise mobility management service.

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Microsoft 365 Business: Office + Windows 10 in one SMB-friendly subscription

Microsoft in July introduced two additional software-as-a-service subscription plans: Microsoft Enterprise 365 and Microsoft 365 Business. It has not yet set a price for Enterprise; the Business version will cost $20/user/month.

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Review: In Office 2016 for Windows, collaboration takes center stage

Long available in rivals such as Google Docs, real-time collaborative editing finally comes to Microsoft Office, along with a handful of other useful improvements.

Computerworld Cheat Sheet - Microsoft Excel 2016

Excel 2016 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from Microsoft Excel 2016? Get to know the key new features.

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How to use Excel’s new live collaboration features

Microsoft has finally rolled out real-time collaboration in Excel 2016 to Office 365 subscribers. Here’s how to share and collaborate with others on spreadsheets.

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M365 Business means free Windows 10 upgrades, but for business only

Upgrade licenses to Windows 10 Pro that businesses get from the free preview of Microsoft 365 Business will remain in place.

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What happens when an Office 365 subscription expires?

If you're using Microsoft's cloud-based Office 365 and the subscription lapses, here's how much time you have to renew -- or backup your data and move on.

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When does support end for... Microsoft Office 2007?

Businesses that remain wedded to Office 2007 have until October to drop Office 2007's applications and switch to a newer suite.

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Microsoft pulls botched Office 2010 nonsecurity patch KB 3128031

Mysterious VBA error apparently to blame -- but no confirmation from Microsoft

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Fact or fiction? The truth about the Windows and Office hacks

In the last week, media reports suggested that Office and Windows users were at extreme risk of being hacked. Then the facts started coming in

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Microsoft's critical Windows and Office patches present a panoply of problems

For April, Patch Tuesday's 644 patches are crawling with bugs, but there are some solutions

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Word zero-day affects all versions of Office and Windows

Some say McAfee violated 'responsible disclosure' norms when it rushed to disclose the exploit ahead of Microsoft's fix

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Update now! Microsoft unloads Windows and Office patches for March

With the most egregious bugs out of the way, now's a good time to get caught up on Microsoft's latest batch of fixes

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