Microsoft's new Office app is available now for all Windows 10 users, Microsoft announced in a blog post Wednesday. The app, which was announced in December, replaces the current My Office app.The new app is designed to be more useful to Office users by letting them launch documents, access Office desktop apps and more. While the soon-to-be-replaced My Office app has most of these features, the new one focuses on free elements. With the new app, you can find your way around with tutorials, tips, tricks and more -- but no Clippy. Microsoft Office joined the Mac App Store earlier this year. The new Office app is free and comes preinstalled on Windows 10, so you don't need to buy Office 365 to use it. Now playing: Watch this: Top 5 favorite Microsoft duds 4:10 New Galaxy S10 phones bring it: Meet the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, "cheap" Galaxy S10E and Galaxy S10 5G. Everything Samsung showed at Unpacked: We've got all the photos from the event along with all the new hardware. … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s new Office app is live for all Windows 10 users
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Last August I professed my ongoing love for Kingsoft Office, which had just been rebranded WPS Office and updated with some new features. Why on earth would anyone shell out for Microsoft Office when this freebie delivers most of the same core functionality?Today, realizing I've still been using the same WPS Office 2014 Beta 2 from summer, I went looking for -- and found -- a finished WPS Office 2015. It promised, among other things, faster load times, which was my only real complaint with the beta. But there are other changes as well, and not all for the better.For those unfamiliar with it, WPS Office offers word processing, spreadsheet and presentation modules, all of which bear a striking resemblance to Microsoft Office circa 2013. I've used the suite in one form or another nearly full-time for the better part of a year, and not once have I run into a compatibility issue or feature deficiency. What's more, the suite now includes OneDrive-like cloud integration in the form of WPS … [Read more...] about WPS Office for Windows: Still the best Microsoft Office alternative?
Microsoft's Ignite conference, taking place in Orlando, kicked off this morning with a keynote from CEO Satya Nadella, and released a flood of news related to its IT professional and enterprise customers. CNET isn't there, but our sister site, ZDNet -- and Microsoft maven Mary Jo Foley -- is covering the show in depth, all week.Here are the highlights from ZDNet so far:Microsoft to bring multi-user virtualization to Windows and Office with Windows Virtual Desktop serviceMicrosoft starts rolling out Office 2019 for Windows and MacMicrosoft tries again to win developers with new Cortana Enterprise Skills KitWhat's next for Teams, Microsoft's 'fastest growing business app' in company historyThe big data odyssey of SQL Server 2019, and more data and AI news from Microsoft IgniteMicrosoft readies previews of Azure Digital Twins, Azure Sphere secure-edge serviceMicrosoft to unify search across Windows 10, Office 365 and Bing with Microsoft SearchMicrosoft staggers rollout of Surface Hub 2, … [Read more...] about Microsoft Ignite 2018: Windows Virtual Desktop, Office 2019 and everything else just announced
Microsoft made it official on Thursday: Office is coming to Apple's iPad. The long-expected announcement is a calculated risk that Microsoft's support of a major rival's competing tablet will work to its advantage. The hope is that enough iPad users will forgo free alternatives such as Google Docs and Apple's iWorks software, and so compensate for potentially lost sales of its own Windows-based Surface tablets. "It's a beautiful set of applications," said new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.Meet Office for iPadOffice tools for the iPad's larger screen (first take) ZDNet: Microsoft Office for iPad sets the gold standard for tablet productivity ZDNet: A closer look at Microsoft Office for the iPad (photos)For some, it represents a moment where the new Microsoft bids goodbye to the old Microsoft. When Steve Ballmer was in charge, Microsoft hewed closely to a Windows-centric view of the world in which the fate of its operating system dominated the company's … [Read more...] about Microsoft brings Office to Apple’s iPad
Microsoft is trying to make it even easier to use its Office apps. On Wednesday, Microsoft announced its new Office app for Windows 10.The app will act as a central hub for all your Microsoft Office needs, replacing the current My Office app. Open it up and you'll get access to all the Microsoft Office productivity apps at the top of the window, making it easy to switch back and forth. It will also show you the documents you've recently worked on, and it comes with a search function so you can find documents that aren't immediately onscreen.Microsoft says it's modeled this experience after the Office.com, which also acts as a central hub for but for web users.Microsoft has been redesigning its range of Office software lately, including a recent update to the Outlook app for iOS.The new Office app is available to select Windows Insiders now and will roll out to all Windows 10 users soon. The app is free and compatible with any Office 365 subscription, Office 2019, Office 2016 and Office … [Read more...] about Microsoft unveils its new Office app for Windows 10