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Microsoft adding LinkedIn-powered 'Resume Assistant' to Word

Microsoft has announced a new feature for Word that helps you craft your resume using examples from LinkedIn. It's one of the first integrations between Office and LinkedIn since Microsoft acquired the company for over $26 billion.

Does Microsoft's massive Office 365 spell the end for startups?

Microsoft's efforts to make Office 365 the only cloud solution businesses could mean it's "curtains" for rival startups. The CEO and co-founder of data transfer company Egress said startups are being threatened by Microsoft's rapid cloud expansion.

Microsoft launches experimental voice dictation Office add-in

Microsoft has unveiled an experimental extension for its Office apps that lets you dictate text using your voice. The company claims the technology is faster than typing with the keyboard. It supports over 20 languages, including automatic translation.

Microsoft shutting down its Docs.com Office file sharing site

Microsoft has announced that it is shutting down Docs.com, the company's little-known file sharing site that lets you upload and publish Office documents. The closure comes shortly after a major security incident on the site.

Emails sent on Mondays contain the most errors

When is the worst day to send an email? The answer, it appears, is Monday. This is because electronic mail sent on the first day of the working week contains more grammatical mistakes than those sent on other days.

Moscow to replace Microsoft software with Russian alternatives

Moscow - The city of Moscow has announced it will replace Microsoft software with programs made within Russia. The decision was made after a call from President Vladimir Putin to reduce the country's dependency on foreign software, a potential security risk.

Outlook 2016 goes haywire, starts duplicating and deleting emails

Microsoft has fixed a major bug in its Outlook 2016 email client that has left users seeing messages appearing twice and then not at all. The program was duplicating the email server's contents and then deleting everything.

Microsoft releases major Outlook.com update with new features

Microsoft has released a substantial update to its Outlook.com online email client. The web app now has a redesigned interface and a similar level of functionality to the business version included with Office 365.

Microsoft apps doing better than ever on Android

Microsoft has revealed that a significant number of manufacturers of devices running Android now bundle its productivity software out of the box, a major win for the software giant looking to get its services onto every platform.

Microsoft unveils 'PowerPoint for apps' to let anybody code apps

Microsoft has publicly announced a new Office tool designed to simplify the process of creating mobile apps. Known as PowerApps, the aim of the business-grade program is to let anyone create a working native app without learning code.

Review: Why the office treadmill desk can fight your sitting blahs Special

It's an odd feeling at first: I'm typing and scrolling pages on my Macbook while strolling on the TR1200-DT7 LifeSpan Treadmill Desk, forcing my heart rate to rise higher than it normally does while editing news articles.

Microsoft Office 2016 adds new features for more productivity

Microsoft has launched the next generation of its renowned productivity suite, Office. Office 2016, available today, includes support for enhanced collaboration on work as well as several other new features designed to "work for you".

Microsoft confirms Office 2016 is coming later this month

Microsoft today announced that the next version of its Office productivity suite will be available on September 22. A free upgrade to Office 365 subscribers, Office 2016 includes several improvements and new features to enhance productivity.

Calls for German city that ditched Windows to return to Microsoft

Munich - In 2004, the German city of Munich shut down its Windows systems and switched to the open-source Linux instead. Now, it has reportedly had enough. Senior IT members have called Linux "cumbersome" and "limited" and urged the mayor to bring back Windows.

Microsoft releases substantial update for Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft has just released a substantial update for Windows 10 Mobile to Windows Insiders. It brings along the new universal Office apps for the first time and updated music, video, Xbox and camera apps alongside improvements and support for new devices.

Microsoft Build keynote: Everything you need to know about Windows and more

The keynote of Microsoft Build yesterday was filled with announcements detailing the future and evolution of Microsoft's core services including Windows and Office, as well how the company intends to stock its app store. Here's everything you should know.

Why enterprises could be clamouring to the Apple Watch

According to a recent poll, 94 percent of those who plan to buy the Apple Watch want to use it for work functions, according to MobileIron, a mobile software company.

British man poops on council office's floor

Hull - A 54-year-old man said he was discriminated against for being a dwarf and that's why he decided to take a poop in a council office.

Eventa survey says 80% of people have an office romance

For many of us model professionals, office romances are a divisive subject. On the one hand, it’s the perfect way to clear up that awkward sexual tension hovering over the workroom.

Next Microsoft Office includes the return of 'Dark' theme

In recent weeks, various bits of information on the next Windows have been circulated but Microsoft's other big money-spinner, Office, has remained hidden in the background. Yesterday that changed however as some images of the next Office appeared online.

Microsoft finally launches Delve search tool for Office 365

Yesterday, Microsoft finally released a new component for the company's Office 365 system. Called Delve, it has been in the pipe-line for years and aims to make it much easier for Office 365 users to manage their work effectively.

What makes the coolest offices in the world?

An effective workplace design seems to be important for business success. This doesn’t mean that designs cannot be innovative or even fun. A new review considers what can be learnt from world’s coolest offices.

Microsoft uses South Korea ferry disaster to promote Office 365

Microsoft South Korea has seized the recent sinking of the South Korean ferry Sewol to promote the company's Office 365 in a particularly tasteless piece of promotion.

Microsoft poised to fight back as iPad generation shuns Office

It may be one of Microsoft Corp's biggest squandered opportunities.

Chocolate advert gets the UK dancing

London - A new television commercial from Cadbury’s chocolate has got the nation dancing. The commercial for the Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate is loosely based on the popular TV comedy The Office starring Ricky Gervais.

Op-Ed: Your desk job and your health: A look at alternative workspaces

As our workspaces become more confined to sitting at computers in desk chairs, our health is suffering with crippling musculoskeletal problems that can occur as a result of inactivity and poor posture.

Op-Ed: Microsoft wants to bring social collaboration to the office Special

It’s been nearly a year since Microsoft acquired Yammer, a provider of enterprise social networks. Microsoft recently announced that Yammer’s registered users have grown by more than 55 percent to nearly eight million.

Picture of man watching porn at work goes viral on Twitter

Brisbane - Can't a man hard at work get some privacy? In a world where everything is posted and spread across the internet in a matter of minutes, no, it's not.

Avoiding time killers, improving time management with software

Houston - If you work in an office you probably have a long list of time-wasters that fill your workday. In a world of constant emails, the ability to surf the web on your smartphone and non-stop Facebook updates, it's pretty easy to fail at time management skills.

Review: Microsoft's Office heavyweight looks to the sky Special

The focus of Microsoft’s office suite is now on the cloud, and Office has become a service with an annual subscription. It's bound to send some shock waves among the suite's 1 billion users.
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