The other day I came across an author on Twitter looking for a software package that had the writing and editing features of Microsoft Word with the collaborative editing of Google Docs so they could work on chapters of a book with their colleagues without emailing a Word document around and repeatedly merging changes. Microsoft Yes, Microsoft is doubling down on business applications Microsoft heads toward Windows 10 'Redstone 4' completion with test Build 17110 Microsoft continues to call for new laws as justices hear its data-privacy arguments Microsoft's steady retreat from consumer products is nearly complete With the ghostly sobbing of every Office product and marketing person for the last five years ringing in my ears, I suggested that what they were actually looking for was Microsoft Word, with the document saved into OneDrive.Then there was the announcement about the latest frontline worker features in Teams; when it arrived, I spent a moment wondering if I … [Read more...] about Microsoft Office has changed, how you use it should too
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This week’s question for Lifehacker’s tech-advice column comes from Nate. While his query is a little business-themed, it’s still applicable to anyone who doesn’t like paying a ton of money for cloud storage—so, everyone. The Lifehacker reader asks: “Being a small business owner, I run into the issue all the time of clients and their cloud storage systems. Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, etc. It creates quite the headache to be able to find everything, and it also becomes pretty expensive to maintain a subscription to all of these different platforms. How would you suggest consolidating everything into one main platform, while still making it convenient for my clients?” Before I get to the answer, a quick note. We’re reaching the end of the year for Lifehacker’s tech advice column, Tech 911, and the mailbag is looking like the inverse of Santa’s sack—which is to say, please send me any and all tech-related questions you … [Read more...] about Which Cloud Storage Service Should I Use to Share and Receive Files Externally?
What is Office 365?As a product line, Microsoft Office dates back nearly three decades, with early versions essentially combining Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into a discounted bundle. Office 365, which has been available since 2011, differs from that old-fashioned bundle in two respects: First, it's licensed as a monthly or annual subscription rather than as a perpetual license. Second, it combines a suite of online services, including business-class email and cloud file storage, along with the traditional desktop apps.Microsoft starts rolling out Office 2019 for Windows and MacBecause it's a subscription offering, those desktop programs are updated automatically when a new version is available. If your subscription is current, you get the latest versions, which are typically updated every six months, on the same calendar as Windows 10.Office 365 is available in Home and Personal editions that are aimed for use by families, students, and individuals. 7 ways you can (maybe) get … [Read more...] about Microsoft Office 365 for business: Everything you need to know