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Windows 10 device roundup features Lumia smartphones with Display Dock

Microsoft jammed a range of new Windows 10 devices into a two-hour announcement -- everything from three new Lumia smartphones, a Microsoft Band 2 smart wrist wearable, a new Surface Pro 4 and its first-ever laptop, the Surface Book....

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OS X El Capitan: 5 ways Notes just got useful

Notes become truly useful for Mac and iOS users with OS X El Capitan

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Office 2016 for Mac users lambaste Microsoft after upgrading to Apple's OS X El Capitan

After Apple released the new OS X El Capitan on Wednesday, users streamed to a Microsoft support discussion forum to report that Office 2016 for Mac regularly crashed, crippling their productivity.

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Review: Apple shines up OS X with 'El Capitan'

After a summer in public beta, OS X 10.11 El Capitan is now available to the Mac masses. The newest desktop OS builds on the foundation put in place by last year's Yosemite, though it does also offer some useful tweaks and updates.

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Microsoft reshuffles into 3 businesses for financial reporting

Microsoft changed how it will report its financial performance, reducing the number of operating divisions to three, in an effort to align with CEO Satya Nadella's emphasis on the cloud and productivity platforms, and opportunities to...

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Microsoft shortchanges Office for Mac customers on support

Although Microsoft crafted Office 2016 for Mac to be much more like its Windows sibling, one thing hasn't changed: Mac Office 2016 users continue to get the short end of the support stick.

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iPad Pro users will need to pony up for an Office 365 subscription

The iPad Pro's screen size means that people who want to use Office on Apple's new tablet will have to pay for an Office 365 subscription.

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Microsoft raises prices of Office one-time licenses 5% to 7%

Microsoft today launched Office 2016 for Windows, and simultaneously raised prices of the stand-alone licenses for both it and the Mac edition between 5% and 7%.

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The one feature that changes everything in Microsoft Word 2016

This feature is one of the best additions Microsoft has made in years.

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6 quirky features of Windows 10

Here are 6 issues with some of its new features


Update: Kaspersky: Great product, dreadful installation/upgrade process

All companies need to pay more attention to the experience that ordinary users have when they try to install new products and upgrades.

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Office 2016 adopts branches, update-or-else strategy of Windows 10

Microsoft will launch Office 2016 for Windows on Sept. 22, and has now detailed how it will deliver updates and upgrades with a cadence and rules similar to Windows 10.

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Review: Office 2016 for Mac offers a new interface and better features

With the new Office 2016 for Mac, Microsoft has finally brought the OS X version of its office suite up to the standards of the Windows product.

Urgent, redefined

Remote user submits a help-desk ticket over the weekend to get some software installed -- and it's flagged as urgent.

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Bitglass Report: Microsoft Office 365 is disrupting the Google Apps disruptor

Some would call it poetic justice, others a simple reflection of marketplace dynamics. Call it what you will, recent survey findings will have Microsoft execs rubbing their hands together in glee.

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Hey Cortana, why can’t I use Siri on a Mac?

You can use Cortana on a Mac, but not Siri. Why does this make sense?


Microsoft starts public test of Cortana app for Android smartphones

Microsoft now lets anyone with an Android phone try out its app that brings the virtual assistant from Windows 10 to a non-Microsoft platform.

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The Windows 10 developer’s dilemma: Go Universal or stick with the desktop?

Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform offers code-once-run-anywhere upside, but development drawbacks abound.

Is that what they said about Y2k testing too?

New-to-the-company pilot fish's first assignment is to test a process that reboots a PC at midnight Saturday -- and after resetting the PC's clock, that's easy enough to do on Monday. But there's a hitch.

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Intuit puts venerable Quicken up on the block

Intuit plans to sell its Quicken unit, the group that creates the personal finance software that made the company famous.

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