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Gmail is making it much easier to edit Office attachments

If co-workers and acquaintances frequently send Office attachments to your Gmail account, we have some good news. Google today announced that users are now able to open and edit Office attachments directly in Gmail. “We’re making it easier to view, edit, and collaborate on Microsoft Office files sent and received in Gmail using Docs, Sheets, and...

Google Workspace now opens Microsoft Office files directly into edit mode

Google has announced changes to the way it deals with Microsoft Office-formatted documents within the newly-rebranded Google Workspace. Until now, opening a .docx, .xlsx, or .pptx file would have brought up a preview of the contents within Chrome, with a dropdown to select what web app you want to open it with. That’s all changed,...

Microsoft clears the air on recent Office PWA outcry

Microsoft recently pushed a Windows 10 update that covertly installed PWAs (progressive web apps) of Microsoft Office apps without asking users for permission. The update installed Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook PWAs, which are essentially shortcuts to the web versions of these office apps that open up in a browser window. Due to the...

Microsoft is installing Office web apps on Windows 10 without your permission

Microsoft recently pushed an update for Windows 10 that covertly installs progressive web apps (PWA) for Microsoft Office apps without asking for permission. The ‘forced update’ installs Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook web-based apps. These are basically shortcuts to the web version of Office that can be accessed through any browser, such as Chrome or...

Microsoft Outlook for Android now supports 2-way sync with Google Calendar and other calendars

The latest update for Microsoft Outlook on Android brings support for 2-way sync between Google Calendar and other calendars. As per a recent report from Android Police on the matter, the feature has already started rolling out to users via a Play Store update, and it supports popular calendar apps like Google Calendar and Samsung Calendar. Microsoft...

You can now collaborate on Microsoft Office files uploaded to Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides

An update introduced to Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets on Tuesday allows Android users the ability to collaborate on Microsoft Office files. The feature is pretty self-explanatory; it will allow users to edit, comment, and collaborate on Microsoft Office files, such as those from Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel. Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android...

Microsoft Word on the web adds a speech transcription feature for Microsoft 365 subscribers

Microsoft Word on the web is getting a new feature that will make it much easier for students and reporters to record notes, lectures, or interviews. The company on Tuesday announced that the Microsoft Word web app is adding a transcription feature. Called Transcribe in Word, the feature will allow users to record conversations directly...

Microsoft shows off the future UI of its Office mobile and desktop apps

Microsoft Office is one of the most used software suites on the planet. It's been kept updated through multiple Windows OS iterations once every couple of years, and it's also seen many changes on Android, too. Microsoft has been slowly revamping the look of its Office apps, and today, they're teasing a new UI for...

Microsoft is launching a Family Safety app and Microsoft Teams for consumers

Microsoft had a number of announcements to make today, some of which will make their way over to Android. The biggest news is the rebranding of Microsoft Office 365 to simply "Microsoft 365." With that name change comes a number of new features that will be available when the new plans launch next month. Microsoft 365...

The Microsoft Office update for Android adds dual screen support on LG phones

Microsoft Office on mobile has had a long history. Office Mobile was first released for the deprecated Windows Mobile OS back in the late 2000s. Then, Microsoft brought it to Windows Phone, but the functionality was quite limited as it wasn't even on par with other productivity apps. The modern Office apps' inception was actually...

Microsoft’s revamped Office app for Android is now out, combines PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and OneDrive

Microsoft Office on Android has always been incredibly useful for modifying documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on the go. While Google's own suite of apps, namely Docs, Sheets and Slides, could do the job most of the time, Microsoft's apps served better for offline editing as they worked mostly the same as the Microsoft Office suite...

Video shows Microsoft’s new “Outlook Spaces” app before release

Microsoft has taken somewhat of an extended look at organizational and professional uses for its suite of programs in recent years, more so than usual. Microsoft Teams, a Slack competitor, kickstarted the trend in 2017. While it's true that Microsoft has always had a focus on enterprise, it's apparent that only recently have they seemingly...