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Microsoft Outlook on desktop will soon show suggested replies for your emails

Microsoft Outlook for Windows will soon receive the suggested replies feature, allowing users to reply to emails with automated responses quickly. This feature has been available on Outlook for Android, iOS, and web clients for a while now, but it looks like the company is finally planning to bring it to Windows at last. The news...

Microsoft Word to soon bring predictive text for users on Windows

A new update for Microsoft Word arriving next month is bringing a feature that has been long due. Predictive typing or the ‘Text Prediction’ feature will automatically suggest new words as you are typing a sentence. While it may be new to Microsoft Word, this isn’t a revolutionary feature, and it should be somewhat similar...

Microsoft will release the next version of Office for Windows and Mac later this year

Microsoft is officially launching two new versions of Office this year: Office 2021 for personal users and Office LTSC (Long Term Servicing Channel) for commercial purposes. Office 2021 will be an update to Office 2019 and will be available at a one-time cost without requiring a Microsoft 365 subscription. Microsoft doesn’t have any plans to...

Microsoft’s unified Office app is now available on iPad

Microsoft this week released its all-in-one Office app for iPad, allowing users to access the company’s suite of productivity software on Apple’s tablet. Microsoft previously launched a unified Office app for iOS and Android at the beginning of last year. The unified Office app brings together Microsoft’s most popular apps (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) together into...

Microsoft Office’s dark mode now works in documents too

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a more extensive dark mode in Word. Previously, the program’s dark mode would only affect the ribbon and toolbars, but not the actual document. That all changes beginning today. “As we log long hours with our screens, it has become increasingly important to reduce eye strain and accommodate light sensitivity,” Microsoft said...

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...