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Microsoft Office is the name of a suite of Office programs for Windows and Macintosh computer systems. Office started as a collection of the three programs Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint which up to this day build the foundation of the program suite. Microsoft added programs in later releases, including the email program Microsoft Outlook, the database manager Access, the note taking software One Note or the desktop publishing software Publisher.

While all Office editions include Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications, only higher priced editions may include additional software programs for users. Microsoft recently moved to the Internet with Office 365, an online subscription-based version of Office.

We have covered all versions of Office here on Ghacks Technology News, from Office 2003 to the very latest version released by Microsoft. You find the selection of Office articles below.

word 2016 researcher

Microsoft announced two new tools, Researcher and Editor, for Word 2016 today that introduce better research integration and writing assistance. Word 2016 is the newest version of the popular word editing software that is available to Office 365 users and customers who purchased a standalone copy of Office 2016. The update is available today to […]

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Microsoft has just published the Office 2016 Preview application for home and enterprise. It is available to Office 365 subscribers, other Office users and non-Office users on the Office website. If you are not an Office 365 subscriber, you can download a 32-bit or 64-bit installer for the Office 2016 Preview from the site. A […]


Microsoft has released previews of several Office apps today for users running the most recent build of the company's upcoming Windows 10 operating system. The first batch of universal Office applications, meaning they will run on all Windows 10 devices eventually, are now available in the beta version of Windows Store that ships with Windows […]

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If you are using Microsoft's most recent desktop version of Office, Office 2013, you may have noticed that the company has integrated several cloud features in it. You can sign in to your OneDrive account to load and save documents to it for example. While that may be useful for users who make use of […]

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If you need to open Office documents on the Internet you have quite the arsenal of services at your disposal to do just that. From Google's own Google Drive service to Microsoft's SkyDrive and a variety of other services that display Office formats right in your web browser of choice. And if you prefer a […]


What ifht you could listen to your Word document being read to you from your phone or tablet? Though it may not be a need for many people, I am sure it would be handy for some, and its also quite possible thanks to an Word app called AudioDocs, which records the text and makes […]

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If you are using Microsoft's cloud hosting and synchronization service SkyDrive you know that you can use it to view and edit Microsoft Office documents. Microsoft up until now did not offer a comparable service to Google's Docs Viewer which lets Internet users from all over the world view documents that are already hosted on […]

The Office 2013 lineup is Microsoft's entry into the world of subscriptions thanks to Office 365 which is available for a yearly subscription fee instead of a one-time price. Subscriptions to have their advantages for customers, like being switched to the latest version of a product automatically. To make the subscription packages more appealing, Microsoft […]

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Microsoft introduced Office Web Apps as a part of SkyDrive sometime back. The service is free to use, but the apps are limited to Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint. Also, functionality is greatly limited from that which is available in the regular Office desktop and 365 versions. However, the functionality did grow a bit tonight. […]

Prior to Office 2013 customers who bought a retail copy of the suite were allowed to  reassign a license to a different device. The purchase of a new PC for instance that replaced the old PC Office was installed on did not prevent the customer from moving the Office installation to the new PC. This […]