Microsoft Office: News

Microsoft Office, otherwise simply known as Office is a software service developed by Microsoft. Various tools offered within the Office suite allow users to manage rich text documents, spreadsheets, memos, databases, and presentations, among other things. Proficiency in at least a subset of these tools is the defacto standard across the global job market in multiple industries today. Office, as we know it today, was first unveiled by Microsoft founder Bill Gates on August 1, 1988, at a trade show in Las Vegas. The first version of Office contained Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. The portfolio of services offered within Office has now grown to include Visual Basic for scripting applications, and the Microsoft Teams video conferencing tool. The software was originally coded in C++ and supports approximately 102 languages. As of July 2012, the software had over a billion users worldwide. Office can be used on operating systems including Microsoft Windows, Apple’s macOS, and mobile operating systems Android and iOS. The tools are distributed either as trialware with options for volume licensing or in the form of Software as a Service (SaaS).

10 Sep 2023


Dennis Austin, co-creator of PowerPoint software, passes away at 76

Dennis Austin, the co-creator of the widely-used software PowerPoint, is no more.

04 Nov 2021


How Microsoft Loop fuses collaborative editing with Microsoft Office's familiarity

Microsoft has announced a new Office-style application called Microsoft Loop designed to resemble collaborative document editors such as Notion and Coda.

13 Sep 2021


Windows MSHTML zero-day vulnerability actively exploited for remote code execution

Bad actors have begun circulating tutorials and exploits on hacking forums that make use of a zero-day vulnerability in Windows MSHTML that Microsoft revealed last Tuesday.

28 Aug 2021


Microsoft pulls support for Android-based Office apps for Chromebook users

Software giant Microsoft is reportedly planning to end support for the Android-based apps that Chrome OS users rely on for editing documents on their Chromebooks.

06 Aug 2020


#TechBytes: New features coming on Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Google is making its office software easier to use for G Suite users around the world.

12 Dec 2019


#BringOnTheFuture: Kaspersky's 2020 security solutions launched in India

Leading cybersecurity organization Kaspersky Labs has updated its product portfolio in the Indian market.

05 Nov 2019


Now, you can use Word, Excel, Powerpoint in one app

In a bid to streamline working on the go, Microsoft has launched a new all-in-one avatar of Microsoft Office.

30 Apr 2019


#CareerBytes: Some useful mobile apps for Chartered Accountants (CAs)

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in the country.

23 Mar 2019


Microsoft's 'Clippy' Office assistant resurrected, then killed

Back in the day, when Microsoft Office wasn't really popular, it had an animated assistant called Clippy.