Articles about Microsoft Office

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, Appleā€™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).

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

04 Nov 2021

Technology
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.

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

13 Sep 2021

Technology
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.

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

28 Aug 2021

Technology
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.

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon announces ball-shaped Echo products, and more

25 Sep 2020

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon announces ball-shaped Echo products, and more

Last night, Amazon made major headlines by showcasing plenty of products.

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

06 Aug 2020

Technology
#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.

Now, Gmail is using deep learning to block malicious attachments

26 Feb 2020

Technology
Now, Gmail is using deep learning to block malicious attachments

Google has long been warning about the dangers of malicious email attachments - a common attack vector used by hackers looking to steal your personal/financial information.

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

12 Dec 2019

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

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

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

05 Nov 2019

Technology
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.

Don't upgrade! macOS Catalina is breaking app support

14 Oct 2019

Technology
Don't upgrade! macOS Catalina is breaking app support

Ever since macOS Catalina started rolling out, users from different parts of the world have been complaining about broken app support.

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

30 Apr 2019

India
#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.

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

23 Mar 2019

Technology
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.

Lenovo launches its lightest and thinnest laptop till date

14 Aug 2018

Technology
Lenovo launches its lightest and thinnest laptop till date

In a bid to cater to traveling professionals who want powerful, yet lightweight hardware, Lenovo has launched two new products in its ThinkPad series - the P1 and the P72.