Category Archives: Microsoft Office

Microsoft will now release two major updates to Windows and Office every year

Microsoft will now release two major updates to Windows and Office every year

Along with the release date for the next Windows 10 update, codenamed Redstone 3, last week Microsoft also announced that from now on, the company will release two major updates for Windows 10 and the Office apps suite. The first update will be released in March and the second one rolled out in September. This will help enterprise customers and IT specialists to be ready for updates at the same time every year and better plan their testing and adoption stages.

Microsoft Office gets stability improvements on Mac and iOS with the recent Office Insider update

Microsoft Office gets stability improvements on Mac and iOS with the recent Office Insider update

Microsoft has launched the Office Insider program for Mac and iOS users not so long ago. They are keeping it updated at a frequent pace. The company has recently released a new Office Insider build for Mac and iOS, bringing more performance and stability improvements to its users. On mobile devices, the changes are focused on improving the user experience for Word, Excel and PowerPoint, while Office for Mac has received some additional tweaking in the Outlook mail app.

New Zero-day vulnerability is found in Microsoft Word

New Zero-day vulnerability is found in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Office has been frequently bashed for its security: a huge number of vulnerabilities were found in the suite of Office apps over the years, and many of them were critical. Microsoft is continuously working on improving the security and stability of Office apps and delivers updates for them as frequently as possible. But it seems not all of the vulnerabilities can be fixed right away. A recent report from a security research firm, FireEye, reveals that users may still be attacked with a simple RTF-file opened in Microsoft Word.

January Insider Slow update for Office 2016 on desktop is now available

January Insider Slow update for Office 2016 on desktop is now available

Microsoft has pushed out the January 2017 update for Office 2016 on desktop (version 7766.2039) for Office Insiders on the Slow ring. New builds bring some interesting features, including real-time email collaboration for Office 365 users. You'll also be able to use your pen to manipulate objects in documents, which is an additional improvement to the list of what you can do with your pen in Office applications.

Microsoft releases new Get Office hub for Windows Insiders

Microsoft releases new Get Office hub for Windows Insiders

The 'Get Office' app is one of the apps that comes preinstalled with Windows 10. But it wasn't very useful for most users as it only showed information about Office 365 features. In the latest Windows Insider build, the app has got an update which Microsoft feels will be more useful. In current builds, the app's branding still remains "Get Office", but it is expected that Microsoft will rename it to "Office Hub".

Classic Microsoft Office apps will get new inking features soon

Classic Microsoft Office apps will get new inking features soon

Microsoft is holding an Office-related event next month, but we got a hint about some of the new features coming to classic Office apps during the recent Surface / Windows 10 event. The company itself wasn't focusing on announcing them and spent more time talking about other stuff, including 3D support in PowerPoint, but we got our first look at the new Inking functionality right after the event, when the official Microsoft Office channel on YouTube uploaded the following video: