Category Archives: Microsoft Office

Office for Mac Insider preview build 15.38 is now rolling out

Office for Mac Insider preview build 15.38 is now rolling out

As you may be aware, Microsoft is using an Insider program for testing almost all of their products and services. Office apps aren't an exception — the Office Insider Program is open to both PC and Mac users and is also available on mobile devices. Yesterday, the company released another preview version of Office 2016 for Mac, available to Insiders on the Fast Ring.

Office 365 apps are now available in the Windows Store for Windows 10 S

Office 365 apps are now available in the Windows Store for Windows 10 S

Microsoft has started shipping all of its Surface Laptop pre-orders a few days ago and made it available for purchase in select countries. That also means Windows 10 S, the edition that runs only apps from the Windows Store, is now available publicly for the first time ever. Of course, Microsoft had to offer a way to use its own desktop apps and services on that edition too so the company has finally published Office 365 applications into its own Windows Store.

Microsoft Office Insider Preview for Mac version 15.36 is out

Microsoft Office Insider Preview for Mac version 15.36 is out

Some time ago, Microsoft launched the Office Insider program for Mac and iOS users. They are keeping it updated at a frequent pace. Today, the company released a new Office Insider build for Mac which comes with a number of bugfixes. Here is the change log.

Windows Store Features Office Desktop Apps in Search

Windows Store Features Office Desktop Apps in Search

Microsoft is going to put their Office desktop apps in the Store in the near future. As of this writing, you can find app links in the Store using search, but they do not work. This should resolve over the next few months running up to the release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Redstone 3).

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.