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Office 2021 vs. Microsoft 365: How to choose

Microsoft Office may be the most common productivity tool for corporate users, but it's not a one-size-fits-all suite. Here are the differences between Office 2021 and Microsoft 365 and how to decide which is best for you.

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Google Workspace vs. Microsoft 365: Which has better management tools?

Users don’t directly see these capabilities, but they are core to managing your productivity and collaboration platform.

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Microsoft pumps the brakes on hiring

Microsoft is pulling back on hiring tech talent for its Windows, Office and Teams chat and conferencing software groups.

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PDF to Excel conversion: Your ultimate guide to the best tools

Need to extract data from PDF files into a spreadsheet so you can analyze it? Find out how seven PDF to Excel conversion tools fared in head-to-head tests with increasingly complex data sources.

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Hey Microsoft! Is anyone there listening?

The way changes, updates, tweaks and new features dribble out from Redmond can leave users frustrated. So why not just tell us clearly what you’re doing so the rest of us can focus on work?

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Not all patching problems are created equal

Virtually every month, patches released by Microsoft come with unexpected side effects that have to be mitigated. But not everyone will be affected — and those that are won’t always be hit the same way.

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May's Patch Tuesday updates make urgent patching a must

With three zero-days and several serious vulnerabilities in key Windows server and authentication areas, it's time to patch now.

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How to translate emails, documents, and more with Microsoft Office

Here’s how to translate text from one language to another in Outlook, Word, and Excel — and how to transform spoken words into real-time captions in another language with PowerPoint.

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April's Patch Tuesday: a lot of large, diverse and urgent updates

This month's Patch Tuesday release was a big one, and includes fixes for Microsoft browsers and two zero-day vulnerabilities for Windows. Time to get busy updating!

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28 power user tips for Microsoft Teams

Take collaboration to the next level with these Teams tips and tricks.

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Take your time testing these February Patch Tuesday updates

With this month's very light Patch Tuesday release from Microsoft, security and systems administrators should take time to test their apps and desktop/server builds.

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The 10 best new Microsoft Teams meeting features

Microsoft keeps adding new enhancements to Teams. Here’s how to use some recently introduced features for better Teams video meetings.

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For Hackensack Meridian Health CIO, a year of change

The healthcare network moved 40,000 staffers from Office 365 to the Google Workspace productivity suite this year, following the rollout of thousands of Chromebooks to workers. Mark Eimer explains how it all happened.

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Microsoft cheat sheets: Dive into Windows and Office apps

These guides will help you find your way around several generations of Microsoft’s Office apps for Windows — and Windows itself.

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How to use Outlook’s new calendar board view to organize your work

Outlook on the web lets you organize tasks, notes, files, and more in a Kanban-style board that’s tied to your main Outlook calendar. Here’s how to get started.

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Microsoft unveils Loop — and a new collaborative Office doc

Built on the Fluid Framework, Microsoft’s Loop app comes in response to offerings by start-ups such as Coda and Notion and their “all-in-one” collaborative documents. While it’s unlikely to supplant traditional Office docs for now,...

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As Google moves to reshape Workspace, barriers to business adoption remain

The company's Workspace suite continues to evolve, but faces tough competition from Microsoft and other rivals in the productivity and collaboration software market.

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What’s new in Office 2021?

The new release brings the non-subscription version of Microsoft Office closer to what’s available with Microsoft 365 or Office 365 — but only partway.

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