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Microsoft Patch Alert: Mystery patches for IE and Outlook 2013 leave many questions, few answers

With much of the Windows blogosphere in full Chicken Little mode over an undisclosed bug in Internet Explorer – and reports of problems with that patch – we’ve seen a reasonably tranquil patching month erupt in holiday-season glitter....

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Patch Tuesday breaks records — some good, most bad — and ‘Check for Updates’ still stings

A rather light Patch Tuesday this month brought security fixes for every version of Windows and every version of Office. Edge’s ChakraCore takes another one on the chin. Only one known zero-day, and it’s not directed at garden-variety...

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Patching waters finally look calm; now is a good time to install the November Windows and Office patches

With the buggy Win10 version 1803 cumulative update officially yanked, two bad Office patches pulled, and the Win10 1809 forced upgrade momentarily defanged, the coast is clear to install November’s patches. Here’s what you need to...

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Review: Office 2019 is the best advertisement yet for Office 365

By raising prices and keeping key features out of Office 2019, Microsoft is telegraphing its desire to move its entire user base to Office 365.

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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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Outlook 2016 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from Outlook 2016 for Windows? Learn about the key features in Microsoft’s email and calendaring client.

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10 highly useful add-ins for Microsoft Office

You can easily extend the productivity suite’s capabilities.

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Microsoft yanks two buggy Office patches but keeps pushing one that crashes

On Friday afternoon, Microsoft pulled KB 4461522 and KB 2863821, two non-security patches that trigger Entry Point errors in various Office 2010 products. Security patch KB 4461529 is still being distributed, in spite of acknowledged...

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Microsoft's strategy: Force enterprises to buy every traditional Office upgrade

The company continues to find new ways to push companies to embrace Office 365 – and keep the money rolling in for Redmond.

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Microsoft hikes Office 2019 retail prices by up to 10%

The move is seen as yet another push by the company to steer customers to Office 365, which is sold on a subscription basis and is more lucrative for Microsoft long term.

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Excel: Your entry into the world of data analytics

It’s not for big data, but you can use Microsoft Excel to learn a lot more about analytics than you may realize.

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5 collaboration tools that enhance Microsoft Office

These apps integrate with Office 365 or Office Online and help your team work together in a variety of ways, from collaborative editing to group task management.

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An easy October Patch Tuesday

After a bit of a hiatus, Greg Lambert is back with all the info you need on Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday update cycle.

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PowerPoint 2016 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from PowerPoint 2016 for Windows? Learn about the key features in Microsoft’s powerful presentation app.

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How to make Gmail work like Outlook

Switched from Outlook to Gmail for work? Here are seven ways to make things feel more familiar and get some useful Outlook-like features.

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FAQ: How Microsoft has changed Office 2019

Support for the company's hallmark office productivity suite – and how long that support will last – depends on which version you're using. And on which version of Windows you run. Here's how to decipher it all.

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Time to install your September Windows and Office patches

September patching started out looking sweeter and cleaner than we’ve seen in a long time. Then came four massive Win10 cumulative updates, which were quickly yanked. Now it seems the 'v2' crop is ready — and there's an explanation...

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Microsoft launches Office 2019 for Windows, macOS

The company also committed to a successor version, ending speculation that this year's release would be the last that doesn't require a subscription.

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