MS Office supports co-editing of sensitive files on Android and iOS
Microsoft released a new Office for iOS and Android feature that extends the types of files that may be co-edited in real-time. Microsoft Purview Information Protection documents can now be co-authored in Office's mobile apps.
Multiple users can edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents in real... Read more
Microsoft celebrates OneDrive’s 15th birthday with a redesign
Microsoft is celebrating the 15h anniversary of OneDrive with a new landing page and some productivity features. Microsoft says the new features will be available "in the coming months".
Users will be greeted with a new home page that mimics the interface of the online version of Office. This wi... Read more
Microsoft releases new Office Preview builds
Microsoft released the Office Insider Preview Version 2208 (Build 15601.20028). Although the build doesn't contain any new features, Microsoft squashed several bugs in Excel, Access and Outlook.
Microsoft published a full changelog of Preview Version 2208 (Build 1601.20028) on its website.
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Malware attacks via Excel XLL files rose by nearly 600 percent
Cyber attacks based on Microsoft Excel add-in files (.XLL) increased by nearly 600 percent in 2021. In a new report, security researchers at HP Wolf Security disclose how the file type is being exploited.
Excel add-in files (.XLL) allow DLL files to be opened within Excel sheets. Cybercriminals ... Read more
Microsoft’s Dec 2021 Windows Insider Preview is in the Beta Channel
Microsoft released a new Office Insider Preview Build 14822.20000 for Windows users to the Beta Channel of the Office Insider program. The new build comes with many fixes. Many of these fixes are aimed at Excel, Outlook, and Word.
The official changelog shows what changed. Here is a quick rundow... Read more
Microsoft to bump Office 365 business subscription fees in 2022
Microsoft said it is increasing prices for some of its commercial subscriptions Microsoft 365 and Office 365 bundles. The offerings include popular apps like Excel and Word.
The price bumps were announced by Jared Spataro, Microsoft 365 Corporate's Veep, who said that they are the first substant... Read more
Atlassian launches Jira Work Management for business teams
Atlassian recently launched its Jira Work Management tool, which allows teams within business departments to better collaborate with each other. This extends the work tracking and allocation capabilities that Jira already offers to departments within businesses beyond just the IT department.
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Microsoft adds a feature that makes Excel incredibly versatile
Microsoft announced new data management features for Excel. The features aim to make working with complex and regularly updated information on spreadsheets much easier. Up until now, Excel only allowed users to fill it with text, numbers, and formulas.
Microsoft decided to take the first step to... Read more
Serious leak in Microsoft Excel puts 120 million users at risk
Mimecast security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Power Query, a feature in Microsoft Excel that exposes 120 million users to a possible attack. A patch is not yet available.
Power Query is a business intelligence tool that allows users to integrate their Excel spreadsheets with other... Read more
Microsoft Excel digitizes data tables printed with smartphone camera
Microsoft comes up with an interesting new feature for the mobile version of Excel. If you have the software on your smartphone, you will be able to take a picture of a data table printed on paper. The Excel app then converts it into a fully editable spreadsheet.
Microsoft announces this in a blog o... Read more