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
LibreOffice 7.4 makes Microsoft compatibility a key factor
The Document Foundation launches version 7.4 of the free open-source software suite LibreOffice. The release offers interoperability with macOS, Windows, Linux, and the world's leading software, Microsoft Office.
Microsoft file compatibility has been a massive issue for businesses and users look... 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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Microsoft faces criticism for reactivating VBA macros in Office
Microsoft's decision to unblock VBA macros in Office 365 has not been to everyone's liking. Security experts consider the move to be a big mistake.
Microsoft recently decided to enable Visual Basic Application (VBA) macros in Office 365 by default. VBA macros allow end users of Office 365 to add... Read more
Microsoft reverses decision to block Office macros by default
While Microsoft claimed it would block VBA macros on downloaded documents earlier this year, the company recently announced it will roll back the change until further notice.
The tech giant had a change of mind due to customer feedback, according to a report in BleepingComputer. The company fail... Read more
Cato Networks fixes zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Office
Cato Networks developed a workaround for a zero-day vulnerability recently found in Microsoft Office. Customers of Cato Networks are immune to the vulnerability.
Cato Networks provides a Secure Access Service Edge service (SASE). The service has two components. First, it connects customers' appl... Read more
New Microsoft Office zero-day used for PowerShell commands
Security experts recently found a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability allows malicious PowerShell commands to be executed by opening a Word document.
The vulnerability was named 'Follina' and registered as CVE-2022-30190. According to security experts, the vulnerabilit... Read more
Microsoft tests Office ads in Microsoft Edge
A recent beta version of Microsoft Edge (Canary) includes an Office integration. New shortcuts allow you to open Word, Excel and other Office apps in Edge.
Edge Canary is the beta version of Edge. One of the recent versions includes a sidebar with shortcuts to Office apps. The sidebar is availab... Read more
You’ll never have to log in and out of Microsoft 365 web apps again
Microsoft 365 web apps will soon store multiple accounts. The frustration of repeatedly logging in and out becomes a thing of the past.
The browser versions of Microsoft 365 apps remember a single account. When switching accounts, you're forced to manually log in and out. The upcoming update int... Read more
Microsoft blocks automatically downloaded macros in Office
Microsoft is modifying Office to protect users against malware. Macros downloaded from the Internet will be automatically blocked in Office.
Currently, files stored on NTFS volumes are scanned for malicious macros through a 'Zone.Identifier' tag. This so-called 'mark-of-the-web' (MOTW) ensures t... Read more