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Spotlight: Amid license-to-subscription overhaul, Microsoft shifts Larson-Green to head of Office team

Microsoft will put Julie Larson-Green, a long-serving exec, in charge of its Office suite of products.

Experts urge users to apply Microsoft's latest Patch Tuesday fixes quickly

Microsoft published just six security bulletins on Patch Tuesday, resolving a total of 33 individual vulnerabilities. However, with three of these bulletins pegged as critical and the fact that they pertain to the most commonly used versions of Office and Windows, security experts are advising users to apply them as soon as possible.

Microsoft adds Likes and @Mentions to Outlook to keep it relevant

Microsoft has added new features for its email client Outlook that brings it closer in-line to social websites and collaborative enterprise environments.

Spotlight: Microsoft acquires three apps to build out Project Online

Microsoft today announced acquisitions aimed at building Project Online, according to a blog post from the company's Office team. 

Microsoft embraces collaboration with Office 2016 release

Microsoft today released its Office 2016 productivity suite globally, which brings with it new versions of the Office desktop apps for Windows, namely Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Project, Visio and Access. One of the most notable updates is co-authoring capabilities for the desktop versions of Word, PowerPoint and OneNote for documents that are stored on OneDrive.

Another city swaps in LibreOffice to replace Microsoft Office

Another city has decided to swap out Microsoft Office for the open source LibreOffice productivity suite. As ZDNet reported, the municipality of Bari in Italy is currently installing the open-source office software on its 1,700 PCs, after a successful trial involving 100 PCs. The news follows another from last week that saw the Italian Ministry of Defense Information Systems installing LibreOffice on a whopping 150,000 desktops, according to ZDNet. 

Microsoft confirms Sept. 22 release of Office 2016

It looks like the leak that pegged the release of Microsoft Office 2016 to September 22 was spot-on. This was confirmed in a blog post earlier today by Julia White, the general manager of the Microsoft Office division.

Microsoft Office 2016 may launch Sept. 22, according to reported leaked internal websites

The popular Microsoft Office 2016 will launch late next month, at least according to screenshots of reportedly leaked internal websites.

Google announces new Drive plugin for Microsoft Office

Google has announced the availability of the new Google Drive plugin for Microsoft Office.

Office 365 helps Microsoft make far more money from its enterprise customers

Microsoft makes significantly more from enterprises who sign up for its Office 365 E3 plan than those who purchase Office software directly.