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Spotlight: Microsoft hunts down those responsible for illegally activating copies of Windows, Office

Microsoft filed a federal court request to subpoena Comcast for information regarding the persons who allegedly made illegal copies of Windows 7 and Office 2013, according to Computerworld.

LibreOffice 5.1 now faster than ever, adds support for cloud

The Document Foundation on Wednesday took the wraps off LibreOffice 5.1, which comes with a variety of improvements and a performance bump.

Dropbox enables real-time Office document collaboration

Hot on the heels of last week's Dropbox app for Windows 10 launch, Dropbox is back with the release of new collaboration features that once again ratchet up its integration with Microsoft Office.

Office Insider builds now available for Mac users

Office 365 subscribers who are Mac users can now sign up to be Office Insiders.

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.