Microsoft Office Stories February 18, 2021

For individuals or businesses that don’t want to go for Office with the Microsoft 365 subscription, the latest one-time purchase version is still Office 2019 for Mac (originally launched in 2018). Now the company has revealed that the successor, Office 2021 will launch sometime “later this year” along with sharing a few details on what to expect.

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Microsoft Office Stories February 16, 2021

If you’ve wanted to use a Microsoft Office iPad app, you’ve been able to run the individual Word, Powerpoint, and Excel apps for many years. But while the iPhone got an all-in-one Office app in February of last year, the iPad didn’t. A year later, Microsoft has finally fixed that.

The process of integrating the main Office tools into a single app actually began in November 2019 …

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Microsoft Office Stories January 12, 2021

Microsoft has silently updated its Office apps to iOS today with some interesting features for iPad users. While Microsoft Word now supports mouse and trackpad interaction, the Excel app finally works with multi-window mode.

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Microsoft Office Stories November 11, 2020

App compatibility is top of mind for many as Apple has started the transition away from using Intel in its notebooks and desktops with the first M1-powered Macs. Today Microsoft announced that it will launch a new Universal build of its Mac Office 2019 beta today that includes support for Apple Silicon.

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Microsoft Office Stories September 24, 2020

Those who hate subscription apps will be glad to hear that using Microsoft Office without a subscription will still be possible on the Mac with a new version launching next year.

Microsoft has been increasingly pushing users towards its subscription-based Office 365 platform, while downplaying the alternative of a one-time purchase …

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Microsoft Office Stories May 11, 2020

Office for iPad Split View has finally arrived almost a full year after it was first demonstrated at WWDC 2019. You can now open two different Word or Powerpoint documents side-by-side in the app. Sadly, the functionality does not extend to Excel.

Users previously had to rely on clunky workarounds, like opening one of the documents in Pages or in a web view …

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Microsoft Office Stories February 19, 2020

Last fall, Microsoft launched a new Office for iOS beta with a unified design including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Sticky Notes in one app for a simpler experience. Now the new Office app for iPhone is available for all users.

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Microsoft Office Stories November 4, 2019

Microsoft is out today with a redesigned Office app for iOS that features Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in one app. The simplified experience brings “all of your Office documents together in one place” and creates a more seamless way to work without having to switch between apps and also reduces the storage used on your iPhone or iPad.

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Microsoft Office Stories October 15, 2019

Back in August, Microsoft teased that it was working on Dark Mode support for its full Office suite for iOS and as it rolled out support for the feature with Outlook. The plan was to have Office Dark Mode support in time for the launch of iOS 13. Even though it’s coming about a month later, it’s great to now see system-wide Dark Mode support arrive for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for iPhone and iPad.

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Microsoft Office Stories February 6, 2019

Cringey Microsoft ads hate on Office 2019 in an effort to hype Office 365 subscriptions

A new ad campaign from Microsoft launched today on YouTube as a way to promote its paid subscription software, Office 365. But instead of focusing on Office 365, Microsoft decided to use cringey comparison videos with twins that disparage its paid Office 2019 software.

Microsoft Office Stories December 11, 2018

Microsoft has today released an update to its Office 365 suite for the Mac. Today’s update brings full compatibility with the latest macOS release, Mojave. It also now supports Mojave’s system-wide Dark Mode feature, making all the window chrome dark instead of a stark white.

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Microsoft Office Stories October 30, 2018

macOS Mojave was released to the public last month, and since then we’ve seen third-party apps slowly update to support the new Dark Mode interface. According to Microsoft Office product manager Akshay Bakshi, Microsoft Office will soon add support for a Dark Mode interface.

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Microsoft Office Stories August 30, 2018

Microsoft will soon lift device limits with Office 365 subscriptions

Microsoft will be making its Office 365 more flexible come this fall as it replaces the current 10 device limit for Home and two device limit for Personal subscriptions with unlimited device use.

Microsoft Office Stories August 22, 2018

Microsoft shared an Office 2019 for Mac preview last month. Now the company has announced that all the updates that come with the new software will be heading to Office 365 subscribers as long as they are running macOS Sierra or later.

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Microsoft Office Stories June 12, 2018

Microsoft launches Office 2019 Mac preview to organizations with new admin tools, focus mode, Morph transitions, more

Microsoft has today released its Mac Preview for Office 2019. The new test program is available for businesses and organizations that aren’t using the company’s cloud based Office 365 software.

Microsoft Office Stories April 30, 2018

Microsoft has announced a slew of new features coming to its Office 365 suite of applications. Both the desktop and mobile versions of the applications have received updates, with Outlook for iOS adding Draft Sync, AI enhancements in Word for Mac, and more.

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Microsoft Office Stories January 18, 2018

Microsoft today announced a major update for Office 2016 for Mac. The update brings the app to version 16 and includes new features for Microsoft’s entire suite of applications…

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Microsoft Office Stories September 1, 2017

Microsoft has announced in a support document that Office for Mac 2011 will not be supported under macOS 10.13 High Sierra. It doesn’t go as far as to say the software will not work, but hints at this.

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Lync have not been tested on macOS 10.13 High Sierra, and no formal support for this configuration will be provided.

It also notes that users of Office 2016 for Mac may experience problems with High Sierra …

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Microsoft Office Stories August 22, 2016

Microsoft updates Office suite of apps with 64-bit support, performance improvements

Microsoft today announced an update for all Office 2016 apps on the Mac that bring 64-bit support to all of the apps. There are additional performance and stability improvements, as well.

Microsoft Office Stories August 15, 2016


Microsoft announced support for hand-written or drawn annotations on the iPad the day after Apple launched the Apple Pencil. It’s taken the company almost a year, but it has finally brought the same feature to the iPhone versions of Word, Excel and Powerpoint …

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Microsoft Office Stories March 24, 2016


In a surprise move, the U.S. online Apple Store now presents Microsoft Office 365 as a recommended iPad accessory when you buy the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro. It’s unclear when this started happening, as The Verge notes that it also appears when purchasing the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2, or iPad mini 4, but some readers report having seen it for a couple of weeks or more.

The move is surprising for two reasons …

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Microsoft Office Stories January 27, 2016

Office for iOS Cloud Storage Options

Early last year, Microsoft unveiled the Cloud Storage Partner Program enabling various cloud storage providers to integerate their tools into Office Online and Office for iOS. Microsoft’s latest announcement takes that a step further for partners in the CSPP by giving them access to real-time collaboration, and Office for iOS integration for all partners.

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Microsoft Office Stories September 25, 2015


Current iPad owners can download Microsoft Office apps free of charge, using them for both viewing and basic editing – but that won’t be the case with the iPad Pro, Microsoft told arsTechnica.

Office on the iPad Pro will require an Office 365 subscription for any and all editing. That’s because Microsoft defines a 10.1 inch cutoff. Anything below 10.1 inches is a “true mobile device” and as such qualifies for free access to the core editing capabilities. But above that threshold and it’s not a “true mobile device” any longer, it’s something else entirely, and it will need an Office 365 subscription as a result … 

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Microsoft Office Stories August 12, 2015

Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, & Excel for iOS updated w/ improved Outlook integration, more

Microsoft today has rolled out updates to its trio of Office apps including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. The updates bump each app to version 1.12 and while relatively minor, include a new feature that will be significantly useful for the Microsoft Office power users out there…

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