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Microsoft Fully Drops Support for Office for Mac 2011

Wednesday October 11, 2017 11:27 am PDT by
Microsoft has officially ended support for Office for Mac 2011 as scheduled, nearly seven years after the software suite was first released. 2011 versions of Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint will no longer receive feature or security updates as of October 10, 2017. Any form of paid or free technical support from Microsoft has also ended indefinitely. Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 still...
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Fix Incoming for Google Drive Issue Preventing Many File Types From Opening in Apple's Files App [Updated]

Wednesday September 27, 2017 8:40 am PDT by
Since the Google Drive app for iOS was updated earlier this month, several iPhone and iPad users have been unable to open Microsoft Word documents and many other file types in Apple's Files app for iOS 11 or iCloud Drive app for iOS 10. Instead, when users with the Google Drive app installed attempt to open a DOCX file in the Files or iCloud Drive apps, for example, the Google Drive app...

Touch Bar Support in Microsoft Office for Mac Rolls Out to All Users

Thursday February 16, 2017 8:49 am PST by
Starting today, Microsoft Office users who own one of Apple's new 2016 MacBook Pro models can update their Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software to gain new Touch Bar integrations. Touch Bar support for Microsoft Office was first announced at Apple's October keynote event where the updated MacBook Pro with Touch Bar debuted. At that time, Microsoft outlined the Touch Bar's capabilities,...

Microsoft Previews Touch Bar Support For New MacBook Pros Running Office

Wednesday February 8, 2017 2:52 am PST by
During Apple's MacBook Pro keynote last October, Apple briefly mentioned that Microsoft was working on introducing support for the new Touch Bar across its suite of Office applications. While Microsoft has yet to officially roll out the support, Office users can opt to test the new Touch Bar features by becoming an "Office Insider", which is basically a public beta program. In Word, Touch ...
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Microsoft Explains How Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook Work With Touch Bar

Friday October 28, 2016 4:59 am PDT by
Yesterday during its Hello Again event, Apple confirmed that the Microsoft Office suite of apps will be gaining support for Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro, and now Microsoft has detailed what that will look like for each app. The company said that with Touch Bar support on Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook, it's "continually evolving Office to take advantage of the latest and greatest...
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Photoshop and Office 2016 Stability Fixes in the Works for macOS Sierra Users

Monday October 3, 2016 12:30 pm PDT by
Following the release of macOS Sierra last month, the latest operating system has caused some compatibility and stability issues with Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac that both companies are working to resolve. A growing number of users on Adobe's support community claim that Photoshop CC crashes when attempting to print projects after updating to macOS Sierra. Doug Thomson, ...
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Microsoft Opens Early Access 'Office Insider' Program to Mac Users

Friday January 22, 2016 6:04 am PST by
Microsoft has opened up its Office Insider program to users on Macs, following the launch of the service on Windows Desktop, Windows Mobile, and Android devices last November (via ZDNet). The program lets users who are signed up as Office 365 subscribers gain early access to new features and innovations within the suite of Microsoft Office applications. To sign up for the program on a Mac,...

OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Public Release Coming Soon With Fixes for Office 2016, Mail, and More

Friday October 16, 2015 10:05 am PDT by
The upcoming OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan release, which is expected to be released in the very near future, will include a compatibility update for Microsoft Office 2016 to fix ongoing crashing issues, MacRumors has learned. Since OS X El Capitan was released in late September, some Office 2016 users have found the software to be nearly unusable due to frequent crashes or an inability to open the...

Microsoft Updates Office 2016 Apps With Security Fixes, Feature Improvements [Updated]

Tuesday October 13, 2015 12:40 pm PDT by
Microsoft today released updates for each of its Office 2016 apps, introducing feature improvements, security enhancements, and bug fixes to Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. All apps have been updated with a security fix for vulnerabilities that could allow remote code execution should a user open a specially crafted Office file. All of the apps have also gained new Chinese and Japanese ...

Microsoft Working on Fix for Office Bugs in OS X El Capitan

Monday October 5, 2015 10:06 am PDT by
Since OS X El Capitan was released to the public last week, Microsoft Office users have noticed some serious bugs when attempting to use the software. MacRumors has received multiple emails from people having issues with Office 2016, and there are several threads about the problem on our forums. Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint are crashing for many Microsoft users who have installed...
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Microsoft Office on iPad Pro Requires Office 365 Subscription

Friday September 25, 2015 7:31 am PDT by
Microsoft will require an Office 365 subscription to use Office apps on an iPad Pro, reports Ars Technica. The reason is that the tablet's 12.9-inch screen size exceeds Microsoft's 10.1-inch threshold for free access to viewing and editing features. Comparatively, the Office suite of apps on the iPad Air and iPad mini allow viewing and editing documents for free, since their screen sizes are...

Microsoft Announces Cross-Platform Add-Ins for Office Apps, Plans to Bring iOS Apps to Windows 10

Wednesday April 29, 2015 11:22 am PDT by
Microsoft held its annual BUILD conference for developers this morning, where it made several announcements that may be of interest to Mac and iOS users. First off, the company announced cross-platform add-ins that will deeply integrate third-party apps and services into multiple versions of Office, including Office for iOS. Microsoft's add-ins (which can be thought of as plug-ins) will enable ...

Microsoft Updates Office 2016 for Mac Preview with Updated Look and New Features

Tuesday April 14, 2015 8:28 pm PDT by
Microsoft today updated its Office 2016 for Mac Preview, just over a month after it first launched, with an updated look and new features. Word received the most new features while OneNote received no new features. Visual updates include a colored top bar and a more refined bottom bar for Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Outlook and OneNote did not receive visual updates. The new look of Microsoft ...

Microsoft Launches Office 2016 for Mac Preview, Available for Free to Mac Users

Thursday March 5, 2015 8:00 am PST by
Microsoft is today introducing a preview of the next iteration of its office software designed for Mac users, Office 2016. Office 2016 for Mac is the company's first major Mac release since Office 2011, and it brings new versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with redesigned Retina-optimized interfaces, new features, and a heavy focus on collaboration and cloud integration. Office 2016 for...
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Microsoft Office for iOS Updated With iCloud Drive Support

Tuesday February 17, 2015 5:05 am PST by
Microsoft today released an update for its suite of Office apps on Apple's iPhone and iPad App Store for users running iOS 8. The 1.6 updates bring, along with the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements, full support for saving and syncing documents via Apple's iCloud Drive service (via The Verge). Microsoft says users of its most popular software like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint can now ...
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Microsoft Office for iOS and Android Arriving in November?

Wednesday May 23, 2012 9:42 am PDT by
BGR reports that Microsoft is planning to launch Office for iOS in November this year, with the source claiming first-hand knowledge of the software running on an iPad. With the app's splash screen referring to it as "Office for iOS", the source also speculates that the app may also be coming to the smaller screens of the iPhone and iPod touch. In addition to its iOS effort, Microsoft is also...
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Microsoft Denies Claims of Imminent Launch of Office for iPad [Updated x4]

Tuesday February 21, 2012 10:42 am PST by
Earlier today, a report from The Daily claimed that Microsoft has a "working prototype" of its Office suite for iPad, with the app reportedly set to be submitted to Apple for App Store approval "soon". The New York Times now reports that Microsoft has issued a statement denying at least some of the claims made in the original report, although the company offered no detail on what specific...