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Last week, Microsoft announced that its Office suite of apps on all mobile platforms would now be free, which has caused the apps to explode in popularity.
From big Office changes and Xbox updates, to more bendy iPhones, Lollipop updates, cool concepts, creepy websites and Spanish Cortana, we look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
Microsoft has been shifting its strategy significantly during the last few months by making premium products free for consumers, but the enterprise still has to pay.
Microsoft announced today that they are releasing touch apps for Office on Windows and now we have our first look at the new apps thanks to a video demonstration.
Microsoft has announced that it is dropping the requirement of an Office 365 subscription for its Office apps on iOS and, soon, on Android, effectively making Office free across all mobile devices.
Microsoft has unveiled Office for Android tablets, inviting users to sign-up for a preview coming in December - and it's also confirmed that a new touch version is coming to Windows 10 in 2015.
Microsoft has announced that nine new markets will now be able to buy Office 365 subscriptions, bringing the total number of Office 365 markets around the world up to 140, up from just 40 in 2011.
Microsoft is teaming up with Dropbox to offer its Office clients better integration with the cloud service. Clients will soon be able store and sync documents through Dropbox and edit them in Office.
From Sunset Overdrive and the Office of the future, to OneDrive, 4K phones and Windows devices at wild prices, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news on Neowin.
Microsoft has announced this morning a new version of Outlook for OS X users and it is available to Office 365 customers starting today; a public beta of Office for Mac will arrive in 2015.
A Microsoft infographic shows how many of its products - including a Lumia 635, wireless speaker, two headsets, portable charger and more - you can get for less than half the cost of an iPhone.
Screenshots of the new Office for Mac apps have emerged, showing an updated UI similar in look and feel to the Windows version, along with various new features being readied for their launch in 2015.
Microsoft has confirmed that it is planning to launch its new Office 16 client and server apps in the second half of next year, while Office is rumored to finally launch on Android tablets next month.
A few weeks back, Microsoft announced Sway, a new way to present content online and we have gotten our hands on the new presentation tool. Is it a Powerpoint killer, that's the big question.
Microsoft has posted up on their Office blog that the company blocks 10 million spam message per minute but as the spam evolves, so too are the tactics to block the unwanted email.
From new Surface tablets and interesting experiments, to new Office, the end of the Icon and some 'inarticulate' comments, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news on Neowin.
Emails have been sent out to some who signed up to the Office Pre-Release Program, informing these lucky few that they are now in a 'holding pattern' waiting to be offered programs for beta testing.
Satya Nadella was on stage at Gartner Symposium ITxpo and talked about the company's future plans for the enterprise and gave new insight into the value proposition Microsoft offers.
In a 17 minute interview with Bloomberg, former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates gives his opinions on Bitcoin, mobile payments, Tim Cook, and that improving Office needs to be one of Nadella's top focuses.
Microsoft has announced a new product today called Sway, which is a new way to show off your content on a digital canvas, and you can sign up now to join the preview of the app.
Following a visit by Satya Nadella, it has been revealed that Samsung will start using Microsoft's Word across all its offices globally, replacing its own in-house productivity suite.
Microsoft has announced changes to its Student Advantage program that provides students with access to Office, making it even easier for them to get their hands on its productivity suite.
From Windows 9 leaks and the first 'Windows phone', to microwaved iPhones and sabotaged washing machines, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news on Neowin.
A darker theme was the most requested feature in Office 2013, and Microsoft will make it a reality in the next version of Office, which is already in the hands of some partners as a Technical Preview.
During the last few days, it has become clear that Microsoft is now using Office as its primary tool to help make its tablets look more attractive than those running Android.
Microsoft has announced that you can now buy Office 365 subscriptions inside of its Office for iPad applications but it is not worth the convenience as there are cheaper options available.
Microsoft has rolled out its latest update to the OneNote 'Modern' app for Windows 8/RT, adding new features such as printing support, highlighting, and the ability to attach files to your notes.
With its latest OS release, Windows Phone 8.1 Update, Microsoft has updated Office to now include support to allow you to open password-protected Office files on your device - but there's a catch.
Microsoft has released a new parody video highlighting the Surface Pro 3 and the OneNote integration with the pen that ships with the device; the video is a parody of LMFAO's 'Sexy and I know It'.
Russia has stated that it is working to move away from foreign software products like Microsoft's Windows in favor of home grown software as a result of rising political tensions with the US.
Microsoft is looking for beta testers to try out an update for OneNote on Android and has a put up a registration page that takes a few seconds to fill out if you are interested in trying out the app.
Microsoft has announced a few changes for Office 365 that will take place later this year that should make small and medium sized businesses much happier with the subscription based service.
A new website from Microsoft allows you to sign up to receive pre-release versions of Office as long as you are willing to provide feedback based on your experiences with the software.
Microsoft has updated Office Mix today with new features to make it even easier to incorporate online content into the classroom based on feedback from its users.
China is not a friendly region for Microsoft at the moment and the country is now starting to ban the use of Office 365 inside some organizations which follows a ban on Windows 8 too.
Earlier this week, Microsoft's Office 365 service experienced a rather significant disruption that affected Lync Online and Exchange Online. Now, the company is explaining what has happened.
Microsoft accidentally confirmed the existence of the Surface Mini earlier today and in the same documentation, it also says that the Mini will support pen input, just like the Pro 3.
Microsoft is increasing its transparency for Office 365 business users by releasing a roadmap for the service and is also offering up a new ‘First Release' program to get updates faster.
In a blog post describing the advantages of Office for collaboration across devices, Microsoft has described Google's rival productivity apps as providing a "suboptimal experience".
Microsoft has made the OneNote Clipper tool for saving webpages available as a Chrome extension and launched a Springpad to OneNote migration tool ahead of the closure of Springpad later this month.
A new report is saying that Office for Android could arrive before that of its Windows counterpart and seeing how its already out for iOS, there could be some weight to this rumor.
Jeff Teper - sometimes referred to as the 'father of SharePoint', and part of the team that recruited current CEO Satya Nadella to the company in 1992 - is now head of corporate strategy at Microsoft.
In a new blog post, Microsoft reveals more information on how the Office for iPad team designed the interface for those apps, including the creation of the Ribbon UI.
Details emerge of a 'One Microsoft Ink' strategy to improve support for digital ink and pen input across Microsoft products, including Windows, Office, Surface and Perceptive Pixel touchscreens.
Images of Microsoft's touch-friendly version of Office for Windows have been accidentally posted by Microsoft, giving the best glimpse of the apps yet.
Microsoft has stated at its TechEd conference that Office for iPad has been downloaded 27 million times since the launch of the applications about six weeks ago which shows the growth is steady.
Microsoft has officially launched the public preview of Office Mix, a new service designed for schools in order to turn PowerPoint slides into online and interactive presentations.
Microsoft has now finally added printing support to its first major update for its Office for iPad apps, along with SmartGuides in PowerPoint and even more improvements.
Microsoft has released an update for its Office Remote app for Windows Phone 8 devices, adding new features such as viewing the current slide as a thumbnail on the phone and more.