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Getting Microsoft Word to Call You by Your Real Name

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Getting Microsoft Word to Call You by Your Real Name

- To activate Microsoft Word on my new laptop, I had to open a Microsoft account, but I didn’t use my real name. Now, when I edit a document in Word and add a comment, it lists the note under that made-up name. Any way I can get it to switch back to my real name? The Track Changes, Comments and other tools built into Microsoft Word are designed to let users collaborate on a document — and keep tabs on who did exactly what to the file (and when)
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Taking Your AutoCorrect Entries With You

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Taking Your AutoCorrect Entries With You

- I have years of personal AutoCorrect data entries I have made for Microsoft Word. Is it possible to transfer these settings to another computer running Word? It is possible to transfer your collection of AutoCorrect entries that you have been compiling over the years to fix habitual typos, insert characters and shortcut other keystrokes in Microsoft Word. Recent versions of Microsoft Office for Windows and Mac store the customized data in two places, depending on whether the AutoCorrect entry is formatted or unformatted within Word
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Microsoft’s sales of Office 365 beat out traditional Office for first time

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Microsoft’s sales of Office 365 beat out traditional Office for first time

- Six years later, new Office has dethroned the old Office. Revenue from business sales of the Office 365 productivity suite topped traditional corporate Office sales for the first time last quarter, Microsoft said, a milestone in the Redmond company’s transition from selling packaged software to cloud-computing products. Microsoft first started selling its iconic collection of Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and other workplace software through online subscriptions under the Office 365 name
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Free alternatives to Microsoft Word, Photoshop, and more

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Free alternatives to Microsoft Word, Photoshop, and more

- For years, people have grumbled about the price of software. Adobe products have always been expensive, and many customers were agitated when the company shifted to “Creative Cloud,” which meant a monthly or annual subscription. Meanwhile, Microsoft Office is a staple for computers everywhere, but the price tag often irritates people who just want a decent word processor. Luckily, there are lots of free substitutes, and there are plenty of reasons people may turn to them
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Microsoft previews Office support for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

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Microsoft previews Office support for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

- Microsoft announced its plans to support Apple’s new Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro back in October, but the software giant has only started testing these features with Office users recently. Starting this week, Office Insiders on the slow ring for Mac will be able to test the new Touch Bar support across Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook for Mac. It’s relatively easy to become an “Office Insider” and test
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Government Cloud Improved With The Latest Version Of Azure And Office 365

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Government Cloud Improved With The Latest Version Of Azure And Office 365

- Microsoft has launched its Department of Defense – specific versions of Office 365 and Azure. The company has earlier gone on to provide the US government agencies with its Government Cloud service. Microsoft has gone on to add two new regions for its Azure Government in the South West and South Central US. Image Source: enterprise.microsoft.com Cloud computing has now become a staple in business. The national, federal, state, and
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Getting Microsoft Word to Call You by Your Real Name
Getting Microsoft Word to Call You by Your Real Name To activate Microsoft Word on my new laptop, I had to open a Microsoft account, but I didn’t use my real name. Now, when I edit a document in Word and add a comment, it lists the note under that made-up name. Any way I can get it to switch back to my real name? The Track Changes, Comments and other tools built into Microsoft Word are designed to let users collaborate on a document — and keep tabs on who did exactly what to the file (and when)   Read More ...
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Yes, there really is a world championship for Microsoft Office
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Taking Your AutoCorrect Entries With You
Taking Your AutoCorrect Entries With You I have years of personal AutoCorrect data entries I have made for Microsoft Word. Is it possible to transfer these settings to another computer running Word? It is possible to transfer your collection of AutoCorrect entries that you have been compiling over the years to fix habitual typos, insert characters and shortcut other keystrokes in Microsoft Word. Recent versions of Microsoft Office for Windows and Mac store the customized data in two places, depending on whether the AutoCorrect entry is formatted or unformatted within Word   Read More ...
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Microsoft’s sales of Office 365 beat out traditional Office for first time
Microsoft’s sales of Office 365 beat out traditional Office for first time Six years later, new Office has dethroned the old Office. Revenue from business sales of the Office 365 productivity suite topped traditional corporate Office sales for the first time last quarter, Microsoft said, a milestone in the Redmond company’s transition from selling packaged software to cloud-computing products. Microsoft first started selling its iconic collection of Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and other workplace software through online subscriptions under the Office 365 name   Read More ...
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Microsoft just passed a huge cloud milestone
Microsoft just passed a huge cloud milestone Microsoft's collection of cloud apps for businesses have hit a new milestone. They now bring in more revenue than licenses for desktop Office apps and on-premises servers like Exchange. "For the first time, Office 365 Commercial revenue surpassed revenue from our traditional licensing business," Microsoft chief financial officer Amy Hood said Thursday on the earnings call for the fourth quarter of the company's 2017 fiscal year   Read More ...
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Nimble Links Into Microsoft Office 365 - socaltech.com
Santa Monica-based customer relationship management (CRM) software developer Nimble has connected up its software to Microsoft Office 365, the company said on Tuesday. Nimble said the link will match up and provide social profiles, from within Microsoft Office 365, Outlook desktop and iOS. Nimble's CEO is Jon Ferrara, who was an early pioneer in the CRM space, having previously founded GoldMine   Read More ...
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Finding a solution to pet anxiety with the help of Office 365
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Free alternatives to Microsoft Word, Photoshop, and more
Free alternatives to Microsoft Word, Photoshop, and more For years, people have grumbled about the price of software. Adobe products have always been expensive, and many customers were agitated when the company shifted to “Creative Cloud,” which meant a monthly or annual subscription. Meanwhile, Microsoft Office is a staple for computers everywhere, but the price tag often irritates people who just want a decent word processor. Luckily, there are lots of free substitutes, and there are plenty of reasons people may turn to them   Read More ...
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What I wish I knew—learn from the founder and entrepreneur coach of TheRickMartinez.com
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Microsoft previews Office support for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar
Microsoft previews Office support for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar Microsoft announced its plans to support Apple’s new Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro back in October, but the software giant has only started testing these features with Office users recently. Starting this week, Office Insiders on the slow ring for Mac will be able to test the new Touch Bar support across Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook for Mac. It’s relatively easy to become an “Office Insider” and test   Read More ...
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Episode 114 on Azure Functions for SharePoint add-ins with Doug Ware—Office 365 Developer Podcast
Episode 114 on Azure Functions for SharePoint add-ins with Doug Ware—Office 365 Developer Podcast In episode 114 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates talk to MVP Doug Ware about Azure Functions and using them with SharePoint add-ins. Show notes About Doug Ware Doug Ware is the founder of InstantQuick and a SharePoint MVP based in Atlanta, GA. Doug is best known as the author of many SharePoint books and videos focused on SharePoint development. He helps a crew of   Read More ...
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Advanced Office 365 capabilities now available to U.S. Government Community Cloud customers
Advanced Office 365 capabilities now available to U.S. Government Community Cloud customers Today, we are pleased to announce the availability of several advanced capabilities in Office 365 that are new for the U.S. Government Community. The U.S. Government Community Cloud complies with federal requirements for cloud services, including FedRAMP, as well as with requirements for criminal justice and federal tax information systems. Communication-powered productivity Productivity today is centered on conversations, whether it’s a quick instant message, an impromptu phone call or a   Read More ...
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Five Office 365 features on the horizon for 2017
Five Office 365 features on the horizon for 2017 In its continuing effort to make Office 365 the be-all and end-all of enterprise and business productivity software, Microsoft has laid out an aggressive rollout plan for 2017. New features for Office 365 will be released every month during the year, and if your enterprise is in the fast track program, you'll be seeing the new features very soon indeed. Looking over the list of new Office 365 features currently   Read More ...
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LibreOffice's free Microsoft Office competitor is getting its own "ribbon" interface
LibreOffice's free Microsoft Office competitor is getting its own "ribbon" interface One of the most significant and controversial changes to Microsoft’s Office productivity suite was the introduction of the Office ribbon that was first seen in Office 2007. Microsoft designed the ribbon to provide quicker access to the most often performed tasks, but for many users, the loss of the traditional menu structure was disruptive to their workflow. Today, the Office ribbon is taken for granted, and has progressed into what   Read More ...
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Two Office technique enhancements from readers during 2016
Two Office technique enhancements from readers during 2016 Some of my articles generate a bit of conversation among readers. I especially enjoy when someone suggests a valuable enhancement to a technique. In this article, I'll share two reader comments that are especially helpful: A clarification of the term "default" in Outlook An Excel expression that displays meaningful information to the user I'm using Office 2016 on a Windows 10 64-bit system, but both techniques will work in   Read More ...
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Microsoft’s AI will describe images in Word and PowerPoint for blind users
Microsoft’s AI will describe images in Word and PowerPoint for blind users Artificial intelligence may be making small and steady advances in general-purpose situations like digital assistants. But it’s the more subtle AI accessibility features that have a more substantial impact today, especially for users with disabilities. For instance, an upcoming feature for Office apps like Microsoft Word and PowerPoint will automatically suggest image and slide deck captions, called alt-text, using AI algorithms. That way, when those files are presented to blind   Read More ...
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Microsoft Office 365 is suffering from the dreaded feature creep
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Russia To Delete Microsoft Office From Government Offices? Vladimir Putin Proposes Uninstalling Microsoft Software And Blocking Other American Web/Mobile Platforms
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PnP Templates Gallery - Open source provisioning templates
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How the Office 365 U.S. Government Cloud meets the regulatory and compliance needs of the Department of Defense
Today’s post was written by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president for Office 365. In talking with customers every day, I see digital transformation taking place at organizations around the world—and it’s moving fast. As a cloud-based productivity suite that’s built to address the security and compliance needs of even the most highly regulated organizations, Office 365 is helping our customers transform the way they work. I am especially proud of   Read More ...
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Government Cloud Improved With The Latest Version Of Azure And Office 365
Government Cloud Improved With The Latest Version Of Azure And Office 365 Microsoft has launched its Department of Defense – specific versions of Office 365 and Azure. The company has earlier gone on to provide the US government agencies with its Government Cloud service. Microsoft has gone on to add two new regions for its Azure Government in the South West and South Central US. Image Source: enterprise.microsoft.com Cloud computing has now become a staple in business. The national, federal, state, and   Read More ...
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New collaboration features to be unveiled for Microsoft Office
New collaboration features to be unveiled for Microsoft Office Microsoft is to hold a press event focused on the Office suite in New York on November 2, which will follow a briefing on the latest developments for Windows 10 a week earlier. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, along with Office corporate vice president Kirk Koenigsbauer, is set to announce new features for the Office suite and its online services. No details have been leaked about these announcements as yet. Microsoft   Read More ...
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Exelon selects Customer Lockbox for Office 365 to power up data security and privacy
Exelon selects Customer Lockbox for Office 365 to power up data security and privacy Today’s post was written by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president for Microsoft. Utilities operate in highly regulated environments, so it’s not surprising that these organizations have data security and privacy top of mind as they plan their move to the cloud. That’s why I’m thrilled to see Exelon—a Fortune 100 company and leading United States competitive energy provider, with one of the cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets—taking a leadership   Read More ...
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Ditching Microsoft Office? Tips on how to switch to LibreOffice
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Microsoft’s iPhone keyboard takes aim at Google with new built-in search
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Lenovo will preload Microsoft Office, Skype, and OneDrive on its Android devices
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Microsoft adds new cloud-based tools and machine learning features to Office apps
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Office 365 gets smarter with a handful of new Word, Outlook and PowerPoint features
Office 365 gets smarter with a handful of new Word, Outlook and PowerPoint features Back in the days of shrinkwrapped software, Microsoft would roll out giant new upgrades of its Office suite every few years, brimming with a laundry list of new (but not always improved) features. But now that we're in the era of cloud-based Office 365 -- productivity software as a service -- the updates are more frequent and more subtle. To that end, Microsoft is today unveiling a handful of small   Read More ...
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Finding the Right Microsoft Office
I am confused by all the variations of the Microsoft Office programs offered these days. If I just want to use Excel (and maybe Word) on my PC, what’s the least expensive way to get it? The current array of variations of the Microsoft Office suite and its core trio of productivity programs (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) can be overwhelming. Microsoft offers separate versions of the software for different types   Read More ...
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Register for “Digital Politics: New technology in motion” on Modern Workplace
Register for “Digital Politics: New technology in motion” on Modern Workplace Digital transformation is affecting all parts of our society and politics is no exception. With every U.S. presidential election, innovators get the chance to test new technologies on the political stage. If they succeed, their products could garner attention and be used worldwide. Join us Tuesday, July 12, at 8:00 a.m. PDT / 3:00 p.m. GMT for the next episode of Modern Workplace, “Digital Politics: New technology in motion,” for   Read More ...
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Why secure email is essential for your business
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How to use an Apple Pencil with Office 365's Ink feature on your iPad Pro
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Empowering attorneys and staff with Office 365 helps Kelley Drye transform into a digital workplace
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?Microsoft Office and Skype find a foothold on Xiaomi's Android phones
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Xiaomi bundles Microsoft Office and Skype with its devices
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Fixing Microsoft Office for Mac Update Errors
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Pay $10 a month for Microsoft Office? No thanks! Here are the best free Office alternatives
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BRIEF-SAP SE says integrations between Microsoft Office 365, SAP cloud solutions
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How to Disable the Security Warning Message Bar in Microsoft Office Programs
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