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Google makes editing more accessible for Office files stored in Drive

Google makes editing more accessible for Office files stored in Drive

Google might prefer you to use Docs, Sheets, and Slides, but it also knows that a lot of people are dedicated users of Microsoft Office tools. Enhanced native editing for Office files starting rolling out to Google's Android apps last month, and now the company is making it easier to enter the Office editing mode from Google Drive on the web.

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Editing Microsoft Office files in Google's G Suite Android apps is about to get a lot better

Editing Microsoft Office files in Google's G Suite Android apps is about to get a lot better

As promised just last month, Google is finally bringing editing for Microsoft Office files to Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android. That means you'll be able to natively edit, comment, and do work in documents saved in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint formats easily using those apps. The feature begins rolling out today.

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Google will reportedly start opening its offices in June, most employees will continue to work from home

Google will reportedly start opening its offices in June, most employees will continue to work from home

The United States government has continued to insist that companies can begin transitioning back to regular operations, but most industries are taking a more careful approach than federal guidelines recommend. Like many companies, Google has shifted almost entirely to remote work, but CEO Sundar Pichai is reportedly planning for more employees to return to offices next month.

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Office 365 is now Microsoft 365, new Outlook features and screen time app coming to Android

Office 365 is now Microsoft 365, new Outlook features and screen time app coming to Android

Microsoft introduced Office 365 in 2011 as a new subscription model for the company's popular suite of office applications, but it has gradually expanded in scope since then. Today it was announced that Office 365 is being renamed to Microsoft 365, and there are new features for both consumers and large organizations alike.

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Microsoft's new all-in-one Office app is now available for all (Update: Tablet support soon)

Microsoft's new all-in-one Office app is now available for all (Update: Tablet support soon)

Once upon a time, you could view and edit Google Docs files from a single Drive app, but Google later split them up into multiple editing applications. Microsoft is now doing the reverse: it's combining the Android versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into one app to rule them all.

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G Suite adds search within folders along with accessibility upgrades

G Suite adds search within folders along with accessibility upgrades

Google has once again updated its G Suite office applications with some welcome new features, this time for search and accessibility.

In Google Drive, G Suite users can now search within specific folders. On the desktop, a right-click on a folder or selecting a folder from the drop-down menu will offer up a new option to search within that folder. I was frankly surprised that this didn't already exist in such a straightforward way, so I bet it will get a lot of use.

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Microsoft Office Android apps now available on all Chromebooks

Microsoft Office Android apps now available on all Chromebooks

For years, one of the most common complaints about Chromebooks was that they couldn't run the Office suite of applications. Microsoft has offered Android apps for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for a few years now, but they weren't made available to all Chromebooks for some reason.

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Microsoft Teams is now generally available to Office 365 users worldwide

Microsoft Teams is now generally available to Office 365 users worldwide

Microsoft has announced a global, general availability for its Slack competitor, Teams. The internal chat service released in a preview form back in November for Enterprise/Business customers. It is deeply integrated with Office 365, which is perfect for organizations mired in the Microsoft ecosystem.

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You can now preview encrypted Microsoft Office documents in Google Drive

You can now preview encrypted Microsoft Office documents in Google Drive

Google Drive is usually pretty good at previewing non-Docs files. You can open Microsoft Office documents, OpenDocument files, PDFs, images, compressed archives, and more. But previewing encrypted Office Documents hasn't been possible - until now.

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Microsoft adds more cloud storage options to Office apps on Android

Microsoft adds more cloud storage options to Office apps on Android

Third-party cloud storage platforms like Dropbox and Box have been available in desktop versions of Microsoft Office for a few years, but the mobile versions have been much more limited. Oh, they supported OneDrive, but who uses that? Starting today, you have new storage options and a few more on on the way.

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