Get a Free Year of Office 365 with your Lumia 950 or 950 XL

Get a Free Year of Office 365 with your Lumia 950 or 950 XL

You should download the Lumia Offers app. It will get you a free year of Office 365 Personal. Of course, if you went with the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, you probably have the Lumia Offers app preinstalled, as that’s what you had to use to grab your free Display Dock. It’s also what you have to use to grab a free year of Office 365. Don’t worry of Lumia Offers didn’t come preinstalled on your…

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OneDrive Placeholders Might Return with Redstone

OneDrive Placeholders Might Return with Redstone

Normally, I don’t report on unconfirmed rumors, especially rumors that cite “people familiar with the matter” as a source. Unfortunately, this is just too much for me to let go. According to a report at Thurrott.com, placeholders are coming back in Redstone, the next major update to Windows 10 coming next Summer. If you were a Windows 8.1 user and a OneDrive power user, you knew all about placeholders. Some of your OneDrive was stored…

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Office on Continuum will Require Office 365 to Edit Files

Office on Continuum will Require Office 365 to Edit Files

Microsoft posted a blog post today showing off the fact that Office Mobile will now be preinstalled on Windows 10 phones (because apparently it wasn’t preinstalled on Windows Phone 8.1 phones?). In a footnote, they pointed out what many had feared, that Office Mobile will require an Office 365 subscription to edit documents with Continuum. For those unfamiliar with Continuum, it’s the technology that allows users to plug their phone into a monitor or TV…

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Microsoft Apologizes for OneDrive Debacle

Microsoft Apologizes for OneDrive Debacle

Yes, Microsoft has apologized for the OneDrive train wreck. I actually know what you’re thinking right now. Which train wreck? Good question. No, there’s still no word on the upcoming replacement for the deprecated placeholders. They stripped the best feature of Windows 8.1 out of Windows 10 that many of us rely upon for our work flow. No word on that particular train wreck. No, I’m talking about last month when Microsoft decided to break…

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How To Solve All of your OneDrive Problems at Once

How To Solve All of your OneDrive Problems at Once

If you follow For the Love of Tech, you know that I’m a big OneDrive user. You also know that I haven’t been a happy camper for some time. It started with Windows 10 when Microsoft killed placeholders. Imagine being a Microsoft fan, Microsoft is releasing it’s biggest product in the history of the company, and you can’t be excited about it because they killed the one feature that you rely on.

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Microsoft Breaks Unlimited OneDrive Promise

Microsoft Breaks Unlimited OneDrive Promise

It seems like a question that gets asked over and over. Where is my unlimited OneDrive storage that was promised by Microsoft over a year ago? Up until yesterday, it was still coming. Paul Thurrott said on Windows Weekly that when a user goes over the current 1 TB limit, he receives more storage. Really, all they would have to do is change the web site. Well, Microsoft has changed their minds about something once…

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Office 2016 is Now Available to Everyone!

Office 2016 is Now Available to Everyone!

As expected, Microsoft released Office 2016 today. If you’re on Office 365, you will receive an update at some point. If you would like to update manually, open any Office app and go to File -> Account -> Update Options -> Update Now. If you’re on Office 365 on a Mac, you should have been updated to Office 2016 some time ago. If you haven’t been, you should be able to check for updates under…

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Google Makes a Drive Plug-In for Microsoft Office

Google Makes a Drive Plug-In for Microsoft Office

Well, it’s official. Hell has frozen over. Google has made a Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office. That’s right, Google made it. It’s not Microsoft trying to use Google’s APIs to make one. Google made it. No, really. This is the same Google that doesn’t make any apps for its largest competitor’s mobile platform, Windows Phone. Well, except for Google search, which conveniently doesn’t have Google Now. Now even a YouTube app.

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Office 2016 for Mac Now Available to Office 365 Subscribers

Office 2016 for Mac Now Available to Office 365 Subscribers

By Rich W Woods While Office 2016 for Windows is still in preview, Office 2016 for Mac is ready to go, and if you’re an Office 365 subscriber, you can get it right now. Of course, Office 2016 for Mac doesn’t include all of the things that Office 2016 for PCs does. There’s no Publisher or Access; however, you do get Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Skype, and OneDrive, which is a pretty sweet suite….

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Missing OneDrive Placeholders in Windows 10? Here’s a Workaround!

Missing OneDrive Placeholders in Windows 10? Here’s a Workaround!

By Rich W Woods Ever since that early Windows 10 Technical Preview build shipped that changed the way OneDrive works, I have been very vocal in the fact that I will not be upgrading to Windows 10. It’s not that I don’t want to. It’s that I rely too much on the OneDrive functionality that they stripped out of it. While OneDrive placeholders are gone for good, Microsoft has promised an “alternative” to the deprecated…

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