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Plug in to unplug

Information overload is real, and it’s important to #unplug for creativity and sanity. We also realize most people don’t always have the luxury of doing so, and that includes most of us at Microsoft. One of our dev teams even built an internal app, called Focus Time, to shut off electronic distractions. The app, which was downloaded internally thousands of times, switches Outlook to offline mode and sets Lync to “Do Not…

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Office is a life skill for graduates on the job hunt

A recent survey caught our attention this week, revealing that 83% of millenials say technology makes it easier to get a job. We couldn’t agree more. Computer skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office in particular, are fundamentals most employers expect. With this in mind, we wanted to share resources that will help the class of 2013–and beyond–brush up on Office skills and stand out from the crowd.

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Subscriptions take off

Today, Surf Air, the world’s first subscription airline, launched in San Francisco. The new airline aims to shake up the traditional passenger service model in much the same way Netflix upended movie rentals. Subscribers pay a set fee each month for up to four boarding passes and tailored access to flights between San Francisco, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. We’re not surprised to see more subscriptions take flight, but…

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10 Things You’ll Never Have to Say Again

Since downloading the new Office Customer Preview, you’ve likely updated your vocabulary to match the new things you’re doing–moving documents from USB drives into the cloud or using a stylus that never runs out of ink. In honor of saying goodbye to, “I wish I could use content from this PDF,” and hello to opening PDF files as familiar Word documents, we’ve put together a PowerPoint slideshow to celebrate just…