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Microsoft Office free apps for smartphones and tablets with 10.1 inch or smaller screen

Microsoft Office apps such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint are available as free downloads for iOS , Android and Windows smartphones and tablets that have a screen size of 10.1 inches or smallerUsers can view, edit and create new Office format files with these free apps once they login with a Microsoft user account, but they must subscribe to Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365) to unlock all app functionality.  Free web brower versions of Office apps are also available for users logged into OneDrive.

Students and teachers with a valid school email address are also eligible for the free Office 365 Education version.

Apple device users can run the iWork productivity apps, which includes Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.

Office Apps for Windows 10 Mobile will no longer be supported by Microsoft as of January 12, 2021.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update – new and deprecated features

Some of the new features that are installed with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709 or build 16299) include:

  • Mixed Reality Viewer app
  • Ability to highlight or add notes to e-books in Microsoft Edge browser
  • Ability to dictate an email or message instead of typing it by pressing Windows key + H key
  • Add emojis by pressing Windows key + period key (.)
  • Windows Controlled Folder access can protect folders from viruses and ransomware.  Select Windows Key -> Settings -> Update and Security -> Windows Defender- > Open Windows Defender Security Center -> Virus & threat protection -> Virus & threat protection settings -> Controlled folder access (set to On) -> Protected folders.
  • Android phone support (Windows key -> Settings -> Phone

A list of added features can be found at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4043948/windows-10-whats-new-in-fall-creators-update-1709.

Some features that were removed or deprecated include:

Deprecated Windows 10 Fall Creators Update features are found at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4034825/features-that-are-removed-or-deprecated-in-windows-10-fall-creators-up

Microsoft Outlook can integrate LinkedIn profile data for email contacts

After its purchase of LinkedIn, Microsoft has started to integrate the social network’s data into its products lines, specifically Outlook.  LinkedIn profile data for a given email contact can be viewed in Outlook.com and Office 365 after you link your Microsoft account and LinkedIn account.

This feature is planned to be included with Outlook for Windows and iOS in the following months, as well as Dynamics 365 and other products.