MS office - Overview

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1. Microsoft released the first version of Excel for the Mac OS in 1985, and the first Windows version in November 1987. It is a spreadsheet editor.


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2. Microsoft Word is a word processor which is included in Microsoft Office. The first version of Word was released in 1983 and it was for the MS- DOS operating system.


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3. MS One note is a notetaking program that gathers handwritten or typed notes, drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries. With this software, notes can be shared with other users over the Internet.


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4. Microsoft Teams is a unified communications platform that combines features like workplace chat, video meetings, file storage and application integration. It is considered as an upgrade from Microsoft Skype for Business.


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5. Microsoft Project is a project management software product that is developed and sold by Microsoft. Microsoft Project's proprietary file format is .mpp.


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6. Microsoft Paint is a simple graphics editor that comes with all versions of Microsoft Windows. It is a part of MS Office family.


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7. Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. It is operated by the US- based company Dropbox, Inc.


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8. OpenOffice is a discontinued open-source office suite. Sun open-sourced the OpenOffice software in July 2000 as a competitor to MS Office.


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9. MS Office was announced in 1988 and the first version of Office contained Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.


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10. Microsoft Access is a database management system (DBMS) from Microsoft and a part of MS Office suite. It combines the relational Microsoft Jet Database Engine with a graphical user interface and software-development tools.


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11. Office Lens, is an image scanner optimized for mobile devices. It captures the document via the camera and then straightens the document portion of the image.


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12. MS Powerpoint a presentation program used to create slideshows that can be displayed on-screen and shown by the presenter or printed out on transparencies or slides.


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13. MS Excel a spreadsheet editor that was first released in 1985 for Mac OS. The first Windows version (numbered 2.05 to line up with the Mac) was launched in November 1987.


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14. OneNote was initially introduced as a standalone app but it eventually became a core component of Microsoft Office; with the release of Microsoft Office 2013.


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15. Microsoft publisher is a desktop publishing app. It is mostly used for designing brochures, labels, calendars, greeting cards, business cards, newsletters, web site, and postcards.


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16. Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager that includes an e-mail client, calendar, task manager and address book.


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17. Skype for Business is an integrated communications client for conferences and meetings in real time it is the only Microsoft Office desktop app that does not have the "Microsoft" prefix in its name.


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18. Microsoft FrontPage was a WYSIWYG HTML editor and website administration tool. It was included as part of the Microsoft Office suite from 1997 to 2003.


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19. Microsoft Expression Web is an HTML editor and general web design software. It is a component of the discontinued Expression Studio by Microsoft.


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20. Microsoft Visio is a diagramming and vector graphics application which was launched in 1992. It is a part of the Microsoft Office family.


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