Microsoft Office

  • Microsoft likely to leash iOS Office apps to Office 365, say analysts

    Posted November 12, 2012 - 9:53 pm

    Microsoft will probably tie Office apps for the iPhone and iPad to its Office 365 'rental' subscription plans to prevent the mobile apps from cannibalizing sales and to skirt the 'Apple tax,' analysts said today.
  • Yawns may greet Microsoft Office port to iOS and Android

    Posted November 8, 2012 - 12:08 pm

    Microsoft's most iconic application suite -- Microsoft Office -- will be moving off the PC and the Windows OS to two mobile platforms, iOS and Android, in early 2013. But will customers in the enterprise, where Office has been a PC standard for years, really care?
  • Microsoft Office web apps get big update ahead of Windows 8

    Posted October 22, 2012 - 9:09 pm

    Microsoft just completed its makeover of Office Web Apps, adding improved touch support for phones and tablets and a modern sheen to complement the upcoming Windows 8.
  • Microsoft kicks off free Office 2013 upgrades

    Posted October 22, 2012 - 11:13 am

    Microsoft has launched an Office upgrade offer that gives customers who purchase the current Office 2010 a free copy of the upcoming Office 2013.
  • 'No free lunch' with Office on Windows RT for business, says analyst

    Posted October 18, 2012 - 2:20 pm

    Microsoft confirmed that owners of Windows RT hardware, including the company's own Surface RT, must acquire a commercial license for Office 2013 to use those devices' bundled Office apps at and for work.
  • Office 2013 heads to manufacturers: Preview of the Windows 8 RT tablet version available Oct. 26

    Posted October 13, 2012 - 8:17 pm

    Microsoft late Thursday announced that development of Office 2013 is finished meaning the company will now focus on distributing the new version of Office to consumers and enterprises. The so-called Release to Manufacturing build will roll out to enterprise customers in November, and home users will see the new Office in early 2013. Microsoft also reiterated that a preview version of Office will be available on ARM-based Windows RT devices when Windows 8 launches on October 26. A final version for Windows RT devices is expected sometime between November and January.
  • Microsoft to patch 20 bugs next week in month of Office updates

    Posted October 4, 2012 - 3:57 pm

    Microsoft today announced it will deliver seven security updates, one critical, to patch 20 vulnerabilities in Office, SharePoint Server, SQL Server, Windows and other parts of its product lineup.
  • Google Apps drops download support for older Office formats

    Posted September 28, 2012 - 12:15 pm

    Google announced Wednesday that Google Apps users will no longer be able to export word processing, spreadsheet and presentation documents as files using older Microsoft Office formats, such as .doc, .xls and .ppt.
  • Microsoft Office 2013: Best new features for the enterprise

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 6:07 pm

    Microsoft has given its venerable Office suite a major revamping and the new version -- now in beta testing and due out next year -- packs a number of new and enhanced features that should be of interest to IT pros and knowledge workers.
  • Microsoft's moves foreshadow price hike for Mac Office

    Posted September 24, 2012 - 2:28 pm

    Microsoft has announced price increases for its Windows Office suite of as much as 17%, but its plans for Office on the Mac remain a mystery.
  • Microsoft raises Office 2013 prices to push new Office 365 sub plans

    Posted September 19, 2012 - 10:28 am

    Microsoft this week raised prices of its Office suite by as much as 17% and eliminated multi-license packs, all part of a plan to push consumers and small businesses toward new subscription programs, analysts said.
  • 5 free open source alternatives to Microsoft Office

    Posted September 17, 2012 - 9:38 pm

    Small businesses don't always need Microsoft Office software for word processing, spreadsheets, email, database and publishing tools. We look at five free, open source alternatives to Microsoft Office.
  • Report: Microsoft to kick off Office 2013 upgrade deal in October

    Posted September 13, 2012 - 1:52 pm

    Microsoft will reportedly announce an upgrade program for its next Office suite in five weeks.
  • Office 365 earns high marks in education, struggles in enterprise

    Posted August 28, 2012 - 3:05 pm

    Office 365 celebrated its first birthday in July, and the cloud service has attracted an impressive list of educational customers over the last year. But when it comes to gaining traction in the enterprise, the picture is far less encouraging for Microsoft.
  • InstallFree Nexus brings Microsoft Office to iPads, via the cloud

    Posted August 21, 2012 - 1:17 pm

    Earlier this year, the Internet was abuzz with what appeared to be a version of Microsoft Word running on the iPad. Today, we're no closer to seeing Word as a native iPad app than we were when it was spotted briefly in the wild six months ago.
  • Mac Office users want Retina support from Microsoft

    Posted August 14, 2012 - 10:37 am

    Mac owners want Microsoft to update Office for Mac so it supports Retina-equipped MacBook Pros because they say the suite is unusable as it is
  • Microsoft overhauls enterprise Office and SharePoint app development

    Posted August 8, 2012 - 9:02 pm

    With the introduction of Office 2013 Preview, Microsoft has overhauled how business developers write Office and SharePoint applications and how users access them while at the same time giving IT administrators the ability to control which applications are available to users.
  • Microsoft Office 2013 embraces Web development

    Posted August 8, 2012 - 1:25 pm

    With the upcoming release of Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft is encouraging developers and administrators to use open Web technologies such as JavaScript, CSS and HTML to build their add-on apps.
  • Scaled-down Office app to ship with Surface tablet

    Posted August 7, 2012 - 9:08 pm

    Microsoft's Office app for its Surface tablets will have some of its features removed to make the OS perform better and improve the battery life.
  • 8 long-forgotten Microsoft vulnerabilities

    Posted July 27, 2012 - 4:45 pm

    Here's a run-down of the most popular programs with unpatched flaws (both minor and major) as well as a quick evaluation of when this might affect either you or any one of your users.
  • Video

    Microsoft Office text formatting: Making your source format match your destination format

    Posted July 24, 2012 - 11:50 am

    Copying and pasting text from another program or the Web results in text formats that differ from your main document. Watch this Tech Tip to find out how to make your source format match your destination format.
  • Review

    Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Hands on

    Posted July 23, 2012 - 2:55 pm

    PowerPoint is a staple of the Microsoft Office suite. While PowerPoint is just one of many presentation software options, it has ascended to the ranks of Coke, Kleenex, Band-Aids, and Google as the de facto leader in its field. The word "PowerPoint" is used in a generic sense to refer to presentations and presentation software in general.
  • Three reasons you should switch to Office 365

    Posted July 23, 2012 - 9:56 am

    Office 2013 will soon be here, along with a new and improved version of the cloud-based Office 365. If you're looking to upgrade, you have to decide whether the traditional desktop version of Office is the way to go, or if Office 365 is a better fit for your needs.
  • Edit docs on your iPad using Microsoft Office web Apps

    Posted July 20, 2012 - 5:19 pm

    Microsoft’s Office Web Apps-SkyDrive combo are great tools for working online, as long as you’re using a traditional mouse-and-keyboard PC. But if you’re using a tablet such as an iPad or one of the many Android slates, you must use app-based options such as Apple’s Pages for iPad to edit your SkyDrive docs . . . or do you?
  • Microsoft offers some details on future of Office for Mac and iOS

    Posted July 17, 2012 - 9:26 pm

    On Monday Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled the next versions of Microsoft Office for Windows. Versions? Yes, Microsoft is issuing two flavors of Office--Office 2013 and Office 365. Office 2013 is distributed and used very much like past versions of Microsoft's ubiquitous software suite--you pay once for a single license and install it on your Windows PC. Office 365 is a subscription version, with varying monthly costs depending on the number of licenses purchased and options desired.

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