Microsoft Office

  • 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.
  • Microsoft Office 2013 customer preview: first impressions

    Posted July 16, 2012 - 4:28 pm

    Microsoft provided PCWorld with two Windows 8 tablets (no, not the Surface) and access to the customer preview versions of both Office 2013 and the cloud-based Office 365 ahead of the formal announcement.
  • Microsoft may release Office 2013 public preview today

    Posted July 9, 2012 - 10:59 am

    Microsoft may announce the first public preview of Office 2013, the likely name for its next productivity suite, at its annual gathering with partners later today.
  • Review

    The best freeware for small businesses

    Posted June 24, 2012 - 7:43 am

    For too many people, the phrase "free software" conjures up images of pirated brand-name applications or poorly supported third-class programs. If that's what you think of freeware, you're missing an opportunity to save your business a lot of cash.
  • Microsoft dumps Office Starter from PC maker choices

    Posted June 24, 2012 - 7:08 am

    Microsoft is dumping its Office Starter edition as Windows 8 and the next edition of the suite, dubbed Office 2013, near completion and release later this year and early next
  • How to banish bloatware

    Posted June 23, 2012 - 7:25 am

    It's time to put your PC on a diet.
  • How to edit office documents on your tablet

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Can a tablet replace your business laptop? Probably, if you're willing to load it up with the right apps. If you're considering carrying an iPad or Android device around instead of your laptop, you're most likely concerned about sacrificing the functionality of a full PC--especially the office software that allows you to view and edit documents.
  • Microsoft Office for iOS and Android may arrive this fall

    Posted May 23, 2012 - 10:00 pm

    Microsoft appears to be closing in on a release of Microsoft Office for both iOS and Android this fall, despite previous denials.
  • Can Google Apps unseat Microsoft Office and Exchange?

    Posted May 8, 2012 - 8:25 pm

    In an IT environment of MacBook laptops, Windows PCs, iPhones, iPads and Droid devices, why would any enterprise stick with Microsoft Outlook for email and collaboration?
  • Leaked Microsoft roadmap shows 2013 launch for Office 15

    Posted April 14, 2012 - 7:52 am

    A leaked Microsoft roadmap shows that the next version of Office won't ship until the first quarter of 2013, according to the Dutch developer who found the document.
  • Leaked: Microsoft roadmaps for Office 15, IE10, and more

    Posted April 13, 2012 - 7:32 am

    A leaked Microsoft product roadmap suggests an early 2013 release date for Office 15 and a fall launch for the next version of Windows Phone, among other tidbits.
  • Critical Patch Tuesday bulletin addresses Microsoft Office attack seen in the wild

    Posted April 10, 2012 - 6:33 pm

    While four of the six security bulletins that Microsoft issued for April's Patch Tuesday release are rated "critical," one in particular has already been targeted by an attack lurking in the wild.
  • Six features you'll love in Office 15

    Posted March 26, 2012 - 3:08 pm

    Most of the attention on Redmond this year is focused on the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. But, the next generation of Microsoft Office is also currently under development--ostensibly to be launched along side Windows 8 this fall--and Office 15 has the potential to be the real hero among the two.
  • Microsoft Office 15 Technical Preview shows a Metro touch

    Posted March 18, 2012 - 7:51 am

    Although the Microsoft Office 15 Technical Preview is a desktop app at heart, it's got Metro running through its veins.
  • Office for iPad not happening? Don't believe the naysayers, claims site that leaked image

    Posted February 25, 2012 - 7:26 am

    PCWorld's Damon Brown says yesterday's Office for iPad tease by The Daily is probably just hype, and he's in good company -- Microsoft itself said in a recent New York Times story that the purported screenshot was bunkum. But The Daily's tech editor, Peter Ha, has fired back on Twitter, claiming the screenshot's the real deal.
  • Office on the iPad rumors, a bulkier iPad 3 case, and desktop-ready Android?

    Posted February 22, 2012 - 8:45 am

    Why would Microsoft deny that Office is coming to the iPad, when it's one of their most exciting upcoming releases? That and other mobile-centric rumors, rounded up and broken down.
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