Microsoft Office

  • Analyst: Good time to plan Windows 7, Office 2010 purchases

    Posted April 22, 2009 - 1:58 pm

    "Resellers are saying there has never been a better time to negotiate with Microsoft," says Paul DeGroot, an analyst with independent analyst firm Directions on Microsoft. "It is a buyer's market, and it is a time when customers have had unusual bargaining power with Microsoft."
  • Microsoft to retire Mac Office 2004 in six months

    Posted April 21, 2009 - 8:33 pm

    Because Microsoft labels Mac Office a "consumer" product, it supports the software for half as long as it does the Windows editions.
  • Microsoft backtracks, says Office 2010 beta will be public

    Posted April 16, 2009 - 1:58 pm

    Microsoft Thursday promised that it would provide at least one public beta to Office 2010, saying that its assertion to the contrary Wednesday was "the wrong impression."
  • Microsoft: No Office 2010 beta for you

    Posted April 16, 2009 - 9:23 am

    Microsoft confirmed Tuesday that it will not open Office 2010 beta testing to the general public, but will instead limit the preview to a large group of invite-only users starting in the third quarter of 2009.
  • Can Microsoft count on inertia to spur Office 2010 upgrades

    Posted April 15, 2009 - 9:14 pm

    Habits, once ingrained, are hard to break. Just ask any smoker -- or the 250 million people that have bought Microsoft Office.
  • Solve Common PC Problems with Microsoft 'Fix Its'

    Posted April 15, 2009 - 10:19 am

    Microsoft's Knowledge Base is a frequently frustrating and only sporadically useful resource. Recognizing this, Microsoft has created the Fix It Solution Center, which is home to over 100 automated problem-solvers.
  • Microsoft brands Office 2010, releases Exchange beta

    Posted April 15, 2009 - 10:16 am

    Microsoft has released a beta of Exchange Server 2010, the first product that enterprise customers will see from the next version of Office.
  • Microsoft fixes Excel, carpet-bombing security flaws

    Posted April 14, 2009 - 4:08 pm

    Microsoft released eight security updates Tuesday, including fixes for known Excel and WordPad bugs, for the largest patch release so far this year.
  • Microsoft Office Web Apps Not a Sure Hit with Enterprises

    Posted April 13, 2009 - 10:50 am

    Microsoft's decision to finally address the Google Docs threat and put fully-functional Office apps on the Web will resonate with consumers more than businesses, which have been slow to move to Web-based productivity tools, according to tech research firm Forrester.
  • Office 14 Web Apps: Microsoft Takes on Google Docs, Netbooks

    Posted April 13, 2009 - 10:34 am

    The next version of Microsoft Office, code-named Office 14, will include lightweight but fully-functional versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote that can run in a browser.
  • Microsoft to update Office 2007 this month

    Posted April 10, 2009 - 1:13 pm

    Microsoft will start pushing Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) to customers this month.
  • Germany fines Microsoft for anticompetitive Office pricing

    Posted April 8, 2009 - 10:11 am

    Germany fined Microsoft €9 million for illegally pressing a retailer to sell its Office productivity software for a certain price.
  • President of Microsoft Business Division on Online Office

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 10:45 am

    Stephen Elop, president of the Microsoft Business Division, spoke to attendees at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco on the status of a fully web-based version of Microsoft Office, the business models for selling software on the Web and the company's efforts to make its products more interoperable.
  • Microsoft to limit Office 2003 support

    Posted April 3, 2009 - 3:46 pm

    Microsoft Corp. has announced that it will drop mainstream support for Office 2003 on April 14, the same day it starts to retire Windows XP.
  • My iPhone, my word processor

    Posted April 3, 2009 - 12:58 pm

    Get ready for some very frustrating finger-tapping, everybody!
  • Microsoft Office Coming to the iPhone?

    Posted April 2, 2009 - 11:39 am

    Workaholics tethered to their smartphones have another reason to switch to Apple: Rumors that Microsoft's Office Suite is coming to the iPhone are inching towards reality, and iPhone apps with document and spreadsheet editing capabilities are also on the way.
  • Microsoft devising Office for netbooks

    Posted March 4, 2009 - 12:03 pm

    Microsoft is bending its Office franchise toward netbooks and is developing packages that are unique to that market, according to the head of the company's business division.
  • Anonymous blog posts give clues to Microsoft layoffs

    Posted January 22, 2009 - 9:34 pm

    Microsoft Corp. is laying off employees in the divisions that make its Zune music player, Microsoft Office software, and Live Search site, but not in the group preparing its Windows 7 operating system, according to anonymous postings Thursday by purported Microsoft employees.
  • Sources: Windows 7 and Office 14 dual launch not likely

    Posted January 12, 2009 - 9:28 pm

    Though Microsoft released Office 2007 and Windows Vista at the same time, people should not expect the same of Windows 7 and the next version of Office, code-named Office 14.
  • Microsoft slates 8 bug updates for last 2008 Patch Tuesday

    Posted December 4, 2008 - 5:58 pm

    Microsoft will deliver eight security updates next week, six of them marked "critical," to plug holes in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office and other products.
  • Reducing the cost of a laptop, part 1

    Posted October 29, 2008 - 8:55 pm

    You can trim the cost of any laptop you're considering with these tips for saving money on productivity suites such as Microsoft Office, which can add up to $350 to your laptop's price tag.
  • Microsoft finally unveils browser-based Office apps

    Posted October 28, 2008 - 4:41 pm

    Ever since Google Apps arrived on the scene, Microsoft has been dogged by the question of when it might release browser-based versions of its Office apps. At the PDC (Professional Developer Conference) in Los Angeles, the answer finally came in the form of Office Web applications -- lightweight versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote (a notes and tasks app) delivered through the browser.
  • Forecast has Office, Vista going in opposite directions

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 3:05 pm

    Microsoft's quarterly call with Wall Street on Thursday told the tale of two software franchises and their diverging financial fortunes
  • End Office and Windows annoyances

    Posted September 23, 2008 - 9:34 pm

    What do Outlook, Office, and Windows have in common--other than they're from Microsoft? They can sure be annoying. This week I've got a handful of tips for dealing with some of the hassle--like weird attachments, messy e-mail quotes, confounding file formats, and lost Windows passwords.
  • Fifteen great Microsoft Office optimization tools

    Posted September 19, 2008 - 12:14 pm

    Fifteen great downloads to help you use Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint more effectively. With these downloads, you'll be able to cut through email clutter, create PDF files for free, use Excel to run a business, and shrink massive PowerPoint files, among other things. And they're all free or almost free.
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