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  • Microsoft and Google riding the cloud wave

    Cloud-based services and infrastructure are boosting the financial performances of Microsoft and Google. In earnings calls this week, Google says it has developed 'deep enterprise' strengths and Microsoft says it's executing on digital transformations thanks to the cloud.

    Written by Matt Kapko29 April 17 05:48
  • Microsoft slashes value of Office 2016 upgrade offer

    Customers who purchase a copy of Office 2013 (Windows) or Office 2011 (OS X) between Aug. 22 and Dec. 31 2015 will be eligible for a free one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal or a $40 discount on a perpetual license of a stand-alone copy of Office 2016 for Windows or Mac.

    Written by Gregg Keizer02 Oct. 15 22:54
  • Dropbox, Microsoft in Office integration

    Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel users can now edit their documents in Dropbox using Office Online on the web, following a new agreement announced Friday.

    Written by Byron Connolly10 April 15 10:33
  • If Office comes to Android, will anyone want it?

    The sleuths over at The Verge reported last week that Microsoft is looking for beta testers for the pre-release versions of Office for Android. Despite a slow holiday week, the news traveled pretty fast. If you have an Android tablet, you can sign up at the SharePoint website for recruiting testers.

    Written by Andy Patrizio08 July 14 04:55
  • AT&T rolls out cloud-based Microsoft Office

    Seeking to beef up its products and services for small and midsize businesses, AT&T Monday announced that it will offer Microsoft Office 365 as a cloud-based service.

    Written by Brandon Butler12 Nov. 12 22:47
  • What completed Skype-Microsoft deal could mean for consumers

    Microsoft announced today that it has mostly wrapped up its acquisition of the Internet communications company Skype. The $8.5 billion deal has received approval from the major regulators, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the European Union, although a few holdouts remain--Russia, Ukraine, Serbia and Taiwan--which are expected to fall into line shortly.

    Written by John P. Mello Jr.15 Oct. 11 07:49
  • Office 365: Not for smaller businesses

    Now that the public beta has begun, I've had a little time to evaluate Office 365, and it's been an interesting experience. I run a small business and am already a Google Apps for Business user, so am I tempted to make the switch?

    Written by Keir Thomas20 April 11 07:12
  • Office 365 is mobile, but not mobile enough

    One of the most compelling aspects of Office 365 -- aside from its overall value -- is that you can access it from virtually anywhere. Because it is delivered from the cloud, the tools and services in Office 365 are not tied to a single PC or device, and data can be accessed from or synced among a desktop PC, the Web, and your smartphone...assuming you have a Windows Phone 7 smartphone.

    Written by Tony Bradley19 April 11 00:08
  • Google takes Office to the Cloud, security issues remain

    Google has begun testing an intriguing plugin for Microsoft Office. Google Cloud Connect is a devastatingly simple concept: rather than save your files to your computer's hard disk, it allows you to save them to your online Google Docs space.

    Written by Keir Thomas24 Nov. 10 05:09
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