microsoft office

Wed
08
Jun
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Online Microsoft Office 365 to Debut June 28

Microsoft sources have confirmed that the online edition of Microsoft Office, dubbed "Office 365," will officially launch June 28, 2011. The software package is designed to rival online services such as Google Apps. The cost of using the service is ... rumored to be $72 per year for basic access, with a more featured business package at a currently unconfirmed higher price. (Source: thetechherald.com ) Cheaper Microsoft Office, Automatic Updates To put that into context, the most basic version of Office (Home and Student) currently retails for $149.99 while a Home and Business Package ( ... (view more)

Tue
21
Dec
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Microsoft Terminates MS Office Anti-Piracy Tool

For those of you who dislike the pesky anti-piracy measures used by software companies, here's good news: Microsoft will discontinue its program of additional anti-piracy monitoring for its MS Office software. A few years ago Microsoft introduced ... Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA), an anti-piracy measure that checked the validity of user operating systems by dialing into their computers. PCs found to be running illegal copies of Windows had their operating system desktop screen turned black with a message that their PC may be running counterfeit software. Microsoft Office Genuine Advantage ... (view more)

Mon
08
Feb
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Free Microsoft Office 2010 Upgrade Info Leaked Online

Interested in a free copy of Office 2010 but can't wait until summer to purchase the new software suite? It appears that Microsoft has let slip some interesting details about a forthcoming promotion aimed at potential Office 2010 customers this ... June. The promotion, which is rumored to be called the "Microsoft Office 2010 Technology Guarantee Program," will pertain to those customers who purchase a copy of Office 2007 (with or without a new PC) from an authorized retailer between March 5, 2010 and September 30, 2010, and who wish to upgrade to Office 2010 free of charge. Office 2010 ... (view more)

Wed
12
Aug
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Security Experts on August Patch Tuesday: Update Now

Another Microsoft Patch Tuesday has come to pass, and with it a fairly long list of fixes. A total of nine patches have been made available for five issues marked "critical". An incredible 19 problems have been addressed by the entire day's release. ... The nine patches address holes in Windows, MS Office software, ISA Server, Microsoft Visual Studio, the .Net Framework, BizTalk Server, and also Remote Desktop Client for Mac. MS Office Flaw Very Serious It's possible none of the fixes are more important than one Microsoft made public last month. Affecting Microsoft Office, the issue specifically ... (view more)

Fri
29
May
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Translate Emails, Docs in Foreign Languages

The Internet and its impact on globalization has changed the way we communicate around the world. Boundaries have become virtually limitless and large distances are instantly accessible. These changes let us get acquainted with other people and ... languages: but how do we communicate with people in foreign countries? Here are some tools and tricks to help overcome language barriers. Gmail Translator Among many widgets, Gmail provides a translator letting you translate emails written in a foreign language to any other language. To activate it follow this procedure: 1. Login to your Gmail. 2. In ... (view more)

Wed
28
Nov
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Taking on the Big Boys in Software

Proven internet success story Sabeer Bhatia, co-founder of the Hotmail email client bought by Microsoft in 1998 for $400 million, is attempting to repeat his performance with a new venture. He is hoping to make inroads in the word processing market, ... principally attacking Microsoft Office's immense popularity. (Source: cnet.com ) His company, InstaColl, is set to develop a Flash-based Office 2007-like application, which will provide users with a uniquely collaborative experience. This is in keeping with Bhatia's speculation that by the year 2010, software sales on DVDs will plummet in favor of ... (view more)

Mon
17
Sep
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Vista Boxed Retail Sales Sluggish

A soon-to-be-released study from NPD Group reportedly shows that standalone unit sales of Windows Vista in its first six months significantly trail standalone unit sales of Windows XP in its first six months of release. Boxed sales of Windows XP ... outsold boxed sales of Windows Vista by almost 60 percent in their respective first six months of availability. Due to the over-inflated cost of Windows Vista, revenue from sales of boxed copies of Vista was only down by 41 percent. It's important to note though that Windows XP was released in October while Windows Vista was released in January, ... (view more)

Thu
30
Aug
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Google Apps Could Hurt Your Career

Google Apps may be a bad career choice for architects. The communication and collaboration tools, released less than a year ago, can be described as a no-frills version of Microsoft Office that sells for a lower price. Unfortunately, a research and ... consulting firm, the Burton Group, has found that those who have high expectations for the program may face career-limiting consequences. The group's report confirms that Google Apps is only useful in a limited set of circumstances. Small businesses should only rely on it as a basic tool rather than an important suite for collaboration. It can also ... (view more)

Thu
25
Jan
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Windows Vista: Roadmap and Purchase Guide

Confused about which flavor of Windows Vista is right for you? What about all those upgrade options and Vista add-ons? Hopefully, this brief guide will help you wade through the confusion. Windows Vista: A Brief Introduction If you haven't already ... heard the buzz, Microsoft will release Windows Vista, it's newest (long awaited) operating system (OS) on January 30, 2007 to consumers. In a nutshell, Windows Vista boasts a polished graphics display, improved security features, and a slew of extras that make day-to-day life easier. Depending on which version you purchase, Windows Vista retails ... (view more)

Wed
29
Nov
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Microsoft vs. Google: Office Showdown

For many years now, Microsoft Office has had the market cornered on word processing and spreadsheet software. And with such a stranglehold in place by Microsoft, tech analysts made sure to pay attention when Google recently countered with its own ... set of word processing and spreadsheet utilities. The difference, of course, is that Google's offering -- officially called Google Docs ... (view more)

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