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My teachers always told me that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Apparently, that also applies to Microsoft Office.
Microsoft has done a lot to make Office 365 a strong value for consumers and businesses. Now it’s giving Office 365 and Exchange Online email storage a significant bump.
iWork for iCloud — Apple’s take on the cloud-based office suite — was launched initially to developers to mid-June, but now it is available for free to anyone who wants to try it.
After more than a year of reports saying it would finally happen, Microsoft has launched a version of its flagship Office software for the iPhone that’s free to Office 365 subscribers.
Microsoft’s decision to aggressively push its Office software into the cloud looks like a smart move now that Office 365 Home Premium has passed 1 million subscribers.
Meet Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft’s server and tools division, a division that builds and runs the company’s computing platforms, developer tools and cloud services. Nadella leads a team of over 10,000 employees, and his group alone makes $19 billion in annual revenue – which is more than the combined revenues of Facebook, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Zynga, Netflix, and a few others in the Valley.
SkyKick publicly launched the SkyKick Application Suite today and announced that it has raised $3.7 million to migrate small and medium-sized businesses to Office 365.
While “Blue,” the code-name for the next release for Windows and several other Microsoft products, has been getting a lot of play lately, the new generation of Office has been labeled as “Gemini.”
Microsoft has launched a new campaign to hook students on Office 365 University by offering up six months of the service and an extra 20GB of SkyDrive cloud storage for free.
Microsoft has opened the doors for small and midsize businesses to subscribe to its cloud-connected version of Office.
Looks like connecting the world’s top document software with the cloud is really paying off. Microsoft has announced that more than one billion Office documents are now stored in SkyDrive, following the launch of Office 365 Home Premium last week.
Microsoft’s new Office 365 is cloud-integrated, saving documents up to SkyDrive right as you save them on your PC. Now, with five new Bing-powered apps, Microsoft is bringing the power of the cloud back down into your local document.
We asked the experts to predict how the new Office 365 will fare in an increasingly flooded market. Analysts agree that adoption will be slow at first, but it’s a win for consumers who can access high-quality products at lower price points.
Editor’s Pick Microsoft finally launched the consumer versions of Office 365 and Office 2013 this week. Is it really worth the cost? In many cases, the answer is — surprisingly – yes.
Editor’s Pick After teasing its launch for many months, Microsoft has finally released several consumer-focused versions of Office 365 and Office 2013 to 162 markets.
Editor’s Pick Cartoonist Scott Adams raises two questions: Is no-one buying Microsoft’s Surface tablets? And is Microsoft on a long slide toward irrelevance?
Vaultive, which encrypts data before its gets stored in the cloud, just announced a second round of funding for $10 million.
University of California, Berkeley, that hotbed of civil unrest as well as academic achievement, has become the latest university to move from its old-fashioned e-mail system to the Google Apps for Education cloud.
If you want to attract customers to a new product, sometimes you have to give out samples.
Guest Post Yes, Microsoft is a slow, lumbering giant. It has been working on cloud for years, with numerous iterations, that took so long cloud proponent Ray Ozzie got fed up and left. Microsoft had to work through cannibalizing reseller arrangements, reconciling how to reach consumers versus businesses and a host of other issues. With Office 365, Microsoft has finally delivered an end-to-end cloud platform for businesses that encompass not only its desktop Office software, but also its server software, such as Exchange and SharePoint.
Microsoft’s online office suite, Office 365, finally hit the streets Tuesday. But it’s about five or six years too late to the cloud-based office software game and unlikely to provide much benefit to smaller and mid-sized companies, according to a number of executives of large enterprise software providers.
Microsoft caught up with the present today with the launch of Office 365, a suite of its well-known Office software tailored for the cloud.
On the day before Microsoft’s Office 365 launches, Google has taken steps to preemptively keep customers from choosing 365 over Google Apps. In a blog post, Google Apps Product Manager Shan Sinha listed four reason Office 365 was a weaker offering than Apps. Google’s reasons included a higher price and a product apparently not designed for teams.
There’s not much future in online office-suite apps, like the ones Microsoft and Apple offer, if you believe Box.net chief executive Aaron Levie.
Microsoft’s cloud-focused Office 365, a subscription service that brings online Office apps and other Web tools to small businesses, has opened up to public beta testing today, the company announced this morning.
Dear Google: If you keep this up, I won’t have any more excuses to be unproductive on my phone in transit.