Items tagged with Microsoft Office

Expect to see a lot more of Microsoft Office, even if you prefer Android devices. Microsoft announced today that has struck deals with 20 OEMs to put Microsoft Office and Skype on Android tablets. That’s in addition to Dell, Samsung, eight other OEMs and Pegatron, which Microsoft partnered with earlier this year to put its Office apps on Android phones. “These 31 will offer Android tablets pre-installed with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, One Drive and Skype in the near future,” Microsoft Corporate Vice President Nick Parker said in a statement. “They will be available on a new LG tablet, and... Read more...
Hot on the heels of Microsoft’s promising Windows 10 unveiling comes news about the company’s other flagship product: Microsoft Office. Updated mobile versions of Office were announced alongside Windows 10 earlier this week and now the Office team has confirmed that Microsoft Office 2016 for PCs will be available in the second half of 2015. PowerPoint for Windows 10 app. In a blog post, Office Product Management Team general manager Julia White officially announced Office 2016 and answered the most pressing concern many of us have about the new version: Yes, her team understands the importance... Read more...
While speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference, Peter Klein, Microsoft's chief financial officer, revealed some interesting numbers about Windows 7, Xbox LIVE, and a few other Microsoft products. More specifically, Microsoft has sold 90 million copies of Windows 7 to date, making it the fastest-selling operating system in history. In addition, Windows XP may finally be on its way out as more and more enterprise users make the switch to Windows 7. "We're now having conversations with the majority of our enterprise customers who are making plans to deploy Windows 7,"... Read more...
Microsoft Works, which is frequently offered as part of new PCs, is about to meet its end. Instead, in an interesting move, Microsoft announced it will allow OEMs to install the entire Office 2010 Suite on new PCs in a free, ad-supported form, but with much functionality disabled unless an activation key is purchased.The new version will be called Office Starter 2010. Office Starter 2010 will include Office Word Starter 2010 and Office Excel Starter 2010, with basic functionality for creating, viewing and editing documents. Microsoft indicated that the Starter version will have the same basic functionality... Read more...
On Monday, the first day of the Worldwide Partner Conference 2009, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft Visio 2010 and Microsoft Project 2010 have all reached the technical preview stage. That means that some (probably not you or me) will be getting invites to try out the nascent productivity software. At the same time, Microsoft announced that the Web version of this suite, lightweight Web browser versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote will be free. Let's be honest, there was pretty much no way they couldn't be free what with alternatives... Read more...
Remember Albany, the beta version of Microsoft's subscription-based version of Office and Windows Live OneCare that launched in mid-April? Well, Albany is now Equipt, but you won't find it in the state of New York: for now, starting in mid-July, you'll find it only at Circuit City. In a press release on Wednesday, Microsoft announced the launch: Initially code-named “Albany,” Microsoft Equipt offers consumers Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007, giving them the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote for their personal and school projects; Windows Live OneCare, the all-in-one... Read more...