02/28/2014, It seems that Microsoft might have something to celebrate, according to a recent announcement made by the company. It turns out that Microsoft and the Los Angeles Unified School District have managed to come to an agreement in which it will see the entire district use Microsoft’s Office 365 as its cloud-based email solution for staff members and students.
11/21/2013, Microsoft today announced a new service called Office 365 Message Encryption. Through the service, users can send encrypted emails not only within their company or organization, but also outside it to people who’re using any other email service from any provider. Office 365 Message Encryption is actually a version of Exchange Hosted Encryption, it includes all features of EHE plus new ones such as the ability to apply custom branding to […]
11/07/2013, If you use Google Drive, one neat feature is the ability for multiple people to be able to look over a document and make any necessary changes on the fly. Microsoft seems to be following suit as they have launched the ability for multiple people to edit a document simultaneously within its Office 365 service.
07/31/2013, A few weeks after releasing Office for iPhone, Microsoft today announced the launch of Office for Android. Any smartphone running version 4.0 or higher would be able to install the Office app. It brings Word, PowerPoint and Excel though there’s a little caveat. Microsoft isn’t offering a standalone version that one can purchase, the app itself is free, but users will require a Microsoft Office 365 subscription in order to […]
07/18/2013, Microsoft Office 365 launched earlier this year, and shortly after its release, the service reached 1 million subscribers, but Microsoft is still looking for different ways to entice people to purchase its subscription-based Office service. Today, Microsoft has unveiled something that will keep both office workers and gamers very happy for at least a year.
05/08/2013, Today Microsoft rolled out a new update of Office 2011 for Mac. The new update brings a slew of bug fixes, stability and performance improvements. It also adds a handful of new integrated features of Office 365. Bumping the version number up to 14.3.4, the update weighs in at 113MB and can be downloaded through Microsoft’s web page or via the Office 2011 AutoUpdate utility. Before this update can be installed, […]
04/29/2013, Microsoft has come up with an interesting way to promote Office 365. It has partnered with Forbes to install Wi-Fi routers inside its magazines, which Microsoft has confirmed have been sent to a “limited number of technology and business professionals”. The router is part of a custom 4 page insert in Forbes magazine’s May 6, 2013 issue. T-Mobile is providing internet connectivity, which can be freely used for 15 days. This method […]
04/04/2013, Today Microsoft has announced that it is ending Office for Mac 2008 support on April 9th. Those who are still using Office for Mac 2008 don’t actually have to upgrade right away, this announcement certainly does not mean that. Though Microsoft encourages that Office 2008 users try Office 365, which also includes Office for Mac 2011 and all future upgrades for the program, “for the best experience”. Office 365 is […]
03/11/2013, With cloud computing being a mainstay productivity solution for many of us these days, Microsoft has every intention to attract more students to jump over to their subscription-based Office 365 software, and what better way to do so than to put up a brand new promotion which will offer them up to half a year’s worth of free access? Yes sir, for $79.99, Office 365 University will come with a […]
02/18/2013, Microsoft has recently launched its Officer 2013 software last month and has announced that the licenses for the software are non-transferable. What does that imply for the end user? Basically you can only install the software on one machine now, as opposed to previous versions of Office. With previous versions, if something happened to your computer and you had to buy a new one, you didn’t have to buy new […]
11/01/2012, Here is a wee bit of news that folks in China, the world’s most populous country, would find interesting if they happen to be users of Microsoft products, especially Microsoft Windows Azure and Office 365. It seems that Microsoft’s cloud service is headed in that direction without any of the torrential rains associated with it, although the Chinese offerings will be under the supervision of 21Vianet, a data center services […]
09/17/2012, There is no exact release date as to when Microsoft will roll out Office 2013 and Office 365 worldwide, but at the very least, we are able to get a handle on the price point. Standalone versions that have been licensed for use on just one computer will still be sold over the counter, but Microsoft’s new price points want to make experiencing Office 2013 and Office 365 at home […]
08/06/2012, Verizon has announced that it will be offering Microsoft’s cloud productivity suite, Office 365, to its business customers. Verizon hopes that the new addition to its mobile portfolio of tools will attract more customers into its turf. Furthermore, small business customers will also find Microsoft Office 365 nifty as they can now “take advantage of the productivity in the cloud while on the go.” Microsoft Office 365 supports iOS, Android, […]
07/16/2012, It looks like rumors about the new Microsoft Office being unveiled today turned out to be true. Following the webcast (which we are covering on our live blog at the time of writing), Microsoft officially announced on its website its next-generation productivity suite. Firstly, it’s not going to be called Office 15 instead, Microsoft has decided to go with Office 2013. While not a huge departure from previous incarnations of […]