04/12/2010, Everybody has come to love (and some hate) Google Docs, even though it still isn’t able to fully replace Microsoft Office just yet. Now Google looks like it’s planning to turn up the heat on Microsoft, as the search engine giant has decided to rebuild the underlying infrastructure of Docs to offer greater flexibility, improved performance and a better platform for developing new features. You can check out a video […]
04/04/2010, It looks like Microsoft isn’t planning to jump on the iPad bandwagon as the president of Microsoft’s business division, Stephen Elop, has said that the software giant isn’t currently interested on doing anything with the iPad, and there are no plans to bring its Office software suite to the iPad. Considering that Apple already has its iWork productivity suite offered for the iPad, do you think that it’s a smart […]
03/16/2010, Most people look at scanners as a commodity that sometimes comes for free in the form of a printer/scanner combo (like my Canon MP150), but those who do serious scanning can boost their productivity simply by using a faster scanner and better document management software. Where the limit is between casual and heavier scanning can vary a lot. In my case, I scan a lot of receipts and thousands of […]
01/29/2010, Do you think that there is too much paper being wasted in your office? Well, the smart folks over in a Japanese company called Oriental have come up with a machine called White Goat. If you’re wondering what a machine with such a funny name does, it converts your normal paper into toilet paper. Just pop in about 40 sheets of paper, and wait for 30 minutes, and you’ll get […]
12/23/2009, It seems that Microsoft has lost its appeal in its legal battle with Canadian company i4i. The dispute involves XML code that is included in Microsoft Word 2007 and Office 2007, and this latest updated would require Microsoft to pay $290 million and also yank Word 2007 and Office 2007 off the shelves effective Jan 11th 2010. Copies of said products sold before that date are not affected, and Microsoft […]
12/12/2009, Here’s an issue that might get folks who are using Office 2003 with files protected using Microsoft’s Rights Management Service (RMS). It seems the bug kicked in on December 11th, and it results in users not being able to open Office 2003 documents protected with RMS or save Office 2003 documents protected with RMS. This bug does not affect Office 2007. Microsoft is obviously busy working to sort this issue […]
12/08/2009, The name Shredder has always been associated with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ nemesis, mainly due to the diet of cartoon in the era I grew up in, but as one enters adulthood, one will realize that shredders aren’t out there to take over the world, but more likely cover up your tracks of documents. This time round, the Aleratec DVD/CD Shredder XC does what it says – shredding whatever […]
12/01/2009, There have been many rumors going around the Internet regarding the release date of Microsoft’s Office 2010, but now Microsoft has finally come out and confirmed that the office suite will be available in June 2010. If you haven’t tried it out yet during the Beta, you really should go give it a try. After all, it’s free to try.
11/18/2009, Today, Kurt DelBene, Senior Vice President of the Office Business Productivity Group, announced the release of the public betas of Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft Visio 2010, Microsoft Project 2010, Microsoft Office Mobile 2010 (for Windows Mobile 6.5), and Office Web Apps. The betas can be downloaded at: www.microsoft.com/2010.
10/10/2009, From all the trouble that you see Microsoft is going through to get Office 2010 to folks without having to make them pay (too much) money, you know that they’re starting to feel the heat from Google’s online Google Docs. The next move by Microsoft is that OEMs will be allowed to install Office 2010 starter on new Windows 7 computers, though it’s obviously a less functional version, and will […]
08/31/2009, Here’s a desk made of carbon fiber. Its structure and material makes it super-solid, and light… except that there’s a massively heavy piece of glass on top of it. Also, I usually complain about how heavy my desk if only one every couple of years when I move to a new place. Carbon: hot, hexadesk, not so much – except for your wallet. By Nurus, via Gizmodo, Dvice.
08/06/2009, We have to admit that it’s a good domain name, but knowing that Microsoft is set to unveil a major offensive against Google Doc, it makes things even more interesting. Microsoft has previously said that a web-based Office suite would be available for free but has not shown any demos or screenshots yet. We think that Office on the web could be Microsoft’s first successful anti-Google project. The former (and […]
07/28/2009, Original article by Andrea Hart on Matter Network a News Portal dedicated to Sustainability Fifteen years ago if your household recycled its Diet Coke cans and Cheerios boxes, you were considered environmentally forward. Now, if you do not compost, you are considered lazy and wasteful. In a city where recycling and composting are at your fingertips and events such as Green Drinks and EcoTuesday are at the forefront of social […]
07/13/2009, Microsoft shows again its leaky PR management skills by letting information about go public hours before the deadline (SilverLight 3 got the same privilege last week). The more interesting point is that Office Web is going after Google Docs in the “free app” space, with a “lighter” (how light?) web version that should contain all the basic features that most people need. We expect Microsoft to do pretty well against Google […]