Microsoft References Office Applications For iOS In Support Documents

For years now, Microsoft has been extending its more popular first-party applications to other platforms such as iOS and Android, but one first-party application that has alluded going cross-platform has been its Microsoft Office suite of applications. We’ve been hearing rumors of its existence and inevitable release for several months now, but a recent leaked document may have finally hit the nail on the head in regards to Microsoft Office making the jump […]


Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365 priced

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 […]


Microsoft Office 2013 announced (updated)

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 […]


Microsoft Office 15 Live Blog + Live Video Stream

Microsoft’s Steve Balmer is announcing Office 15, the new version of Microsoft Office. With more than 1 billion users, it represents 30% of Microsoft’s revenues and remains a productivity juggernaut, so any introduction deserves some attention.You can follow the live streaming video above (update: we have removed the embed since it triggers audio), or if you can’t just sit around and watch, we will post live updates on live.ubergizmo.com.


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Microsoft to announce Office 2013 today?

Last week there was a rumor going on about Microsoft announcing its upcoming version of Office today (Office 15/Office 2013), and it looks like it might be spot on. According to reports online, Microsoft will be holding a webcast at 12 PM PDT where it will be announcing “news from Microsoft”. No information about the event has been released except that Steve Ballmer will be making an appearance so it […]


Microsoft Office 2010 is the first desktop app in Windows Store

Last week, we wrote to you that Microsoft has launched the Windows 8 Release Preview. So, if you’ve been waiting for it, and if you haven’t downloaded it yet, you can get it via Microsoft’s Windows 8 page. Moving on, Microsoft already said that it will be adding desktop app listings to its Windows Store in the Windows 8 Release Preview. “Desktop app listings will show up in the Store […]


Microsoft Office for the iPad rumored for a 10th of November release

A little over a week ago, there were reports (again) that Microsoft could be launching its Microsoft Office productivity suite on iOS some time in November. The Daily who originally broke the news a couple of months ago is now back and is “confirming” the release and has even revealed a specific date – the 10th of November.


Microsoft Office for Mac receives new security patch

It would appear as thought Microsoft Office for Mac is plagued with a lot of issues as Microsoft has been releasing security patches one after the other. However given their efficiency at addressing the issue, we guess we can hardly complain! Either way Microsoft has since released a third security patch for their productivity suite that is intended to fix “extremely important security issues”, one of which is the ability […]


Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 2 Released

Yesterday, Microsoft released its Service Pack 2 for Office for Mac 2011, the most recent version of Microsoft’s widely used productivity suite. This time around, Outlook was a priority for the Mac Office team. The Service Pack 2 upgrade brought with a number of enhancements and performance upgrades included mostly for Outlook and also a few for the likes of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and the others. The press release from […]


Ribbon Hero 2 teaches gamers how to use Microsoft Office

If you’re having trouble teaching or convincing someone to use Microsoft Office on the computer, Microsoft has come up with a solution in the form of a game. Called Ribbon Hero 2, players basically have to perform tasks in Microsoft Office in order to save Clippy – the animated Office assistant. In addition to playing the game, users will subconsciously learn about Office and how to use it while attempting […]


Microsoft Office for iPad faked?

Earlier today, The Daily broke the news about Microsoft Office for the iPad and posted up a picture of what appeared to be the app running on the device. However, it looks like the image could have been faked in the first place. Here’s what a tweet from the Microsoft News Twitter account had to say, “Great respect for The Daily but regrettably someone is giving them bad info, and […]


Microsoft includes Lion features in Office 2011

They say never to put all your eggs in one basket, so it was quite a relief many years ago to see Intel play nice with Apple, and having Microsoft jump aboard to deliver Office on the Mac? That was a surreal experience, and today’s generation might not even realize that there was no such thing as Office for Mac twenty years ago. Well, since there is an ever growing […]


Microsoft Office 365 for Professionals suite announced

Microsoft has just announced its Office 365 for Professionals suite, upping the online Office ante in the process. This is more or less a revamped version of what used to be the Business Productivity Online Suite, where the package will ship in two different forms that are more than willing to let you save and share your work, never mind if they are personal letters or other more important, work-related […]


Microsoft Office 365 might roll out this June

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has announced that they intend to roll out the Office 365 cloud service later this June – which is a relief, since an official statement from the horse’s mouth goes a long way in killing off any forms of rumors and speculation that might just cause more confusion in the market than normal. Ballmer was at Delhi, India, speaking to an industry group last week, saying, […]