Office

  • Microsoft launches Office 365 Home Premium‏, get your credit card ready

    Microsoft have announced the availability of Office 365 Home Premium today and it introduces a number of new things to Office. The biggest changes however aren’t in the product, but rather how you’ll buy Office in the future. There’s a new annual subscription service that includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint,...
  • Word 2013 not ready to replace Live Writer

    Windows Live Writer is an amazing, free blogging application and ships as part of the Live Essentials package, for now. Microsoft is moving to end the Essentials products with the vision of transitioning people from Windows Live Writer to Word to blog. While this isn’t yet enforced, I decided...
  • Co-edit documents with Word 2013 desktop and web app

    In the Word 2013 Preview, there’s a few new features to make a good product even better. One of those features you may not know about relates to co-authouring documents. You can now have one writer using the full blown desktop application of Word 2013, while another colleague is...
  • Is it really time to stand and work ?

    There is a growing trend in technology startups to use a new style of working. Standing desks are design so you can work at your desk while standing. This is achieved in one of 2 ways, either the monitor and keyboard move up to your standing height, or the...
  • Microsoft Office shown off on Asus EeeSlate

    Check out how Microsoft Office, specifically OneNote can take advantage of a tablet’s touch screen. In the video below, Doug Thomas showcases it running on an unreleased Asus EeeSlate running Windows 7. It looks to work pretty well for taking notes / making annotations, but does require a stylus...
  • Microsoft now available on Apple iOS devices

    Everyone’s favourite note-taking application (sans Evernote), Microsoft’s One Note has arrived in the Apple App Store. Available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, its refreshing to see even more Microsoft divisions servicing consumers. Obviously Microsoft sells their own mobile phone platform – Windows Phone 7, but the market penetration...
  • Office 2010 beta site now live, download available soon

    The Office 2010 beta website is now available at http://officebeta.microsoft.com As a current user of the Office 2010 Technical Preview I’m looking forward to the updated version. There’s sure to be some tweaks to the UI and improvements made based on user feedback, one of note is the Backstage...
  • Sharepoint, Office, Project, Visio 2010 beta in November

    Overnight Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009 got under way. Heading up the conference was a Steve Ballmer keynote with plenty of information about SharePoint 2010. Announced was the beta of SharePoint 2010 beta in November. Along with the announcement come news of other betas including the first public betas of...
  • Review: A week with Office 2010 Tech Preview

    The Office suite from Microsoft includes a number of complex applications, which is why I spent some time using the applications before writing a review. Whilst this is only a tech preview, it’s not expected there’ll be major new features introduced (web-version excluded), before final release. Overview After spending...
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