Microsoft’s New Office App, Sway, Is Now Open To Everyone

Microsoft's Sway, an online tool for creating presentation documents, is now generally available to the public. Previously, a waiting list was in place. That Sway has taken down its rope line isn't

Dropbox’s Mobile Apps Are Now Integrated With Microsoft Office

Earlier this month, Dropbox and Microsoft announced a partnership that would see Dropbox offer better support for Microsoft’s Office Suite, including the ability to edit Office docs from the Dro

Microsoft Sees An Intelligent, Mobile-Focused Future Of Productivity

At a recent event on its Redmond campus, Microsoft executives explained their views on the future of productivity to a small press cadre. The company’s CEO, Satya Nadella, opened the day’

Microsoft Doubles Down On Office For Tablets

This morning, Microsoft announced a number of changes to its Office productivity tools that will expand their mobile availability, and allow more of the public to use the apps for free. Office for i

Microsoft And Salesforce Promise Windows, Office And OneDrive Integration

It turns out that Microsoft and Salesforce were serious when the two firms detailed a plan to integrate their products earlier this year. Today at the Dreamforce conference, the companies announced th

Office’s Place In The New Microsoft

In a recent Vanity Fair feature on Microsoft that you should certainly read, a comment from former CEO Bill Gates is worth considering: "[T]he original idea of having great software people and broad s

Microsoft Tailors OneNote For Android Tablets, Updates OneNote For Windows

Fresh out this morning is a tablet optimized version of OneNote for Android, and several new features to OneNote for Windows. OneNote for Android tablets -- you can snag it here -- contains what Mi

Microsoft Presses Ahead With Office For Android

Prepare another entry into your File Of No Surprise: Microsoft is moving ahead with its efforts to bring the highly lucrative Office franchise to Android tablets. According to The Verge, Microsoft

Apple CEO Tim Cook Lauds Office On iPad, Chides Microsoft For Not Delivering It Earlier

Apple CEO Tim Cook took time to answer a question about Microsoft Office for iPad arriving this past month, and his answer was surprisingly long. “I do see that Office is a very key franchise,&#

Gillmor Gang: Deep Bench

The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — Heartbleed security hole, changing landscape of Twitter notifications, Brendan Eich's exit f

Outlook Web App For Office 365 To Get Smart Clutter Filter, OneDrive For Business Integration

Microsoft today announced a number of forthcoming updates to the Outlook Web App for Office 365 at its Exchange Conference in Austin. Jeff Teper, Microsoft's corporate vice president of its Office Ser

Gillmor Gang: Sign Language

The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — barely came out of the gates before John Taschek let Comcast have it, and really you need to see th

Office For iPad Review: Surprisingly Worth The Wait

Microsoft has launched new Office for iPad software, finally, after people have been asking for it since, oh, say, the day in 2010 when the iPad originally launched. The new apps are currently availab

Office For iPhone And Android Is Now Free

Along with a new version of Office for iPad, Microsoft made Office for iPhone and Android smartphones free today. The apps have updated in the respective app stores and can be snagged here for iPhone

Microsoft Gives Its Office Web Apps A New, Flatter Look

Microsoft is giving its Office Web Apps a new look today, it seems. While the company hasn’t done all that much to promote its Office Web Apps lately, they are pretty capable online versions of

Microsoft Starts Taking Office On The Web Seriously

Earlier this week, Microsoft updated its Office 365 suite with a couple of new features and licensing terms. Overall, the update was very much in line with the other 100 changes Microsoft had made to

Apple, Microsoft And Free Software

<a href="">Apple announced</a> this week that it will make its iWork suite of productivity applications free on new OS X and iOS devices. The c

Gillmor Gang: Bluetooth Nipple Rings

The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Doc Searls, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — demonstrate once again a complete disregard for the trending topics of the week. Instead, we talk bodyw

SlideIdea Adds Interactivity, Polls & Feedback To Boring Presentations

A small, Shanghai-based startup called <a target="_blank" href="">SlideIdea</a> made its official debut at TechCrunch Disrupt's Startup Alley this past week, with a new take on pr

Box Announces Box Notes, A Lightweight Editing Tool That Is An Opening Salvo Against Microsoft Office

Aaron Levie’s Box is a quickly growing, enterprise-facing file storage company that has accreted to itself enough in-house technical prowess to expand its feature footprint to new niches that fi
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