Office

  • Office’s Place In The New Microsoft

    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 software products and Office being the primary tool that people look to across all these devices, that’s as true today and as strong as ever.” Read More

  • Microsoft Tailors OneNote For Android Tablets, Updates OneNote For Windows

    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 Microsoft calls “handwriting support,” more formatting options, and interface tweaks to better suit larger tablet screens. In keeping with Microsoft’s cross-platform… Read More

  • Microsoft Presses Ahead With Office For Android

    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 is currently prepping a private beta of the new software. A sign-up page has been mostly taken offline since the news broke. A full Office suite for Android tablets is roughly as surprising as… Read More

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

    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,” he said, and also added that he “wholeheartedly welcome[s] Microsoft to the App Store.” Cook admitted that Apple’s “customers are clearly responding in a good way… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Deep Bench

    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 from Mozilla, politically charged and leadership compromised, Condoleezza Rice heading to the Dropbox Board of Directors? Dropbox, OneNote, Evernote, Box. Office on the iPad… Read More

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

    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 Service and Servers group, said that the overall strategy here is to embrace “cloud-first, mobile-first communications.” Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Sign Language

    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 the visual on this one. After the salute to the internet provider, talk circled around Microsoft’s release of Office for iPad. Is it important? Well, no one on the show seemed to… Read More

  • Microsoft Gives Its Office Web Apps A New, Flatter Look

    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 Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote that are free for anyone to use. Today, the company is giving all of these apps a user interface overhaul that brings an even flatter design, some new features… Read More

  • Microsoft Starts Taking Office On The Web Seriously

    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 its subscription-based Office version for consumers and businesses, but one feature stood out. Starting this week, all Office Web Apps will feature real-time collaborative editing – a… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Bluetooth Nipple Rings

    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 bodyware, iBeam fashion design, the things that are still dead, and a healthy component of digital dish disguised as news. Excerpt from the live chat stream: Most people think they use tech… Read More

  • SlideIdea Adds Interactivity, Polls & Feedback To Boring Presentations

    SlideIdea Adds Interactivity, Polls & Feedback To Boring Presentations

    A small, Shanghai-based startup called SlideIdea made its official debut at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Alley this past week, with a new take on presentation tools built for iPad first. Though this space is rife with competitors, including not only Apple’s own Keynote app, as well as Prezi, Haiku Deck, Flowboard, and others, what makes SlideIdea interesting is its “smart… Read More

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

    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 fit on top of its core product, allowing it to become a vertically integrated digital information behemoth. Or, in simpler verbiage, Box has built a small tool called Box Notes that brings, for… Read More

  • iWork For iCloud Beta Launches To Public

    iWork For iCloud Beta Launches To Public

    Apple today opened up access to its iCloud for iWork beta to the public, following a period of testing which has seen the service gradually becoming more broadly available. Initially, only developers had access, but in July, some non-developers began receiving invites. Now, any user with an Apple ID can test out iWork ahead of its official fall launch. To do so, just visit iCloud.com and sign in. Read More

  • Kivo Uses Git To Make Collaborating On Documents Easier, Starting With PowerPoint

    Kivo Uses Git To Make Collaborating On Documents Easier, Starting With PowerPoint

    Most collaboration software these days seems to focus on real time, but Kivo, a new Y Combinator-backed startup out of the accelerator’s current class, is taking a different approach. Read More

  • Microsoft Office Arrives On Android Smartphones For Office 365 Subscribers

    Microsoft Office Arrives On Android Smartphones For Office 365 Subscribers

    Microsoft released the long-awaited iPhone version of its Office productivity suite recently, and now it’s showing that it’s not picky about platforms with the Android version, out now. Office for Android is smartphone-only, just like how Office for iPhone doesn’t come with an iPad version, and it’s also limited to Office 365 subscribers, but if you satisfy both… Read More

  • Microsoft Releases A Hobbled Outlook iOS App That Pretty Much No One Will Use

    Microsoft Releases A Hobbled Outlook iOS App That Pretty Much No One Will Use

    Outlook is now available for the iPhone and iPad. Kind of. Don’t expect full Outlook functionality. This isn’t a MS Office Outlook app; this is Microsoft’s stripped down mail, calendar and contact app found in Windows 8. It’s free to download to iOS devices right now. But, in typical Microsoft fashion, it’s not that simple. Read More

  • Quickoffice In The Browser: The Reason Why Microsoft Is Suddenly So Scared Of Google’s Productivity Tools

    Quickoffice In The Browser: The Reason Why Microsoft Is Suddenly So Scared Of Google’s Productivity Tools

    We’re just a few days away from the start of Google I/O, the search giant’s annual developer conference, and while we actually know very little about what Google plans to announce during its massive, three-hour keynote on Wednesday, there is something brewing in Mountain View that has Microsoft’s Office division on edge. Over the course of the last week, Microsoft started a… Read More