Yammer Revenue Climbs 259%
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 10, 2013
Microsoft is very pleased with its enterprise social networking acquisition.
Tags: Microsoft, software, Office, revenue, Yammer, enterprise social networking
Microsoft's $2.5 Billion Mistake
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 15, 2013
An analyst says the firm could bring in billions if it released a version of Office for iOS.
Tags: Microsoft, iPhone, iPad, Apple, Office, IOS
January's Patch Tuesday Release Addresses 12 Vulnerabilities
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 09, 2013
The release fixes security bugs in Windows and Office, but not an actively exploited vulnerability in Internet Explorer.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, security vulnerabilities, Internet Explorer, Office, Patch Tuesday, Surface, Windows RT
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 18, 2012
Regulators want to examine whether changes to Microsoft's policies violate any laws.
Tags: Microsoft, privacy, EU, SkyDrive, Office, policies
The Ripple Effect of Windows 8
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published October 30, 2012
When our firm's employees found Windows 8 too unwieldy, we transitioned to Linux Mint instead and soon found that we didn't need any Microsoft products at all.
Tags: open source, Linux, Microsoft, Windows 8, applications, Office, Linux Mint, desktop, LibreOffice
Office 2013 Crosses RTM Milestone
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published October 12, 2012
Microsoft's coders step away from their keyboards after putting the final touches on its touch-friendly, cloud-enabled productivity suite.
Tags: Microsoft, Office, Office productivity
Patch Tuesday: Microsoft's October Update Will Fix Security Vulnerabilities in Office
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 05, 2012
This month's release has seven bulletins--just one of them critical.
Tags: Microsoft, security vulnerabilities, Office, Patch Tuesday
Microsoft Gets a New Logo for the First Time Since 1987
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 23, 2012
The company name is no longer italicized, and the logo now features a version of the familiar Windows symbol.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, Windows Phone, Office
Microsoft, Adobe Plan Critical Patch Tuesday Security Updates
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 13, 2012
Adobe will release updates for Reader and Acrobat X; Microsoft will release nine security bulletins for various software.
Tags: SQL, Windows, Microsoft, Internet Explorer, Office, Security Advisory, Adobe, Exchange, Acrobat, vulnerabilities, updates, Reader, server software, development tools
Microsoft Shifts Main Office Product to the Cloud
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 17, 2012
From now on, Microsoft plans to focus its development efforts on Office 365.
Tags: Cloud, Microsoft, software, Office, Office 365
Microsoft Squashes Zero-Day Bug in July Patch Tuesday
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 11, 2012
This month's security update addresses vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Visual Basic for Applications and Microsoft Office.
Tags: Windows, security, Visual Basic, Microsoft, Internet Explorer, Office, Patch Tuesday, vulnerability
Tech Comics: "Microsoft Office"
By Oliver Widder | Article Published April 13, 2012
While certainly a popular tool, the famed Office suite does produce its moments of pique.
Tags: Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Office
How LibreOffice Writer Tops MS Word: 12 Features
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published April 10, 2012
If you think LibreOffice Writer is outclassed by MS Word, you need to take another look.
Tags: open source, Linux, Office, Word, LibreOffice
Microsoft Beefs Up Office 365 EU, US Regulatory Compliance
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published December 14, 2011
Seeking to make the Office 365 cloud-based productivity suite more attractive to customers subject to regulatory compliance, Microsoft will sign EU model clauses and add features to ensure HIPAA compliance.
Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, Office, Office 365
Microsoft Office on Android: The Best 2011 Response to the iPad
By Rob Enderle | Article Published July 26, 2011
Perhaps Microsoft and Google should partner to challenge their common competitive foe, Apple.
Tags: Google, Microsoft, iPad, Apple, Office
Microsoft Releases Office 365
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 28, 2011
The online version of Microsoft's office productivity suite competes directly with Google Apps.
Tags: Microsoft, Office
OpenOffice.org vs. LibreOffice
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 03, 2011
LibreOffice.orgs new release includes many more features than OpenOffice.org's, including better Microsoft Office compatibility.
Tags: open source, Linux, enterprise software, Office, OpenOffice.org
Office Genuine Advantage Bites the Dust
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published December 20, 2010
With barely a mention, Microsoft killed off its Office Genuine Advantage program.
Tags: security, Microsoft, Office, anti-piracy
Microsoft Ships Office for Mac 2011 with Outlook
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 26, 2010
Microsoft launched a new Mac version of the Office productivity application suite that features tighter ties into Microsoft's emerging cloud services.
Tags: Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Mac, Outlook, Office
Next Year to be a Big One for Office 2010: Survey
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 26, 2010
Is Microsoft's Office cash cow ready to be put out to posture? The results of a recent survey about Office 2010 deployments in corporate environments, may surprise you.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, Office 2010, Dell, Office
OpenOffice.org: Where From Here?
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published October 19, 2010
If OpenOffice.org is to become competitive, it needs to change its approach to developers and use a more commercial strategy.
Tags: Java, open source, Office, OpenOffice.org, OpenOffice
Top 20 Open Source Apps for Windows
By Matt Hartley | Article Published October 11, 2010
Open source downloads for file zipping, audio, video, graphics, office productivity and more.
Tags: Linux, Windows, Linux downloads, open source software, Office
What Will Microsoft Do Without Stephen Elop?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published September 10, 2010
Microsoft loses the head of its second-largest money maker, Office, but does that bode ill for the software giant?
Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, SharePoint Server, enterprise software, Office
Microsoft Readies Launch of Free, Cloud-Based Office Apps
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 14, 2010
The software giant sets the date for the consumer release of Office 2010 and its browser-based Office Web Apps. Will a cloud edition of Office undercut sales of one of Microsoft's main cash cows?
Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, software, Office 2010, Office
Office 2010 Ships to Business Customers at Last
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 12, 2010
It's been more than three years since Microsoft debuted Office 2007, and now its successor, Office 2010, is out -- at least for businesses with volume licenses.
Tags: Microsoft, Office 2010, Office, SharePoint, SharePoint 2010
Microsoft Office Online Aims at Google
By - Reuters | Article Published May 12, 2010
Microsoft is rolling out its own online versions to keep up with the new class of mobile, web-connected users that have emerged since the last Office upgrade in 2006.
Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, Google Apps, Office, web-based apps
Microsoft Uses 'Free' To Challenge Open Source
By Paul Rubens | Article Published April 14, 2010
Microsoft's decision to issue free versions of its products at various levels suggests that it's well aware of the competitive threat posed by free open source software.
Tags: Linux, Microsoft, Servers & Services, Office, beta
64-bit Editions of Office 2010 Clash with Add-ins
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 09, 2010
Microsoft warns 'tech guarantee' users not to install 64-bit Office 2010 editions due to incompatibilities with Office add-ins, but can users who really need more memory still run it?
Tags: Microsoft, Office 2010, Office, 64-bit, Tech Guarantee
Microsoft Demos Mac Office 2011 at Macworld 2010
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published February 12, 2010
Company tells Macworld attendees that Office 2011 for Mac is on schedule to ship in time for end-of-year sales, but reveals little new information on the premier productivity suite for Macs and PCs.
Tags: Microsoft, software, Mac, Office, Office 2011 for Mac
Microsoft OKs Partners to Rent Out Software
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published January 12, 2010
But there are a few "gotchas" for potential licensees.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, software, Office, software licensing
Online 'Coworking': Up From Starbucks
By David Strom | Article Published September 10, 2009
For mobile Web-based workers, there's a better solution than your local Starbucks.
Tags: services, IT, research, privacy, Office
Hands-Free PowerPoint Presentations
By Helen Bradley | Article Published July 14, 2009
A hand-free PowerPoint presentation has several advantages over a manually-run slideshow, and is not hard to set up.
Tags: Windows, content, IT, Office, PowerPoint
Surviving the Self Service Internet
By David Strom | Article Published July 01, 2009
The Internet has replaced legions of service people we use to rely on. Which means quality customer care matters more than ever.
Tags: search, services, IT, Office, carriers
Twitter Moving to TV
By - Reuters | Article Published May 26, 2009
A new television show will be the first to incorporate a tweetstream into its action.
Tags: networking, Office, media, Reuters
Microsoft Release Office 2007 SP2, BizTalk 2009
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 28, 2009
Microsoft releases Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) along with BizTalk Server 2009.
Tags: open source, Windows, Microsoft, virtualization, Office
Microsoft: Ad-Supported Office Due Soon
By David Needle | Article Published April 03, 2009
Competing with a growing array of free products, Microsoft say version of Office with ads will be released.
Tags: Google, services, Microsoft, iPhone, Office
Four Alternatives to Google Docs
By David Strom | Article Published March 12, 2009
Free options for document management and work collaboration, among other business uses.
Tags: Google, search, services, Google Docs, Office
Datamation Announces 2009 Product of the Year Winners
By James Maguire | Article Published February 25, 2009
Tech professionals vote for their favorites in a broad array of categories, from Business Laptop to PC Security, Enterprise Linux to Office Productivity software.
Tags: Linux, security, virtualization, PC, Office
How To Make Templates in Microsoft Word 2003
By Helen Bradley | Article Published January 29, 2009
Helen Bradley shows you how to create Word document templates to quick start your day-to-day tasks.
Tags: content, IT, Office, international, documents
Exploring Office 2007: Teamwork Tools in Microsoft Word 2007
By Helen Bradley | Article Published December 23, 2008
When working on Office 2007 documents with others, the ability to track changes has the potential to save time in your workday while also helping to keep others well informed and on the same page.
Tags: Microsoft, vertical, IT, privacy, Office
Link or Embed: How To Add an Excel Chart to a Word Doc
By Helen Bradley | Article Published December 03, 2008
Microsoft maven Helen Bradley explains how to place an object from one Office application inside of another.
Tags: data, Microsoft, IT, Office, international
Web Sales Inch up on Black Friday
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 01, 2008
Retail and Web sales were up by a little at the traditional start of the holiday shopping season.
Tags: Office, economy, Copyright, media, traffic
OpenOffice.org Tips and Tricks: Harmonizing With MS Office, Managing Large Complex Documents
By Eric Geier | Article Published September 24, 2008
In this fifth and final installment of Eric Geier's OpenOffice Tips and Tricks series, we learn how to harmoniously swap documents between OOo and MS Office. And we explore OOo's powerful time-saving Navigator tool for managing large complex documents such as books and long reports.
Tags: database, Microsoft, IT, Office, documents
OpenOffice.org Tips and Tricks: Customization, PDFs, and Smart Image Management
By Eric Geier | Article Published September 17, 2008
This tutorial offers more tips and tricks on transitioning to OpenOffice.org (OOo). Discover OOo options you may want to change, learn about the PDF exporting feature and how to overcome two vexing issues you may encounter when working with images.
Tags: data, IT, Office, display, documents
Microsoft Caters to Small Business Needs
By Gerry Blackwell | Article Published August 29, 2008
Combining a passion for fresh food, community and the environment, Than Hua built her business using 'friendly and familiar' Microsoft technology.
Tags: Microsoft, IT, Office, technology, corporate
OpenOffice.org Tips and Tricks Part III
By Eric Geier | Article Published August 27, 2008
In part III of the OpenOffice.org series, learn how to perform a few tasks in OOo that were available in MS Office, just harder to figure out due to the different interface. You can still insert WordArt (actually called Fontwork), diagrams and page numbering in OOo documents.
Tags: Microsoft, IT, Office, documents
Hard-Core Hardware: Green Is the New Black
By Drew Robb | Article Published July 28, 2008
There's no denying green computing is a hot topic among IT vendors. As the IT messaging chorus grows louder, however, the soundtrack rings hollow and smacks of political correctness. Is green gear really about saving the planet afterall?
Tags: IT, marketing, HP, servers, Office
How to Improve Your PowerPoint Presentations
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 03, 2008
The design firm that helped create Al Gore's famous 'An Inconvenient Truth' slide show, shared a few do's and don'ts to make a great presentation.
Tags: software, support, IT, Office, PowerPoint
IBM, Nortel Are New UC Buddies
By Judy Mottl | Article Published April 04, 2008
Vendors hope to grab -- what else? -- market share.
Tags: services, Microsoft, software, IBM, SMB, IT, HP, Office, unified communications, Lotus Notes, InternetNews.com, Domino
Microsoft Seminars to Help Women Succeed in Business
By Lauren Simonds | Article Published April 03, 2008
Vision to Venture, a five-day, five-city seminar series offers women advice and strategies from nationally known business experts.
Tags: search, Microsoft, IT, marketing, HP, Office, technology
HP Aims at the Middle With New Servers
By Dan Muse | Article Published April 02, 2008
Business is booming for companies with between 100 and 999 employees, according to HP, and today's server and Linux announcements are designed just for those mid-sized businesses.
Tags: Linux, Oracle, Windows, security, data, search, services, Microsoft, server, software, management, support, SMB, IT, Intel, browser, Red Hat, research, smartphone, Mac, HP, servers, Office, Novell, technology, desktop, handhelds, Storage
Is OOXML a Done Deal?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 31, 2008
Some Microsoft opponents admit OOXML will probably become an ISO standard.
Tags: XML, Microsoft, server, support, Specification, IT, SAP, HP, servers, Office, international, InternetNews.com, standards
A Small Business Guide to Network Attached Storage
By Drew Robb | Article Published March 28, 2008
Strapped for storage? It might be time to consider a dedicated spare room for all your business bits and bytes. Our guide covers the gamut from affordable to high-powered network-attached storage options.
Tags: Windows, security, data, server, software, management, support, networking, IT, marketing, Mac, Office, international, desktop, Storage
Data Backup Review: Backup My Info
By Gerry Blackwell | Article Published March 26, 2008
Lots of companies sell online data backup services, sos what makes one better than the others? Backup My Info might cost more, but we found the extra money is well worth the investment.
Tags: video, Windows, data, services, Microsoft, software, support, IT, Office, e-Mail, technical support, Storage
Tip: Smartphone - Never Get Caught Without A Light
By Amy Mayer | Article Published March 24, 2008
Is your PDA or smartphone's screen bright enough to serve as a flashlight in a pinch?
Tags: Blackberry, Office, Verizon, Gadgets, handhelds
Online (Free) Tax Advice: Top Sources
By Jamie Bsales | Article Published March 22, 2008
These free online resources offer tax tools, advice and articles aimed at small businesses. Can you claim that deduction?
Tags: Microsoft, software, management, IT, Office
Microsoft Office 2007 Preview: Worthy of an Upgrade?
By Wayne Kawamoto | Article Published July 05, 2006
The long-awaited Microsoft Office 2007 is now available in a pre-release beta. A look at the preliminary version indicates some well thought-out changes, but will a largely evolutionary update ultimately prove worthy of an upgrade?
Tags: Microsoft, server, software, support, Office