Microsoft has released a new app named as the Office Remote, which is essentially meant for letting a user control PowerPoint, Excel and Word presentations remotely via their Windows Phone 8 handsets. The app has been released in collaboration with Microsoft Research and Microsoft Office engineering teams.
Microsoft Office Web Apps on SkyDrive and Office 365 are finally catching up with Google Drive. In a blog post on Wednesday, Microsoft s Amanda Lefebvre announced that real-time co-author editing is now possible on Office Web Apps, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The number of potential collaborators that can be working on the same document in Word and Excel is limitless, but there is a 20 co-author limit for PowerPoint presentations.
Although Microsoft has had its share of problems breaking into the mobile market, the company s Office software is still the world s most-used productivity software and is still a huge source of revenue. Per The Verge, outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo on Tuesday that his company was in the midst of developing a touch-first version of Office that would release on the iPad shortly after releasing on Windows 8.1.
After what seems like a long wait for many, Microsoft today released its Office suite for iPhone users. Microsoft Office Mobile is available as a free download on the App Store, but users will require Office 365 subscription to use the app.
Google India has just dropped the prices of Google Apps for Businesses quite dramatically. The move can be seen as a challenge to Microsoft's Office 365 suite, which remains the de facto Office suite for many businesses in the country. As a part of the new pricing, businesses can have a Google Apps plan for Rs 150 per month for a single user if they are on the flexible plan or Rs 1,500 per user as a part of their annual plan. Google says this is a 45 percent reduction in the price from the previous plans.
Microsoft it seems, is not only working on a new Windows OS called the Windows Blue, but is also simultaneously working on a new version of its Office, according to a report on ZDNet. This updated version of Office is currently codenamed Gemini and according to the report is slated for release sometime around September.
Microsoft today announced the general availability of the next generation of the Office 365 for enterprises, corporate accounts, SMEs and consumers in India. This new Office comes with a number of new tools and features, and is able to integrate with various devices as well as integrate documents with the cloud.
Yesterday we reported Microsoft's India pricing for Office 365, and now it has officially launched the productivity suite in India. With Office 365, Microsoft takes a completely new approach as for the first time it pitches its marquee product as a service to the consumer. Previously, Office 365 was only available to the enterprise as a service. The Home Premium SKU of Office 365 aimed at consumers costs Rs 4,199 per year or Rs 420 per month. Users should be mindful, that even the Rs 420 per month scheme is basically a lock-in for a year, and it s just the case of the amount being debited on a monthly basis rather than on a yearly basis.
Microsoft is officially launching its Office 365 aka Office 2013 in India tomorrow but it has already put up the various pricing plans on its website. The Office 365 Home Premium version that offers Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher and Access on five PCs or Macs starts from Rs 399.99 per month or Rs 3,999.99 per year. Users will also get 20GB of SkyDrive storage and will be able to access the web apps of Office 365 on any machine when they login with the Windows id. UPDATE: Microsoft has revised the prices for Office 365 Home Premium. The monthly subscription is now Rs 420 and annual subscription is priced at Rs 4,199.
Today, Microsoft will finally publically release the latest generation of Office, - Office 2013, but we have been lucky (and geeky) enough to have been running a preview version of the productivity suite for the last six months. Office 2013 has been built for a new generation of computing, and while its not a clean break away from what we know of as a productivity suite it is wildly different from its predecessors in more ways than one. We have listed out five key features that make it shine on like a crazy diamond. Read on.
For the past year there have been many rumors suggesting a version of Microsoft Office for iOS and Android. The first rumor came from Newscorp s The Daily which had actually posted a screen shot of the app running on an iPad, then an European branch of Microsoft sent out a press release saying that Office for iOS and Android was coming in March 2013. Of course, in typical Microsoft fashion the company dismissed all this as rumor and conjecture. But here we are again, as The Verge claims that a version of Microsoft Office is indeed heading towards iOS and Android in early 2013.
This is the make or break season for Microsoft. It is going all in with Windows 8 and a number of other products including Office. Yesterday it gave a Metro influenced update to Skype and today it has updated Office Web apps that are currently live on SkyDrive. These of course include web versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.
Microsoft has just unveiled its new Office suite (it is not calling it Office 2013 or Office 15) that will work with Windows 8 devices, which will be launched later this year. Users can try a customer preview of the new Office today by signing up and downloading the suite. Read on for details of what's new in the latest version of Microsoft Office.
Microsoft will be hosting a webcast at noon PDT (12:30 AM IST) where it Steve Ballmer will be addressing the media and customers. Microsoft has not revealed any details of the announcement but we believe it could be about Office 15, the latest version of Microsoft's Office suite.
How often does it happen that one has a PDF file and one has to revert to Adobe Reader or similar equivalent to open the file. For years, users have yearned for built-in PDF support in Microsoft Office or atleast in the Microsoft Word module of Office. According to multiple sources it is believed that this functionality is finally coming in Office 2013, which is scheduled to hit the Consumer Preview later this month.
A couple of months ago we filed a story saying that Microsoft was building an Office app for the iPad. Now our colleagues stateside at BGR Classic have confirmed this report, though with a couple of twists.
Over the past few weeks Microsoft Office 15 has been shrouded in cloud of secrecy and there have been numerous debates over its UI in the blogosphere. Today, a post on ZDNET makes things a lot clearer. The report suggests that the upcoming version of Microsoft Office is going to incorporate a Touch Mode , which will enlarge UI elements of the Office Ribbon making the software touch friendly.
As far as apps for the iPad go, Microsoft Office is perhaps the most illusive one. This has been the one killer app every business professional has aspired for. Today, The Daily has posted an exclusive story on Microsoft Office for the iPad, with an image punctuating the story. While we have no way of confirming the report, it sure looks legitimate as the image suggests an Metro style splash screen for the iPad highlighting Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and also a Bing search bar in the bottom.
Microsoft has announced on its Office blog that the latest iteration of Office, codenamed Office 15, has hit the technical preview stage. The company has distributed an early version of the software code to a select group of testers who have been sworn to secrecy through a Non-Disclosure Agreement, though it will eventually launch a beta version in the summer. The boys from Redmond claim Office 15 to be the Office teams most ambitious undertaking yet. In addition to updating the main desktop software, Microsoft will simultaneously update the server software including, SharePoint, Lync and Exchange and also its Office 365 cloud client and its mobile app. With Windows 8 donning the unique Metro UI, Office 15 is expected to feature a Metro interface. It will be interesting to see how the software suit works on ARM based Windows tablets as these devices are expected to dump legacy support, so a main desktop might not be available on them as seen on the Intel versions of the OS.
Amazon on Thursday announced yet another online application store, this time for Mac OS X users. The Amazon Mac Download Store will compete directly with Apple’s own Mac App Store, and there will be no love lost between these two giants. There are currently 201 software titles and 51 different games available, including full blown apps like Microsoft Office and Intuit QuickBooks, and hit games such as Dragon Age: Origins. Customers can quickly purchase and download applications using their Amazon accounts, and purchases are automatically backed-up in case you need to reinstall the apps at a later date.