Black Friday Sale

Black Friday sale: Big savings on Microsoft Office and Office 365 from Amazon

By on November 26, 2015 at 4:15 PM.

Black Friday sale: Big savings on Microsoft Office and Office 365 from Amazon

Well here’s a big Black Friday sale you might not have expected: Beginning today, Thanksgiving Day, and running straight through to the end of the day on Cyber Monday, November 30th, Amazon is offering discounts of up to 34% off the price of Microsoft Office software. The sale applies to digital downloads and PC key cards for Microsoft Office Home and Student edition, and you can also save on a 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365.

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Using Microsoft Office apps on the iPad Pro will require an Office 365 subscription

By on September 27, 2015 at 1:50 PM.

Using Microsoft Office apps on the iPad Pro will require an Office 365 subscription

This weekend is all about the iPhone, but we do have a little bit of iPad news to share with you. With the iPad Pro launch now next on Apple’s slate of upcoming new products, Ars Technica has learned that Microsoft will require iPad Pro users to have an Office 365 subscription if they want to to be able to view and edit documents in Microsoft’s suite of Office apps.

The news might strike some as curious given that Microsoft lets iPhone and current iPad users view and edit Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint documents free of charge. Explaining why the iPad Pro warrants special treatment, Microsoft told Ars that the iPad Pro, on account of its 12.9-inch display, is not considered a “true mobile device.”

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Office for Android Tablets Preview

You can download the Office for Android tablet preview right now

By on January 6, 2015 at 5:15 PM.

You can download the Office for Android tablet preview right now

Last November, Microsoft announced that it would be inviting some Android tablet users to test Microsoft Office for the very first time. Two months later, the preview is receiving its largest expansion yet as Microsoft makes the preview apps available to anyone with an eligible device without having to request access or being put on a waitlist. More →

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Microsoft Windows and Office Illegal Activations

Microsoft ready to sue you for activating too many pirated Windows and Office products

By on December 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Microsoft ready to sue you for activating too many pirated Windows and Office products

Even though Microsoft doesn’t really take action against all the pirated Windows and Office versions in use out there, the company is ready to go to court when it detects certain usage patterns related to illegal Windows and Office activations. Torrent Freak reports that Microsoft has already filed a complaint against persons behind an AT&T subscription who have activated multiple pirated copies of Windows 7 and Office 10. More →

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Microsoft Office Android Release Date

Microsoft Office is coming to Android tablets before Windows 8 tablets

By on June 3, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

Microsoft Office is coming to Android tablets before Windows 8 tablets

After Microsoft released Office for the iPad many of us assumed that the company would release a version for its Windows 8 tablets next. ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, however, reports that this is not the case and that Microsoft will instead be bringing its touch-centric version of Office to Android before it comes to Windows 8. Foley’s sources also say that the touch-centric version of Office for Windows 8 will now likely release in the spring of 2015 and not the fall of 2014 as she’d previously heard. More →

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Microsoft Touch-First Office Suite

Is this Microsoft’s ‘touch-first’ productivity suite?

By on May 19, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

Is this Microsoft’s ‘touch-first’ productivity suite?

Microsoft Research has accidentally published an extensive document that offers the first images of the company’s touch-first Office productivity suite. The document has since been pulled, but not before screenshots of the touch-first versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook were captured. More →

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Word, Excel, PowerPoint for iPad Price

Apple is already making money off Microsoft’s Office for iPad

By on March 28, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

Apple is already making money off Microsoft’s Office for iPad

Microsoft on Wednesday finally announced the productivity suite many iPad owners have been looking to download for years and revealed that the apps in its Office for iPad suite will follow the freemium model used by many mobile apps. Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad are all available as free downloads from the App Store, but they’ll only allow users to view documents. In order to edit them as well – and Microsoft revealed during yesterday’s media event solid editing features for all three apps – users will need an active Office 365 subscription. More →

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Free Microsoft Office for iPhone and Android

Office for iPhone and Android finally available as free apps

By on March 28, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

Office for iPhone and Android finally available as free apps

In addition to launching Office for iPad, a freemium app that requires a paid Office 365 subscription in order for users to also be able to edit their documents on the tablet, Microsoft has made some changes to its Office Mobile for iPhone and Android applications. Both mobile apps are now free of charge, The Next Web reports, but only for home use, speculating that business customers will likely require an Office 365 subscription for either version of the apps. More →

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Microsoft Office For iPad Release Date

At long last, Microsoft brings Office to the iPad

By on March 27, 2014 at 1:14 PM.

At long last, Microsoft brings Office to the iPad

It’s taken a while but the moment has finally arrived for iPad users who are also fans of Microsoft’s world-class productivity software. Microsoft on Thursday announced that it is bringing a touch-centric versions of key Office suite apps — including Word, Excel and PowerPoint — to the iPad for the first time, roughly nine months after Microsoft unveiled Office for the iPhone. Microsoft says that bringing Office to Apple’s tablet is a way to “empower people to be productive” and to “do more across all devices.”  More →

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Microsoft Office Tablet App Alternatives

How mobile apps could chip away at Microsoft’s Office empire

By on February 27, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

How mobile apps could chip away at Microsoft’s Office empire

Microsoft Office may not be in danger any time soon. It still makes up a large chunk of Microsoft’s revenue, and most businesses rely on its Word, Excel, and PowerPoint programs. But Office is also notorious for being misused — people will paste screenshots into Word and email them instead of just pasting them directly onto email, or they will open up Excel to perform a simple calculation. Analyst Benedict Evans has drawn a key insight from these classic misuses: Increasingly, different functions in Office, such as the various misuses, can be done with apps on tablets or phones. More →

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Microsoft Office For iPad Release Date

Microsoft is finally close to launching Office for iPad

By on February 14, 2014 at 3:42 PM.

Microsoft is finally close to launching Office for iPad

iPads are more than just toys and soon you’ll be able to get even more real work done on them when Microsoft finally pushes its iOS version of Office out to Apple’s popular tablet. ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley reports that Microsoft is still hard at work on its iPad version of Office and will launch it “sooner than most think.” And here’s the kicker: Foley thinks that the newly revamped touch-optimized version of Office could arrive on the iPad before it comes to Windows-based tablets. More →

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Office Mobile for iPhone Download

The wait is finally over: Microsoft debuts Office Mobile for iPhone (hands-on)

By on June 14, 2013 at 6:45 AM.

The wait is finally over: Microsoft debuts Office Mobile for iPhone (hands-on)

Just over a year ago, BGR exclusively reported that Microsoft was working on Office for both iOS and Android. The software was initially supposed to launch in November last year according to our sources, and a subsequent report confirmed the timing. Microsoft got a bit busy ahead of the holidays though, and the release was pushed back. Well the wait is finally over: Microsoft is ready to start bringing its class-leading Office software to new platforms, and it’s starting with Apple’s iPhone. More →

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Microsoft Office Android iOS Release Date

Microsoft Office for Android and iOS might not launch until 2014

By on April 10, 2013 at 2:25 PM.

Microsoft Office for Android and iOS might not launch until 2014

Microsoft (MSFT) has long been rumored to be building a version of Office for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices, but earlier reports that claimed the productivity suite would arrive in early 2013 appear to have been false. The latest report now suggests that we may not see Office for Android and iOS until 2014. Citing a leaked roadmap, Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet says that Microsoft will release its “Gemini” update in October this year by revamping the core Office programs — Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote — with more touch-friendly controls, Metro-styling and support for Windows 8 and Windows RT. The company will then reportedly release a new version of Office for Mac alongside an Office RT and a new version of Office for Windows Phone in April 2014. Finally, Foley notes that Android and iOS support for Office will not be released until fall next year.

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