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  • Microsoft and Google riding the cloud wave

    Cloud-based services and infrastructure are boosting the financial performances of Microsoft and Google. In earnings calls this week, Google says it has developed 'deep enterprise' strengths and Microsoft says it's executing on digital transformations thanks to the cloud.

    Written by Matt Kapko29 April 17 05:48
  • Microsoft slashes value of Office 2016 upgrade offer

    Customers who purchase a copy of Office 2013 (Windows) or Office 2011 (OS X) between Aug. 22 and Dec. 31 2015 will be eligible for a free one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal or a $40 discount on a perpetual license of a stand-alone copy of Office 2016 for Windows or Mac.

    Written by Gregg Keizer02 Oct. 15 22:54
  • Dropbox, Microsoft in Office integration

    Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel users can now edit their documents in Dropbox using Office Online on the web, following a new agreement announced Friday.

    Written by Byron Connolly10 April 15 10:33
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  • Word 2013 cheat sheet

    The buzz today may be all about Office 2016 for Windows, which is due to be released this fall, but many business users are still getting acquainted with Office 2013 and will continue to use it for some time. Use this Word 2013 cheat sheet to help take advantage of all it has to offer.

    Written by Preston Gralla01 July 15 01:42
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  • CIO describes how he moved 125K workers to Office 365 in 6 months

    The CIO of Swiss power company ABB shared details with about its decision to ditch IBM Notes and move 125,000 workers to Office 365. The migration spotlighted important lessons for IT leaders about the scalability of enterprise tools and how innovation can drive staff productivity.

    Written by Matt Kapko25 Nov. 15 15:31
  • Why Power BI is the future of Excel

    Excel isn't going away, but it's going to stop accumulating extra tools like barnacles. Instead Power BI Desktop will become the self-service analytics hub.

    Written by Mary Branscombe03 Sept. 15 15:51
  • How Office 365 balances IT control with user satisfaction

    At the end of 2014, Microsoft bought Acompli, creators of a popular email app that it quickly rebranded as Outlook. The familiar name doubtless drew in more users, but it also gave IT teams a set of expectations about the security and management options a product called Outlook would have.

    Written by Mary Branscombe07 July 15 23:53