Microsoft brings Office apps to Android phones

After a successful preview period, Microsoft Corp. has finally brought Office to Android with the launch of new Word, Excel and PowerPoint mobile apps. The mobile-optimized versions of Microsoft’s word processing, spreadsheet and

Published on: June 24th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

What to look for when Microsoft Office 2016 is released with Windows 10

While Windows 10 will likely get the lion’s share of attention when Microsoft Corp. unveils the updated operating system later this year it will be Office 2016 – the similarly revamped office suite

Published on: May 27th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Microsoft rolls out revamped Outlook app for iOS and Android

It’s been a busy couple of days for Microsoft Corp., what with the release of not one, but two of its flagship products for mobile. Today, the Redmond, Wash.-based company announced it has

Published on: January 29th, 2015 Candice So

Apple Numbers vs. Microsoft Excel: spreadsheet differences and compatibilities

The benefit of spreadsheet programs for businesses, both big and small, is unmatched. Functions or preinstalled formulas in business make creation of spreadsheets for personal, financial and business analysis extremely easy. Apple Numbers

Published on: September 8th, 2014 Robert Cordray

Hackers turning to Microsoft Office to attack users

It may have been a while since you’ve seen the viruses that once were a risk to Microsoft Word and Excel users in the 1990s. As threatening flaws in the programming language for

Published on: July 8th, 2014 Candice So

5 free open source and web alternatives to commercial software

Considering the diversity of the operating systems and the advent of their browser-based successors (like Chrome OS), the obvious problem in switching to any of them is software. Most of Windows users are not

Published on: April 25th, 2014 Victor Clarke

Microsoft launches Power BI to all users

Microsoft Corp. is now making its business intelligence program, branded as Power BI for Office 365, generally available. While Microsoft actually launched Power BI in closed beta in July 2013, the program is

Published on: February 10th, 2014 Candice So

Microsoft Office is still heavyweight in the workplace, Forrester survey finds

Microsoft Corp.'s Office 2013 is still the top choice among workplace productivity tools, although cloud-based email is steadily gaining some ground, according to a new study from technology and market research firm Forrester

Published on: October 18th, 2013 Candice So

Sony Xperia Z, head-to-head with the ZL

"Almost the same, but not quite" - that's one way to describe Sony Mobile's Xperia Z and its predecessor, the ZL. Sony released the ZL back in April, while its younger sibling, the

Published on: August 12th, 2013 Candice So

Microsoft Office Mobile now available for iPhone

Apple iPhone users got their first taste of the first iOS native app for Microsoft Office over the weekend, with the release of Office Mobile on Friday. But only Office 365 subscribers can

Published on: June 17th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Microsoft launches Office for iPad, plus 4 other ways to use it

Updated March 28, 2014 by Candice So.  Microsoft Corp.'s code-name for its future release plan for Office products is "Gemini," according to ZDNet blogger Mary Jo Foley. While Foley doesn't reveal her sources

Published on: April 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Best freeware alternatives for expensive business software

For too many people, the phrase “free software” conjures up images of pirated brand-name applications or poorly supported third-class programs. If that’s what you think of freeware, you’re missing an opportunity to save

Published on: June 22nd, 2012 David Murphy

Zoho Docs offers comfortable, flexible productivity suite

Among online productivity suites, Zoho Docs brings a unique third-party perspective to the mix. Microsoft and Google are each entrenched in their own cultures and tools, but Zoho Docs takes a moreflexible cross-platform

Published on: August 31st, 2011 Tony Bradley

Top 10 Microsoft Office add-ons to boost productivity

Like most people who own PCs, you probably rely on Microsoft Office to get a lot of your work done. And you probably wish that you could get more out of the suite.

Published on: May 26th, 2011 Preston Gralla