Facebook Docs won’t bring businesses on board

Microsoft Corp.'s forays into social networking with Facebook Docs is targeted solely at consumers and students and doesn't signal a diversion from the software giant's business approach to its widely-used Office suite, sources

Published on: May 4th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Despite challenges Google apps gains many new business converts

After conquering the search world, Google is now pushing hard to be a major provider of business software, tackling longtime dominator Microsoft over productivity and collaboration apps. But does this company, most famous

Published on: December 1st, 2009 Robert Scheier

Preview of Microsoft Web Apps is promising

We've been waiting for years to see what Microsoft's answer to Google Docs would be, and now we're getting a look. The Technical Preview of Microsoft Office Web Apps is here. Microsoft had

Published on: September 27th, 2009 Tony Bradley

Microsoft vs. Google: Office Web Will Kill Google Docs

Maybe Google will be able to rescue something from its Docs misadventure, but it better do something quick. Microsoft says it can solve big customers' big complaint about Google Docs and will do

Published on: August 11th, 2009 David Coursey

Gmail and Google Apps could face privacy investigation following breach

A privacy group has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Google Inc.'s cloud computing services, including the popular Gmail hosted e-mail service, Google Docs and the Picasa photo sharing service, adequately

Published on: March 24th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Web start-ups get early Christmas gift from Microsoft

Microsoft is giving away free software to early-stage Web start-up companies as part of a worldwide program called BizSpark launched on Wednesday.BizSpark aims to help startups get off the ground by providing production

Published on: November 6th, 2008 James Niccolai

Windows 7 at the heart of Microsoft’s battle against Google

With the first public alpha release of Windows 7 due Monday at the Microsoft PDC2008 conference, the outline of the new operating system is taking shape. What you won't see when that alpha

Published on: October 28th, 2008 Preston Gralla

Three fantastic online alternatives to Microsoft Office – Part II

In Part 1 of this article we discussed features of three Web-based office productivity suites – Google Docs, ThinkFree, and Zoho. We outlined key improvements to these three online suites – and asked

Published on: July 23rd, 2008 David DeJean

Three fantastic online alternatives to Microsoft Office – Part I

For quite a while, Web-based suites -- which offered word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and other tools associated with desktop office suites -- were extolled not because they did these things well, but because

Published on: July 22nd, 2008 David DeJean

Ready to switch from Microsoft Office to something “better”?

If there's one application that everybody has, and depends on, it's Microsoft Office. The newest Office, though, has met with a mixed reaction, thanks to a changed user interface that caused concern in

Published on: July 17th, 2008 Curtis Franklin Jr.