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

Hosted version of Microsoft Office unveiled

Microsoft made its long-awaited move to package the hosted version of Office with the hosted versions of Lync, SharePoint and Exchange with the unveiling on Tuesday of Office 365.Office 365, scheduled to ship

Published on: October 22nd, 2010 Juan Carlos Perez

Outlook evolves into a communications hub with Social Connectors

Microsoft has establishedOutlookas one of the leading applications for reading, writing, and managing e-mail. With Outlook 2010 and Outlook Social Connectors, though, Microsoft is breaking that mold and adapting the software as a

Published on: July 16th, 2010 Tony Bradley

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

Three ways to get your money’s worth from Microsoft Office

The billboard ads may be telling you it's time to "Go Google" with your productivity apps, but most enterprises still use Microsoft Office, and are planning to keep it that way.A recent survey

Published on: November 23rd, 2009 Jeff Radecki

Office Live add-in means you’ll never lose another document

If you use Microsoft Office and you frequently work from different computers, you need to check out the Office Live add-in for Office Live Workspace (currently in public beta). This free online service

Published on: November 23rd, 2009 Michael Scalisi

Microsoft Warns of Chaos if Word Sales Are Halted

A week earlier, U.S. District Court Judge Leonard Davis had issued the injunction and ordered that Microsoft pay $290 million in damages and interest to Toronto-based i4i Inc. for infringing on that company's

Published on: August 24th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Free online networking service helps Canadian businesses get more out of Office

#image# We know that change affects different people differently. And we understand that working together in the face of constant change is better than in working separately. Small business owners in particular can

Published on: January 19th, 2009 Lee Rickwood

OpenOffice upgrade gives free office suite wealth of new features

OpenOffice.org is a powerful productivity suite--including tools for word processing, spreadsheets, slideshows and more--with one major additional feature: it's free. Whether OpenOffice 3--the first version to run natively on OS X and Intel-based

Published on: December 16th, 2008 John Brandon

10 tips for creating an awesome PowerPoint presentation

Since its debut in the late 1980s, Microsoft's PowerPoint software has become many things to many people: a lifesaver to busy execs attempting to explain critical and complex financial data to their peers;

Published on: November 28th, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

15 Ways to Optimize Microsoft Office

What's the most popular application software in the world? Most likely, Microsoft Office. You use it, your colleagues use it, your relatives use it, and just about everyone you know uses it. You

Published on: October 13th, 2008 Preston Gralla

15 free and fabulous downloads that help you get the most out of Microsoft Office

What's the most popular application software in the world? Most likely, Microsoft Office. You use it, your colleagues use it, your relatives use it, and just about everyone you know uses it.You certainly

Published on: September 23rd, 2008 Preston Gralla

15 great tools that optimize Microsoft Office

What's the most popular application software in the world? Most likely, Microsoft Office. You use it, your colleagues use it, your relatives use it, and just about everyone you know uses it. You

Published on: September 22nd, 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