Windows 8 Enterprise embraces BYOD

Microsoft has bowed to the age of consumerization and 'bring your own device' (BYOD), announcing features in the next version of its business OS, Windows 8 Enterprise, it hopes will fit in with

Published on: April 20th, 2012 John E. Dunn

Windows 8 upgrade path from Vista, XP still unclear

Microsoft today declined to confirm whether users of Windows XP and Vista will be able to upgrade their PCs to Windows 8 when the latter launches later this year.On Monday, Microsoft spelled out

Published on: April 18th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Get your CloudOn

For some reason, 2012 is shaping up to be the year of cloud-based Windows 7 and Microsoft Office offerings, including scarily bad services such as OnLive Desktop. OnLive Desktop was a media darling

Published on: April 12th, 2012 Galen Gruman

A fresh update for LibreOffice

Just a month after the release of LibreOffice 3.5, the Document Foundation on Thursday announced an update to the software that's designed to increase the stability and security of the free office productivity

Published on: March 16th, 2012 Katherine Noyes

Microsoft Office 365 selling like hot cakes to SMBs

Office 365, Microsoft's cloud collaboration and communication suite for organizations, is selling eight times faster than its predecessor, the Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) and has been particularly successful among small businesses, which

Published on: November 30th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

Microsoft beefs up Office 2003, 2007 security

Microsoft on Tuesday beefed up security in Office 2003 and Office 2007 on Windows by adding a feature that first appeared in the newer Office 2010 last year.In Office 2010, the security feature

Published on: April 14th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Four pitfalls to avoid when upgrading to Office 2010

A Microsoft Office upgrade can be intimidating, particularly for companies still using Office 2003. The distance between Office 2003 and Office 2010 can incite fears of compatibility problems and business disruptions in the

Published on: January 19th, 2011

What SMB CIOs can learn from Google’s Ben Fried

When Ben Fried left his post as IT managing director at Morgan Stanley and took over as Google's CIO in May 2008, he knew what he was getting into: supporting a user base

Published on: January 17th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

Office apps showdown: Google Docs vs. Word 2011 vs. Pages ’09

You have plenty of choices when it comes to word processing software, but the most obvious (and popular and ubiquitous) of those choices are Microsoft's Word 2011, Apple's Pages '09 and Google Docs.

Published on: December 10th, 2010 Jeffrey Battersby

Mac users guide: make the switch to Outlook 2011

If you've already upgraded to Microsoft Office 2011 from an earlier edition--or are considering doing so--you probably know that e-mail, calendars, and contacts are now handled by a new application called Outlook (

Published on: November 2nd, 2010 Joe Kissell

Sneak peek at Office 2011 for Mac

Microsoft has started rolling out more details about Office 2011, the upcoming upgrade of its productivity suite. On Wednesday, the company posted a brief video on its Mac Mojo blog showing off a

Published on: July 29th, 2010 Dan Miller

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

Use Google Calendar to stay on top of your to do list

Your life is busy and you have got enough on your plate without needing to remember to move your car every week, pay oddly timed bills, or show up for one-time weekend appointments.

Published on: July 15th, 2010 Adam Pash

Excel’s new PowerPivot add-on is free and compelling

The core idea behind PowerPivot is deceptively simple: Since people use Excel as a generic data analysis tool, why not make Excel into a front end for data analysis from any number of

Published on: July 13th, 2010 Serdar Yegulalp