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UK makes ODF its official documents format standard

July 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

In 2006 and 2007, there was an enormous documents standards war between Microsoft, with its OpenXML documents format, and the open-source community with its Open Document Format (ODF). In the end, Microsoft, while eventually supporting ODF, won. ODF, while still supported by such popular open-source office suites as LibreOffice and OpenOffice, became something of an after-thought. Until, […]

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Tags: Applications · Business · Legal · Microsoft · Office Software

Office for iPad: Big deal, or big yawn?

March 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

It looks like Microsoft Office really is coming to the Apple iPad. Well, actually, it will most likely be a version of Office 365, but why quibble? That’s great, right? At long last, the world’s most popular office suite will be available on the most popular tablet! Microsoft will get more customers, life will be […]

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Tags: Apple · Applications · Business · Infrastructure · Microsoft · Office Software · Tablet

Who needs operating systems anymore? Not you.

March 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

write a lot about operating systems: Android, Linux, Windows, Mac OS and anything else you can think of. That’s because I’ve always been fascinated by them. I started working with technology in the late 1970s. Along the way, I’ve worked with IBM’s mainframe OS/360, Unix on DEC PDP-11, and that ancestor of all PC operating […]

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Tags: Applications · Operating System

Microsoft brings Office 365 data to Android apps

March 11th, 2014 · Comments Off

Just the other day, I gave five reasons why Microsoft should embrace Android for its smartphone operating system. Little did I know that on that same day Microsoft Open Technologies would open source the Office 365 Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android. With this SDK, developers will be able to let their Android applications access […]

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Tags: Applications · Business · Development · Infrastructure · Linux · Microsoft · Office Software · Open Source · Operating System · SmartPhone · Tablet

Google gets serious about office apps: Offers $15 for referrals

March 10th, 2014 · Comments Off

Google just got serious—really serious—about taking on Microsoft Office, and Office 365 in particular. In a blog posting on March 10th Prajesh Parekh, a Google marketing lead, wrote “we’re offering a $15 referral bonus for each new Google Apps user you refer.” Google gets serious about office apps: Offers $15 for referrals. More>

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Tags: Applications · Business · Google · Network · Office Software · Web Services