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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

Chromebook gains, Microsoft worries

July 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Some people still pooh-pooh the idea that Chromebooks could ever come close to challenging Windows PCs. NPD’s latest laptop sales numbers say otherwise. Chromebook sales are zooming upward, while Windows laptop sales are stagnant. Chromebook gains, Microsoft worries More >

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Tags: Business · Google · Infrastructure · Laptop · Linux · Microsoft · Operating System · Windows

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

Crash, bang, boom: Down go all the major browsers at Pwn2Own

March 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

If there was ever any doubt that security is a process and not a product, the results of HP Zero Day Initiative’s (ZDI) annual Pwn2Own hacking contest will lay those doubts to rest. All the major Web browsers—Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer (IE), and Safari—were cracked by the end of the two day competition. Crash, bang, […]

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Tags: Apple · Business · Google · HP · Microsoft · Mozilla · Network · Security · Web browser

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