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February 20, 2015

Microsoft OneDrive gains Material Design refresh in first beta release

Microsoft has just released their first beta version of the OneDrive Android app, which brings a nice Material Design refresh.
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February 16, 2015

Does the Microsoft Dropbox merger benefit businesses?

Late last year Microsoft merged with Drobpox. But why did they merge and what does it mean for businesses?
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January 29, 2015

Microsoft Outlook Preview for Android lands in the Google Play Store

We know that Microsoft is pushing forward with a vengeance to get Windows 10 and a new round of Office products into the hands of consumers. To that end, they have just released their new Outlook Preview app for your Android devices.

Microsoft Outlook Preview is free in the Google Play Store. They ask only that you remember this is not the final release software, you will find a few bugs, and they would love it if you could report them to help improve the app for future updates.

This is not the first item out of Microsoft’s Office suites to find a home on Android, indeed, you can find Office Mobile, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote and more in the [...]

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November 15, 2013

Edit Microsoft Office docs on your iPad with HopTo

With HopTo you can view PDFs and a wide array of image files, including JPGs, PNGs, TIFs, and animated GIFs. You can listen to MP3s, iTunes M4A files, and other music formats and view QuickTime video clips.

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November 11, 2013

Microsoft’s new ad for the Surface 2 tablets just doesn’t add up

The San Francisco billboard, which was first spotted by Apple Insider, depicts a Surface tablet running Excel. The spreadsheet is titled ‘Hawaii Budget’ and attempts to add up all the costs expected on the holiday.

Beady-eyed journalists spotted that the seven numbers totalled $9,500 – some $500 more than the correct final figure.

This news comes less than a month after Microsoft’s outspoken PR Frank Shaw dismissed Apple’s own IWork suite as being “struggling” and “lightweight” productivity apps that are “less powerful” than Microsoft Office.

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October 16, 2013

Lenovo unwraps 8-inch $299 Miix Windows 8.1 tablet

Lenovo’s new small tablet is powered by Intel’s quad-core Bay Trail processor; the more capable and power efficient successor to last year’s Intel Atom chip.

The new $299 Miix 2 comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 and includes the option of a stylus for digital inking on the capacitive display. A 5-megapixel camera sits on the back of the tablet while a 2-megapixel front-facing camera can be used for Skype or other video chat services.

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August 8, 2013

Microsoft hammers the iPad again in new ad

Earlier ads sported a faux Siri voice that sounded increasingly concerned that it didn’t have some of the same features as the iPad. 

This ad simply has a upbeat sound track while the iPad and Surface RT are compared side by side in pictures and text.

Microsoft of course cherry picks the advantages (just as Apple did in the old "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" ads); there is no, for example, mention of the vastly larger selection of apps available for the iPad, but does note that the Surface RT comes with Microsoft Office which is not available for Apple’s tablet.

Basically, Microsoft touts the same advantages it has in earlier [...]

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July 15, 2013

Microsoft makes big Surface RT price cut official

The Surface RT is the first Microsoft tablet to run on the ARM architecture. It features a 10.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor.

Surface RT and other WIndows RT tablets include a custom version of Microsoft Office, but older Windows software won't run on RT systems; instead users are limited to what's availble in Microsoft's relatively new app store called Microsoft Store. 

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June 14, 2013

Office for iPad, not yet, Office for iPhone – available now

Microsoft Office is now out for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Microsoft Office. Office Mobile for iPhone, now available in App Store, lets you view documents (as had been rumored), but also edit them inside the app as well, which is a bit of a surprise.

But there's a catch. Instead of charging a small fee or an ad supported version of Office for iPhone like many other developers do with their apps, Microsoft will require an Office 365 subscription for Office on iPhone to function. 

"And, you can count on Office Mobile to keep all your content and formatting intact so the document still looks great when you're back on your PC or Mac," Microsoft said [...]

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May 23, 2013

Folders acquisition to help power next version of Box for iOS

Martin Destagnol, who created Folders, has already been working with the Box iOS team the past few weeks on ways to deeply integrate the Folders technology into the next generation of Box for iOS due out the later this, Box said in a blog post.

“When we saw Folders we saw a beautiful experience and set of design patterns that we had to bring to Box’s users,” said Sam Schillace, VP of Engineering at Box. 

Folders is designed to let you view and open all types of files, stream mp3 files, mark your notes, preview photos and view source code.

“Adding the Folders technology and Martin’s expertise to Box will help us to continue to [...]

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