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  • Microsoft reveals Office 365 roadmap--here's what's coming

    One of the advantages of Microsoft's Office 365 suite, Microsoft claims, are the ongoing addition of features, which suddenly show up on a user's desktop. But Microsoft has now published an upcoming roadmap of those features, recognising that it needs to sell those features to new and existing users. 

  • Microsoft's Office for iPad shakes up mobile enterprise

    It's hard to overstate the impact of the Microsoft Office for iPad. The arrival of the dominant productivity suite on the dominant tablet promises to change how iPads are viewed in the enterprise. Office for iPad may also crush competitive apps, shut out Cloud storage providers and limit MDM vendors.

  • 10 Microsoft Word 2013 headaches and how to cure them

    Microsoft Word remains the world's beefiest and most popular word processing program. It's no easy task to simplify an application that has accumulated 30 years' worth of features, but Microsoft has improved the 2013 edition in several key ways, starting with a polished Read Mode and embedded PDF edits.

  • Why Office 365 and Office 2013 may not be right for you

    The next generation of Office is here, and while it's not necessarily an essential upgrade for Office 2010 users, it's easily the best Office suite to date. Editing complicated financial spreadsheets has never been so semi-seamless!

  • Office 365 vs. Office 2013: Should you rent or own?

    For the first time Microsoft is tempting Office users to rent, not own, software that for decades they've bought as a standalone program. It's not a foreign proposition. We pay annual subscription fees for our anti-virus software. Last April, Adobe rolled out its Creative Cloud subscription package for renting Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver.

  • With thick skin, Google CIO finds job rewarding

    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 full of technology experts and computer industry stars, like co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, CEO Eric Schmidt and Vice President Vint Cerf. In a recent interview with IDG News Service, Fried spoke candidly about his job and shared tips and advice for fellow CIOs, including the urgent need for tablet device strategies. An edited transcript of the interview follows.