More than three years after releasing the current version of Office for Mac, Microsoft is readying a major refresh.
Mac users can expect a new version of the apps suite by the end of the year, according to Thorsten Hübschen, leader of Microsoft's Office group in Germany. The revelation came during an interview with Computerwoche at CeBit 2014, a computer trade show occurring this week in Hanover, Germany.
Hübschen blamed the delay on the merger of the Mac business unit -- the Mac suite's development team -- with the Microsoft business unit in 2010. … Read more
Microsoft is about to make some big changes as to how Office 365 looks and works.
At the company's SharePoint 2014 conference, which kicks off on March 3, executives will preview some of these coming changes -- specifically ones involving social and machine-learning technologies that Microsoft is baking into its cloud suite of Office apps. Once these technologies begin rolling out later this year, the lines between Exchange, SharePoint, and Yammer will be blurred, and social collaboration will become more of a centerpiece of the more tightly integrated suite.
You know how you like to love yourself? Oh, go on. Count the ways.
The problem is, though, that when you want a little space to be nice to yourself in a big city, you're left with either the library or Starbucks.
Yes, you could book into a gorgeous hotel, but that costs ugly money.
On the other hand, there's an app called Breather. Think of it as a little space for (what's left of) your soul.
Breather exists to find you a small oasis of peace and quiet when you have an hour to kill -- … Read more
Still waiting for Microsoft to release Office for the iPad? Don't bother. Here's another app that fits the bill, and it's free.
Released in November for the iPad, HopTo lets you view, edit, and create Word documents and Excel spreadsheets, and view PowerPoint presentations. You can access and edit those and other types of files from your local computer and from Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive. And thanks to the latest update, you can now tap into your Microsoft OneDrive files.
The online version of Microsoft Office has a new name, along with some new features intended to streamline certain activities.
Why the name change? In a blog post on Wednesday, Office Online product marketing manager Amanda Lefebvre acknowledged that the name Office Web Apps confused users. Some apparently thought they had venture to an app store to find the software and then manually install it.
"No, to use them all you need is a web browser," Lefebvre said. "Ah! You say. So it's like Office, online. Yes, exactly. Office Online."
Beyond a new name, the … Read more
Microsoft OneDrive is a revamped version of the company's cloud storage service (formerly called SkyDrive) that lets you store files in the cloud outside of your computer or smartphone, so that they're accessible from any device connected to the Internet. With the news, the company also added some tweaks to its accompanying app for iOS.
OneDrive is just one of many cloud services available, such as Google Drive and Dropbox, but has the unique advantage of working flawlessly with Microsoft Office documents as long as you also own the Office app with a subscription to Office 365. Without … Read more
San Francisco may be seeing more Google engineers roaming the city's Mission neighborhood in the upcoming future. According to Financial Times, the Web giant has reportedly leased a massive building in the area for employee office space.
The 35,000-square-foot building is big enough to fit 200 workers and reportedly will be geared toward housing engineers who came with Google's recent acquisitions, such as Nest Labs, SlickLogin, and Boston Dynamics.
Google has bought several companies over the last year. Just yesterday it was announced that Google acquired SlickLogin, an Israeli security startup that uses smartphones and high-frequency sounds … Read more
Microsoft Office 365 users will soon be able to submit and digitally sign documents without leaving Microsoft applications.
The software announced a "long-term strategic partnership" on Monday that will see the integration of DocuSign's eSignature apps with Office 365. Apps that integrate with Outlook, Word, SharePoint Online, and SharePoint Server 2013 are expected to arrive in the Office Store in March, the companies said in a statement.
"This partnership with DocuSign helps our customers keep transactions digital and manage eSignatures seamlessly from within Office 365, where they already communicate, collaborate, and create," John Case, vice … Read more
A pair of reports speak to coming iPad attractions. One addresses the prospects for the so-called iPad Pro, the other, Microsoft Office running on Apple's tablet.
A larger iPad in 2014? Don't bet the farm on it is the crux of a report, via AppleInsider, from Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.
While Kuo expects development of the iPad Pro to be important for Apple's future, the device -- rumored to be 12.9 inches -- will require a modified operating system. The upshot: that may not be doable by the end of 2014, Kuo claimed.
And … Read more