Apple Updates iWork Apps as the Productivity App Wars Continue

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Everybody wants your data. Apple, Microsoft, Google each have competing Apps for you to create and edit documents and they all want those documents stored in their respective clouds. Last week, Microsoft finally released a version of its Office Apps for the iPad. Those Apps (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) are free to download, but to create […]

Apple Prepping iWork in the Cloud to Compete With Google Docs, Cloud Office

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There are reports that Apple may be collaborating with VMware to deliver a cloud-based web app of its iWork productivity suite to compete against Google Docs and Microsoft’s cloud-based Office solutions. It’s unclear if Apple intends on charging a subscription or licensing fee to end-users for cloud-based access to the Microsoft Office-replacement iWork suite, or […]

Office for iPad: CloudOn Attempts Full Featured Office on iPad

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The official Microsoft Office for iPad app remains missing in action, but that doesn’t mean that corporate users are without options. CloudOn is the latest Office for iPad service to emerge, competing with Onlive Desktop for a place on corporate users’ iPads. (Read: 5 Office for iPad Alternatives) Unlike many of the Office iPad alternatives, […]

Microsoft Granted Stay on Injunction on Selling Word

Microsoft got some relief from the U.S. Court of Appeals and was granted a stay on the injunction that prohibited it from selling Microsoft Word. The stay allows Microsoft to continue selling Word until its appeal is heard against the ruling that it willfully infringed on a patent held by i4i regarding the processing XML. […]

GBM How To: Add Pen Options to Quick Access Toolbar

The following is a re-post from an earlier article we published on customizing the Quick Access Toolbar so that the pen is easier to access in Office 2007: One of the frustrating things about Office 2007 is how the inking tools are hidden under the Review Ribbon button. The ink options are harder to find, […]

Office 2007 SP2 Slated for 1st Half 2009

Microsoft’s Office Sustained Engineering team just announced that Office 2007 Service Pack 2 will be released between February and April 2009. According to the announcement, individual teams (Word, OneNote, Outlook, etc), will be highlighting some of the particulars fixes in each product, but here are some general improvements to expect: Improved Outlook Calendaring Reliability Improved […]