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Microsoft gets to keep selling Word... for now

After receiving a court order to stop selling Microsoft Word due to patent-infringing technology, Microsoft warned that the consequences could be dire if the injunction wasn't stayed. And by dire, I mean, Microsoft might have had to pull Word for a few months while writing new code to get around the problem. Fortunately (for Microsoft at least, and anyone looking to pick up a copy of Office or ...

Microsoft, Nokia announce Office Mobile coming to Nokia phones

Microsoft has been making a mobile version of Office for years. But it's only been available on devices running mobile versions of Windows (what we now call Windows Mobile or Windows Phone, and what was once called PocketPC). Today, Microsoft and Nokia announced a deal that will bring Office Mobile to Nokia smartphones. This is the first time Office Mobile will be available on handsets that don'...

Microsoft gets a taste Texas justice: judge slams Word with banhammer

At high noon, Microsoft and US District Court Judge Leonard Davis met on a dusty stretch of Texas road. The wind whistled past, carrying the occasional tumbleweed. A Walmart bag danced in the updraft. As the clock struck high noon, not a sound could be heard except for the jangling of spurs as each combatant shot a steely glance at the other. Right arm at the ready, fingers flexing. Suddenly...

Microsoft Office web apps won't officially support Chrome, Opera browsers

Microsoft plans to launch stripped down, web-based versions of its Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint soon. When the company first unveiled the upcoming web apps, Microsoft announced that they would work with Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari. Now, in an official blog posting, Microsoft has stated that those three browsers will be the only ones officially supported by...

Microsoft acquires Office.com domain

Microsoft has already announced plans to launch an online version of Office that will compete with Google Docs, Zoho Office, and other online office applications. And now we have a pretty good idea of where it will be hosted. Microsoft acquired the Office.com internet domain this week. Up until recently, the domain belonged to ContactOffice. It looks like ContactOffice began transferring its se...

Add Twitter support to Microsoft Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010 with TwInbox

One thing that surprised me about Outlook 2010 (apart from that whole HTML rendering fiasco) was the lack of any social features - like Twitter, for example. TwInbox began life as OutTwit a couple years back, and it's steadily improved over that time. The current version is a 490kb add-in that works in Outlook 2003, 2007, and even the 2010 Technical Preview (if you hadn't guessed from the screens...

Office 2010 introduced, now with web applications

Microsoft is officially introducing Office 2010 today at the company's Worldwide Partners Conference. But there's already a good deal of information about the latest version of Microsoft's office suite floating around the web, thanks to TechCrunch, istartedsomething, and a Google Cached version of the Office 2010 page that went online a little early. Update: It looks like the Microsoft Office 2...

OffiSync mixes Microsoft Office and Google Docs

If you often transfer files back and forth between Microsoft Office apps on your desktop and Google Docs online, OffiSync might be exactly what you need. It pulls Google Docs functionality into Office, letting you save, manage and browse your Google Docs as if they were in a directory on your hard drive. You can also share docs and add collaborators, and send email and notifications, all while you...

Microsoft Office 14 screenshots leaked

Someone get a mop, the leaks are everywhere. Several screenshots of Microsoft Office 14 - which is currently in alpha testing- have been leaked by Russian site Wzor. Beta versions are scheduled to appear sometime in May with the full release slated for the end of 2009. The screenshots show a bevy of applications, including Access, Excel, Groove, InfoPath, InterConnect, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoin...

Microsoft to launch web versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint

It looks like Microsoft is finally prepared to launch its answer to Google Docs, Zoho Office, and ThinkFree Office. About a year after launching Office Live Workspace, which is really just a service for people to store and share documents created using desktop apps, Microsoft has announced plans to go ahead with true web-based versions of MS Office applications including Excel, Word, and PowerPo...

Microsoft Equipt (subscription based Office) to go on sale this week

Can't justify spending hundreds of dollars for Microsoft Office? Starting this week, Microsoft will be offering Equipt for $69.99... per year. Equipt is an office suite which features the applications from Microsoft Office Home and Student, Microsoft OneCare, and comes bundled with several (already free) Windows Live services. When you consider the fact that Microsoft puts out a new version of Off...

Excit - fun Excel-themed Time Waster

Imagine you were using Excel, and it was actually fun! Yes, it's difficult, but try. While it might be hard to imagine, the makers of Excit have accomplished the task of making Excel fun. It's not really Excel, but an Excel-themed online Flash game, but even still it's remarkable. Excit is described as an "MIS Spreadsheet game", implying that there are a number of such games. For this Time Waster...

First peek at Microsoft Office Live Workspace

Microsoft has released a few screenshots of its upcoming Office Live Workspace. And we have to say, it looks about as much like desktop software as any web-based app we've seen. Which is a good thing, since it's meant to work with the desktop version of Microsoft Office. But while Office Live Workspace certainly looks a lot prettier than Google Docs & Spreadsheets, the two services might be ...

Microsoft Office Live Workspace: This is Microsoft's online office strategy?

As we've pointed out time and again, online office suites like Google Docs and Zoho are not complete Microsoft Office replacements. They don't have all the features, but they also don't have the high price. And for many users, not only are online office suites cheaper (as in free), but they offer up a few extra useful features like the ability to share documents with anyone over the internet. We...

Microsoft releases Office 2003 SP3

Microsoft has released Service Pack 3 for Office 2003. If you haven't upgraded to Office 2007, there may be a few bug fixes and features in here for you. But beware, the update also shuts off a handful of features. For example, you won't be able to open PowerPoint files created before the release of PowerPoint 97. The reasoning is that these files are less secure, but if you happen to have any ol...