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(News) Three Reasons to Make the Move to Office 2010
(News) Culture Clash: Office 2010 v. Google Docs
(News) Microsoft Office is Just What the iPad Needs
(Reviews) Office 2010 Review: Inside Microsoft's Newest Suite
(News) 13 Top-Notch Web Services for Business and Communication
(News) Office 2010 Reaches RTM, Watch Out Google
(News) Spreadsheets on the Go with Numbers for iPad
(How To) Put Cloud CRM to Work
(News) New Google Docs Features Step-by-Step
(Reviews) iPad Struggles at Printing and Sharing Files
(News) Office Productivity in the Cloud with the iPad
(News) iWork Pages for iPad: A Primer for Word Users
(News) Memeo Connect Reader Syncs Google Docs on iPad
(How To) Work Smarter With Online Collaboration Tools
(News) Google's acquisition of Aardvark is intended to raise the bar against Facebook and Twitter, but the real winner will be Google's business customers.
(News) Microsoft Ends War on Macintosh with Office 2011
(News) Google hasn't presented Buzz as a unified communications tool, but combined with other Google products, Google has a formidable unified communications platform.
(News) Microsoft Could Make the iPad a Great Business Tool
(News) Memeo Connect for Google Apps is a desktop application that sync's desktop files with the Google Docs cloud. It helps with file conversions and is available for both Mac and Windows.
(News) Office 2010: The Pros and Cons for Businesses
(News) Google recognizes that businesses can not simply walk away from Microsoft and adopt Google Apps, and it has embraced partners to deliver tools that let customers work with seamlessly with both the desktop and the cloud.
(News) Memeo Connects Google Docs to the Desktop
(News) Microsoft has complied with the court order demanding it remove patented technology from Word, but it has also launched a legal challenge looking to overturn the ruling.
(News) It apppears Microsoft will no longer offer special, lower-cost "upgrade" versions when Office 2010 launches.
(News) The company will now offer a "Product Key Card" as well as a boxed version--but there are important differences.
(News) Microsoft has lost its appeal of a patent case involving Microsoft Office and Word. Good news: We keep our software and sales expected to continue.
(News) An appeals court has decided against Microsoft and upheld an earlier judgment claiming that Microsoft has infringed on technologies patented by i4i.
(News) Office 2007: 8 Great Reasons to (Finally) Upgrade
(News) Microsoft released the public beta of Office 2010 yesterday, but I have already been using Office 2010 for the past four months. Here are my thoughts on the new Office.
(News) Microsoft has released the beta version of Office 2010 to the public. Here are five reasons you should check out the beta and make the switch to Office 2010.
(News) Word Doc Woes Plague Enterprise
(News) The Tech Behind eHarmony
(News) IBM Describes Symphony Family Options
(News) In its appeal, Microsoft complained of a massive business disruption if sales of Word were halted while the case continued to be heard. Dell and HP joined in.
(News) Unless i4i wants to make Microsoft's products just go away--at least until they can be reformulated to be non-infringing--then making a deal is the best course.
(News) How Microsoft Can Solve its Word Patent Problem
(News) Microsoft's Best Option in Lawsuit: License
(News) Microsoft finally releasing a new Outlook for Macintosh next year is about 10 years too late and only underscores the real malice Redmond has towards Mac.
(News) As software goes, Microsoft Word has to be considered "too big to fail" because of the damage the ban would do to innocent customers. That is incentive to settle the case, one way, or the other.
(News) Microsoft Vows to Appeal Word Patent Ruling
(News) Injunction Blocks Microsoft From Selling Word
(News) 5 Reasons Word Will Weather the Patent Challenge
(News) Train Your IT Workers — on the Cheap
(News) Boldly Go Where No IT Pro Has Gone Before
(News) OpenOffice.org Inspired by Office -- Why?
(News) It's a case where crime does pay: Pirate enough copies of Office and Microsoft will give you a price that honest Americans can only dream about.
(How To) Use shorthand to cut corners in Office, expanding a few letters into words or phrases automatically.
(News) Bet on Office Web Apps Over Google Apps, Analyst Says
(News) Microsoft Surprises with Free Office Apps
(News) Is Office 2010 Really The Best Microsoft Can Do?
(News) Get a Handle on Your Overhead
(News) Why Is Microsoft Office So Hard to Kill?
(News) The Many Faces of OpenOffice
(News) First Look: Microsoft Office 2010
(News) Microsoft Office may be dominant, but its not irreplaceable.
(News) IBM/Lotus has released a 3D virtual environment conferencing service complete with avatars and whiteboards as part of its Sametime collaboration software.
(News) Zoho Builds Cloud Apps on SharePoint
(News) Office: If it Ain't Broke, Why Fix it?
(News) Microsoft Corp. plans to turn the Groove collaboration software it acquired in 2005 into its main application for workers to access content stored on...
(News) Office 2000 Nears End of Life
(News) Air Force Responds to GPS Outage Concerns
(How To) How to Sync Your Files
(News) IBM, Microsoft Spat Over Office File Formats
(News) Microsoft Readies 'Critical' PowerPoint Patch
(News) OpenOffice.org Updated With New Look
(How To) Six Ways to Get Your Employees to Use CRM Software
(News) Office 2007 SP2 Supports ODF
(News) Beyond Display Ads
(News) Outsourcing Not the Big Savings Firms Expect, Study Says
(News) Cheap Tools to Try During Tough Times
(News) Office 2003's Days are Numbered
(How To) Get the Most Out of Conferences
(Reviews) Free Mobile Services for Staying Productive on the Road
(News) Sync Files on Multiple PCs, and 13 Other Free Ways to Get Down to Business
(How To) 10 Business Lessons From 'Battlestar Galactica'
(How To) Rev up the Search Engines
(News) Microsoft Corp. last week said that three Windows security updates, including one rated "critical," will be released tomorrow...
(News) Microsoft Office 14: Victim of the Recession?
(News) Who Cares That Office 14 Is Delayed? I Do, and So Should You
(News) Edit Spreadsheets on Your iPhone
(How To) Control PowerPoint from your iPhone, with previews of the current slide, notes, and more.
(News) VMware has released open source desktop virtualization software designed to let its business partners optimize thin clients...
(How To) One of the most efficient and least expensive solutions to boosting sales is to focus on creating better processes and to leverage the existing tools you already have.
(How To) If you are a hardworking, fairly smart and creative person, you will be able to thrive in this economy.
(News) One of the oldest methods used to protect software from illegal copying is being dropped by Apple Inc.
(News) Starting February, Microsoft Office users in Hong Kong can test their software's authenticity with a new anti-counterfeiting...
(News) Taking aim at the Microsoft Office franchise on the Macintosh , IBM announced Tuesday that its free Lotus Symphony suite of...
(News) The iPhone 2.x software brings Microsoft Exchange support to the iPhone and iPod Touch. Look to the following Safari and...
(News) These iPhone applications help extend your business desktop to the phone. Some sync contacts, calendars, and documents; others...
(News) How to make presentations so bad that they might make others laugh.
(News) Updates to both Office Communications Server and Lotus Sametime promise to accelerate the unified communications market.microsoft
(News) Acceptance and success of open source software attributed partly to the efforts of major vendors such as IBM and Microsoft, a study says.
(News) At some companies, managers think that workplace gaming provides an easy, cost-effective, and much-appreciated way to reward employees for reaching goals.
(News) IBM and Canonical Inc. Thursday announced a virtualized software bundle combining Lotus desktop applications running on top of...
(News) Virtualisation specialist VMware has released its virtual desktop manager VMware View 3, which it claims can help solve the...
(How To) Change default file formats so that alternate office software and operating systems can still open your work.
(How To) A recession means tough times for IT departments everywhere, but particularly for small businesses.
(News) Voice input applications have steadily improved, and it's time for another talk with the developers behind Dragon.
(How To) These five essential Excel configuration tweaks will help you get to your files faster, improve menu navigation, and enhance your formatting options.
(How To) Tired of correcting Microsoft Word's erratic behavior? With a few judicious tweaks, you can defeat Word's annoying defaults and get more out of this Office app.
(News) Google Pack, Google's free software package, no longer features Sun's StarOffice office suite.
(News) IT managers are "grossly underestimating" the explosion of unstructured data in the enterprise, according to Hewlett Packard.
(News) Analysis: The division between proprietary software vendors and open-source providers is not as clear as some industry players perceive.
(News) NetSuite is trying to entice SAP customers to add its product on a divisional basis.
(News) For the second time in three months, Microsoft Corp. Friday again warned it would upgrade Windows Update, the service most...
(News) Growing up, you probably loved Halloween: Dressing up as your favorite superhero or princess, telling ghost stories, eating so...
(News) Microsoft said via a company blog Wednesday that Service Pack 2 (SP2) of Office 2007 will ship between February and April of...
(News) Windows users were the biggest downloaders of OpenOffice.org 3.0, released last week.
(News) FileMaker has introduced Bento 2, offering multiple improvements to its popular personal databasing software.
(News) NetSuite is releasing an ERP application tuned for services companies.
(News) Telework can change office dynamics in ways you hadn't anticipated. Here are six questions to ask before you say yes.
(News) The 11 patches include 4 critical fixes, plus updates to Windows, Office, and IE.
(News) All companies look to cut costs during an economic recession: A one-year trial of a four-day work week for the state of Utah is predicted to save $3 million. And it saves employees commuting costs as well.
(How To) Excel is great for basic number crunching, but don't try to stretch it too far.
(News) Oracle has bought Advanced Visual Technologies, a British developer of 3D visualization software, to enhance its Oracle Retail...
(News) A long-time project manager for EDS outlines a sensible way to evaluate project managers' performance using objective metrics that matter most to the business.
(News) Cisco this week rolled out a new collaboration product portfolio designed to help companies accelerate business processes and...
(News) Microsoft has been busy this year, rolling out Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 in a push to expand its presence in the...
(Reviews) 5pm's accessible and highly customizable user interface can help you keep projects on track.
(News) Need to get started on the business aspects of telecommuting, remote workers and flextime? We collected some of CIO.com's best articles on the subject.
(News) Green is not enough: How IT can (and must) lead the energy-savings charge across the entire enterprise.
(News) Are you sitting comfortably? Then our story, "How to Ruin a Great Product," can begin. . . .
(News) Office 2007's XML-based document formats will soon be published as a formal ISO standard. Now what?
(News) When cutting costs, tech managers should refocus their IT departments to make the business more competitive, reduce the impact of budget cuts, drive performance improvement and enhance IT value. Surprisingly, there are seven opportunities to achieve these goals that IT often overlooks.
(News) Computerworld honors BI software that helps doctors make smart choices for patients.
(News) IBM expects to deliver Lotus Domino Web Access software for Apple's iPhone later this year.
(News) Agile methodologies seemed like a good idea to this software development team. But when the company doesn't sincerely accept the change in work style, the result is just a buzzword for "project hell."
(News) Oracle Wednesday unveiled a set of "templates" that are fully configured systems distributed as virtual machines that can be...
(News) Microsoft Corp. began making SQL Server 2008 available to users today, slightly behind schedule but still making good on its...
(News) Bill Baker, Microsoft Distinguished Engineer and general manager of business intelligence applications for the Microsoft...
(News) Big Blue says it can offer businesses a lower-cost alternative to Microsoft's office productivity and collaboration software.
(News) Microsoft is finally adding support for ODF (Open Document Format for XML) and Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) to its...
(Reviews) This new Web service uses sophisticated color coding to highlight areas of contention.
(Reviews) Several new services make it easier for small companies to keep projects on track and hold online meetings.
(News) Following a path laid out by companies such as Salesforce.com, risk-compliance software vendor Archer Technologies is opening up the Archer Exchange, an online marketplace and community site for applications built with its development framework, SmartSuite.
(News) New features for Google's online apps offer a Web-based alternative to traditional software.
(News) A head of a consulting firm that helps Oracle customers cut licensing deals with the enterprise software giant said Friday that fallout around Oracle's recent earnings announcement could help clients out at the bargaining table.
(News) Version 2.4 of the open source application suite brings mostly minor improvements and fixes.
(News) How Much Excel Is Too Much?
(News) Google, like any vendor, is now immersed in improving its applications and remaining competitive.
(News) Software AG will be among the world's 10 largest software companies within the next five years, executives said Monday at the massive Cebit show in Hanover, Germany.
(News) The U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission have approved Oracle's acquisition of BEA.
(News) SAP is expected on Monday to ship a third "enhancement package" to its ERP (enterprise resource planning) application, with new features focusing both on core functionality, such as financials and procurement, and functionality aimed at verticals like the retail and manufacturing industries.
(News) Microsoft and SAP said they will target the health care industry with Duet, software that integrates their desktop and back-end business applications.
(Reviews) Less full-featured (and complex) than Microsoft Project, Celoxis, Clarizen, and SpotOn may be a better fit for small businesses.
(News) Enterprises get tips on dealing with compliance, discounts, ongoing support, and terms and conditions.
(Reviews) These nine free alternatives to commercial software applications can improve your productivity--and save you money.
(News) Despite mounting opposition to Microsoft in Europe, the company released a package of products for e-government deployments.
(News) Talend's Open Studio product and Microsoft's business software will interoperate better, vendors say.
(News) IT optimization vendor Integrien is set to ship 6.0 version of its Alive product.
(News) IBM boosted its software portfolio for small and medium-size businesses with plans announced Friday to acquire Net Integration Technologies, a software vendor in Markham, Canada.
(News) On the same day its plans to buy middleware giant BEA Systems rocked the technology world, Oracle also revealed Wednesday that its string of niche acquisitions will continue through the purchase of document-capture vendor Captovation.
(News) Oracle has released 26 fixes across its product line in its latest critical patch update, nine of which repair flaws that are remotely exploitable.
(News) More than two dozen patches will be in the quarterly update scheduled for release Tuesday.
(News) Swiss vendor E2E on Monday launched the 4.0 version of its E2E Bridge tool, designed to speed up application integration projects by directly executing unified modeling language (UML) diagrams.
(How To) These nine Office 2007 tricks will help you become more adept at using the powerful productivity suite.
(News) ClusterSeven, a spreadsheet monitoring software vendor based in New York and London, announced this week that its technology is now compatible with Google's hosted spreadsheet offering.
(News) Red Hat unveils software that combines messaging, real-time and grid capabilities for enterprises that need an OS that can process messages and transactions at lightning speed.
(News) The Web-based service helps developers swap 'virtual distros' to ease enterprise application development.
(News) Many electronic discovery tools exist, but there are questions about them, a group of e-discovery experts say.
(News) IBM Tuesday released the second beta of its Symphony rival suite to Microsoft Office, claiming that 88 percent of its users are Microsoft customers.
(News) Microsoft gave further details Monday of a group of server and virtualization products due next year that will set the tone for how well the company will compete in the enterprise software market.
(News) To keep up with growing complexities of data center maintenance, IBM last week announced a new set of self-management tools that can reduce the cost and manpower needed to run data centers.
(News) Microsoft is set to release a pair of low-cost enterprise search products, a move one company official said comes at a time when the market in question is "at a tipping point."
(News) Microsoft showed off some features of the next version of Project, to the delight of the crowd gathered at the Microsoft Office Project Conference in Seattle.
(News) Microsoft executives said they are working hard to finish up its Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office Project 2007, an update that some users have been waiting for before deploying the most recent version of the software.
(News) SAP AG is buying a small Indian software company to help beef up the business process management capabilities in its NetWeaver applications platform.
(News) Microsoft Corp. is adding an event planning offering to its expanding Windows Live suite of services.
(News) VMware Inc. said Monday it will release three software packages by the end of the year to help small and medium-size businesses take on virtualization projects.
(News) ScriptLogic customers worried about migrating to Vista have been offered a new tool from the company to help spot potential problems.
(News) Early user reviews of IBM's new Lotus Symphony office software suite are unlikely to be music to IBM's ears.
(News) Microsoft can be Winner in War between Apple and Google
(News) Productivity On the Go with Office Web Apps
(How To) 9 Ways to Spice Up Office 2010 Documents
(News) Google Improves Google Docs Experience on iOS and Android
(News) Collaborate in Real-Time with Google Docs
(News) Outlook Evolves Beyond E-Mail with Social Connectors
(News) Five Reasons You Don't Need Microsoft Office 2010
(News) What Google Apps for Government Means for Small Business
(News) Low Office for Mac Pricing Reflects Google Effect
(News) Box App Keeps You Connected to Cloud Data Offline
(News) Google Docs On the Go With the iPhone and iPad
(Reviews) Mindjet MindManager 9: Great for Project Managers, Others Have Little Need to Upgrade
(News) Don't Count on Oracle to Keep OpenOffice.org Alive
(News) RIM Buys "Documents To Go", It Should Have Been Microsoft
(News) "Limitless" Whiteboarding Tool Enables Online Meetings
(Reviews) If you love using macros in spreadsheets, OpenOffice macros might suit all your needs
(News) Why Google Docs Editing on the iPad Matters
(How To) How to Save $2325 Per Desktop on Business Software
(News) Free from Oracle, ‘LibreOffice’ Is Good News for OpenOffice.org