Leaked screenshots of the next version of Microsoft Office – often referred to as “Office 15”, have begun to surface around the web. Today, TheHotFix.net leaked a brand new screenshot showing Microsoft Outlook “15” with an overhaul of the Metro user interface:
The new Outlook’s interface is much cleaner, simpler and yet seems to offer what users expect from it. The main window structure seems to be inherited More >
Google is launching a new plugin for Microsoft Office called Cloud Connect, which will tie Google Docs directly into the Microsoft Office Suite, free of charge. The plugin supports Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, and it’s a big deal for Google’s strategy with Docs. The new product is going live for Apps for Business customers today as part of a preview program (sign up here); everyone else will get it soon.
Today not only marks the release of Apple’s iPhone 4 pre-orders but also Microsoft’s Office 2010, Visio 2010, and Project 2010 software release. The software can be purchased from more than 35,000 retail stores worldwide. The productivity suite hit RTM last month in 14 languages, with 10 being currently available to consumers and eventually support for over 94. Microsoft’s Office 2010 is also the first released which comes with 32-bit and 64-bit software, all in one DVD. Newly purchased PCs from major OEMs now come with the ad-supported Office Starter 2010 or a more full-featured version. More >
Microsoft recently launched the free version of Office Web Apps after nine months of allowing select users test the Technical Preview. The service is initially available via Windows Lie SkyDrive (integration with Hotmail is currently not yet ready) at office.live.com to users in the U.S, Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland with support for English, Spanish (USA), and French (Canada) languages. For the users who don’t live in those regions, you will still have access, but you won’t be able to choose your language. Rest assured though, Microsoft says “more languages and locales will be added More >
After getting our hands on the iPad we believe the beautiful new touch-screen device from Apple has the potential to change mobile computing profoundly and that it will also challenge the primacy of the laptop. The device could help eventually propel the finger-driven, multitouch user interface ahead of the mouse-driven interface that has prevailed for decades. Before it does all this though, it needs to prove that it really can replace the laptop or netbook for enough common tasks, enough times, to make it a viable alternative. This task may not be easy though since many tablet computers More >
Google continues on their shopping spree and this time they have acquired a company called DocVerse, whose software is working on allowing seamless interoperability between Google Docs and Microsoft Office. You can alread store and share Office files through Google Docs, but DocVerse adds the functionality of letting users collaborate directly on Office documents. Google Blog had the following to say about DocVerse:
DocVerse is a small, nimble team of talented developers who share our vision, and they’ve enabled true collaboration right within Microsoft Office. With DocVerse, people can More >
Microsoft is running a pretty cool giveaway right now called Mac Office Loves You. The prize is none other than a 2.53Ghz 15′ MacBook Pro with custom PMS cover and a copy of Office 2008 for Mac.
To enter you must be a registered account holder of Twitter.com. You can enter one of two ways:
- Follow @officeformac, or
- Retweet @OfficeforMac and include the hashtag #officeformac. Only one retweet will be counted per person.
Two winners will be selected, each one getting a MacBook Pro and Office. The contest is open to the US and Canada (except Quebec). Only two entries per person will be More >