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Next-gen Microsoft Office is codenamed “Gemini”

Next-gen Microsoft Office is codenamed “Gemini”

Microsoft's next generation of Office software looks like it's going to be a rebel and not follow Microsoft's new "Blue" codename. The software will instead go by the codename "Gemini", and it will be composed of two waves that will be released over the next two years. The first wave will be released alongside Windows Blue, and will bring updates to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

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Microsoft Office’s president Kurt DelBene hints at new Office 365 apps

Microsoft Office’s president Kurt DelBene hints at new Office 365 apps

Microsoft's Office president Kurk DelBene teased us with some comments at Microsoft's TechForum event about possible new applications for Office 365 subscribers. He also hailed the subscription service, and said that the company likes what it sees in terms of users transitioning from licensed Office to the subscription. He also had some things to say regarding touch-based Office.

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Microsoft makes Office 2013 transferrable

Microsoft makes Office 2013 transferrable

Microsoft has finally succumbed to the pressure. Many consumers were outraged when Microsoft told them that its Office 2013 product would not be transferrable. The company made the changes in order to better promote their newly launched Office 365 service. With Office 365, users would be able to install Office 2013 on up to 5 devices, but they would have to pay either a monthly or annual subscription fee.

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Microsoft releases new Office 365 packages for businesses

Microsoft releases new Office 365 packages for businesses

Microsoft has released a new update for its subscription-based Office program, Office 365, that provides new options geared for business users. There is the new Office 365 Small Business Premium that's geared towards businesses with about 1 to 10 employees, Office 365 Midsize Business, which is geared towards businesses with 10 to 250 employees, and Office 365 ProPlus, which is included in both the Small Business Premium and Midsize Business package, but is geared towards users who want Office on the go.

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Microsoft responds to questions over Office 2013 transferability

Microsoft responds to questions over Office 2013 transferability

On Saturday, we reported on the Office 2013 license, and its altered EULA over Office 2010. Many users have questioned whether Office 2013 can be reinstalled on a new computer when the user upgrades, or if the license is not transferable. Earlier today, Microsoft officially responded to these questions, assembling a chart and addressing the most common concerns regarding the issue.

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Microsoft secretly increases the price of Mac Office

Microsoft secretly increases the price of Mac Office

Microsoft recently increased the price of its Office Product for the Mac OS. Office for Mac Home and Students now costs $140, which is about a 17% increase from its original $120 price. Office for Mac Home and Business now costs $220, which is a 10% hike from its original $200 price-tag. Microsoft didn't release a statement about why it increased the prices, but at the same time not a lot of people noticed.

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Office 2013 license makes the first computer it is installed on its permanent home

Office 2013 license makes the first computer it is installed on its permanent home

In what is being called a move to get users to gravitate towards Office 365, Microsoft has confirmed to the folks over at Computerworld that an Office 2013 license locks the software suite to the first computer upon which it is installed, leaving users who buy a new computer out of luck. This is a change from the end user license agreement of times gone by, which allowed the license to be used on a different computer.

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Ballmer not worried about competition from Google, downplays Dropbox

Ballmer not worried about competition from Google, downplays Dropbox

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer isn't afraid to speak his mind when it comes to competition, and that's exactly what he did just recently speaking about Google and Dropbox. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Ballmer discussed the company's new Office 2013 suite, as well as its SkyDrive cloud storage service, and said that he's confident that Microsoft's new Office products will gain a lot of users, despite competition from Google's own set of office suite products.

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