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Microsoft Office 2013 brings touch, subscription fees, and a whole new look

Microsoft Office 2013 brings touch, subscription fees, and a whole new look

This week Microsoft has revealed their new vision for the most popular set of software on the planet with Office 2013. This suite of software comes off now more like an ecosystem with subscription fees, cloud computing, and tablet compatibility. You'll find that the visual style for Office 2013 has been slimmed down and made ready to work with PCs and touch-screen computers of all kinds in the near future.

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Microsoft Office reboot makes the software giant seem social again

Microsoft Office reboot makes the software giant seem social again

This week Microsoft unveiled their next suite of productivity tools, Office 365, and with it they've ushered in a new era of social connectedness for their potential future users. At the press conference on Monday that took place in order to usher in the software for later this year, corporate vice president for Office Kirk Koenigsbauer showed several demonstrations of use-cases for the software in the near future. The first of these cases used Microsoft's newest Lync application, Koenigsbauer showing off a five-person video chat with drag-and-drop additions of users to the room.

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New Microsoft Office 365 announced with a bang

New Microsoft Office 365 announced with a bang

This week Microsoft has unleashed what was expected to be Office 15 in a while new set of functionality and applicability to different work environments: Office 365. This software is set to be released in four editions, that being Office 365 Home Premium, Small Business Premium, ProPlus, and Enterprise. No pricing and final release dates have been dropped just yet, but a preview downloads have been made available immediately.

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CloudOn’s Office for iPad app to get group collaboration tools

CloudOn’s Office for iPad app to get group collaboration tools

Known for bringing Microsoft Office to the iPad, startup CloudOn has just closed a $16 million round of funding and is teasing much bigger plans ahead. The company revealed that it wants to re-imagine the way productivity works in the mobile age. Besides expanding globally with the new funding, it wants to develop new group collaboration tools and integrate the different major productivity platforms from Microsoft, Google, and Apple.

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Apple’s new campus plans unveiled, underground auditorium included

Apple’s new campus plans unveiled, underground auditorium included

A brand new corporate campus for Apple's home city of Cupertino is in the works and is scheduled to be complete by 2015. As you would expect, it will be packed to the gills with the latest in office high-tech but what's potentially even more interesting is that there will be a massive auditorium in the basement of one of the massive buildings it's planning to construct.

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Google acquires Quickoffice

Google acquires Quickoffice

Google may already have Documents and Drive at its disposal, but the company has just announced that its acquiring Quickoffice to further expand its office capabilities. The main motivation behind the purchase seems to be Quickoffice’s ability to easily convert between many different office file formats. Google say that Quickoffice features will be rolled into Apps in the future.

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Microsoft Office for iPad coming November 10

Microsoft Office for iPad coming November 10

Today information leading to the release of Microsoft's ubiquitious Office suite of apps has been leaked with November 10th being the big drop-off point. This release date has been leaked by a source familiar with the matter to The Daily where they've also learned that Office Mobile has nearly wrapped work on the actual final version of the application. This application does now appear to be in the hands of Microsoft's assigned usability team to make sure it will fit in with Metro design language to remind all iPad users that this is a Microsoft app - "get on Windows 8!" it will say thusly.

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Microsoft rumored to launch Office on iPad in November

Microsoft rumored to launch Office on iPad in November

Microsoft will reportedly be launching its full Office suite on iPads and Android tablets this November. There have been attempts by third-parties such as OnLive and CloudOn to bring the popular productivity suite to tablets, but now Microsoft may officially release the suite itself, especially since it is expected to launch the more tablet-friendly Metro-styled Office with Windows 8 in October.

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CloudOn Microsoft Office support comes to Android

CloudOn Microsoft Office support comes to Android

Nascent cloud platform CloudOn is bringing the same Microsoft Office functionality that it offered to the iPad version of its app last month, to Android tablets. CloudOn gives users a 'virtualization' of Office, allowing them to easily go in and access or modify Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. It also has support for viewing PDF files as well as picture files. It is basically a lite cloud-based operating system that gives users access to their most important documents anywhere.

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