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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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Office 365 Home Premium now has Bing Apps for Office

Office 365 Home Premium now has Bing Apps for Office

Microsoft has announced that Office 365 Home Premium now has Bing Apps for Office, which integrate Bing-powered apps in the office suite. There are a total of five Bing apps that have been added for Excel and Word, adding a handful of functionality that was previously unavailable. The apps have all been rolled out, and are available now.

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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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Office 365 goes live

Office 365 goes live

Microsoft's Office 365 Home Premium has gone up for sale, with the cloud-centric productivity suite launching in 162 markets ahead of its business counter part's arrival next month. The new subscription-based Office Home Premium version is priced at $99.99 per year for use on five computers - including PCs, Macs, and Windows tablets - and includes access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access, together with an extra chunk of SkyDrive storage.

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Microsoft Office 2013 general availability arriving tomorrow

Microsoft Office 2013 general availability arriving tomorrow

We've heard recently that Microsoft was rumored to release its latest Office suite on January 29, and it looks like that's actually the case, thanks to a tweet by the Microsoft Office Twitter account, as well as a new landing page on Microsoft's website for Office 365, both of which mention a January 29 release date.

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City of Chicago signs deal with Microsoft for city-wide cloud services

City of Chicago signs deal with Microsoft for city-wide cloud services

In an effort to move into the 21st century, the city of Chicago has signed a deal with Microsoft to bring the company's Office 365 cloud services to city employees. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the news today, and the city will move 30,000 employees to Microsoft's Office 365 for cloud-based email and other productivity apps.

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Microsoft support site tips iOS office apps

Microsoft support site tips iOS office apps

Rumors have been swirling for months that Microsoft was hard at work on versions of its Office productivity suite for Apple iOS devices. Recently more hints that Microsoft is in fact working on versions of Office Mobile for the iPhone, Excel for the iPad, and PowerPoint for the iPad have surfaced via Microsoft support sites.

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Microsoft Office for iOS and Android unveiled in leaked screenshots

Microsoft Office for iOS and Android unveiled in leaked screenshots

If you needed more proof that Microsoft Office for mobile devices was coming, this is about as good as it gets without an official announcement. The Verge was able to get their hands on a few screenshots from the rumored apps, which don't give us a lot of insight, but they do give us hints on what to expect.

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Microsoft responds to Office 2013 complaint on Surface tablet

Microsoft responds to Office 2013 complaint on Surface tablet

A supposed member of the Microsoft Word team has gone to Hacker News to address a complaint about Office 2013's processing speed on the company's new Surface tablet. The complaint mentions that the tablet cannot keep up with the user's typing, either because of the tablet's CPU or a bug in the code of Office 2013.

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Microsoft unveils Office 365 University pricing

Microsoft unveils Office 365 University pricing

Microsoft has revealed the pricing for its Office 365 version for college students, Office 365 University. Cloud-based and very similar to the desktop variety of Office, Office 365 University has low pricing and a subscription term that compliments the user's student career. The product can be snagged for $79.99.

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