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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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New Office Web Apps now available on SkyDrive

New Office Web Apps now available on SkyDrive

Microsoft has announced the release of the newest Office Web Apps, which are now available via SkyDrive. Until now, the Office 2013-ish apps have been in preview mode since July, with 750,000 testers giving it the run through. According to the announcement, the Office Web Apps were "fine-tuned" for Windows 8, IE10, and iOS 6.

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Microsoft Office 2013 for iOS and Android confirmed by product manager [UPDATE]

Microsoft Office 2013 for iOS and Android confirmed by product manager [UPDATE]

Earlier today at a press event in the Czech Republic, Microsoft product manager Petr Bobek confirmed that the company's next Office suite version, Office 2013, is coming to iOS and Android in March of next year. A press release from Microsoft's Czech Republic team also mentioned that Office 2013 is coming to Windows Phone, Windows RT, and Symbian.

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Microsoft Office for Mac is Mountain Lion ready

Microsoft Office for Mac is Mountain Lion ready

Yesterday the Apple OS X Mountain Lion operating system became available to the general public. If you're a big Mac fan, we have already put up our review of the new operating system. Just because you like to use a Mac computer doesn't mean you don't want access to Microsoft Office for your productivity suite at home or in the office.

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Microsoft confirms Mac Office 365 subscription details

Microsoft confirms Mac Office 365 subscription details

This week Microsoft is making sure all is clear on what's happening with the new version and subscription fees, not to mention the contents, of the Mac version of Office 365 Home Premium. This software will indeed be in a pack with the ability to acquire Office for Mac 2011 in the upcoming wave of availability for Apple lovers. This announcement comes after a mistaken quote reported across the web that Mac users would have to purchase Office for Mac 2011 separately from Office 365 Home Premium altogether.

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Microsoft Office 2013 and 365 aim for cloud supremacy

Microsoft Office 2013 and 365 aim for cloud supremacy

As both Google and Apple bring their big guns to the cloud market with Google Drive and iCloud, so too has Microsoft accepted the challenge with a cloud-connected Office 365 for both PCs and tablets. Utilizing their undeniably popular Office suite with Office 2013 as well as web-based versions of apps in Office 365, Microsoft has at once brought the Office back to the desktop (with desktop-based 365 applications) and connected it all back up to the cloud for any-machine usage. Users' Microsoft accounts are attached in the upper right-hand corner of each Office 365 application, all of it connected to SkyDrive for web-based storage.

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OneNote MX should be Microsoft’s Windows 8 content creation hub

OneNote MX should be Microsoft’s Windows 8 content creation hub

The importance of Office 2013 to Microsoft's bottom line can't be understated, and yet the company faces no small amount of ridicule amid questions of whether the productivity suite is "relevant" any longer. With Windows 8 fast approaching, and long-standing arguments over whether tablets are for content creation or merely consumption, Office or its Metro-styled MX variant for Windows RT slates hasn't necessarily proved the selling point Microsoft may have hoped it might. The company already has that wildcard, though, and it's been fermenting away under Microsoft's nose for a decade.

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