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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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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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