4 things Microsoft should do according to Ballmer

A few months before he’s supposed to step down as the chief executive of Microsoft Corp., Steve Ballmer said company must make sure the personal computer remains the “device of choice” of people.

Published on: September 20th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Visual Studio gets better Office app-building tools

Microsoft Visual Studio has just acquired tools that will help its users create applications for Office 2013, Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint 2013.Before the release of Office 2013, users of Visual Studio employed

Published on: March 8th, 2013

Googlighting: Microsoft’s way of running for ‘Office’

You only had to watch the last federal election in Canada to see how effective attack ads can be. Prime Minister Stephen Harper successfully won a majority government after a barrage of commercials

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 Shane Schick

Google Apps, OpenOffice don

When evaluating possible office productivity software, IT departments may do the due diligence by piloting non-Microsoft alternatives such as Google Apps and OpenOffice. But one Forrester Research Inc. analyst said these initial overtures

Published on: June 2nd, 2011 Kathleen Lau

Microsoft bolsters Office 2003, 2007 security

Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday beefed up security in Office 2003 and Office 2007 on Windows by adding a feature that first appeared in the newer Office 2010 last year.In Office 2010, the security

Published on: April 15th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft to boost Office 2003, 2007 security

Microsoft Corp. said on Tuesday that it would backport an Office 2010 security feature to the older and more widely used Office 2003 and Office 2007 early next year.Dubbed Office File Validation (OVE),

Published on: December 16th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Documents To Go: Microsoft’s missed chance

Research In Motion Ltd. has confirmed that it purchased a significant portion of DataViz, along with the intellectual property and coding skills behind the popular Documents To Go app. The move will help

Published on: September 13th, 2010 tony bradley

Microsoft links Office to Facebook

Last month, Facebook overtook Google as the most visited site so it didn't take long for Microsoft to cosy up to the social media company. It has launched a version of Office that

Published on: April 22nd, 2010 Maxwell Cooter

Google revamps Docs, targets Office users

Google Inc. is attempting to woo Microsoft Office shops with a bundle of new upgrades to its Docs platform, which included many collaboration-focused features. The company made the announcement at its CIO-focused Atmosphere 2010

Published on: April 12th, 2010 Rafael Ruffolo