The company says it all comes back to positioning Microsoft as a “productivity” company.More
Microsoft says it will offer its Office franchise free to some mobile customers, its latest effort to keep customers using its products in a less PC-dependent world.
Microsoft broke with longstanding tradition in March, announcing it would make the Office suite of word processing and productivity software available for the first time on Apple’s iPad.
Starting Thursday, users of iPhones, iPads can create and edit Office documents without a subscription to Microsoft’s paid Office 365 service, the company said. Similar service for Google’s Android tablets is in the works.More
Hi there, readers. New Microsoft reporter Matt Day here. Janet’s left some big shoes to fill. I’m looking forward to getting started.
What better place to begin than where things stand now in tech land?
Forbes crunches some numbers in its annual ranking of the most valuable global brands, and again finds Microsoft coming in second to longtime leader Apple.More
In case you missed it, this story ran in Sunday’s Seattle Times on Office 2010. When Microsoft launches its latest business and personal software suite Office 2010 on Wednesday in New York, it will introduce a free version, Office Web Apps, to compete with Google. I will be covering the launch event in…More
Microsoft and Google are having compatibility issues. Microsoft says Google software disables some features in Outlook, the company’s e-mail and calendar software. In a blog item posted by the Outlook team at 1:56 a.m. today, Microsoft developers said the Google Apps Sync, a plug-in, disables the search function in Outlook, making it difficult to search…More
Some bits and bytes on Microsoft from around the country: New York Post says Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin has a team of engineers dissecting Bing, Microsoft’s newly upgraded search engine. Early data after Bing’s launch at the beginning of June show that traffic numbers have improved for Microsoft’s search operation. MocoNews says Microsoft has stopped…More
Would a rose by any other name smell sweeter? Silicon Valley Insider found this site over the weekend: BlindSearch. It compares search results in a blind test, then reveals which search engine the results came from: Microsoft’s Bing, Google or Yahoo. The site says it was built by Microsoft employee Michael Kordahi…More
As expected, Microsoft took the wraps off its overhauled search engine this morning, introducing a new brand name, Bing. The Wall Street Journal reported online that Chief Executive Steve Ballmer was demonstrating Bing at the Journal’s D: All Things Digital conference in Carlsbad, Calif. Here’s Microsoft’s release on the introduction. The Journal’s report said the…More
It looks like Microsoft’s long-awaited revamp of Live Search is about to unfurl. Last week, word leaked out that the company would be unveiling its updated search engine, code-named Kumo, at The Wall Street Journal’s D: All Things Digital conference, which takes place this week in Carlsbad, Calif. Steve Ballmer is on the roster of…More
Computerworld has some early info on Google’s Android software for netbooks, which would compete with Microsoft’s Windows software for the low-cost laptops built for basic computing like e-mailing and surfing the Web. Built by SkyTone in China, CW says, the new device undercuts most netbooks out there on cost, and should end up costing…More