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Microsoft Kicks Off Sales of Lower-Priced Office Subscription in Bid for iPad Dollars

Five weeks after announcing a lower-cost subscription to Office, Microsoft today started selling Office 365 Personal to consumers. Full Story »
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Microsoft's Office for iPad Shakes Up Mobile Enterprise

It's hard to overstate the impact of Microsoft Office for iPad. The arrival of the dominant productivity suite on the dominant tablet promises to change how iPads are viewed in the enterprise. Office for iPad may also crush competitive apps, shut out cloud storage providers and limit MDM vendors.

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Is Windows 8 Development Worth the Trouble?

Microsoft pays some companies to produce Windows 8 versions of their products. Without this type of financial assistance, or various other incentives, is Windows 8 and especially Windows Phone development worth the effort?

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The Mainframe Isn't Dead, and Neither Is the PC

The mainframe was supposed to go extinct decades ago, but it's abundant in many habitats. Same goes for the PC, which seems to have adapted for survival better than once thought. Both the mainframe and the PC offer evolutionary advantages that newer, more sophisticated species still struggle to match.

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Hell Freezes Over: Microsoft Makes Windows Free for Some Devices

Microsoft will give away licenses to Windows Phone and Windows to device makers building smartphones or tablets with screens smaller than 9-in. measured diagonally.

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Lenovo Budget Android Tablets Dare to Square Off Against Samsung Galaxy Tabs

Lenovo has a new range of budget Android tablets on the way, just in time to compete with Samsung's new Galaxy Tabs. We assume 'budget' based on the UK pricing currently available, but U.S. pricing is yet to be announced.

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Office for iPad vs. iWork: The Battle for Tablet Productivity

The competing suites square off over features, file compatibility and ease of use.

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Microsoft Says Printing Functions Will Come to Office for iPad Soon

The first iteration of Microsoft's Office for iPad lacks the ability to print, an unfortunate omission that Microsoft representatives intimated will be fixed in a forthcoming release.

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Microsoft's Freemium Office Apps Jump to Top of iPad Chart

Microsoft's new Office for iPad apps vaulted to the top of the free application chart on Apple's App Store shortly after their Thursday debut.

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Office for iPad Establishes the Tablet as a True PC

With its own version of the productivity suite, the iPad looks more like the latest stage in the PC's evolution.

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With Office for iPad, Microsoft Makes all Mobile Platforms Free, but Creation Will Cost You

Looking's free, but if you want to do more than view Office documents on your phone or tablet, you'll need a subscription to Office 365.

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Businesses: Forget Microsoft Office for iPad, Pay Attention to Enterprise Mobility Suite

While today's Office for iPad announcement caught most of the buzz, Microsoft made another announcement that arguably has as much significance for businesses: Enterprise Mobility Suite.

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7 Free iPad Business Apps to Get You Started

If you're new to the Apple iPad, there are a wealth of iOS apps designed for the tablet. Here are seven free business apps to experiment with, and to get you productive out of the gate:

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Microsoft Unveils Office for iPad

As expected, Microsoft today announced Office for the iPad at a press event in San Francisco led by CEO Satya Nadella.

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On Eve of Expected Office for iPad, Some Remain Skeptical

Although rumors have pegged today as the day when Microsoft will announce a long-awaited Office for iPad, some remain skeptical that the company will actually pull the trigger.