Microsoft Office 2013 archive

  • Microsoft confirms new Office for Mac version coming, first since 2011
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    Microsoft confirms new Office for Mac version coming, first since 2011

    By 11 March 2014

    A new version of Office for Mac will launch this year, for the first time since 2011, according to the company’s manager for Office products in Germany.  Office for Mac offers a nice alternative to users who don't like Apple's iWork software on the...

  • Microsoft tipped to release Office for iPad in first half of 2014
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    Microsoft tipped to release Office for iPad in first half of 2014

    By 15 February 2014

    Microsoft plans to release its Office for iPad app to users in the first half of 2014, according to ZDNet. Reports have pegged the release of the Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote app towards autumn of 2014 in the past, but now according to "sources"...

  • Microsoft Office for iPad confirmed by Ballmer, coming after touch version for Windows
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    Microsoft Office for iPad confirmed by Ballmer, coming after touch version for Windows

    By 8 October 2013

    Microsoft's long-awaited Office for iPad app has finally been confirmed by Steve Ballmer while speaking at a Gartner event on Tuesday. The outgoing CEO hasn't provided a release date for the iPad app, so don't expect it anytime soon, but it's reassuring...

  • Subscription-only? 'Adobe is a pioneer, but not for Office... yet,' says Microsoft
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    Subscription-only? 'Adobe is a pioneer, but not for Office... yet,' says Microsoft

    By 8 May 2013

    Microsoft has spoken out about Adobe's move to ditch box copies of Creative Suite 7 and concentrate solely on its subscription service Creative Cloud. Calling its industry peer a "pioneer", Microsoft thinks that moving away from selling packaged software...

  • Google launches tool to open Office docs in Chrome
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    Google launches tool to open Office docs in Chrome

    By 25 April 2013

    Google has launched Chrome Office Viewer in beta form, allowing users with the Chrome Beta on Windows or Mac to open documents in the Redmond format. Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files can be directly opened in your browser, saving time from downloading....

  • Microsoft Office update reportedly slated for this autumn, alongside Windows Blue
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    Microsoft Office update reportedly slated for this autumn, alongside Windows Blue

    By 28 March 2013

    Microsoft will release a major update to its Office suite along with Windows Blue later this year, reports ZDNet. According to the publication, the update will be dubbed Gemini and will be released in waves over the next two years.  Gemini is said to...

  • Office 365 Home Premium: Microsoft wants you to rent Office for £7.99 a month
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    Office 365 Home Premium: Microsoft wants you to rent Office for £7.99 a month

    By 29 January 2013

    Microsoft is hoping to change the way we use software with the launch of Office 365 Home Premium, a consumer version of its software rental service for businesses. Aimed at those who don't want to pay up-front for the software they use, Microsoft will...

  • Microsoft hints at 29 January Office 2013 release
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    Microsoft hints at 29 January Office 2013 release

    By 29 January 2013

    After a leak from retailers and several rumours, Microsoft has hinted that Office 2013 is set for a public release on 29 January.  Microsoft tweeted from its official Office Twitter account, "More time to create the things you want. Coming to @BryantParkNYC on...

  • Microsoft Office 2013 set to launch 29 January
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    Microsoft Office 2013 set to launch 29 January

    By 18 January 2013

    Microsoft is set to launch Office 2013 to customers on 29 January, a Canadian retailer's pre-order page hinted. Neowin first noted that Future Shop in Canada has begun to offer the touch-friendly Office 2013 pre-orders at Canadian prices and that it will...

  • Office Mobile for iPhone leaked by... Microsoft
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    Office Mobile for iPhone leaked by... Microsoft

    By 11 December 2012

    It's been rumoured for a while that Microsoft is bringing Office to iOS devices in the form of standalone applications, but now the company has confirmed the presence of at least three iPhone and iPad apps. Unwittingly so, it seems. Hidden on Microsoft's...

  • Office Mobile coming to iPhone, iPad and Android in 'early 2013'
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    Office Mobile coming to iPhone, iPad and Android in 'early 2013'

    By 7 November 2012

    Microsoft plans to launch its mobile version of Office for iOS and Android in early 2013, with the version for Apple devices to hits first - prospectively February or March. The Office Mobile app will offer the ability to view Word, PowerPoint and Excel...

  • SkyDrive support for new Office Web Apps
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    SkyDrive support for new Office Web Apps

    By 23 October 2012

    Microsoft has updated its Office Web Apps and rolled it out across SkyDrive and Outlook.com, after a successful trial involving more than 750,000 people. It means users will be able to edit and format Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote documents stored...

  • Microsoft Office 2013 now RTM, general availability early next year
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    Microsoft Office 2013 now RTM, general availability early next year

    By 12 October 2012

    Microsoft has announced that its next-generation Office 2013 has been released to manufacturing, though the company admits that most of us won’t actually get hold of a copy until the beginning of next year.  With coding and testing complete, the Office...

  • Mac users to get SkyDrive with Office 2011 update
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    Mac users to get SkyDrive with Office 2011 update

    By 19 July 2012

    Any hope that Mac users would get Office 2013 at the same time as it arrives on PCs have been dashed by Microsoft. But before Mac owners start writing a strongly worded email to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, there is some good news - namely that they...

  • What's new in Microsoft Office 2013?
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    What's new in Microsoft Office 2013?

    By 18 July 2012

    Microsoft Office 2013 is yours to download for free. Well, the preview is anyway, so get on that pony quick before the software gets official and starts to cost you. While you wait for that progress bar to chug along you might want to take a second to...

  • Microsoft gives glimpse at what Office 2013 will be like on Windows Phone 8
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    Microsoft gives glimpse at what Office 2013 will be like on Windows Phone 8

    By 18 July 2012

    Microsoft has given more details about the cloud functionality of Office 2013 and, in the process, revealed some information about how it integrates with mobile device applications. This included a mocked-up screengrab of how it will look running on a...

  • Hands-on: Microsoft Office 2013 review
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    Hands-on: Microsoft Office 2013 review

    By 17 July 2012

    Microsoft has announced Office 2013 - Office 15 if you are keeping track of the version numbers - ahead of the release date, as is de rigueur these days. This means mere mortals like you and us can download a consumer preview of the new offering ahead...

  • Microsoft Office 2013 revealed, Customer Preview available for download
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    Microsoft Office 2013 revealed, Customer Preview available for download

    By 16 July 2012

    Microsoft has unveiled Office 2013 at a press event in San Francisco, and a customer preview version is available for download now. It heralds a new dawn for its work suite software as it embraces the company's much loved Metro interface and the new...

  • Microsoft to announce Office 15 but what can we expect?
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    Microsoft to announce Office 15 but what can we expect?

    By 16 July 2012

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is set to take to the stage in San Francisco at 8pm (GMT) tonight to announce the company’s next big reveal. While we have it on good authority that we’ll be seeing the new Office 15 productivity suite, what features this...

  • Microsoft Office coming to iPad and Android tablets this November
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    Microsoft Office coming to iPad and Android tablets this November

    By 24 May 2012

    Microsoft is rumoured to be considering opening its full Office suite to both the Apple iPad and Google Android tablets, enabling users to create and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files. A source has told Boy Genius Report that they have seen Microsoft...

  • Microsoft roadmap leaks suggest IE10 for mid-2012, Office 15 for start of 2013
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    Microsoft roadmap leaks suggest IE10 for mid-2012, Office 15 for start of 2013

    By 13 April 2012

    A Microsoft product roadmap intended for partners' eyes only has been leaked online - and it hints at a few interesting dates for key software releases. Screengrabs of the roadmap were posted by Maarten Visser, CEO of meetroo, who tweeted the shots claiming...

  • Windows 8 on ARM officially detailed by Microsoft
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    Windows 8 on ARM officially detailed by Microsoft

    By 10 February 2012

    We all knew that Windows 8 would be ARM compatible but up until now the details of exactly what the move might entail have been sketchy. Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky has now come clean with all the official details, solving a few mysteries and confirming...

  • Microsoft Office 15 technical preview kicks-off
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    Microsoft Office 15 technical preview kicks-off

    By 31 January 2012

    Microsoft has unleashed Office 15 into a technical preview; the next generation of its inter-related desktop office solutions. Don't worry, you haven't just emerged from a coma after three years and missed out on all the speadsheet-based fun that Office...

  • British teen takes MS Excel World Champion crown
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    British teen takes MS Excel World Champion crown

    By 5 August 2011

    British teenager, Rebecca Rickwood, has been announced as the champion of the "2011 Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office", beating 228,000 other rivals to the $5,000 prize. It could be argued that it's not the coolest prize to be had if you're a...

  • Microsoft OneNote for iPhone 1.2 hands-on
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    Microsoft OneNote for iPhone 1.2 hands-on

    By 26 July 2011

    OneNote for iPhone has finally reached the UK and marks the first time the Brits can officially use a Microsoft Office tool on an iOS device. Available for free (initially), it even improves upon the US edition (which has been out since January 2011),...