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  • Office Web Apps vs. Google Docs comparison

    For years, people looking for free online word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations have turned to Google Docs. However, Microsoft recently released an updated set of Office Web Apps, accessible to individual users from their SkyDrive accounts, and to business users through Office 365 and SharePoint.

  • Microsoft Windows 8: an operating system for the enterprise?

    Microsoft has long been the supreme leader of personal computing, with Windows 7 and prior versions of the operating used by more than 1 billion people worldwide. But since Windows 7 came out in 2009, the world has caught tablet fever, and Microsoft now faces a brave new world in which PCs are losing territory to more portable touchscreen devices.

  • What you need to know about Internet Explorer zero-day exploits

    Microsoft has confirmed reports that a zero-day vulnerability in its Internet Explorer browser is being actively attacked in the wild. While Microsoft works diligently to crank out a patch, it's important for businesses and consumers to understand the threat, and the steps that can be taken to avoid compromise while you wait.

  • Microsoft SharePoint 2013 - How good is new office collaboration suite?

    When Microsoft presented the customer preview of Office 2013 as well as SharePoint 2013 and Project 2013 in July, CEO Steve Ballmer made a point of personally presenting the strategy underlying the new versions, calling the 2013 releases the most ambitious projects Microsoft has undertaken in the last decades.

  • Put your basic business processes on a mobile device

    Take a process in your organisation and the application that supports it. If you and the organisation call that process simple, if you call it dull, if it is a commodity and essential, then the question has to be: why not put that application into the cloud for mobile access and usage?

  • Microsoft's 5 biggest weaknesses

    For all its success as the world's biggest maker of PC operating systems and office programs, Microsoft's position as the dominant provider of software to consumers is at risk. Here are five reasons why.

  • Why Google+ Business Profiles beat Facebook Pages

    Google confirmed that it's planning to roll out business profiles to its new Google+ social network. The news is bittersweet for small to midsize businesses.

  • Lync is a key high point in Office 365

    After more than eight months of hype from Microsoft and analysis, Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite, Office 365, formally goes live Tuesday with Microsoft launch events from New York and around the world.

  • What's new in SharePoint Server 2010

    Project management consultants Campana & Schott describe their experience

  • Microsoft vs. Google: The empire strikes back

    It can't be easy being Ray Ozzie. Microsoft's chief software architect is just 18 months into the job as Bill Gates' handpicked successor, yet depending on whom you ask, his tenure will either signal a bold new era for the company or mark the beginning of its terminal decline.

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