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Red Hat JBoss Data Grid now spans data centers

Red Hat has revised its JBoss Data Grid software package, which now offers the ability to replicate copies of data across different data centers, and also comes with a number of other new features that can limit downtime.

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Microsoft releases Office 2010 SP2 public beta

Microsoft releases a public beta of Office 2010 Service Pack 2, the first major update to the suite in almost two years.

Hands on with Outlook.com's new calendar: What Windows 8's Calendar app should be

The modern makeover of Outlook.com's calendar is packed with features that Windows 8's baked-in Calendar app just can't match.

Could Outlook alter the sorry state of email apps for Windows RT?

Great email options are few and far between for Windows RT users. But rumors suggest that a version of Outlook capable of running on Windows RT devices is in the works.

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Microsoft: No more support for you, Office for Mac 2008

Microsoft today reminded customers running Office for Mac 2008 that support for the suite ends next Tuesday.

Google puts pressure on Microsoft, launches Quickoffice for iPhone and Android

Google launched its Microsoft Office substitute, Quickoffice, for Apple's iPhone, Android smartphones and Android tablets, fulfilling a promise made in December.

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Office 365 subscriptions account for a quarter of suite's U.S. retail sales

Office 365 has accounted for about 25 percent of all Office retail unit sales in the U.S. since its introduction two months ago. But the new "rent-not-own" strategy has not boosted overall sales, an analyst says.

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Office on iOS, Android would be a big winner, analyst says

Microsoft could rake in more than $1 billion in revenue in the first year after launching Office for Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms, an analyst said today.

Office 'Gemini': Dragging Microsoft's productivity suite into the modern Windows UI

Microsoft's Office suite may be receiving a modern UI makeover and Windows Blue-esque rapid update releases, a new report claims

Don’t like Excel? This spreadsheet-based RPG might change your mind

A lot of us buy into the cliché that accountants are boring and uncreative, but Cary Walkin has shown us how assumptions make an ass out of 'u' and me.

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Microsoft confirms it's shut off Windows 8-Google Apps calendar sync

Microsoft confirmed that Windows 8 users who upgrade the Calendar app will no longer be able to synchronize that schedule with the calendar included with Google Apps for Business, Academic or Government.

New updates streamline the Mail, Calendar and People apps in Windows 8

Disappointed by the usability of Windows 8's preinstalled People, Calendar, and Mail apps? A new series of updates aims to curb concerns and make those apps much more streamlined than before.

Hands on with Google Keep: Can it slay Evernote?

Is Google's new Drive-powered note-taking app an Evernote slayer or a pretender to the throne? We go hands on to find out.