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Study: Microsoft Office applications barely used by many employees

Migration to cloud apps could save a fortune, a study says. It also reveals some disturbing trends about how infrequently used these "essential" apps really are.

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Microsoft OneNote for iPhone, Mac receive major updates

Microsoft released updates for OneNote on Apple's most popular platforms, making it easier to pull in content from elsewhere and share it.

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Boardwalk Communicator tracks nitty-gritty Excel changes

Boardwalk's small-business tool allows users to go back in time and find out who changed, and what changed, in an Excel spreadsheet.

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Microsoft Office for iPad finally adds printing feature

Microsoft's productivity suite for the Apple iPad fixes its most embarrassing shortcoming.

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Haiku Deck: a painless PowerPoint alternative that's fun to use

Even novices can create slick presentations in minutes with this free, browser-based service.

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Microsoft Q1 earnings top estimates, with strong growth in Office 365 subs, Xbox sales

The company reported revenue growth in all product-related business units.

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Apple to Microsoft: Better late than never for Office on iPad

Apple CEO Tim Cook says Microsoft lost business by not bringing Office to the iPad earlier.

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Apple-loyal sales reps get updated CRM in Daylite

Marketcircle has released version 5 of its Daylite CRM application for Mac desktops and iOS devices

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Hands on: Polaris Office's new cloud option wants your contacts

Polaris Office adds a cloud-based office option, but for what the suite offers, the price is simply too steep -- even for free.

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Apache OpenOffice hits major 100 million downloads milestone in under 2 years

Yep, a lot of folks are using Apache OpenOffice -- despite the fact that many Linux distros now default to LibreOffice.

Lavaboom builds encrypted webmail service to resist snooping

The service, inspired by the now-defunct Lavabit, has started accepting registrations for its upcoming beta testing period.

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Gmail update lets you easily attach Google+ photos

You can privately share albums with family, too.

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Red Hat adds muscle to Docker container technology

Red Hat plans to incorporate advanced Linux tools such as systemd and SELinux into Docker