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Microsoft Office still isn't available for iPad, but now HopTo fills the void

By reskinning Microsoft Office 2010's user interface and making documents available to a variety of cloud services, startup HopTo has set a high bar for Microsoft's eventual move to the iPad.

Microsoft Word: Still fighting off challengers after 30 years

It is 30 years old and dominates the word processing market, but Microsoft Word is now more than ever fending off challenges from the cloud where less expensive and even free alternatives pose new threats, experts say.

Study: Despite bright, shiny rivals, good old Office still rules at work

Despite threats from rivals that are open source, cheaper, or cloud-based, Microsoft Office still rules the workplace productivity software roost, according to Forrester Research.

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Microsoft gives Office to students whose teachers buy it

A new Microsoft program dubbed Student Advantage allows educators to extend their Office subscriptions to students if the educational institution buys it itself, offering massive savings for large universities.

How to stretch Microsoft's Office 2013 free trial offer

This trick extends Microsoft's free 30-day trial period for Office 2013 up to five more times.

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CloudOn's virtual Office moves from the app to the browser

CloudOn, which provides a virtual copy of Microsoft Office, now offers a cloud-based version of its software, along with new sharing options for users of third-party cloud storage options.

Ballmer strongly hints at Office for iPad, Android tablets

Think Microsoft's Office suite needs to be available on tablets? Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer seemed to suggest he agrees with you during a meeting with Wall Street analysts Thursday.

Google makes Quickoffice free, throws in an extra 10GB of storage

The productivity suite for iOS and Android, which Google acquired last year, lets users create and edit Microsoft Office files on their mobile devices.

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Four needling questions for Microsoft as it hosts Wall Street analysts

Here are four uncomfortable issues CEO Steve Ballmer and his lieutenants should address when they face Wall Street analysts Thursday in Bellevue, Washington.

Another borked Microsoft update tells Office Starter Edition users to buy the suite

Microsoft yesterday acknowledged yet another problem with its Sept. 10 updates, confirming that one of those fixes broke Office 2010 Starter Edition by changing the file associations of already-created documents.