2013 was a busy year for Microsoft, from Ballmer's retirement announcement to product action involving Windows, Surface, and Office 365. Here's what to do in 2014.
Microsoft has unveiled a must-have app for business users with a Windows Phone: Office Remote, which allows users to control Microsoft Office presentations with their phone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This trick extends Microsoft's free 30-day trial period for Office 2013 up to five more times.