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End is in sight for free Microsoft Office 2013 Preview

The party will soon be over for anyone enjoying the free Office 365/Office 2013 Preview, and Microsoft is getting serious about convincing people to buy or subscribe.

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Microsoft gives away three months of Office 365 to college students

To sign up for the subscription-based Office 365 University, you'll need an .edu e-mail address. The offer includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote, and can be installed on up to two PCs or Macs.

Microsoft slates IE, Windows, Office updates for next week

Microsoft today announced it will deliver seven security updates next week, four of them rated "critical," to patch Internet Explorer, Windows, Office, SharePoint Server and the Silverlight media software.

Microsoft sends cut-off notices to Office 365 preview users

If you've signed up for an Office 365 subscription preview, your free ride is about to end.

Microsoft: We can update Office-by-subscription every 90 days

Microsoft may upgrade Office 2013 as often as four times a year, the company's top Office executive said this week, a massive change from decades of more measured development.

Five surprisingly great things about Outlook 2013

A confirmed Outlook hater grudgingly admits there's a lot to like in Microsoft's new mail client.

CloudOn 4.0 brings virtual Microsoft Office to Android smartphones

Need to give a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document a quick nip or tuck? This amazing service "streams" Office right to your phone.

The complete guide to Windows Phone 8 settings

We explain the ins and outs of your Windows Phone 8 handset.

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Cisco attacks Microsoft's Lync service

Cisco declared war on Microsoft's unified communications platform, calling it incomplete.

Microsoft to deliver Lync-Skype integration in June

Microsoft is previewing integration between its Lync enterprise IM and conferencing server and its Skype consumer counterpart.