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Google's future Office killer now available in Chrome OS dev channel

Google paves the way for QuickOffice by including Office document-editing capabilities into its developer channel for Chrome and Chrome OS. It's not earthshattering, but better things could be in store.

Microsoft demos alpha build of touch-friendly Metro Office apps

While Microsoft was busy showing off Windows 8.1 to a crowd of journalists at an invite-only event Tuesday, it snuck in an all-too-brief preview of modern-style Office apps.

Office Mobile for iPhone: What's really at stake for Microsoft and Apple?

Putting a cut-down version of Microsoft Office onto the iPhone won't change the world. But if more data passes back and forth between formerly incompatible platforms, what's not to love?

Apple sees chance to compete with Office on the Web

Apple announced Monday it was working on browser-based versions of its iWork productivity applications, a move one analyst said challenged Microsoft's Office behemoth.

Tiny Windows 8 tablets will ship with Office 2013 baked-in

Microsoft makes its tiny tablets more appealing by tossing in Office Home & Student 2013.

Microsoft to add Outlook to Windows RT

For those of you pining for Outlook to be added to the Office package on Windows RT, your prayers are answered. Also, the Surface gets better function keys.

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Microsoft signs up 1 million Office 365 home subscribers

Over 1 million subscribers have signed up for Office 365 Home Premium, Microsoft says.

For security's sake, upgrade to a newer version of Office

Russell Caplan still uses Office 2003, which Microsoft will stop supporting next year. He asked if he will need to upgrade to a more current version.

Microsoft wises up, pushes Office in latest Surface TV ad

Smart move, Microsoft. Microsoft's latest ad ties its Surface tablet to Office, doubling down on the business market.

Microsoft takes the offensive against Google, and it's about time

Microsoft is being uncharacteristically aggressive with a series of marketing ads aimed at its chief rival, Google.