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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.

Microsoft enlists Dell to push Office 365 on new PCs

Some major computer makers are pushing Office 365 with their new PCs, but others have stuck with a more traditional bundling tactic of including a factory-installed, single-license trial.

Office 2013 pricing loophole discounts suite by as much as $40

Microsoft customers can save between $20 and $40 on a one-PC, perpetual license of Office 2013.

What Office 2013's draconian licensing policy really means for you

Microsoft may be pushing a little too hard to make Office 2013 an impractical, less appealing option than Office 365.

12 infuriating Office 2013 flaws (and how to fix them)

Here's a step-by-step guide to exorcising the new demons in Microsoft Office 2013.

Office 2013 retail licensing change ties suite to specific PC forever

A retail copy of Office 2013 is permanently tied to the first PC on which it's installed, preventing customers from deleting the suite from one machine they own and installing it on another.

10 Microsoft Word 2013 headaches and how to cure them

You'll be surprised at what's missing in Microsoft's updated Word processor. Here's how to solve some of the most vexing problems in Word 2013.

Why Office 365 and Office 2013 may not be right for you

The new-look Office suite comes correct with handy tools and wonderful extras. But it also has a handful of potentially disastrous gotchas.

Windows 9: How Microsoft might overhaul the interface in its next OS

Although it's too early to call Windows 8 a success or a failure, it's never too soon to consider how the Windows platform will change and evolve.

Free Microsoft quick-start guides teach you the Office 2013 basics

These mini-manuals should get you up and running with the new suite.