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Microsoft's task: Sorting, tossing Office features

What Microsoft puts in its upcoming touch-based Office suite will be a huge test for the company, analysts said.

Microsoft expands Office Web Apps functionality, adds real-time co-authoring

More full-featured apps make the new release a capable standalone Web-based office suite.

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Google Apps, once a leader, faces growing cloud app rivals

When Google Apps arrived in 2006, it stood on the cutting edge of Web-hosted email and collaboration suites for businesses, a bold pioneer clearing a path in the new, wild frontier of enterprise cloud computing.

Five Microsoft services to make any business smarter (including yours)

No IT department? No problem. Device management, basic server infrastructure, SEO analytics, and more are available for affordable subscription prices.

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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.

Why Microsoft's Office for iPad strategy still doesn't make sense

The idea of developing a touch-oriented Windows 8 'Modern' app version of Microsoft Office before launching Office for iPad seems to make sense at first blush, but it's still a poor strategy.

Office for iPad is coming, Ballmer says... after 'Metro' Office apps for Windows

Good news! Microsoft's bringing Office to the iPad. Bad news: It won't be for a while.

Subscription apps come to Microsoft's Office Store

Microsoft is adding subscription pricing for apps in its Office Store, besides opening eight new store fronts.