Don't-Miss Stories

Who's 'Scroogled' now? Hotmail, Outlook.com out for 15 hours

Microsoft Wednesday said it restored full service to Hotmail and Outlook.com about 15 hours after the online mail sites went partially dark.

Meet the Microsoft Office Luddites: Why power users won't live in the cloud

A loyal band of Office power users insists they have no intention of ditching traditional software and joining the cloud any time soon. Call them Luddites, but their reasons are compelling.

microsoft office 365

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.

Two reasons Microsoft should fear Google Apps

Microsoft faces an uphill battle as its software appears to become less popular among young users in particular.

Microsoft caves to Office 2013 licensing backlash

Microsoft announced that it is loosening the Office 2013 licensing in response to customer complaints.

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.

Why Microsoft's pushing Office subscriptions

The launch of new and revised Office 365 software-by-subscription plans for businesses shows that Microsoft realizes its current licensing revenue is threatened by cost-cutting customers, an analyst said yesterday.

Decoded: Microsoft's puzzling Office 365 rollout

Three new packages offer an appealing lineup for small business, but the pricing plans and some of the features are difficult to decipher.

Microsoft's dilemma: Office for the iPad or a bright future for the Surface tablets?

Microsoft needs to make up its mind whether it wants to stay a software company or if it's really serious about being a hardware power as well.

Yammer to integrate Office Web Apps, SkyDrive Pro

Yammer plans to roll out an integration with the SkyDrive Pro cloud storage product and the Office Web Apps Web-hosted productivity application suite this summer.