July, 2012

We know that Windows Phone 8 is coming this fall, but recently there’s been lots of speculation about the specific timing, and even rumors that Nokia, who as we just said have bet the house on Windows Phone, may …

Microsoft_Logo_WebNokia and Microsoft both released quarterly earnings reports today, and together they lost over $2 billion dollars for the quarter.  Nokia lost $1.72 billion, and Microsoft chipped in with another $492 million in losses.

Microsoft posted its first ever earnings …

Ofc_Orng166_rgbOver on the Office Next blog today, John Jendrezak, Partner Group Program Manager for Microsoft Office, posted details about the upcoming Office Web Apps Preview. According to Jendrezak, users will be able to try out the upcoming Office Web Apps …

skydrive-logoSince yesterday’s Office 2013 announcement, and the subsequent “discovery” of SkyDrive Pro, we’ve been piecing together bits of information and are coming to an understanding what SkyDrive Pro is and isn’t, and what it’s going to mean for users.…

Microsoft unveiled “Office 2013” yesterday, and while much of it is just a newer, cleaner look and feel for what we’ve become accustomed to in Office 2010, there are a few surprises.  One of those is getting a bit of …

We’ve been checking on and off all day, and just now we were able to find, and install, OneNote “MX Preview”, what might be officially the first “Windows 8 style app”, available from the Windows Store. The app lists …

Since the introduction of Windows Phone, bloggers, writers, developers and others have been annoyed by Windows Phone’s lack of a screen capture utility. Common on iPhones, but inexplicably lacking on Windows Phones, the lack of such a seemingly simple little …

Today Microsoft unveiled a set of previews for Office 2013, and we wrote about some new features in the blogging capabilities featured in Word 2013, and what that might mean for Windows Live Writer. A number of you pointed …

 

In all the foolishness surrounding getting to and watching the Office 2013 announcement this morning, getting it installed, and firing off a couple of blog posts using Word 2013 as a blog editor, we just plain missed the news …

Microsoft unveiled its new services first Office 2013 family today, unveiling a touch enabled, Office Apps ready, and cloud connected version of Office. Microsoft CEO and Microsoft Office President Kurt DelBene introduced Office 2013, showed off the touch and ink …

Kurt Del Bene is onstage now in San Francisco, debuting “Office 15”, or more correctly, Office 2013. While he’s talking, we jumped the gun and downloaded the Office 365 Home Premium Preview, and noticed a new feature in the …

Today at noon PDT, Microsoft is webcasting "news from Microsoft", and while they’re not saying anything more than that Steve Ballmer will be there, it is widely expected that we’ll be able to be getting our hands on "Office 15", …

Agave apps for OfficeBack in March this year, we reported that Microsoft was readying a Office web extensions platform called “Agaves”, which allows developers to create an area within Office applications that lets webpages interact with documents and augment content with extra features.…

cone of silenceThe latest rumors have Microsoft unveiling Office 15, the Metro inspired but desktop version of their cash cow productivity suite, on Monday, July 16th.   But even with recent announcements about a new Microsoft Windows 8 tablet, the Surface, and …

SkyDrive logoFollowing the appearance of the SkyDrive desktop app on the Windows Store yesterday, the SkyDrive team has announced on the official blog that they have released a minor update to the SkyDrive desktop app for Windows, now carrying a …

skydrive appsSharp eyes over at WPCentral noticed this morning that a new SkyDrive Windows 8 Metro Style app has appeared in the Windows 8 Store, one that turns out to be just a link to download the SkyDrive desktop app.  Joining …

facebook securityIn a blog post today, Facebook Security announced that it is widening the scope of programs to help its nearly 1 billion users combat malware.  Up until now, Facebook would notify users of possible malware infections, and offer them …

file historyFile backup solutions have been in the news recently, as the news filtered out last week that it’s the end of the road for Windows Home Server, but that there are a number of improvements coming for Windows 8 …

NokiaIt’s not the first time we’ve heard about rumors of Nokia’s upcoming Lumia range of Windows Phone devices, particularly with Windows Phone 8 fast approaching. However, the latest round of details seemed to come from within Nokia itself. Dutch website …

18457Microsoft announced today its plans for Windows Server 2012, announcing four editions, and our old friend Windows Home Server did not make the cut.  The editions, Windows Server 2012 Datacenter, Standard, Essentials, and Foundation, are a much simpler set …