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Microsoft Licenses Office 2007 UI

Microsoft has done a cool and smart thing, and decided to let (almost) everyone use the Office 2007 UI.

Aaron Swartz’s Blog Post

If your company just got bought for several million dollars by one of the biggest publishing companies in the U.S., and you moved from your cramped bedroom office or whatever to the luxurious San Francisco offices of the legendary Wired magazine, what would you do?

Attention on Second Life

It’s coming thick and fast now – commentary and news on which business is doing what in Second Life.

Office Live Coming Nov. 15 (With Increased Storage)

Microsoft has announced the final release of Office Live will be on November 15, bringing a great set of web services to small businesses at low (or no) cost.

Office Live Launches in the US on November 15th

Microsoft Corp. today announced that Microsoft Office Live (http://www.officelive.com/), a set of Internet-based services tailored to the needs of small businesses, will be coming out of beta in the United States on the 15th of November 2006.

Enterprise 2.0 Beyond the Office

As Rod Boothby points out, there are a lot of definitions flying around for similar things when it comes to Web 2.0 and the Enterprise.

Office 2007 Beta Closes As RTM Begins

Office 2007 has entered the RTM process, and should actually be released to manufacturing in the next few weeks, according to an email from Microsoft.

Google Opens New Office in NYC

I received an invite to the opening of Google’s new Manhattan offices but had to pass due to a full schedule – it looks like I should have found the time….

Microsoft Responds On Open XML Complaint

The issue of Office Open XML formats interoperability with other applications moved a network administrator to post a substantial critique of Microsoft’s efforts. In turn, a Microsoft Office program manager replied with a point-by-point response to the complaints.

Microsoft Readies Its Google Killer

During the Advertising Week 2006 conference, Microsoft will debut the global launch of its digital advertising platform, which will encompass platforms from the PC to mobile devices to the Xbox gaming system.

Microsoft Works To Battle Google

Microsoft may set up an online version of its low-end Works productivity suite to compete with offerings from Google and a number of startup companies.

Next Office For Mac Revealed

APC Magazine has the exclusive: Microsoft’s Mac Business Unit is already halfway done building the next release of Microsoft Office for the Apple Mac.

Worthwhile Update to Office 2007 Beta

Microsoft released a public update yesterday to the Office 2007 beta 2 suite of applications.

Office 2007 Technical Refresh Now Available

The Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh (wow! spiffy name!) is now available for download. Just go to this page.

AOL Delivers My eAddress
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The free option from AOL allows users to pick up a .com or .net domain and add up to 100 additional usernames to that domain.

Google’s Uphill Battle for Microsoft Office Fans

Last week, I expressed my own opinion on the difficulty Google will face trying to switch consumers from Microsoft Office to their alternative offering.

Microsoft Tracking Down Office Leakers

It isn’t the company’s massive revenue generator, the Office productivity suite, that has been leaked, but a pair of training videos for Microsoft’s in-house usage created by Ricky Gervais, who developed “The Office” TV series.

UK Gov’t Violates Own Copyright On YouTube

Because of a copyright violation, the UK Cabinet Office, Britain’s “head office,” was forced to yank a public service video from YouTube. But the complaint came from an unlikely place – from an agency within.

Google Launches Microsoft Office Alternative

There’s long been speculation that Google was preparing an online office suite that would take on Microsoft Office products.

Wanting to use dead Office and why were not

Why is backward compatibility so important? Because humans hate change. Me too. I’m swearing left and right at Gmail and Google Calendar.

Local Live Makes The Call

Business listings on Microsoft’s Windows Live Local search now display a “call for free” link, connecting one’s phone with the business.