Windows 8 upgrade to cost $119 starting February 1st, Pro upgrade will cost $199

Microsoft has stated that starting February 1, 2013, the Windows 8 upgrade edition will be offered for $119.99 USD and Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition will be offered for $199.99 USD in the U.S. Windows 8 products will be sold at the following prices: The Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition will be available online and …

Office 2013 now available through Microsoft’s Home Use Program for $9.95

Microsoft Office 2013 has just been added to the Home Use Program, which enables employees of certain companies very cheap access to Office software for home use. With the appropriate business email address and a code from your employer, who must enable HUP through Software Assurance, you can purchase a copy of Office 2013 Professional …

Microsoft adds new support for its “Cloud OS” enterprise services

Microsoft has been moving toward using cloud-based services more and more, for both its consumer and business customers. Today, the company announced new updates for its enterprise users, which it has covered under its “Cloud OS” branding. Today’s press release announced that it has launched System Center 2012 Service Pack 1, which allows IT workers …

Microsoft Surface Pro previews reveal more differences with Surface RT

Microsoft didn’t have a full exhibit booth at CES 2013, but the company did indicate that it would be holding closed meetings with its partners and even some journalists at the Las Vegas trade show this week. As it turns out, those meetings included some hands-on time with the upcoming Surface Pro tablet which Microsoft …

Microsoft Office for iPhone, iPad, and Android revealed

Microsoft’s Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android is a reality. Although Office Mobile has been rumored and reportedly spotted in the wild, Microsoft has remained persistently quiet about its plans for the product. The Verge has learned through several sources close to Microsoft’s plans that the company will release Office versions for Android and iOS …

Microsoft Surface with Windows RT: 5 things to consider before buying

Before you head online to pre-order Microsoft’s Surface with Windows RT (Surface RT) device starting Tuesday at noon Eastern, you’ll want to make sure this is the right device for you. Do you need to run traditional Windows programs? Would you rather have a device that has a heftier keyboard dock? Have you looked at …

Microsoft’s new Office Web Apps to roll out to Office 365 users in late October

Even though Microsoft officials said earlier this year they planned to keep the coming Office Next/Office 2013 deliverables — the clients, the servers and the services — in lockstep, it seems some components are arriving earlier than others. The new release of Office Web Apps will be rolling out to current Office 365 customers near …