Office 2013 to offer one-off apps on demand

As part of its ongoing bid to convince Office customers to switch to a subscription-based pricing model, Microsoft has announced that Office 2013 subscribers will be able to access temporary copies of the desktop Office applications on any computer, delivered via internet streaming technology. Office 365 subscribers already have access to the Office Web Apps, …

Don’t expect new features in Mac suite for Office 365, says Microsoft

Although customers who subscribe to Office 365 will be able to install and run Office for Mac as part of the five-copies-per-plan deal, the Mac suite will sport few changes, Microsoft has said. Unlike Office on Windows, which will shift to Office 2013, Office for Mac will not be upgraded alongside the launch of the …

Add signatures and disclaimers to your email with Office 365

Powered by Exchange Online, Outlook Web App provides email and calendaring for Office 365 subscribers. Like Outlook 2010, Outlook Web App features a simple way to customize email messages with personal information, or meet regulatory compliance rules with legal disclaimers. Below, learn how to use these features to make your email work for you.   …

How to invite external users to Sharepoint with Office 365

When you want to invite someone from outside of your Office 365 environment to collaborate in your SharePoint Online website, there are a few configurations you will need to do, in order to allow sending invitations to theseexternal users. If these are not performed you may find the following error when sending a SharePoint Online …

Office 365, Office 2013: Microsoft Erases Cloud, On-premises Line

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) appears to be erasing the line between Office 365 and Office 2013. Sure, Office 365 is a cloud suite (Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Lync Online) and Office 2013 is a desktop productivity suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). But over time those definitions will no longer matter, and the line between Microsoft’s cloud and …

Have Azure VMs made Amazon Web Services obsolete?

Microsoft has recently introduced Virtual Machine hosting on their Azure service. Surprisingly Azure now offers not only Windows virtual machines but Linux as well (is nothing sacred?). What’s more, Microsoft is even undercutting AWS pricing. This begs the question: do you think that Azure’s support for virtual machines has now rendered Amazon Web Services obsolete? …