Microsoft reminds us Office 2003 support ends with Windows XP April 8th

While Microsoft has, understandably, reminded the general public for years that its support and updates for Windows XP will end on April 8th, there is another software product that will soon stop getting patches after that deadline is reached: Office 2003. Today, Microsoft has a new post on its Office blog, along with a humorous infographic that …

Microsoft Previews Office 365 Personal, Releases Free OneNote for Mac

Microsoft teases a new, less expensive Office 365 subscription for individuals, and delivers Mac users a free OneNote app. This spring, Microsoft is launching Office 365 Personal, a single-user version of the cloud-enabled productivity software suite for consumers that like to fly solo.   “It’s designed for an individual, allows for one PC or Mac …

Microsoft adds new features to Outlook 2013 and Outlook Web App

Two of Microsoft’s family of Outlook email apps got some new features this week, and one of them will add yet another function in the near future. The Outlook 2013 stand-alone app now has a compact version of its email message header while the Outlook Web App now has some improvements to its text editor. The Outlook 2013 …

Microsoft to start nagging Windows XP users about April 8 end-of-support date

On March 8, Microsoft will begin notifying Windows XP users via a pop-up notification that April 8 will mark the end of Microsoft support for Windows XP. Windows XP users still running the Home or Professional versions of the product and who have been getting their updates to XP via Windows Update will get a …

Microsoft partners with DocuSign to add eSignature to Office 365

Business users of Office 365 will soon be able to download and use some new apps that should make the signing and storing of online documents easier. Today, Microsoft’s announced a new partnership with DocuSign that will offer Office 365 users a way to download the company’s eSignature apps from the Office Store. Microsoft’s press …

Report: Microsoft Office for iPad may be released before Windows touchscreen counterpart

According to reports, a new, touchscreen iteration of Microsoft’s flagship Office productivity software may be hitting the iPad before it’s touchscreen counterpart is released for Windows.  The Office for iPad software, which is apparently codenamed ‘Miramar’, was first hinted at by Steve Ballmer last year – and a report by ZDNet seems to corroborate that. …

Microsoft adds multi-factor authentication to Office 365 business plans

Microsoft continues to add multi-factor authentication support to its software products and services. Today, the company announced that it has added this much requested feature to business and academic users of Office 365. In a post on the Office blog, Microsoft states: Multi-factor authentication increases the security of user logins for cloud services above and beyond just …

Microsoft makes Power BI generally available for all Office 365 users

  Microsoft first announced its plans to launch Power BI for Office 365 and Excel users in April 2013. Today, the company revealed that Power BI is now generally available for all Office 365 users, after launching as a preview version in the summer of 2013. Power BI has been designed to give Excel users a  new and …

Microsoft announces general availability of Access apps in Office 365

Microsoft today announcedAccess apps in Office 365 are generally available for Office 365 Small Business, Midsize, Enterprise, and Education customers. Although Office 365 general availability was announced in February 2013, Access apps were in preview and weren’t supported under the Office 365 service-level agreement (SLA) and compliance standards. Now they’re officially out for everyone, except Office 365 …