Rumor: Microsoft looking into a 2014 Office for Linux release

If the latest rumor is to be believed, Microsoft is apparently having a “meaningful look” into producing a full native port of Office to Linux, with 2014 being a possible launch year. Open source veteran Michael Larabel heard from a source at the Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting (FOSDEM) about Microsoft’s plans, …

Microsoft: Few people take multiple steps to protect online data

More and more online companies are offering ways for users to better protect their online data from hackers and malware, via methods such as two-factor authentication, better password generation and more. However, a new survey by Microsoft shows that only a few people are taking steps to better protect their online data and identity. The …

Microsoft wants to help you take back control of your online personal information

Microsoft has been making efforts to show that the company is more concerned about the online privacy of its users than other companies. For example, it set “Do Not Track” as the default configuration on Internet Explorer 10 and has taken some heat from that decision from online ad companies. Today, Microsoft announced the results …

Microsoft officially launches Windows Azure Media Services

Microsoft’s Windows Azure division has now officially launched a new service that will allow business customers a way to stream video to a wide variety of hardware and platforms. It’s called Windows Azure Media Services and while its been in development for some time today is the first day it is available for general use. …

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 …