Bug tests and beta tryouts are what make or break software. It so often happens that buggy or undercooked software (games in particular) get released to disastrous results. Microsoft, obviously, heavily tests software before putting the products out for purchase. And the company recently launched a public beta program...

First it was Windows 8, and now it is Redmond’s biggest breadwinner. China has now banned the use of Office, in what is clearly a move to distance the country from Microsoft software. The news that the Chinese government had banned Windows 8 from government PCs shocked the world earlier this year, and now the central...

Operating systems are old news, these days. The realm of productivity suites is where the real battle is being fought. At least, this is the impression one gets from Microsoft and Google. Both companies have increased the focus on these applications. In Redmond’s case, it is understandable — the Office division now...

My, how times change! The Office division pretty much always played second fiddle to the Windows side of the business for Microsoft, but it has recently become the company’s number one cash cow. It comes as no surprise then, that the software titan is giving it the required attention. Not only does the company...

Although the launch of Office for Android is now just a formality, with voices that Microsoft is deep into development of this flavor of its productivity suite, Google has been working to boost the adoption of its own suite of productivity apps. The search engine giant extended the reach of its solution by launching...

Hurries and scurries! As far as openings of new weeks are concerned, Microsoft CEO had a fairly busy Monday. He attended Code Conference yesterday, where he candidly talked about strategy. And while the company had actually confirmed development of its Office suite for tablets, the fact that Office for iPad launched...

An absolute cornerstone of Microsoft’s dominance in the technology world, Office is currently in the process of getting a touch optimized makeover. This, we have known, for well over a year now. And although we caught an early glimpse of this version at BUILD 2014, a few new screenshots that have recently surfaced...

I am sure there are a whole bunch of people that hold this view too. Microsoft launched Office for iPad last month at a special little event, and since then the app has been a chart-topping success. Thousands upon thousands have downloaded the suite with productivity tools like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. And even...

Up until now, the Office division at Redmond seemed like it was more interested in refining and polishing the productivity suite, instead of adding new applications and features. But it now appears that Microsoft is not done, when it comes to developing new solutions for its popular suite of productivity applications....

There are some that believe that the classic Microsoft experience is still not complete on touch. Sure, the company has released a couple of flavors of its Office productivity suite. But they are not overly optimized for touch based usage. Work, however, still continues at Redmond on the true touch optimized version...