SoftMaker FreeOffice 2016 improves performance and interoperability with Microsoft Office
April 18, 2016 – 10:05 | Comments Off on SoftMaker FreeOffice 2016 improves performance and interoperability with Microsoft Office
SoftMaker FreeOffice 2016 improves performance and interoperability with Microsoft Office

SoftMaker Software has released SoftMaker FreeOffice 2016, a brand new version of its office suite for Windows and Linux that’s free for both personal and commercial use.
The new release comes with the promise of improved …

Build your own Windows 10 update-blocker with Aegis
February 3, 2016 – 06:23 | Comments Off on Build your own Windows 10 update-blocker with Aegis
Build your own Windows 10 update-blocker with Aegis

There are now a pile of Microsoft telemetry and Windows 10 update-blockers around, all claiming to protect your privacy and get rid of annoying “upgrade to Windows 10” alerts.
Unfortunately most give very few details of …

Easily access Google Drive files from Microsoft Office
November 9, 2015 – 02:21 | Comments Off on Easily access Google Drive files from Microsoft Office
Easily access Google Drive files from Microsoft Office

Hit File > Open in any modern edition of Microsoft Office and all your OneDrive cloud files are just a couple of clicks away.
That’s less than helpful if you keep your files on Google Drive, …

Word for iOS 1.14, Excel for iOS 1.14 and PowerPoint for iOS 1.14 add more new features
October 12, 2015 – 06:43 | Comments Off on Word for iOS 1.14, Excel for iOS 1.14 and PowerPoint for iOS 1.14 add more new features
Word for iOS 1.14, Excel for iOS 1.14 and PowerPoint for iOS 1.14 add more new features

Microsoft has released new versions for the three core apps in its iPad and iPhone Office suite. Word for iOS 1.14, Excel for iOS 1.14, and PowerPoint for iOS 1.14 all gain minor improvements and …

Microsoft launches Office for Android preview
May 20, 2015 – 07:12 | Comments Off on Microsoft launches Office for Android preview
Microsoft launches Office for Android preview

Microsoft has launched a preview of Office for Android smartphones.
Pre-release versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint are available for phones running Android 4.4 or later.

Microsoft Office 2016 Public Preview now available
May 5, 2015 – 05:48 | Comments Off on Microsoft Office 2016 Public Preview now available
Microsoft Office 2016 Public Preview now available

Microsoft has announced the release of Microsoft Office 2016 Public Preview for Windows 7 and later.
The build is free for everyone to try out, no Office 365 subscription required. Although beware, there is one potential …

Microsoft EMET 5.2 blocks “VBScript God Mode”
March 13, 2015 – 06:20 | Comments Off on Microsoft EMET 5.2 blocks “VBScript God Mode”
Microsoft EMET 5.2 blocks “VBScript God Mode”

Microsoft has updated its exploit blocker Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) to version 5.2 with some welcome tweaks and enhancements.
The Attack Surface Reduction mitigation has been extended to stop processes running malicious scripts via IE’s …

Next Lock Screen: Microsoft’s take on the Android lock screen
December 30, 2014 – 08:30 | Comments Off on Next Lock Screen: Microsoft’s take on the Android lock screen
Next Lock Screen: Microsoft’s take on the Android lock screen

Next Lock Screen is an Android lock screen “built for busy professionals”.
That sounds very familiar, but what’s a little more unusual is that Next is from Microsoft Garage, an “idea factory” where employees work on …

Microsoft launches free Visual Studio Community 2013
November 13, 2014 – 07:22 | Comments Off on Microsoft launches free Visual Studio Community 2013
Microsoft launches free Visual Studio Community 2013

Microsoft has released Visual Studio Community 2013, a revamped edition of Visual Studio Professional 2013 which is free for individual and small business use (teams of up to five people).
It’s a versatile product. You can …

Windows 10 Technical Preview now available
October 1, 2014 – 18:36 | Comments Off on Windows 10 Technical Preview now available
Windows 10 Technical Preview now available

Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Technical Preview (64-bit build), an early look at the next generation of Windows with some major new features.
The Start Menu is back with a Windows 8 twist, live tiles …

Microsoft unveils Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad 1.1, adds user-requested features
August 1, 2014 – 07:39 | Comments Off on Microsoft unveils Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad 1.1, adds user-requested features
Microsoft unveils Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad 1.1, adds user-requested features

Microsoft has unveiled the first major update to its stable of iPad Office apps with the release of Word for iPad 1.1, Excel for iPad 1.1 and PowerPoint for iPad 1.1.
All three apps gain exclusive …