The Exchange, SharePoint and Lync Online servers in Office 365 are almost the same as the on-premise servers; but migrating to and running Office in the cloud is still easier with a little help
500 words into the future
Unapologetically opinionated views on technology, in the office and out
Simon Bisson is a freelance technology journalist. He specialises in architecture and enterprise IT. He ran one of the UK's first national ISPs and moved to writing around the time of the collapse of the first dotcom boom. He still writes code.
Mary Branscombe is a freelance tech journalist. Mary has been a technology writer for nearly two decades, covering everything from early versions of Windows and Office to the first smartphones, the arrival of the web and most things inbetween.
Customising my Surface and Surface Pro has been fun, but I'm hoping for some improvements I can't add myself
How the Internet of Things can help solve complex - and critical - business problems just by rethinking pen and paper
Apple's new processor looks set to give Cupertino many more options than just more memory in a phone.
Microsoft's 2000 concept videos: were they a success or a failure? Today's IT landscape suggests they succeeded - and beyond Microsoft's wildest dreams.
As soon as Microsoft revealed it is buying Nokia's phone business the suggestions started that maybe Microsoft should snap up BlackBerry as well. But would that even make sense?
Windows Phone is the third-placed mobile operating system, well behind the two leaders; except for some countries where it's actually ahead of iPhone. What's going on and could Windows Phone get even stronger?
Welcome to the future of photography – where your smartphone camera does everything that Photoshop used to do.
The Google/Microsoft YouTube dispute tells you more about the way software for the mobile internet is being developed than you might have thought.
If switching to Android would have been so great for Nokia and BlackBerry, why hasn't it helped Sony and LG more, let alone HTC?