With the public launch of its new Office 365 business plans, Microsoft's move into a subscription-based Office is nearly complete. How much technical skill does it take to set up and run one of these plans? Here's a hands-on look.
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A patch working its way through the Mozilla testing process promises to significantly increase privacy and reduce online tracking for Firefox users by blocking third-party cookies. With the Do Not Track standard fizzling, it's an important development.
Microsoft's new "no transfer" policy for Office 2013 has left some customers asking what happens if the original PC fails and needs replacement. A corporate blog post tries to "add clarity" to the issue, but what the company really needs to do is change the license terms themselves. UPDATED: Microsoft reverses policy, will allow transfers after all.
Mozilla has released an early test version of its long-awaited browser for Windows 8, which includes support for the desktop and Metro environments. Here's what to expect and how to test.
Microsoft's new license terms for retail editions of Office 2013 have received intense scrutiny this week. But those changes are just part of a much larger story. Look closely at Office 2013 and you see Microsoft's radical new business model in action.
Microsoft's Surface Pro, which the company officially calls "a powerful PC in tablet form," went on sale today. On its website, Microsoft has officially disclosed how much data storage space you can expect to get from each model. Good luck translating the numbers.
Microsoft has been pummeled by critics this week over supposedly inadequate storage space in its new Surface Pro. But those criticisms are horribly flawed. Big surprise: when you do the disk space math, Surface Pro and MacBook Air are practically twins.
Microsoft's ready to release its second Surface-branded device to the public. Unlike the Surface RT, the new Surface with Windows 8 Pro is a real PC, with all the strengths and weaknesses that go with it. Should you buy one?
Microsoft released Office 365 Home Premium to the public today. The subscription-based service is specifically for noncommercial use, so CIOs can ignore it, right? Well, not exactly. Here's how to avoid potentially costly licensing hassles.
Business buyers who said no to Microsoft's Surface with Windows RT will get a chance to try the Surface with Windows 8 Pro when it goes on sale next month. Will the second time be the charm for Microsoft? Or will businesses pass on the radical tablet/PC design?