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Touch-friendly versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are now available in preview editions for use on devices running Windows 10. Here's what you'll find in each one.
Microsoft has finally released preview versions of its touch-optimized Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for use on tablets running the Windows 10 Technical Preview. Here's what you can expect.
Word, Excel and PowerPoint are available now with OneNote and Outlook on deck for the Windows 10 technical preview.
Jealous of the tight integration between iOS and OS X 10.10 Yosemite? Feel left out because you use an Android device on Windows? Wish there was an easy way to send files to your Android device? You need AirDroid 3.
The software helps users move files from their Android, iOS, and Windows devices to an Intel-powered laptop running the Chrome OS.
Windows 10 will build in standards-based two-factor authentication to every device, effectively neutering most phishing attacks and password database breaches. The company also announced new features aimed at securing corporate machines from malware attacks and data leaks.
Microsoft now is selling in its online and retail stores Insteon home-automation kits and devices for use with Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices.
The free Microsoft-developed file manager app for Windows Phone 8.1 is available for download.
Microsoft is building a file manager app for Windows Phone 8.1 and is hoping to get it into the Windows Phone Store by May.
Oracle hopes its Database as a Service offering will deliver a silo-busting database option for IT businesses, aiming for automation in the cloud and freeing up resources for administrators.
When running Dropbox, Mac OS X and Windows together, one wrong setting can quickly fill up all available disk space. Not a good thing.
Non-critical patch addresses problems in the Windows Update system files which could cause errors in future updates.
Samba, which has been bringing Windows-compatible file sharing to Linux servers, Mac servers, and desktops for years, takes another step forward.
Data warehouse giant releases version 6 of its data discovery platform.
Improved database availability and push notifications are among a string of new capabilities for the Windows Azure cloud.
Microsoft has opened up to testers the limited preview of the premium tier of its Windows Azure SQL database for business-critical applications.
Malwarebytes has launched a backup service that includes scanning files for malware. It backs up multiple Windows PCs, and Android and Apple iOS devices, with optional encryption to protect your files in the cloud.
A new report from Soluto uses data from its massive online database of PC crashes, hangs, and performance metrics to identify the 10 most reliable Windows PCs you can buy today. Surprisingly, a MacBook Pro is at the top of the list. Even more surprising is who's not included.
Have you become used to syncing and opening files on SkyDrive? I'm regularly surprised by how much of that doesn't work (yet) on Windows RT.
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