Jack Schofield

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Jack Schofield spent the 1970s editing photography magazines before becoming editor of an early UK computer magazine, Practical Computing. In 1983, he started writing a weekly computer column for the Guardian, and joined the staff to launch the newspaper's weekly computer supplement in 1985. This section launched the Guardian’s first website and, in 2001, its first real blog. When the printed section was dropped after 25 years and a couple of reincarnations, he felt it was a time for a change....

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ZDNet covers Microsoft's Office 2013 launch

ZDNet covers Microsoft's Office 2013 launch

Microsoft held a major press conference in San Francisco on Monday 16 July, where chief executive Steve Ballmer and senior Office Division staff unveiled a preview version of its forthcoming Office 2013 suite. Some ZDNet writers attended, and several had already been trying the code. Here's what they think...

July 16, 2012 by in Microsoft

Office 2013 programs include an app store for developers

Office 2013 programs include an app store for developers

Users running Microsoft Excel, Word and other Office 2013 applications will be able to try or buy companion apps from an integrated app store, without leaving the application. The new Apps For Office apps will run in both desktop and web-based versions of Office. Companies will also be able to use the app store feature to distribute companion programs developed in-house.

July 16, 2012 by in Microsoft