If you sign your small business up with Office 365, make sure you read the fine print carefully. An obscure clause in the terms of service limits the number of recipients you're allowed to contact in a day. As one reader discovered, the effect can be very bad for business.
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Last week, Microsoft had four separate issues that knocked its cloud-based e-mail services offline for up to 9 hours. Those incidents highlight the most important thing to keep in mind when buying any cloud service.
The same week that Google made its strongest pitch ever for putting your entire business online, one of its flagship services has failed spectacularly. There's a lesson here.
Late last week, with no public announcement, Microsoft quietly retired one cog in its antipiracy machine. Office Genuine Advantage was officially shut down as of Thursday, December 16, and virtually all traces of the once-controversial program have been scrubbed from Microsoft's web site.
I'm not reviewing the Office 365 beta this week. I haven’t banged on it enough to form a complete opinion yet. But Microsoft’s soon-to-be-released cloud services are incredibly promising. If your business runs on Microsoft Office, you owe it to yourself to do some serious testing.
Can Microsoft hit back-to-back home runs? The Office team has to be feeling some heat as they hang around the on-deck circle waiting for Windows 7 to release to manufacturing later this month. With today's announcement of a Technical Preview release of Office 2010 at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans, it's pretty clear that Microsoft is taking a mighty cut. But only time will tell whether they've crushed it.
I've spent the last six months immersed in Office 2010, using all the core programs day in and day out, digging in to see what's new, what works, and what's still annoying after all these years. In this post, I'll give you a wide-ranging overview of what's in Office 2010, so you can decide whether it matters to you.
The one Office 2010 version you probably haven't seen is the elusive Starter edition. I've had a chance to test a couple of new PCs with Office preinstalled. Yes, it has ads, but no, it doesn't nag. Here's what you can expect.
For organizations that are settled into Microsoft's family of apps and services, the obvious collaboration platform is Microsoft Teams. And the killer feature is that Teams supports a robust API for add-ins.