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Google Figures Lifted On Better Click Rates; Microsoft Windows Performs, With New Mini Device Due

If IBM’s figures were disappointing for investors, then those of Google and Microsoft will reassure them and offer some optimism around the IT industry. Google, which was concerned over lower mobile ad prices, appears to have shaken it off and has posted profits of US$ 3.35 billion, up 16% on the last time.

Microsoft Office Apps For iOS, Android on Hold until Fall 2014?

If you actually believe that there is any such thing as a leak from Microsoft, then the most recent one should annoy quite a lot of people. It seems that according to a leaked roadmap, Office for iOS and Android won’t be available until the fall of next year.

Doc Mgt Roll-up: Office, SharePoint 2010 SP Beta2 Releases, and the Paperless Office?

There were a number of interesting releases in the document management space that are definitely worth a look. Among them are the new Service Pack 2 beta releases for Office and SharePoint 2010, WatchDox apps for mobile-desktop collaboration and sharing, and Docstocs new link-up to the Microsoft store. We also revisited the paperless office through EchoSign.

Microsoft Backs Down on Office 2013 Licensing Transfer Rule

You can say what you want about Microsoft, but one thing you can’t accuse it of is not listening. You may recall the storm of protest across the Web a couple of weeks ago when it became clear that the licensing agreement on the new Office 2013 release limited each license to a single machine. Well, according to a blog post from Microsoft, it has caved in to consumer pressure.

Office 365: Top 10 Upgrades to SharePoint, Exchange, Lync for Business Productivity

Microsoft started the roll-out of the updated version of Office 365 for business users earlier this week. The upgrades are present in all elements of the suite and reflect a changing work environment that is now more mobile, social and collaborative than it was when the suite was originally launched 18 months ago.

Microsoft Nearly Clarifies Office 2013 Licensing, Still Dithering Over Cloud Computing

Way back when, in the days when Microsoft starting talking up Office 2013 critics of the Redmond giant made some pretty pointed comments about slow-coach Microsoft and the cloud. There may have been reasons to suggest that the company was behind the times with a desktop office suite, but the recent issues around licensing of Office 2013 shows exactly where it is putting its money.

Altimeter: How 4 Leading Brands Scale Social Business

Social business is a complex process by nature, and a constantly growing number of variables are magnifying that complexity. In a new report, Altimeter Research uses case studies to demonstrate how several well-known brands are managing factors such as individual customer conversations and locations to maximize the effectiveness of their social business initiatives.

Microsoft Office 2013 Launching Officially This Week

office2013_logo.jpg Having been available through beta, enterprise releases and free upgrade offers, the latest collection of Office 2013 products from Microsoft becomes generally available this week with a launch party announced for Tuesday in New York. 

Microsoft Q2 Profits Down By 3.7%, Windows 8 Sales Slow, Still No Figures for Surface

Anyone hoping that the information supplied at Microsoft’s Q2 earnings announcement last night would answer some of the questions hanging over the Redwood giant are going to be disappointed.

Microsoft Office 2013 Pricing Emerges, Some Business Users Can Bring It Home

It’s still not clear when exactly Microsoft is going to release Office 2013, but at this point the leaks are so prolific, it may as well make a clean breast of it. In the last few days alone, more about the pricing has been ‘leaked’, and now word that some home users will also be able to get their hands on the new suite.

Microsoft Extends Office 2013 Localization, Aims For Productivity Suite Dominance

Still no official date for the full release of Office 2013, but Microsoft has really been building up a head of steam. Last month, it announced it was making it available to business users in volume with home users to follow this quarter. And now, it has just announced that it has localized it into three more languages, with interface packs for 13 more.

Google Offers Office Access for iPad, CloudOn Offers Office Support for iPhone

It’s Christmas so a lot of people will be expecting iPads, even if it’s only one of the older versions. While that’s all well and good, what will really make this Christmas special are the apps that go with it. One of the biggest problems to date has been the inability to use Office and Office documents on the iPad. This week however, Google has announced that it will be making Office users’ Christmas dreams come true with iPad access.

Doc Mgt Roll-up: IBM Releases Productivity Suite, Office 2013 Available For Businesses

The holiday season may be fast approaching but it doesn't seem to be having much effect in the document management space.  Among this week’s highlights -- the release of IBM’s productivity suite, Microsoft finally releases Office 2013 to the business community, Perceptive releases new Outlook app, Snowbound offers right to left functionality for documents and Accusoft upgrades its ImagXpress application.

Office 2013 Available For Business Users, Home Users Next Quarter

It may be just a coincidence, but probably not. The very week IBM decides to launch its new Cloud Docs productivity suite, Microsoft decides to make the new version of Office 2013 available to business users.

In 2013 I Wish ...

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All I want for Christmas is for people to stop piling on with more content. Content is a means to a relationship, not a goal in itself and it is not always necessary to push out more content. Instead, look to compound the value of existing content by sharing, discussing, curating and amending. Related to this, I want people to understand that all engagement is not valuable -- engagement for engagement's sake is just a waste of time. -- Rachel Happe, Co-Founder and Principal, The Community Roundtable

 

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