Microsoft Office Just Got Way Better on the iPhone

Do you like using work and productivity apps on your mobile device? Yeah, me neither, but Microsoft wants to change our minds with its new—free—apps for iPhone and for Android tablets. » 11/06/14 9:00am 11/06/14 9:00am

Microsoft Office for iPad: Full Video Walkthrough and Hands On

After Office for iOS proved itself a pretty big disappointment to anyone who was hoping to actually do things with the app, the long-anticipated Office for iPad has finally hit the App Store. It's ok; you can let out a sigh of relief. This time, Microsoft got it right. » 3/27/14 5:07pm 3/27/14 5:07pm

Grid Has The Organization Of A Spreadsheet Without Those Pesky Number

I've definitely used Excel for some wordy stuff. It's not blasphemous exactly, but making charts full of apartment listings, square footage, amenity notes, broker e-mail addresses, and links to photos doesn't really make use of Excel's formula wielding, number crunching prowess. But a former Excel developer who knows… » 8/04/13 1:01pm 8/04/13 1:01pm

Microsoft Office for iOS: Complete Video Walkthrough and Hands On

After countless months of "will they" or "won't they," Microsoft has finally conceded to give iOS users their very own version of Office in app form. Most iOS users, that is. Assuming they want it in the first place, which is no safe assumption given its many, many limitations. » 6/14/13 12:26pm 6/14/13 12:26pm

Thank a Simple Excel Error For Austerity Economics

You know the much-ballyhooed theory that high national debt always correlates to crappy economic growth? The one that's trotted out on a regular basis by politicians arguing for austerity budgets and sequestration? Well, according to new findings, the study that austerity proponents cite more than any other is based… » 4/17/13 11:48am 4/17/13 11:48am

Awesome Accountant Made an Entire RPG Game Inside Microsoft Excel

Every accountant I know swears by the powers of Excel. But not every accountant can harness that power as beautifully as Cary Walkin, an accountant from Canada. Walkin made a full RPG game inside Excel. As in you can use Excel to actually have fun. » 3/26/13 10:00pm 3/26/13 10:00pm

Office 365 Home Premium: This Is as Good as Word Gets

You're never going to love Office, because it's Office—it's the thing you use to make money and do things you actually enjoy. But that doesn't mean it can't be (relatively) painless, affordable, and smart. Starting today, it is. » 1/29/13 11:43am 1/29/13 11:43am

The New Microsoft Office Is Here—And You Rent It

Office—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, the old frenemies—are out of beta and ready to buy. Sort of: you buy the newest version of Office like you buy Netflix or Spotify, with a subscription. And it makes a hell of a lot of sense. » 1/29/13 9:00am 1/29/13 9:00am

Hands On The New Microsoft Office: It's Finally Getting Better

Does anyone really want to use Microsoft Office? Of course not. It's a work tool. It's a utility. But does it have to be so utilitarian? So bleak? No—not anymore. The new Office is the best Office. » 7/16/12 3:00pm 7/16/12 3:00pm

The Microsoft Excel World Champion (Yes, Srsly) Is a 15-Year-Old…

Honestly, I don't know what's more surprising about this story: that a 15-year-old girl beat out 228,000 other Excel fans, or that Microsoft holds an Excel World Championship at all. » 8/04/11 12:00pm 8/04/11 12:00pm

Google Docs Levels Up: Unlocks Pivot Table Powers

Google Docs went Ding! today and gained some additional functionality, rolling out natively-supported pivot tables. The pivot table, as any A/R Coordinator worth his salt can tell you, allows data from one workbook to be summarized in another, saving huge amounts of time and brainpower. This function been available on… » 5/17/11 6:05pm 5/17/11 6:05pm

Office For Mac 2011 Now Available

From what we've heard Office for Mac 2011 is actually pretty good! If you want to decide for yourself, today's your chance to pick up a copy of the software suite that includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and, for the first time, Outlook. It'll run you up to $150 for a single Home and Student license, and up to $280 for a… » 10/26/10 10:59am 10/26/10 10:59am

Office For Mac 2011 Reviewed And It's Actually Good

Office for Mac has long been the ugly stepsister that Redmond (and Mac users) pretended didn't exist. Is the latest Office the same deal? No, says Macworld. They say Office for Mac 2011 is actually good. » 9/28/10 12:44pm 9/28/10 12:44pm

Office for Mac 2011 Makes Video Teaser Appearance

Some of those Office for Mac 2011 features first shown off in February have appeared in a teaser video on YouTube. Word, PowerPoint, Excel and even Outlook (yes! Real Outlook!) all make appearances, as does the redesigned MSN Messenger. » 7/29/10 5:00am 7/29/10 5:00am

Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac Gets Undressed

We've just scored some of the first shots of Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac, and while they are said to be very early, you can clearly see the progress that has been made in the transition to native Cocoa applications. » 3/29/10 3:19pm 3/29/10 3:19pm

Microsoft Office 2010 Beta Is Now Available

The next version of the best-selling software of all time, Microsoft Office 2010, is finally available in beta today. Get used to the new Office: We're all going to use this stuff at some point or another. » 11/18/09 10:00am 11/18/09 10:00am

At Last, Microsoft Word Editing In the iPhone

Rejoice, Microsoft Office and iPhone users, because now you can edit, create, and view Microsoft Word files. Dataviz Documents To Go doesn't bring Excel editing as promised, but at least is here now for $5. » 6/15/09 1:00pm 6/15/09 1:00pm

How to Tweet At Work Without Getting Caught

Chances are you're reading us (and goofing off) at work while trying to pretend you're not slacking. Spreadtweet's an easy way to check twitter while making it seem like you're a not a lousy employee. » 4/21/09 4:40pm 4/21/09 4:40pm

Quickoffice Word and Excel Office Suite For The iPhone Now Available in…

If you are interested in an app for the iPhone/Touch that can edit both Microsoft Word and Excel documents along with file sharing and content management capabilities, Quickoffice is now available via the App Store for $20. [iTunes] » 4/20/09 1:40pm 4/20/09 1:40pm