Spotted: MS Office for iPad [Exclusive Pic]

Exactly two years and a week ago we speculated whether or not Apple’s iPad will get Microsoft’s popular Office suite or no. Today, we can gleefully answer – yes.

Rupert Murdoch’s tablet-only magazine The Daily featured a glimpse of Microsoft’s Office app for iPad, still lacking some finishing touches as yet, indicating a release in the near future is imminent. Buzz is also that work on the Android app is nearing completion too and it won’t be long after the submission to the App Store that MS Office will enter the Android world. From The Daily:

The app’s user interface is similar to the current OneNote app, but it has hints of Metro, the new design language that can be seen in Windows Phone and in the as-yet-released Windows 8 desktop operating system. Word, Excel and PowerPoint files can be created and edited locally and online.

When Office for iPad finally arrives, it will compete with the likes of Documents to Go, Quickoffice and Apple’s own Pages, Keynote and Numbers apps, which at $9.99 each might meet some good competition from their age-old rivals from Redmond.

Via The Daily

Released: Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 1

Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 1 is now available for download. Microsoft released the update few hours ago, and claims to fix “critical issues and also helps to improve security.”

It also includes fixes for “vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer’s memory with malicious code.”

Key features

  • New features and enhancements include support for Exchange based server-side rules and editing of existing messages in Outlook.
  • You can also redirect the message to a person with the replies delivered to the original sender in Outlook and resend the message.
  • The much-needed calendar syncing is another welcome addition.
  • It works between Outlook for Mac and any service or device that supports Apple’s Sync Services, including the iPhone and iPad.

You can download the 246MB update from the Office for Mac website, or alternatively choose ‘Check for Updates’ in any Office application on your Mac.

Microsoft sells 1 copy of Office 2010 every second!

This is incredible! After selling 7 copies Windows 7 every second, Microsoft have achieved a similar feat with its Office 2010, selling 1 copy per second (approx).

Notable numbers:

  • More than 30 million people use the Office Web Apps to view, edit, and share Office documents from anywhere with a browser and an internet connection.
  • Office 2010 now ranks as the fastest-selling consumer version of Office in history, with approximately one copy of Office 2010 sold worldwide every second.
  • For the 8th year in a row, Microsoft Office was the number one selling software product in U.S. retail measured by dollar volume, outpacing games and security software.

Office for Mac 2011 coming October 26th

Microsoft has just announced today that Office for Mac 2011 will be released on the 26th of October.

Now, Office for Mac 2011 has been eagerly awaited by Apple Fanboys all over and with Microsoft unveiling a new feature just for them, it is just an icing on the cake.

Apparently, this new suite will include “the most visually impactful” feature, called the Dynamic Reorder, which “gives you the ability to interactively re-order all of the layers in a document or presentation”. Apart from that, the suite also sees a new view in Word 2011.

Here is the last behind the scenes video from the team:

Via

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 in October

Soon you will see Microsoft Office for mac 2011. Video here

Purchase a qualifying Office 2008 for Mac product between Aug. 1, 2010, and Nov. 30, 2010, and you will be eligible to download Office for Mac 2011 at no additional cost* when it becomes available.

microsoft office for mac 2011

A new revamped Version of Windows Live Hotmail soon!!

new hotmail with sweep

Microsoft has recently been concentrating on upgrading its already developed products especially its windows live products. Not long ago Microsoft showed a preview of the new windows live messenger that is going to be available to us which would have soical networking attached within was a revolution in itself but that was not enough for microsoft who lately also announced that a new version of hotmail will be available soon.

Some of the features of the new hotmail are-

  • Single contact list

  • Send photos upto 10gb per email

  • Edit and resend microsoft office documents online with microsoft office web apps

  • Social networking tools

  • Much more simplified inbox

  • These are just some of the good features. For more features visit the official site of the windows live coming soon products

    editing ms office in inbox itself with new hotmail
    hotmail with new features in inbox
    new hotmail with photos sending upto 10gb per message
    watch videos in your inbox itself with new hotmail

    MS Office for iPad: Another fake promise?

    Microsoft said they are considering building Microsoft Office exclusively for the iPad.

    Microsoft has revealed to T3 that it is looking at the possibility of releasing Office for Mac for the Apple iPad, although any official word is far from confirmed.

    “Yeah, it’s something that we’re looking at,” said Microsoft Senior Product manager Mike Tedesco. “Obviously the announcement (of the iPad) is really fresh and there’s nothing to announce or nothing that I can talk to you about today.

    “We’ve had tablet technology forever and both Windows 7 and Windows Vista automatically detect that and you can be running your Office on there.”

    That is a pretty big non-statement, especially considering we are a year into Microsoft Exec Stephen Elop’s hint that they’re building Office for the iPhone which is the same as the iPad with a smaller screen –as far as office apps are concerned.

    But nonetheless, even if we dont expect anything anytime soon, this little snippet certainly gives us hope that we might be seeing Word and Powerpoint coming to the App Store in the future.

    Quoting T3: “Microsoft is, of course, getting pretty excited about the HP Windows 7 tablet that was unveiled at CES so we wouldn’t be surprised to see that catered for well before Apple gets any love.”


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