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Microsoft's Chip In Program Offers Crowdfunded Laptops to Students

Microsoft is dipping its corporate toe into the crowdfunding pool. An experimental program dubbed Chip In allows students to tap friends and relatives in a quest to fund their next computer.
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The End Is Near for Windows XP

Despite three subsequent Windows releases, Windows XP remains the second most popular operating system version. Regardless, the 38 percent of computer users currently relying on Windows XP will soon need to move to a modern operating system, or risk exposure to malware.
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Microsoft Office 2013 Officially Released

The latest incarnation, or rather incarnations, of Microsoft's flagship productivity suite were released on January 29, 2013. The plural reference is a nod toward both the web-based Office 365 version as well as the new Office 2013 desktop versions.
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First Impressions of Windows 8

On October 26, 2012, Windows 8 officially became the latest version of Microsoft’s flagship operating system. In today’s article, I’ll describe my initial experiences with Windows 8 in hopes that it will aid your eventual transition.
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The Microsoft 'Election'

Once again I'm faced with that perplexing quadrennial conundrum: whether to replace an incumbent that's served me well for the most part with a challenger that offers a radically new direction. That's right, I must decide whether to upgrade to Windows 8.
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Microsoft Office 2013 Crosses RTM Threshold

Microsoft Office 2013 has crossed an important threshold referred to in the industry as Release to Manufacturing (RTM). This means the development team has finalized the flagship suite and beta testing is complete.
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Microsoft Reveals New Office 2013 Pricing Scheme

Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled a major pivot in how it plans to market its flagship productivity suite in the future. In his latest article, David Ringstrom provides an overview of upcoming options.
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Microsoft to Fully Embrace Open Document Standards

After years of hegemony, Microsoft has finally acknowledged that the world wants to be able to save documents in open formats that are freely shareable with other software applications.
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Microsoft Includes Cloud in Office 2013 and 365

Microsoft recently unveiled its Office 2013 and Office 365 software. Customers will still be able to purchase them on CD, but Microsoft is hoping consumers will get on board with its Cloud version.
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First Look at Excel 2013

The "customer preview," or public beta version, of Office 2013 became available today. Excel expert David Ringstrom gives you a quick overview.
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On the Horizon: A New Version of Microsoft Office

Microsoft announced that the next version of its flagship productivity suite has entered the "technical preview" phase of its development cycle. This program allows Microsoft customers to test and provide feedback on what's currently known as Office 15.

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