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The "other" products of the Microsoft Office Suite - Part 3

May 27, 2014 by BogdanZ

Another Microsoft strategy for keeping competition behind was to extend on Macintosh. Even if most people consider that Microsoft and Apple are archenemies, from time to time they join hands in the battle with another competitor: Google. So in this case, the Microsoft and Apple rivalry was left behind and the two companies started to collaborate. Some years ago, Microsoft invested $150 million dollars in Apple ... read more

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The "other" products of the Microsoft Office Suite - Part 2

May 20, 2014 by BogdanZ

Yammer was launched in 2008 as a freemium enterprise social network service and it was sold to Microsoft in 2012 for $1.2 billion dollars. Before it got sold, in 2010, the service was used by more than three million users and 80,000 companies worldwide. During this period, Yammer 2.0 was launched and it was quickly described as a "Facebook for business" by most users. ... read more

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The "other" products of the Microsoft Office Suite - Part 1

May 15, 2014 by BogdanZ

The Microsoft Office Suite continues to be the most popular choice for business and domestic users, when it comes to creating PowerPoint presentations, documents, spreadsheets etc., even if it has a lot of competitors out there: Apache OpenOffice, Libre Office, SSuite Office, Kingsoft Office, SoftMaker FreeOffice etc. And that's not all - all these competitor applications come for free. ... read more

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A new trend in software release cycles

May 02, 2014 by Adrian

Until recent years, the software companies have accustomed us with longer cycles between software updates (we’ve waited 5 years for Windows Server 2008, remember?!), but nowadays a new trend has emerged - faster software release cycles. To a user this translates into more application updates than he was used to in the past. However, for companies a new software update brings inevitably a series of consequences, which aren't always pleasant. ... read more

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