Microsoft wants Office file formats included in UK government open standards push

Microsoft has written an open letter to partners appealing for help in persuading the UK government to include the Open XML (OOXML) formats of Microsoft Office among its officially supported set of open standards for documents. The software giant is so concerned that its own file formats will not be included in the set of […]

Zynstra integrates Office 365 into hybrid cloud managed IT services for SMBs

Zynstra has announced a new product as part of its Hybrid Cloud portfolio of managed IT services for small to medium businesses (SMBs), enabling integration of on-premise systems with Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud suite. Available from 17 February, O365Connect has been developed in partnership with Microsoft and HP in order to provide the same control […]

Microsoft goes live with cloud-based Power BI for Office 365

Microsoft has fully released Power BI for Office 365, its cloud-based business intelligence (BI) platform designed to deliver analytics and visualisation tools to a broader business audience. Announced on Microsoft’s official blog, Power BI for Office 365 has already been available as a preview since last summer. The platform is intended to give Microsoft customers […]

Microsoft plans Office 2013 SP1 release, updates SkyDrive app for iOS 7

Microsoft has announced a number of updates to its Office and cloud-based services, including Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Office 2013 coming next year, Office 365 Message Encryption and an updated SkyDrive app for Apple’s iOS 7. The software giant disclosed in a blog post that it plans to release Service Pack 1 for the […]

Microsoft confirms Office for iPad touch-based app in development

Microsoft’s outgoing chief executive Steve Ballmer has confirmed that the company is working on a touch-first edition of Office for the iPad. Speaking at the Gartner Symposium conference on Tuesday Ballmer said that, although an iPhone-optimised version of Office is already available, the full iPad version will only be released once it is touch optimised. […]