Microsoft is stepping closer to the launch of its Office 2011 product for the Mac. Today, the company began sending out beta testing invitations to users of Microsoft Connect (their bug and suggestion center). If you've been keeping up with the Office betas, then you may know that Microsoft updated to Office 2011 beta 3 earlier this year, adding new splash screens and user interfaces to the Office applications.
While many believe Apple is beginning to take over Microsoft as the reigning champ in the tech world, recent revenue numbers would lead one to believe that Redmond isn't willing to go out quietly; at least in terms of revenue numbers that is. Microsoft reported record revenues today.
Yesterday, while giving his keynote to Microsoft's Worldwide Partner's Conference, the company's Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner laid the smack down on Apple, comparing Cupertino's current iPhone 4 woes to the issues the Redmond-based Microsoft experienced with its Vista operating system.
In a bid to catch up to the runaway success of Apple's App Store, Microsoft is dangling a carrot of financial incentive in front of App Developers to build software for their Windows 7 Mobile platform.
Book reader programs for the iPhone have been around for quite a while now, and it's clear iBooks takes some of the better elements as inspiration. The creator of Delicious Library was actually a bit upset about how closely iBooks resembled his software's interface. But there might just be a giant waiting in the wings to upset Apple's cart -- Microsoft.
Microsoft has updated its Bing iPhone application to contain even more goodies than before. Bing is slowly winning us over when it comes to searching, but this application might have been the tipping point. Not only are there social networking features packed right in, but there's also a new search option called Visual Scanning that lets you scan books, movies, and more to see relevant results.
In case you were thinking today’s news would be all about the iPhone 4 or the imminent release of iOS 4, think again. Apple rival Microsoft is making waves with Monday’s release of a Windows Live Messenger app for the iPhone, and it’s absolutely free.
Without even a beta application to demo, Microsoft is already touting its Windows Live Essentials software to technology consumers around the globe. Last Wednesday, the software behemoth revealed its new applications suite and what was coming over to WindowsLivePreview.com.
It may not be a love-fest between Google and Apple these days, but internally at least, the search giant is showing Cupertino some love by phasing out Windows-based systems and replacing them with Macs.