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  • RIM Launches BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 36

    Posted by sumeethevans on January 31 2012, 3:20 AM. Posted in Office Live.

    Research In Motion today announced general availability of BlackBerry® Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365 – a new service for business and government organizations that extends Microsoft Exchange Online to BlackBerry® smartphones and allows customers to manage their BlackBerry deployments in the cloud. The service is available at no additional charge to current medium-sized or enterprise subscribers of the Office 365 suite or standalone Exchange Online and works with BlackBerry smartphones on business or consumer data plans.

    “RIM is pleased to launch BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365. This new cloud-based option allows customers to cost-effectively support mobility across their organizations and easily manage and secure their BlackBerry deployments,” said Alan Panezic, Vice President, Enterprise Product Management and Marketing at Research In Motion. “We continue to build upon the end-to-end BlackBerry solution for our business and government customers with both on-premise and cloud-based solutions, a range of technical support options to suit any size organization, and a growing ecosystem of apps and services for users.”

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  • Office 365 and BlackBerry

    Posted by sumeethevans on March 17 2011, 7:48 PM. Posted in Office Live.

    We have exciting news for Microsoft Online Services customers. We are in the process of updating pricing for Hosted BlackBerry Service for Exchange Online to make this service available free of charge.  Starting today, BlackBerry mobile e-mail for new Exchange Online customers is now free through our Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS).  For existing customers, we expect to be able to provide more information later this month on how you can take advantage of this change.

    In addition, Hosted BlackBerry service will be available for free with Office 365 after it launches later this year.

    Blackberry-maker Research in Motion (RIM) will introduce a new BlackBerry cloud-based service later this year.  The service will be hosted, licensed and supported by RIM who have committed to offer their new BlackBerry cloud based service for Exchange Online starting at $0 per user per month.

    This is a good deal for customers. We want people to have the best productivity experience across the PC, phone and browser, and this agreement shows our commitment in action. Here are just a few benefits this new service model will bring to customers: 

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  • Office is now live on SkyDrive!

    Posted by sumeethevans on June 8 2010, 11:59 AM. Posted in Office Live.

    Over the last few months, we've gotten incredible feedback from the hundreds of thousands of users in our Office Web Apps Technical Preview.  We’ve been busy incorporating much of that feedback, and today, Office Web Apps on SkyDrive are now available to everyone in the US, UK, Canada, and Ireland. We’ll have more to share next week when Office 2010 is released to consumers, including how Office 2010 + SkyDrive + Office Web Apps give you the best productivity experience across the PC, phone, and browser.

    In the meantime, if you live in the US, UK, Canada, or Ireland, you can head over to today to start viewing and editing Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote documents right in your web browser – and share them with your friends.

    If you don’t live in one of those regions, you can still get access – just click here. You might not get the Web Apps in your favorite language yet, as we are still rolling out updates to different regions. Note that people you share documents with may also need to visit the link above before they can access the documents you share with them.

    There’s more to come

    You might be asking, when do I get access to all the cool Office features in Hotmail that were announced recently? We’ll have more to share on the new Hotmail updates very soon.

    And of course, you get even more cool features  when you combine Office Web Apps with Office 2010, for example, enabling you to edit offline,  and to co-author documents using revision marks, comments, and other rich features in Word and PowerPoint. You can learn more about Office 2010 here.

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  • Office Web Apps available as part of Windows Live

    Posted by vasudev on September 18 2009, 1:49 AM. Posted in Office Live.


    Today is a real milestone for people who use Microsoft Office or Windows Live. Starting today, a select group of SkyDrive customers will be invited to try out a technical preview of the online versions of Microsoft Office Excel, Word and PowerPoint, also known as the Office Web Apps, integrated right inside their Windows Live SkyDrive experience. Over time, as the final version is released, the Office Web Apps will become available to all 500 million+ users of Hotmail, Messenger and other Windows Live services.

    While the tech preview doesn’t have all the cool features that will be available in the final offering, it does show off the exciting potential of having online versions of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, and how you can easily access and work with your Office documents from anywhere with an Internet connection.

    When those of you participating in the Tech Preview upload or create a new document, you’ll be able to view them much like you do today when using the full Office programs—without the loss of formatting or data and with the familiar Office 2007 ribbon. And it will be very easy to share your documents in password-protected folders and give permission to whoever you want to have access – just like with any other SkyDrive files....................Continue at source


  • No Microsoft Office Web Apps test build in August, after all

    Posted by sumeethevans on September 1 2009, 2:00 AM. Posted in Office Live, Office 2010.

    Microsoft isn’t going to make its August deadline for delivery of a wide-scale test build of its Office Web Apps technology.

    But officials told me they’re close to delivering the promised Technical Preview test build of the four Webified Office apps that the company first demonstrated publicly last fall. A company spokesperson provided the following statement when I asked about the Web Apps’ whereabouts yesterday:

    “At Worldwide Partner Conference, we said the Office Web applications technical preview would tentatively be available in the August timeframe.  While they will not be available by the end of August, we are still planning to release them soon.”

    For the record, when Microsoft officials told me about their self-imposed August deadline for the tech preview, the word “tentatively” wasn’t used. The rest of the Office 2010 suite was released to thousands of testers in July as part of an invitation-only Tech Preview.

    In May, a build of Office Web Apps leaked to the Web, along with the rest of the Office 2010 Tech Preview; Microsoft officials haven’t answered when I asked whether that Web Apps build will be the same as the officially sanctioned one that is now looking like it will go to testers in September.

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  • Identifying possible virus mails in your inbox

    Posted by sumeethevans on August 29 2009, 2:55 AM. Posted in Office Live, Windows Live Hotmail.

    Some Windows Live Hotmail customers may be seeing their e-mail accounts "hijacked" by spammers, who in turn are sending e-mails that may result in you downloading a worm or virus onto your computer. Windows Live Hotmail is the e-mail service that powers Office Live Small Business e-mail accounts.

    These e-mails have surfaced in recent days. Once you've positively identified one of these virus e-mails, delete it. Do not open it, if at all possible, and do not click on any of the links.

    A typical virus e-mail has an arcane subject line such as "Good shopping good mood," and a folksy e-mail encouraging you to visit an electronics company website and/or click on its e-mail address.

    Clicking on these links downloads a copy of the worm onto the message recipients' computers. Upon download, it then gathers e-mail addresses of contacts saved on the recipient's computer and sends itself out to all of those addresses.

    See this Security warning from Windows Live for more details.

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  • Office Live Workspace - More Storage, new languages Support, folders

    Posted by vasudev on February 25 2009, 5:58 PM. Posted in Office Live.

    Skip Chilcott, Sr. Product Manager of Office Live Workspace posts about new features added in Office Live Workspace-

     My name is Skip Chilcott and I started working on Office Live Workspace a few months ago. I’m really excited about the progress we’ve made this year–we’ve reached more than three million subscribers and we’re growing fast!     Part of having so many customers is getting a lot of feedback, which is great. And now, thanks to all that feedback, we’ve just made some improvements to the service that I am really pleased to share with you:   ·         Folders –To simplify organization, now you can use folders to manage files within workspaces. We know many of you were creating new workspaces whenever you needed to group related documents, so we’re really happy about this feature.·         Cut/Copy/Paste–Want to copy a document or file to another workspace? We’ve replaced the File/Move feature with Cut/Copy/Paste to make it even easier to manage your files. ·         More storage–We are increasing your storage capacity to 5GB. You keep telling us you need more so… ask no more!  ·         Eight new languages – We are expanding to Eastern Europe with the addition of Hungarian, Romanian, Lithuanian, Serbian Latin, Ukrainian, Slovak, Latvian, and Slovenian. That brings our total to 28 languages in 52 countries!  Be sure to tell your friends, family, and colleagues around the globe to check out Office Live Workspace........................Continue At Source

  • Microsoft to Merge Office Live, Windows Live

    Posted by spy on January 27 2009, 5:28 AM. Posted in Office Live.

     Microsoft late last week confirmed recent rumors that it would combine its separate Office Live and Windows Live online offerings into a single, cohesive set of online services. Currently, the software giant is expected to simply market these services as Microsoft Live Services, but rumors persist that it may eventually change to the odd brand "Kumo."

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  • Microsoft Office Live Workspace reaches the 1-million-customer sign-up milestone

    Posted by vasudev on September 4 2008, 11:45 AM. Posted in .NET, Office Live.

     Microsoft Corp. today announced that only six months after public availability, the beta release of Microsoft Office Live Workspace has reached the 1-million-customer sign-up milestone. Office Live Workspace beta ( is the free, Web-based extension of Microsoft Office that lets people access their documents online and share their work with others. The Workspace beta was among the first entries in the new wave of online services that embody Microsoft’s software-plus-services vision previewed last fall. In just six months, it has achieved significant interest from consumers, schools and universities globally, and has added 11 languages and 20 new features such as multi-file upload, activity panels and improved Firefox support.“The pace at which people are signing up for the beta tells us that they are looking for ways to resolve the complexities of their work, school and home projects through a range of choices,” said Kirk Gregersen, director of consumer and small-business product management for Microsoft Office. “It takes companies years to attract a strong customer base such as this. We’re excited about Office Live Workspace growth and innovation yet to come.”.........................Full Story At Source

  • Microsoft Office Live Small Business reaches a pivotal milestone

    Posted by vasudev on July 1 2008, 2:17 AM. Posted in Office Live.

     Microsoft Office Live Small Business ( has reached a pivotal milestone: In less than two years since its November 2006 commercial debut, the online service that helps entrepreneurs take, promote and manage their businesses online has surpassed more than 1 million subscribers. This milestone demonstrates that increasing numbers of small businesses — particularly those with fewer than 10 employees, for which the Office Live Small Business service is specifically designed — are realizing the importance of having a Web presence.

    Although Internet access is pervasive among U.S. small businesses, many very small businesses still lack a company Web site, signaling a strong opportunity for millions more to get online.1 Today, as more and more consumers turn to the Web to search for products and services, small businesses are increasingly choosing to embrace the power of the Web through services such as Office Live Small Business, which has more than doubled its subscriber base in the past year alone.

    “From the outset we knew we wanted to tailor Office Live Small Business to the smallest of small businesses because they have unique needs that were not being addressed by any other service at the time,” said Baris Cetinok, director of product management, marketing and planning for Microsoft Office Live Small Business. “We focused on three key things: make the service easy to use, make it affordable and make it all work together.”

    Office Live Small Business customers who immediately saw the positive effects of having a Web presence are Mary Hetherington of Brentwood, Calif., who runs a women’s health club called FitDimensions, Lisa Christian of Kirkland, Wash., who runs a yoga studio, and Afua Anim of Washington, D.C., who runs a boutique bakery................Continue At Source

  • Office Live Update 1.1

    Posted by bink on May 16 2008, 4:12 PM. Posted in Office Live.

    The Office Live Update 1.1 for Microsoft Office Live Workspace beta makes working with Microsoft Office programs faster and lets you access workspaces from Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    The Office Live Update 1.1 installs (1) performance updates to make using Office Live Workspace with Microsoft Office programs faster, (2) the latest Office Live Add-in for Microsoft Office that enables you to access your workspaces directly from Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and (3) the Multiple Document Upload Tool.The Office Live Update 1.1 auto-detects and installs these necessary updates to ensure optimum performance:
    • Update for Office 2007 (KB 941637)
    • Update for Windows Vista (KB 933860)
    • Update for Windows Vista (KB 945145)
    • Update for Windows Vista (KB 945435)
    • Update for Windows Vista (KB 947864)
    • Update for Windows Vista (KB 948531)
    • Windows Live Sign-in Assistant
    The Office Live Add-in adds new menu options in the 2007 Microsoft Office Suite and a toolbar in Microsoft Office XP and Office 2003. You will be able to open documents located in Office Live Workspace directly from Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You will also be able to save files directly from Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to Office Live Workspace. The Multiple Document Upload Tool lets you add multiple documents to a workspace at once and even allows users to drag and drop files directly from their desktop.
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  • Microsoft refreshes beta of its Google Docs competitor

    Posted by sumeethevans on March 1 2008, 5:56 AM. Posted in Office Live.

    Microsoft has quietly released an update to its Office Live Workspace service, which the company first rolled out in beta form in December 2007.

    The just-released Office Live Workspace update, according to a posting on LiveSide.Net,includes a new activity pane for keeping track of what’s happening in your wokspace; e-mail notifications so you know when those with whom you are sharing documents make an update; support for adding multiploe documents to workspaces; and a new interface to make it easier to invite new people to participate in a shared workspace.

    A quick refresher on what Office Live Workspace is (and isn’t). Office Live Workspace is Microsoft’s alternative to Google Docs. It is not a Web-based version of Microsoft Office. It is meant, first and foremost, to be a complement to Microsoft Office. As Microsoft officials have said, Office Live Workspace service can be used from a PC, kiosk or other Web-access point without Office (or another desktop productivity suite) installed; all you technically need is an Internet Explorer or Firefox browser.

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