Microsoft has started to warn customers who signed up for Office 365 subscription previews that their free ride is about to end. Emails sent by Microsoft last week outline what happens when the previews expire and urge customers to subscribe to the paying versions of Office 365. Microsoft is sending out Office 365 Home Premium preview expiration warnings: Pay up or lose...
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Microsoft has heard the uproar from customers over the draconian Office 2013 licensing limitations, and it has relented. Today, Microsoft announced an update to Office 2013 retail licensing agreement that should quell the uprising and force customers to put away the torches and pitchforks. Effective immediately, customers who purchase (or have already purchased) the...
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The Kane County Treasurer’s Office has announced that taxpayers’ 2012 property tax bills, payable 2013, will be mailed out on or before May 1.
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Taxpayers can expect a 2-cent cut to the tax rate, an average savings of $76 on this year's tax bills, Mayor Dave Fried announced.
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Microsoft on Monday released a public beta of Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2), the first major update to the suite in almost two years. The preview of Office 2010 SP2 can be downloaded from Microsoft's Connect website, the company said. In addition to Office 2010 SP2, the download includes the code necessary to upgrade several server products, such as SharePoint 2010 and...
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When many think of SAP, the first thing that comes to mind is an extremely large, profitable, yet expensive, software company. And, for the most part, they would be right. But a growing group of up-starts are attempting to disrupt SAP’s business model by offering faster, cheaper and more flexible options. Recently SAP has taken notice and implemented an audacious new cloud...
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Whether talking about the constellation in the night sky or the sign of the zodiac, the word "Gemini" is synonymous with twins. It's no coincidence that Gemini is reportedly the code name for an upcoming Microsoft Office build that could be the twin project to Windows Blue. Together, the two efforts represent a complete shift in the way Microsoft develops and rolls out...
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A Morgan Stanley analyst predicts Microsoft is losing out on a big cash cow-- creating Microsoft Office for iOS tablets.
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The party will soon be over for anyone enjoying the free Office 365/Office 2013 Preview, and Microsoft is getting serious about convincing people to buy or subscribe to the new productivity suite before the trial ends. For the past few weeks, Microsoft has notified preview users about the close of the free Office test period by using an alert bar below Office’s menu ribbon....
(2 months and 5 days ago)
Ever since Microsoft introduced Office 365 Home Premium subscriptions in January, we’ve been wondering when Microsoft might give up on packaged versions of Office. Now it seems we have our answer. The software giant is betting that, over the next 10 years, most people will voluntarily pay for subscriptions instead of purchasing boxed software. “We think subscription...
(13 days ago)
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