Microsoft Office 2012 Microsoft Office 2012 Trial, Office 15, Microsoft Office 2010 Free Download Tue, 17 Jul 2012 04:25:17 +0000 en hourly 1 Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus Free Download Tue, 17 Jul 2012 04:25:17 +0000 admin It’s been about three years since Microsoft unveiled a new version of Office, and particularly with Windows 8 just months away from dropping, the software has been well overdue for an upgrade. Today, Redmond unveiled the latest edition — Office 2013 (aka Office 15) — which the company will be showing in a preview stage until the final version goes on sale (hit up the source link if you want to download it for yourself).

Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus Free Download And Get the Product KEY:

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Microsoft Office 2013 beta will be coming next week Sat, 30 Jun 2012 10:48:50 +0000 admin Earlier this month, Microsoft showed a rare live public demo of the Windows RT version of Office 2013 at its TechEd conference in Orlando. Unlike Windows 8, which has now seen three pre-release versions available for the public to download and use, it has yet to offer any public pre-release versions of Office 2013 (it has released what it called a “Technical Preview” of Office 2013 to select developers and partners in January).

Today, the Dutch-based website claims, via unnamed sources, that Microsoft has completed the first public beta build of Office 2013 and that the public beta of the next version in Microsoft’s popular productivity software suite should be released sometime next week.


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Windows 8 Release Preview Download and Product KEY Fri, 01 Jun 2012 01:48:48 +0000 admin Windows 8 Release Preview ISO files (.iso) are provided as an alternative to using Windows 8 Release Preview Setup. If you are on a PC running Windows and want to install the release preview on another partition, another PC, or a virtual machine, we recommend you download Windows 8 Release Preview Setup and use the built-in tools for converting an ISO image into installation media, such as a DVD or USB bootable flash drive.

Note before you download: Windows 8 Release Preview is prerelease software that may be substantially modified before it’s commercially released. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided here. Some product features and functionality may require additional hardware or software.

Windows 8 RP 64-bit (x64)                    Download (3.3 GB)                 

Sha 1 hash — 0xD76AD96773615E8C504F63564AF749469CFCCD57

Windows 8 RP32-bit (x86)                    Download (2.5 GB)                    

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Product Key:   TK8TP-9JN6P-7X7WW-RFFTV-B7QPF

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Microsoft releases fixed Office 2011 SP2 update Mon, 21 May 2012 08:56:34 +0000 admin Microsoft has released a fixed version of its Service Pack 2 update for Office 2011. The update was originally on April 12 and offered a number of improvements for Microsoft’s Outlook e-mail client; however, soon after its release a number of people found that the update had caused corruption in their identity databases. This resulted in the suite’s programs not opening correctly.

Microsoft initially addressed this problem by issuing instructions that users could follow to prepare their identities for the upgrade, or restore their identities if they had been corrupted after the upgrade; however, these did not help all people affected by the bug, and Microsoft subsequently removed this update from its AutoUpdate servers.

Today Microsoft made a new version of the update available, which should upgrade Office installations without adversely affecting users’ identities. Microsoft states in a blog posting that this latest update is targeted for those who have not yet installed the SP2 update, but recommends that everyone install it to ensure their installations are at the latest version.

The update should be available for Office users via Microsoft’s AutoUpdate utility, but also can be downloaded from Microsoft’s Office for Mac support site. As with the initial version of the update, this one is about 110MB in size.

Unfortunately this update will not fix corruption that may have occurred in users’ identity databases, so if you installed the prior SP2 update and are experiencing problems, first try our instructions on addressing the issue, but if this does not help then you will likely need to delete the current identity and create a new one.

Office 2011 update download:

Read More at CNET

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Upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8 just $14.99 Mon, 21 May 2012 08:52:38 +0000 admin Microsoft’s usual plan is to offer a free upgrade to users of older versions of Windows to bump up to the next release version. This time around there will be a cost, according to sources.

Those who shell out for a Windows 7 PC in the coming months will receive a discounted upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $14.99, according to sources speaking to Paul Thurrott.

The deal could start as early as the first week in June at around the same time as the company gears up for its final preview of the next version of Windows.

The paid upgrade will apply to any new PC buyer with Windows 7 Home Basic or higher installed.

CNET’s Mary Jo Foley first reported Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to providing PC buyers with promotions during the run-off period to its older operating systems to help lock-in new and existing customers.

Microsoft normally offers free upgrade packages to older editions of Windows that correspond to newer versions: Windows Vista Home Premium users would be given a free ticket to Windows 7 Home Premium if a PC was bought in the months running up to Windows 7’s release, for example.

But Microsoft has thrown a spanner in the works by offering only two versions of Windows 8.

The two consumer versions are aptly named Windows 8, and Windows 8 Pro. There are two more editions: Windows 8 for enterprise, though its final name has not yet been announced, and Windows RT, a tablet version designed for ARM-powered tablets.

Read More at Zdnet

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How to Find Microsoft Office 2010 product key Sun, 29 Apr 2012 14:30:48 +0000 admin To determine which license terms apply to you check the license designation printed either on your Microsoft Office 2010 Product Key, near the product name on your Certificate of Authenticity, or on the download page if you obtained your Product Key online.

  • If your designation is FPP, then the retail license terms included with your software apply to you.
  • If your designation is OEM, then the OEM license terms included with your software apply to you.
  • If you purchased a Product Key Card, then the Product Key Card terms included with your software apply to you.

Below are examples and information to help you find your license designation; the license designations contained in the below examples are for guidance purposes only.

Packaged product

Traditional disc: If you purchased a full boxed version from Microsoft, a retail store, reseller or online retailer and the software disc came in a shrink-wrapped package, the Product Key should be located inside the package on a label on a card opposite the disc holder on the left side of the DVD case.

Product Key Card: If you purchased a Product Key Card from Microsoft, a retail store, reseller, or online retailer the Product Key should be located inside the package on a label on the left side of the case.

Product Key location in the DVD case

Below are examples of where you can locate the license designation for English, French, and Japanese indicated by the arrow. The license designation should be similar for other languages as well.

English language version product key English language version product key
French language version product key French language version product key
Japanese language version product key Japanese language version product key

Downloaded software

If you purchased the software from Microsoft online and you downloaded the software to your computer (you are not receiving a disc with the software), the three-letter license designation should be located with the 25-Character Product Key on the download order confirmation page. Below is an example of where you can locate the license designation for English; the license designation location should be similar for other languages as well.


English language version Product Key

Preloaded PC

If you purchased a personal computer with the software included in the price of the PC, the license designation should be located with the 25-character Product Key. The location of your product key depends upon your license type. Find your product key and license designation according to the illustrations below.

OEM: The license designation can be found:

1. On the Certificate of Authenticity (OEM software)

Certificate of Authenticity (OEM software)

2. By clicking File, and then Help from within the software, where there will be an OEM designation in the Product ID.

English language version Product Key

English language version Product Key

PIPC: If you are in Japan and the software came on a disk inside the box with your computer, the product key and license designation should be located with the documentation accompanying the software in the box.

Japanese language version Product Key

Japanese language version Product Key

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Wellcome to Microsoft Office 15 video Sun, 29 Apr 2012 10:53:37 +0000 admin A new video leaked to the internet today appears to reveal that Microsoft is preparing a cloud-centric version of Microsoft Office. Dubbed Office 15, the software is currently available to a select amount of testers outside Redmond’s walls, with a public beta promised for summer time. The video, made available by Rafael Rivera, appears to be a marketing video promising that Office will go “wherever you go” thanks to a centralized Office sign-in process that keeps documents online in the cloud. “That way they travel with you to all your devices,” says the promotional video — a clear selling point of the next version of Office.


Read more at The Verge

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Microsoft: Morgan Stanley Ups Target to $37 on Office 15 Promise Sun, 25 Mar 2012 05:13:18 +0000 admin Morgan Stanley’s Adam Holt this morning raised his price target shares of Microsoft  to $37 from $33, writing that the stock, trading at just 11 times the next twelve months’ projected earnings, is failing to reflect prospects for the next version of Office, version 15, which will likely be available not just on Intel  processors but also for versions of Microsoft’s operating system running on chips based on ARM Holdings‘s  architecture.

That could give Microsoft a big boost in tablet computers and other mobile devices running the forthcoming Windows 8, versus Apple‘s  iPad, thinks Holt, as Office 15 is not likely to show up on the iPad, at least not initially.

Microsoft is updating Office along with other parts of the Office family, he notes, including SharePoint, Lync, Exchange, and the “cloud” version, Office 365. He describes Office’s importance thusly:

Office 15 is a revolutionary product release that should allow MSFT to make headwinds in the tablet market by better targeting those who want a mobile device with a high quality consumption experience as well as full productivity features. MSFT has announced that at least four Office 15 applications will be optimized for Windows 8 on ARM and these applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote) will be in the traditional Desktop-style, versus the new “Metro-Style” that characterizes the new tablet-friendly interface of Windows 8. However, MSFT noted that both versions will be significantly architected for touch centric devices and to minimize power and resource consumption. Windows on ARM tablets with Office will likely expand the market for tablets in the enterprise and MSFT should be well positioned to take share, particularly from Android tablet devices, which not only lack Office but also present security and manageability concerns. We also think the integration with conferencing and collaboration for MSFT can be a differentiator.

Holt raised his calendar year 2013 profit per share estimate to $3.34 from $3.26 to reflect higher results in the “Business Division,” or MBD, that contains Office:

MBD revenue growth of only 6.5% in FY13 is likely too low, particularly given Win 8 as a driver and incremental opportunities around Win 8 tablets. Assuming a Fall 2012 release for Office 15, MBD revenue growing 10-20% in CY13 would add $0.08-0.32 to EPS in CY13, or 2-10% upside to our prior CY13 EPS estimate of $3.26.

For the fiscal year 2013 that ends in June of next year, Holt raised his estimate to $80.7 billion in revenue and $3.14 per share in profit from $79.6 billion and $3.08 previously. He notes there are other “catalysts” that can help the stock, and that are helping to lift estimates, including Windows 8 itself, as well as the 2012 version of Microsoft’s SQL Server database product.

The Street consensus for fiscal 2013 is $3.02 at the moment.

Moreover, the stock multiple is still low, thinks Holt, given past history in the run-up to a major Microsoft system introduction. With Windows 8 coming out sometime later this year, writes Holt, the stock’s multiple has only risen from 9 times to 11 times this year so far. But,

During the Windows 7 launch in Oct. ’09, MSFT’s NTM P/E multiple appreciated 30% from April ‘09 to the Win 7 launch in Oct. ’09 with a peak multiple of >15x NTM EPS, while on average for the XP, Vista and Win 7 launches, MSFT has outperformed the S&P500 in the six months prior to a Windows launch by 14%.

Microsoft shares are down 7 cents at $31.84.


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New iPad Vs. Windows 8 Tablets: 8 Considerations Sun, 25 Mar 2012 05:11:01 +0000 admin Apple shipped its new iPad on March 16. Predictably, it was a smash hit, as the company said it sold more than 3 million of the devices during the first weekend. Microsoft, meanwhile, is planning its first serious entry into the media tablet market this fall when it will introduce Windows on Arm (WoA) tablets. The question for those who have yet to jump on the Apple bandwagon is whether to opt for the new iPad now, or to wait until Windows 8 tablets are available, most likely starting in October.

A feature-by-feature comparison of the two platforms is tricky, given that new iPad is a real, shipping product, while WoA systems have yet to arrive. (We’ve left the more conventional, Intel-based Windows 8 tablets out of the equation to keep things, er, apples to Apples.) The performance of Windows 8 tablets will depend greatly on how hardware makers like Nokia, Lenovo, Asus, and others, implement Microsoft’s specifications.

Still, there’s a lot we already know about Windows 8 and the hardware components on which it will run, so there is some basis for comparison, even if it’s a bit speculative at this point. Here’s a look at some key features on both new iPad and Windows 8 tablets, and how they compare with each other.


New iPad: Apple’s latest tablet starts at $499 for a 16-GB, Wi-Fi only model, and ranges all the way up to $829 for a 64-GB model with Wi-Fi and 4G connectivity.

Windows 8 tablets: This is an unknown at this point, but if Microsoft’s strategy around Windows Phone is any indication, expect the company and its partners, particularly Nokia, to be highly aggressive on price. Nokia introduced a solid Windows Phone, the Lumia 710, and it’s now free with a contract on T-Mobile. Microsoft has shown it’s willing to sacrifice margin for market share in areas where it’s lagging. Tablets will be one of them.

Considerations: High prices doomed previous Windows tablets efforts, like HP’s $699 Slate 2. But WoA tablets will most likely be sold under the mobile phone model, with manufacturers and carriers subsidizing hardware. So odds are there will be Windows 8 tablets that match or beat the new iPad when it comes to price.


New iPad: No surprises here. New iPad uses the familiar, icon-based iOS 5 home screen. It’s also rich with utiltities, like Notification Center, that push content, such as alerts about email and social media messages, to the top of the screen. There’s also plenty of one-touch links to services like Twitter, Newsstand, and iMessage.

Windows 8 tablets: Windows 8 tablets won’t look like any other tablet on the market. They’ll all feature Microsoft’s touch-friendly Metro interface, inherited from Windows Phone 7. The hallmark of Metro is Live Tiles, blocks that provide message notifications and single-click access to preselected apps and services.

Considerations: The choice between iOS’s icons or Windows 8 Metro is purely subjective. But one thing is for certain–Metro is not another me-too mobile GUI and users seem to either love it or hate it. That makes the decision to go with a completely new type of interface a high-risk, high-reward move for Microsoft.


New iPad: 9.7-inches is the standard size for all iPads, including new iPad. That’s about the sweet spot for most tablets. Some, like the 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, check in a bit larger, while others, like Amazon’s Kindle Fire or RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook, go for compactness with a 7-inch display.

Windows 8 tablets: Microsoft has geared Windows 8 to support numerous display sizes on tablets, as it expects its ecosystem of hardware partners to produce devices in a range of sizes. It’s possible, however, that the initial WoA tablets will veer toward the larger end of the spectrum. A prototype publicly shown by Nvidia appears to be at least 10 inches, and in a blog post this week Microsoft noted that “Common sizes for Windows 8″ start at 10.1 inches and range to 12 inches.

Considerations: By emphasizing size over portability, Microsoft appears to want to position WoA tablets as no-compromise devices for media consumption and productivity. But the difference between a 10.1-inch Windows 8 tablet and 9.7-inch iPad is pretty marginal.


New iPad: The most noticeable difference between iPad 2 and new iPad is that the latter has inherited the Retina Display technology from the iPhone. Through a combination of high resolution (2048 pixels by 1536 pixels, at 264 ppi), and technologies like oleophobic coating and in-plane switching, Apple has created a tablet display that is unrivaled.

Windows 8 tablets: Microsoft has said Windows 8 will support multiple display resolutions on tablets, up to and even slightly beyond that of Retina Display. For instance, the company has confirmed that Windows 8 will support a display of at least 2560 pixels by 1440 pixels, at 291 ppi, on a 10.1-inch tablet.

Considerations: Windows 8 may be able to match the new iPad in terms of sheer numbers, but the beauty of Apple products has never been about the stats, it’s about how it all comes together. New iPad is no different, and Microsoft and its partners face a tough challenge to produce displays that match the crispness and vibrancy of Retina Display.


New iPad: New iPad is powered by Apple’s ARM-based A5X chip, which is basically a souped-up version of iPad 2′s A5. The A5X is dual core and runs at 1 GHz.

Windows 8 tablets: Microsoft has tapped three chipmakers to produce WoA processors–Nvidia, Texas Instruments, and Qualcomm. All of them will produce chips based on the ARM reference design for Windows 8 tablets.

Considerations: Apple’s A5 architecture is getting a bit long in the tooth. The A5X is significantly larger than the A5, and has been blamed for the heat problems afflicting new iPad. Windows 8 tablets will benefit from having chips available from three ARM specialists that have proven themselves in the Android market. WoA on Nvidia’s new Kal-El quad-core architecture, in particular, could be one to watch.


New iPad: Apple is taking heat for its decision to include a camera on new iPad that checks in at just 5 megapixels and has fairly limited optics, when the company already has an 8-megapixel camera in iPhone 4S. For HD video recording, however, Apple has increased output from 720p to 1080p.

Windows 8 tablets: Microsoft’s wide ecosystem of hardware partners use a variety of camera technologies. Of note is the fact that Nokia, with its use of Carl Zeiss optics in Lumia smartphones, has chosen to make cameras a point of differentiation. It’s likely that Nokia will pursue the same strategy with Windows 8 tablets.

Considerations: Tablets aren’t what most people use for taking pictures, but the bottom line is that when Windows 8 tablets hit stores later this year, you’ll likely be able to find one that has a better camera than new iPad.


New iPad: Apple hasn’t released an official boot time for new iPad, but this somewhat unscientific video on YouTube seems to show that it boots in about 21 seconds. Fritz Nelson, VP and editorial director of the InformationWeek Business Technology Network, says it takes 30 seconds for his new iPad to boot up, compared to 25 second for his iPad 2.

Windows 8 tablets: Another factor that has doomed previous Windows tablets, those based on the Intel x86 architecture, is that they suffered from the same, drawn out boot times that afflict Windows PCs. Windows 8 systems, by contrast, will fully boot in as little as eight seconds. Microsoft said it has achieved this in part by not completely closing the kernel session when the system is switched off. Instead, the kernel session is hibernated so that memory contents and system state is saved.

Considerations: 10 or 12 seconds difference in boot time doesn’t make much difference in the real world, but many users view boot time as a proxy for overall system performance. Super snappy boot times on Windows 8 tablets could go a long way toward helping Microsoft shake its reputation for delivering bloated, bulky software.


New iPad: Apple and third-party developers have to date produced more than 200,000 iPad-specific apps, and that doesn’t include iPhone apps that have been blown up (usually not very attractively) to fit the iPad. If you want or need to do something on new iPad, there’s probably an app for that.

Windows 8 tablets: Microsoft has adopted Apple’s closed-loop approach for WoA apps. They’ll only be available preinstalled, or as downloads from the new Windows Store. Microsoft has taken this approach to ensure that its tablets have the same ecosystem stability and security as iPad. The killer app for Windows 8 tablets could be the new, touch-enabled version of Office, Office 15, which will come pre-installed on every WoA tablet. It’s likely that Skype will be offered as a preinstalled app on many Windows tablets. And for tablets aimed at business users, Office 365 may be an option.

Considerations: The success or failure of Windows 8 tablets could largely be determined by app selection. Some major publications, like USA Today, have already committed to Windows 8. And Microsoft has added tools to Visual Studio 11, now available in beta, to make it easier for developers to create Metro apps. Still, it’s going to be difficult for Microsoft to match the vast ecosystem of apps that has grown up around the iPad.


More details about Windows 8 tablets are expected to emerge in the coming weeks, and most market watchers expect actual products to hit the stores in October. By then, many gadget fans will have opted for new iPad, but Microsoft and its partners are counting on the fact that a good number will wait until they can do hands on comparisons in stores. At the very least, buyers should have a lot more options this holiday season.


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Windows 8 Tablets: Just as Crisp as the iPad’s Retina? Sun, 25 Mar 2012 04:57:34 +0000 admin
Windows 8 specs include displays that are even sharper than Apple’s fabled Retina display, which Apple claims is as clear as the human eye is capable of seeing.

Microsoft’s newest operating system supports a 10.1-inch tablet screen with 291 pixels per inch resolution, the company says in its Building Windows 8 blog. That compares to the new iPad with 265 ppi.

Depends on Hardware Partners

But because Microsoft doesn’t build its own hardware, it doesn’t demand that tablet screens or any other screen meet a single requirement as Apple can with the New  iPad.

As a result, Windows 8 calls for three standard scaling percentages that ensure applications written for the operating system are functional and attractive no matter what size screen they are on, so long as they meet the minimum display specs, according to the blog, written by David Washington, a senior program manager on the Windows user-experience team.

The minimum requirement is 1024 by 768 to allow more than bare-bones layouts, to fall in line with most website resolutions and to fall in line with the devices that most Windows 7 users already have.

As pixel densities increase, the size of each pixel gets smaller, Washington says. If no accommodation is made for this change, objects and type sizes in applications would shrink as the screen resolution gets better. Scaling percentages ensure that as display resolution increases, the actual size of the objects remains within a usable range; type is always large enough to read and objects remain large enough to finger tap accurately, he says.

Those percentages are 100 percent, 140 percent and 180 percent. If developers write applications to accommodate them, the apps should look good no matter what type of device they run on so long as the devices meet Windows 8 minimum display requirements, Washington says. “Because these scaling percentages are predictable, developers who provide images for each percentage can easily avoid any blurriness or artifacts due to image stretching,” he says.

This scaling isn’t appropriate for all applications, though. ” [I]f all apps were scaled to fit, users wouldn’t be able to see more email messages on their 23-inch 1920 by 1080 screen,” Washington writes.

Apple’s retina display compared with iPad 2

He addresses iPads directly, noting that the scaling between an iPad 2 and a new iPad is 20 percent — roughly twice the pixel density. “In the case of iPad 2 compared to new iPad the 200 percent scaling factor means that what you see on 1024 by 768 is exactly what you see on the new resolution, only sharper because more pixels are used,” he says.

Microsoft has frameworks so developers don’t have to manually code the apps to scale. Use of standard pixel units and XAML layouts, layouts will scale. Images corresponding to each scaling percentage can be stored and appropriately named so the appropriate one for the hardware will be chosen automatically. The goal is a baseline level of quality that can be achieved with little effort, Washington says.


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