Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office and its component applications - Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access - have long dominated the business productivity software suite market. Critics say Microsoft locks customers into Office with proprietary file formats that make it difficult to share documents with non-Office users. Microsoft Office is widely considered the most powerful productivity suite - so much so that many businesses use only a fraction of its features, and even Microsoft is exploring ways of delivering less powerful, more affordable productivity tools on the Web.


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Make DBAs Part of the Solution

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When There's No API: Kapow's Unique Approach to Integration

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Managing the Internet's Growing Complexity

Carl Weinschenk spoke to Steve Garrison, the vice president of marketing for Infoblox.   The explosion of devices, their mobility and the virtualization of operating systems radically increase More >

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