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Office 2013 preview: cloud subscriptions, Metro flair, and touch improvements | The Verge

Microsoft's Office 2013 reaches its public Customer Preview milestone today, available for end users to test on Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs. Microsoft is calling its Office 2013 suite, codenamed Office 15, a "modern" version of the software that is used on a billion PCs worldwide. Cloud-connected and designed to work well on Windows… Continue reading Office 2013 preview: cloud subscriptions, Metro flair, and touch improvements | The Verge

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Windows 8 Upgrades Will Cost Just $39.99!

When it launches this fall, upgrading to Windows 8 Pro will cost just $39.99. This aggressive pricing isn’t limited to recent Windows owners — it will be available for PC owners who are currently running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7. Downloadable from Windows.com after launch, you’ll also be able to add Windows Media… Continue reading Windows 8 Upgrades Will Cost Just $39.99!

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Microsoft explains why it killed the Windows 8 Start button

Microsoft removed the Start button from Windows 8's Consumer Preview version earlier this year, generating a lot of discussion and mixed reaction over a user interface element that was first introduced in Windows over 15 years ago. In an interview with PC Pro, the company has revealed that telemetry data was a big part of… Continue reading Microsoft explains why it killed the Windows 8 Start button