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Support for Office XP ends

After more than ten years, Microsoft is ending the Office XP support in July 2011. From this time on, no new patches—including security patches—for the software will be provided. This is part of the normal software life cycle, offering five years of Mainstream Support followed by five more years of Extended Support. Microsoft helps you to switch to the current program version, Office 2010, with several measures.

New Office 15 app planned?

For Office 15, Microsoft is going to include new or additional applications into the Office suite. This is what a recent Microsoft business meeting has confirmed.

How-to: Turn off Office 2010 error reporting

While you work with your Office apps, Word, Excel and the likes take note of how you are using them. In regular intervals, Office is transmitting these usage data to Microsoft. You would rather not want to submit these data? You can turn that off.

Codename Office 15: App Store planned?

The next version of Microsoft Office, codenamed Office 15, might get its own App Store. This is what a current job description reveals. According to the current release cycle, Office 15 will ship in fall 2012 the earliest.

Office on the Web: Using Office Web Apps

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook — nearly every computer user knows these applications. Every few years, Microsoft releases a new, revamped version of its office suite. This week, Office 2010 has been published. The special thing: You can use the software for free — on the Web, as so-called Web App.

Office 2010 for all

Starting from today, Microsoft Office 2010 is available in 240 countries and ten languages. Subscribers of Microsoft TechNet Subscriptions and MSDN can download the software since April, now it is available in stores for private users as well.