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Microsoft announces Office 365 public beta, Marketplace

Microsoft has opened the public beta doors to Office 365, its Web-hosted versions of key business software like Office, SharePoint, and Lync Server. It also announced a new Marketplace for Office 365, a place for trusted third-parties to offer more apps and services to Office 365 customers.

Justices question Microsoft's vision of patent law

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a patent case involving Microsoft.

Supreme Court to hear Microsoft, i4i case Monday

Patent attorneys and inventors of all types are closely watching a Microsoft case that the U.S. Supreme Court will start to consider on Monday.

Microsoft updates Office 2008 for Mac for security, stability

Microsoft has issued an update for Office 2008, bringing security and stability enhancements as well as a few application-specific fixes.

Microsoft releases Office 2011 for Mac Service Pack 1

Microsoft has officially released Office 2011 for Mac Service Pack 1, bringing a number of enhancements and improvements to its suite of productivity software.

Bloomberg Businessweek offering iPad subscriptions

The weekly publication focused on all things business is now available as a multimedia iPad magazine, complete with exclusive video interviews, a customizable back-issue archive, and a subscription plan that's cheaper than the print edition.

Tax prep maker warns customers of Epsilon e-mail hack impact

Intuit has warned users of its tax preparation software to be aware of identity theft scams in the wake of a major breach at marketing firm Epsilon.

Office 2011 service pack on the way

Since Office 2011's release last fall, we've been waiting for the suite to support OS X's Sync Services. Now it does. But you still won't be able to sync Outlook calendars, contacts, and tasks to MobileMe.

SugarCRM buys Lotus Notes tools, cozies up to IBM

SugarCRM bought a vendor of customer relationship management software for IBM Lotus Notes, while adding social CRM features for the iPad and other devices.

Brainshark tweaks video-presentation apps for iOS, Android

Brainshark has unveiled features for its video presentation service to create a more interactive experience for smartphone users.

Mozy releases iPhone app for browsing, sharing backups

Online storage and backup service Mozy has released its iPhone app, which allows customers to remotely browse, search, download, or even share files from all of their backed up computers.

Cortado Workplace iOS app now offers local encryption

Cortado Workplace is the first app on the App Store to provide protected encryption for the iPhone and iPad.

Sparrow 1.1 gets IMAP support, Gmail Priority Inbox

The first major update to this unique, streamlined e-mail client allows it to work with any IMAP service, in addition to Gmail. Over half a dozen other useful additions make this a welcome release.