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LibreOffice makes its case as open source alternative to MS Office

Newest release of open source suite comes as LibreOffice now claims 80 million active users around the world.

By July 30, 2014


Microsoft releases Skype 1.0 for Windows Phone

Free app works on Wi-Fi or 3G and runs on Windows Phone 7.5 devices and higher.

By April 22, 2012


Microsoft SkyDrive aiming to outcloud iCloud

Beyond tight integration with Windows 8, SkyDrive could be due for a slew of new features and enhancements in its next version.

By February 21, 2012


Microsoft's 'Custom XML' patent suit could put ODF at risk

Microsoft Word is under threat from a new lawsuit targeting its use of Custom XML. Is there a danger sign here for the Open Document Format?

By August 13, 2009


Microsoft under fire for ODF glitch in Excel

Recent release of Office 2007 Service Pack 2 includes spreadsheet interoperability issues. OpenDocument Format backers blame Microsoft, but software giant says issue is inherent in ODF.

By May 7, 2009


Future-proof your data archive

Choose the best media and file formats to ensure your important digital documents, images, videos, and other files will stay safe and readable/viewable decades from now.

By December 30, 2010


$9,000 is the new 'free' for Oracle

Oracle has everything to gain from the world shifting to Open Document Format, which makes its strategy of charging $9,000 for the ODF plug-in so bizarre.

By April 20, 2010


Use the tools that make the job easier

Google recently discussed one of its smart strategies for dealing with the tremendous diversity found on the Web: up-leveling whatever data it finds into a higher level representation.

By February 18, 2010


ISO takes up Open XML-ODF 'harmonization' as Norwegians protest

Office Open XML is now in the hands of the ISO which is taking on ODF interoperability. But angry Norwegians stage a demonstration.

By April 10, 2008


Analysts: Use Open XML, ODF only to make a statement

Research firm Burton Group predicts adoption of Microsoft's OOXML file format, regardless of results from ISO standardization bid.

By January 15, 2008