As part of its "Technology for Good" program, the software giant donates its cloud-based Office service to all qualifying organizations.
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The company says it has identified the cause of the Microsoft Exchange sync problem that materialized after the release of iOS 6.1 late last month.
Qualifying students get break on monthly fee and extra 20GB of SkyDrive storage space.
On the eve of the Google I/O conference, Microsoft picks a loud fight with Google over online office suites.
Microsoft's SkyDrive Pro and Office Web Apps technologies will be tied more tightly into its Yammer enterprise-social-networking offering as of summer 2013.
CEO Steve Ballmer will host a June 28 event in New York City to launch Office 365, a cloud-based alternative to its traditional desktop and server products.
Following restricted testing, the cloud-based Office 365 is now a public beta, free to anyone who wants to try it before the service officially opens for business later this year.
AT&T closes up shop on local listing site Buzz.com, Google lets you map your neighborhood, and Sony has made its last PSP Go and shall make no more.
The company's Office 365, Hotmail, SkyDrive, and other online services were down last night but have reportedly all been restored.