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Microsoft Office, or simply Office, is a family of client software, server software, and services developed by Microsoft. It was first announced by Bill Gates on August 1, 1988, at COMDEX in Las Vegas. Initially a marketing term for an office suite (bundled set of productivity applications), the first version of Office contained Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. Over the years, Office applications have grown substantially closer with shared features such as a common spell checker, OLE data integration and Visual Basic for Applications scripting language. Microsoft also positions Office as a development platform for line-of-business software under the Office Business Applications brand. On July 10, 2012, Softpedia reported that Office was being used by over a billion people worldwide.Office is produced in several versions targeted towards different end-users and computing environments. The original, and most widely used version, is the desktop version, available for PCs running the Windows and macOS operating systems. Microsoft also maintains mobile apps for Android and iOS. Office on the web is a version of the software that runs within a web browser.
Since Office 2013, Microsoft has promoted Office 365 as the primary means of obtaining Microsoft Office: it allows the use of the software and other services on a subscription business model, and users receive feature updates to the software for the lifetime of the subscription, including new features and cloud computing integration that are not necessarily included in the "on-premises" releases of Office sold under conventional license terms. In 2017, revenue from Office 365 overtook conventional license sales. Microsoft also rebranded most of their standard Office 365 editions into Microsoft 365 to emphasize their current inclusion of products and services.
The current on-premises, desktop version of Office is Office 2019, released on September 24, 2018.

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    Office Jobs with Science MS

    Hi everybody, First, hi PF! It seems like there's a pretty wide array of backgrounds on the forums, so I'm hoping I can solicit a little advice. I recently graduated with an MS in Physical Chemistry from a top-ranked program. I passed my qualifying exam and everything, but decided that...
  2. W

    Google Docs and MS Office

    I had to deliver a presentation last week. As I didn't have access to MS Office, I decided I'd do my presentation on Google docs. The interface itself is very good and I am used to it. We were told to bring our presentations on a flash drive to insert into the computer connected to the...
  3. L

    MS Office 2010 - purchase doubts

    MS Office 2010 -- purchase doubts Dear members, Products like Norton Anti Virus, when bought, is valid for one year or two years depending on the type of purchase and we have to renew the subscription periodically. Whether this applies to MS Office 2010? I plan to buy it. It will be waste of...
  4. pairofstrings

    Programming language in MSN/Y!/MS Office?

    My question is simple. And that is: How to find out the programming language used in creating the softwares that we use on our different platforms/architectures/instruction sets? Is there any method to find it? Is it necessary that all the windows based software use C/C++ to create softwares...
  5. DaveC426913

    MS Office/Word language settings

    I'm using Word (which was installed by my company, which is by coincidence, French in origin) and it seems to have some low-level setting that causes it to make French choices for things such as the dictionary and the "Writing Style". As a result, the Word dictionary thinks half my document is...
  6. dduardo

    MS Office 12

    http://pdc.xbetas.com.nyud.net:8090/?page=o12preview1 [Broken] What do you think of the new interface? Looks like they they stole the brushed metal look of OSX.
  7. dduardo

    MS Perspective: OO.o vs MS Office

    http://members.microsoft.com/partner/salesmarketing/opensource/discguides/OpenOffice.pdf [Broken] Very funny stuff. I think Micosoft is getting a bit worried about Open Source.
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