Office for iPad – how to activate

Microsoft released native iPad apps for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.joining the existing iOS apps OneNote, Lync, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and an OWA app for Exchange-based email.

While these apps are free, they do require a subscription to activate. Otherwise they are read only.

With the free apps, you can read Word documents, use Excel data and present with PowerPoint. With an Office 365 subscription, you can edit and create new documents with the iPad. . . .

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Move your Entourage contacts to Apple Contacts in Mavericks

A user recently asked for help migrating her contacts from Entourage’s Address Book to Apple Contacts.

I use both categories and the custom fields for my contacts. Some contacts have multiple categories. I need to retain this information. Many of my contacts are folks that without their photo or category I wouldn’t remember who they are.

Since Sync Services has been discontinued in Mavericks, you have to manually move your data unless you can revert . . .

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Buy Office 2011 or wait?

Migrating users and new Mac users are asking. Buy now or wait?

Microsoft recently announced that a new version of Office for Mac would be released later this year. No date was given and no details on upgrades or pricing. However we can speculate based on past upgrades whatever that is worth.

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Using Entourage in Mavericks

Both Office 2004 and Office 2008 are End of Life applications. This means they are not longer supported and will receive no updates or fixes. Office 2008 does run under Mavericks. There are a few issues, but no show stoppers. See this post for more info. Users that are still using Office 2004, will have to upgrade to a newer version of Office or move to Apple’s applications. Office 2004 will run under Snow Leopard . . .

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OneNote for Mac available

Microsoft announced OneNote for Mac today. It’s free! For details see OneNote now on Mac, free everywhere, and service powered.

You can download OneNote on the Mac App Store or visit http://www.onenote.com for download details for all your devices.

The current version of OneNote for Mac requires you to sign in with an MSA (Microsoft Account). This is typically your Outlook.com or Hotmail.com account, or whichever account you use to sign in to OneDrive (formerly . . .

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