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Tablets: An ideal vacation companion

Sleek, light, long-lasting and with a dazzling array of apps, today’s tablets have become an indispensable tool for travelers.

REDMOND, Wash. — Packing for summer vacation used to be quite a chore, but today a new travel companion is removing a lot of the guesswork and lightening the load. Travel guides? Check. Books? A whole library. Movies, music and games for the kids? Got ‘em. Map, compass, calculator, and even Office 2013 so you can get a little work done? Of course.

The best part is that it all comes in one small package. Sleeker, lighter and with more battery life, today’s tablet PCs are the perfect way to navigate new cities, stay entertained on the train, and keep connected to the office while you’re on the road. A tablet paired with a keyboard (or a convertible with a keyboard built in) can help travelers both work and play while away from home. (more…)

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Microsoft Retail Stores Maturation: Going Behind the Scenes

Fans flocked to the opening of a new Microsoft retail store in Corte Madera, Calif., to get their hands on the new Surface and Windows 8 PCs. The opening, one of many at Microsoft in recent weeks, is part of the company’s ongoing expansion of its brick-and-mortar retail stores program.

CORTE MADERA, Calif.— Nov. 8, 2012 — A group of beaming, cyan-clad Microsoft retail store employees gathered near the front windows, which were covered by an opaque curtain.

After months of work, it was almost time.

Directly behind them, tables of Surface units, Windows 8 PCs, phones, and countless games and accessories sat ready for customers. Directly in front of them, through the curtain covering the store, were the outlines of Microsoft and local leaders and nearly 1,000 people waiting for the store to open. (more…)

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Top 7 Reasons to Try Office 2010

At the office, at home, at school, or on the go, customers tell us their lives never stop moving. So we’ve listened and responded with Microsoft Office 2010, which delivers simple and timesaving tools that help you keep up with your busy schedule, no matter where you are.  

With Office 2010, you can express ideas, solve problems, connect with others and create amazing work in ways that will surprise you.

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