But Outlook is tied pretty closely to the enterprise due to the popularity of Microsoft’s Exchange, and while alternatives exist for Excel, the app is pretty far ahead of the competition and therefore isn’t in danger of getting usurped anytime soon. But that’s not for lack of trying. Read on for some alternatives.
My piece on replacements for Microsoft Word and PowerPoint got a little appreciation over this way last week, so here’s the other part of my series on productivity alternatives. My question: Does anyone know if there’s a good replacement for Excel? I did a lot of looking and my best suggestion was the spreadsheet in Google Docs. — Ernie @ SFB
Depressingly low American outlook polling numbers are actually on the upswing…
27%of Americans think the United States is headed in the right direction, according to a new Gallup poll released on Monday. Sadly, that’s actually up two points from last month, and the numbers are divided pretty much exactly along the partisan lines that you would expect. Out of a pool of 1,015 adults, 47 percent of registered Democrats said they are satisified with the course currently being plotted by the United States, while only 9 percent of registered Republicans said the same. source
Introducing Microsoft’s newest email service, a much cleaner and more organized service introduced under the Outlook banner. Unlike Microsoft’s other free email service, the long-panned Hotmail, Outlook will launch ad-free with heavy Skype and Twitter integration. The “Microsoft ID” will replace the “Windows Live ID”, and existing members’ information will migrate upon sign-up. Outlook.com is also open to new users, though the site appears to be down at this time. Will you guys switch over? (Image via Engadget)source
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