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The Office as an XPerience
Roopinder Singh

DIGITAL IMAGING BY GAURAV SOODWith 13 crore registered users, Microsoft Office is already a best-selling product. How do you improve it? Add features and re-launch it. Microsoft has successfully used this formula several times as it steered its popular software suit through various incarnations. Every time users bought the upgraded product, they thought that it had all the conceivable features. Yet, soon enough, the company came out with a newer version that was even more feature-rich.

THIS led to a peculiar situation when most of the users would not use many features. In fact, according to Microsoft sources, it was found that most of the customers were using less than 20 per cent of the features.


Store files in briefcase
by Vipul Verma
T is often said that the best way of learning is the do-it-yourself way. This applies to the world of computers also. Normally, we know about the computers only to the extent we use them and do not explore them further. This is certainly not the limitation of the computer but the limitation of the user who is using it.

Platform for creating XML-based Net
by Sumesh Raizada
EARLY two decades ago, computers were mainly used and considered to be the device for computing and generating large financial and arithmetical data that were otherwise too cumbersome to manage. Later on, personal computers were introduced, which revolutionised the IT field with their ease of maintenance and operation.

Personal details for sale
by Jagmohan Singh Khurmi
EOPHYTE Net users usually commit the mistake of giving address and phone numbers while making e-mail IDs. Thousands make this mistake daily and thus run the risk of revealing their identities to strangers. The only reason why some very prominent Web sites provide free e-mail service is because they gain access to your personal data in the process.

Legalpundits ties up with banks
EGALPUNDITS International Services, has tied up with three financial giants, HDFC Bank, Citibank and ING Investment Management. This is the first time these leading private sector institutions have formed an alliance with an online knowledge and services company.

E-route to Blood Bank Society
pioneering 36-year old society donned the cyber mantle this week. The Blood Bank Society, Chandigarh, one of the oldest philanthropic non-government organisation launched www.bloodbanksocietychandigarh.org last week.

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