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  • Windows Live Mail beta review

    Microsoft has released the first beta version of Windows Live Mail, a free download that will replace Outlook Express in Windows XP and Windows Mail in Windows Vista.…

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Microsoft Expression Web

    Microsoft's Expression Web places CSS (cascading style sheets), XML, and other industry standards at the core of its site design and management strategy.

    £260 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows Vista Business Edition review

    With the Business Edition of Windows Vista, you lose the natty multimedia tools of Home Premium but gain solid business-oriented capabilities such as some better…

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Microsoft Office 2007: the definitive review

    Windows Vista may be taking the headlines, but Office 2007 is an equally ambitious revamp by Microsoft. We've tested its features and compared the suite with free…

    £330 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Microsoft Excel 2007

    The ribbon is the most obvious innovation in Office 2007, but Excel has some major changes under the hood as well.

    £180 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Microsoft Outlook 2007 review

    The improvements in Outlook 2007 amount to a touch-up rather than a retooling.

    £180 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Microsoft Word 2007

    Microsoft Word is the most frequently used application in the Office suite, so the major interface changes will affect most users.

    £190 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2007

    PowerPoint 2007 benefits hugely from Office 2007's highly visual ribbon interface and new design tools.

    £160 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Microsoft Access 2007

    The most notable things about Access 2007 is that Microsoft has finally given it some long-overdue attention and beefed up its security tools while making the whole…

    £180 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Microsoft Windows Vista review

    Windows Vista finally launches on 30 January – and we've got a comprehensive review to help you decide whether to upgrade.

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows Vista: the new interface

    The moment Windows Vista starts, some of its biggest changes are in plain view: the new interface is distinctive and eye-catching. Colours are subtler and the overall…

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows Vista: Security Center

    Following years of criticism about Windows security, Microsoft had promised that Vista would be the most secure OS it had produced. This goal seems to have been met –…

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows Vista: search and networking

    Search is one of Windows Vista's greatest strengths. Finding files using a built-in Windows tool has never been so simple. You'll be constantly using search in…

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows Vista: bundled applications

    Simply opening and closing windows and tweaking your system gets dull after a while. Windows Vista includes far more built-in applications than Windows XP while…

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Encyclopedia face-off: Britannica vs Encarta

    We tested Encyclopædia Britannica 2007 Ultimate Reference Suite and Encarta Reference Library 2007 to find the best DVD-based encyclopedia.

    £40 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Windows Media Player 11.0

    In the first UK review, we look at how Microsoft's new version of its media software stacks up against iTunes.

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends

    Fans of Rise of Nations will find plenty to sink their teeth into here. But if you're new to the series, or to the real-time strategy genre, getting acquainted with…

    £34 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Visual Studio 2005 Express

    The latest release of Microsoft's Visual Studio has come with a surprise: a release of separate Express editions of its main development tools that are available for…

    Free

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Security Edition review

    We take a first look at the Release Candidate for Windows 7 Security Edition. Where other versions have promised enhanced security, this version could even deliver.

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Microsoft Works Suite 2006

    The 2006 version of Microsoft's budget-friendly alternative to Office brings some hefty software into the mix. Reading the list of applications brought to mind a line…

    £70 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10



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