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It’s the most versatile and widely-used data productivity platform in the world. And, CTECH Consulting Group is helping guide businesses in Calgary who need to make the most of their use of Microsoft Office 365. With one “Word,” you too can have an experienced Microsoft Partner supporting your business application of the Office 365 Suite, and ensure streamlined and optimum use within your own office.

We mention one of the key players in the MS Office suite – Word – just to get back to basics and focus on how powerful and indispensable these tools are in the data management, transmission, and sharing of information within and between organizations worldwide.

Let’s take a brief look at just how long Microsoft Word has been helping individuals and companies express themselves in a computer-connected world.

A Brief History of Microsoft Word

The first version of Microsoft Word was developed by Charles Simonyi and Richard Brodie, former Xerox programmers hired by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1981.The first Word version, Word 1.0, was released in October 1983 for Xenix and MS-DOS; it was followed by four very similar versions that were not very successful. The first Windows version was released in 1989, with a slightly improved interface. When Windows 3.0 was released in 1990, Word became a huge commercial success. Word for Windows 1.0 was followed by Word 2.0 in 1991 and Word 6.0 in 1993. Then it was renamed to Word 95 and Word 97, Word 2000 and Word for Office XP (to follow Windows commercial names).

The first version of Word for Windows was released in 1989. With the release of Windows 3.0 the following year, sales began to pick up and Microsoft soon became the market leader for word processors for IBM PC-compatible computers. In 1991, Microsoft capitalized on Word for Windows’ increasing popularity by releasing a version of Word for DOS, version 5.5, that replaced its unique user interface with an interface similar to a Windows application. When Microsoft became aware of the Year 2000 problem, it made Microsoft Word 5.5 for DOS available for download free. As of March 2014, it is still available for download from Microsoft’s website. In 1991, Microsoft embarked on a project code-named Pyramid to completely rewrite Microsoft Word from the ground up. Both the Windows and Mac OS versions would start from the same code base. It was abandoned when it was determined that it would take the development team too long to rewrite and then catch up with all the new capabilities that could have been added in the same time without a rewrite. Instead, the next versions of Word for Windows and Mac OS, dubbed version 6.0, both started from the code base of Word for Windows 2.0.

With the release of Word 2003, the numbering was again year-based. Since then, Word 2007, Word 2010, Word 2013, and most recently, Word 2016 have all been released for Windows.

Word 2013

The release of Word 2013 has brought Word a cleaner look and this version focuses further on Cloud Computing with documents being saved automatically to OneDrive (previously Skydrive). If enabled, documents and settings roam with the user. Other notable features are a new read mode which allows for horizontal scrolling of pages in columns, a bookmark to find where the user left off reading their document and opening PDF documents in Word just like Word content. The version released for the Windows 8 operating system is modified for use with a touchscreen and on tablets. It is the first version of Word to not run on Windows XP or Windows Vista.

Word 2016

Microsoft Word 16 was released in 2016. It is the most modern, newest version of the word processing application. New features include the tell me, share, and faster shape formatting options. Others include the “work together in real time“ feature which allows users to store documents on Share Point or OneDrive, improved version history and smart lookup tool as well. As normal, several editions of the program were released as well, including one for home and one for business.

Need a critical Update to MS Word or other Office 365 program for your business? Contact us today at (403) 457-1478 or email us at for more information and/or to schedule a quick and easy consultation with a Microsoft Office 365 consultant in Calgary you can trust to help you get the most power and performance out of the MS Office Suite.

Your Calgary Microsoft Office 365 Help Has Arrived

Sure, you can get plenty of tips and pointers on how to use MS Word and Office 365 on the Microsoft support website and chat forums. But, when you need to add a critical Office 365 software update to your entire office, you need local IT software pros who can even make onsite visits to help ensure you’re getting the right software upgrade, licensing and useful applications for a growing business network.

Our Office 365 Consultants Can Optimize How You Do Business

You may be dissatisfied, or even somewhat satisfied, with your office productivity. But, there’s always room for improvement. Microsoft Office 365 is the right tool at the right time for growing companies like yours, and CTECH has the Office 365 consultants in Calgary to guide you on your way.

We have the types of special business-aligned software and hardware provisions that meet the data management and transmission assurance needs of our professional and small business clients. We also understand that efficient data management and processing is a must-have for accountants and other professionals and that their IT networks need to meet such demand on an ongoing basis.

Accordingly, our Office 365 consulting includes the deployment of data management technology that addresses or includes:

We understand how much information technology has impacted accounting and data management processes for professionals and enterprises in both very beneficial and challenging ways. But, we remove the IT worries, so you can get on with meeting your own clients’ needs and the core business demands of your day.

And, we won’t break your budget in implementing multi-faceted steps to optimizing your use of Azure, Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and ERP, and a literal host of other MS solutions!

We also employ a flat-fee, scalable pricing option for growing small businesses on up to large enterprises, which helps you manage and measure costs in a more beneficial way.

As part of the Microsoft Partner Network, we simply want to see our clients get the best technology management solutions at prices that are cost-effective. Because, a happy client is a true feather in our cap as a Microsoft Office 365 consultant in Calgary, and what gets us out of bed in the morning!

Top Calgary Office 365 Consultants Are Only a Phone Call Away

Whether you need a critical update to Word, Office 365, other MS program, contact us today to get the best technology management solutions for your business. Call us at (403) 457-1478 or email us at for more information on getting a Microsoft Office 365 consultant in Calgary who can propel your business growth to new heights!

Published on 20th October 2017 by Carl Fransen.

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