miércoles, 10 de octubre de 2012

MS Office for Android Coming Next Year?

According to this article, Microsoft Office 2013 will be available for Android and Apple devices during the first quarter of 2013.  These versions will be available to larger companies and MS partners in December 2012.

Wow!  The Maya predicted that the world would end during that time, and apparently they were right!  :P

Now, all kidding aside, what struck me most of this article was the words of Steve Ballmer saying that "Microsoft is shifting its model to focus on devices and services".

For a company that has seen its success thanks to software licenses, I agree with the author that such shift is a risky move.

Of course, competing against Google may be one of the goals for Microsoft to do this, but will that actually benefit Microsoft's tablet, the Surface?

One thing is for sure: Microsoft is indeed innovating.

What will be next, Silverlight for Linux? :P

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