Sunday, December 07, 2008

Consumers have to wait for Web-based Office | Beyond Binary - CNET News

The next wave of productivity application competition is underway…

Meanwhile, rivals like Google and Zoho already offer editing abilities. Microsoft is staking its claim on being able to offer better compatibility and document fidelity with its products. The company has recently had some big customers consider abandoning Office and move to Google Apps, but has wooed some of them back by sharing their plan for the Office Web apps.

Procter & Gamble, for example, took a long look at moving to Google Apps, but decided to stick with Microsoft after some high-powered lobbying from Redmond. Elop said that Microsoft's pitch included details on its plans for the Web-based versions of the Office programs.

Consumers have to wait for Web-based Office | Beyond Binary - CNET News

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