tbd if Microsoft’s apparent strategy to relegate non-PC devices to satellite status (i.e., you do your primary work on a Windows PC using Office, and selectively interact with the content/services/etc. from other devices), essentially treating the iPad, for example, like a super-sized iPhone, will be successful
First, Microsoft realizes that it doesn't dominate computing anymore--especially the mobile world. That reality is running into another key fact: Microsoft applications are everywhere.
In other words, Microsoft's plans to launch iPad versions of OneNote, Lync and SkyDrive, which isn't optimized for Apple'stablet, is just smart business. Simply put, the killer app on a single platform days are over.
Why Microsoft suddenly wants its software on the iPad | Business Tech - CNET News
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