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Microsoft PDC 2008: Commitment to Office Web Apps

While I wasn't able to make it to this year's Professional Developers Conference, I was interested in the potential evolution of the suite to encompass web applications.  Desire Athow of ITPortal.com provides an interesting overview of how this strategy was presented.

The presentation of the new Office 14 at the recent Microsoft Professional Developer Conference was overshadowed by the announcement of Azure and Windows 7.

But Microsoft's most resilient cash cow is coming back with a vengeance as its fourteenth edition introduces web applications in a bid to fend off (or at least disrupt) the growing menace of Zoho Office or Google Docs.

Starting with Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote, users will now be able to work on documents simultaneously and in real time with other collaborators via their web-browser.


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