abuzz the past few weeks with chatter about
Microsoft’s announcement today at its Worldwide
Partner Conference in New Orleans about the new
version of Microsoft
Office 2010. There’s even a
mini-movie about its debut. Facing potential
challenges from Google’s browser-based Apps
products and its new
Chrome OS, Microsoft has been touting its
three screens strategy, which is the ability for
products to synchronize across the phone, browser,
and desktop, for some time now.
With the release of Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010 and Visio 2010, we finally see the implementation of Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie’s mantra. We had the opportunity to see an in-depth demo of the new suite of products from Microsoft’s Group Product Manager for Office 2010, Chris Bryant. Here’s a complete breakdown of all the functionality that has been added...:
To The Browser
Most certainly a direct response to Google Apps, Microsoft is rolling out lightweight, FREE, Web browser versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote. All based in the cloud, the web-based versions of these products have fewer features than their desktop cousins but still give users basic tools to edit and change documents.