Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Nov 2012 14:21 UTC
Microsoft Another (this time, unsurprising) scoop by The Verge: "Office Mobile will debut in the form of free apps that allow Android and iOS users to view Microsoft Office documents on the move. Like the existing SkyDrive and OneNote apps, Office Mobile will require a Microsoft account. On first launch, a Microsoft account will provide access to the basic viewing functionality in the apps. Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents will all be supported, and edit functionality can be enabled with an Office 365 subscription." Smart move to get users to go subscription.
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Just what every user wantsâ¦
by darknexus on Thu 8th Nov 2012 01:28 UTC
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Yes, Microsoft, please give us all another bill. That's what we all want. We beg for it. </sarcasm>
I can't help but think, each time I hear an announcement from Microsoft, that they keep losing just a bit more touch with reality as the days go by. This would benefit no one save Microsoft's shareholders and, if people don't go for it, not even them. The only market for this type of system might, and I do repeat might, be large businesses where the company pays for x amount of accounts and they are used on the company's machines or tablets. Home users though? Forget it. Microsoft missed the boat on the home tablets, and they sure won't reclaim most of them with a subscription system.

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