Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Oct 2017 21:55 UTC
Microsoft

Microsoft's set of Office Mobile apps are great. I prefer them over the full Office suite. I realize that a lot of people find the Office Mobile apps to be subpar. But there are people out there for whom the Office Mobile apps are more than fine. Why isn't Microsoft doing anything with them?

I posed this same question not too long ago. The Metro Office applications are the best Metro applications out there, and they prove it's definitely possible to build good, useable, fast, and useful Metro applications. I find it entirely baffling that Microsoft is doing whatever it takes to push users to the slower, more cumbersome, overloaded, and entirely overkill Win32 Office applications. If Microsoft implemented the ability to open multiple instances of each app, most people would get by just fine with the Metro ones.

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RE[2]: Compatibility
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 27th Oct 2017 18:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Compatibility"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Yeah, was thinking of works too.

At least the early versions, they were not compatible with office. Very frustrating, trying to convert documents saved in the works format in something anything else. I think I had to save as rtf in order to get them out of works formats.

Yeah, wiki seems to agree with my memory:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Works#File_format_compatibil...

Anyways, I think a lite version of office would make a lot of sense for Microsoft. But with Google office essentially free, no real need of customers for office lite.

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