Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Tue 16th Dec 2008 07:02 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Apple Microsoft's first-ever iPhone application is a slick photo viewer with a browsing capability that handles a large number of photos on a mobile device screen. The Seadragon mobile application is free through Apple's application store. It a product of Microsoft's Live Labs division, which focuses on developing Web-based technology and applications. Seadragon incorporates the Deep Zoom feature, which is also integrated into Silverlight 2, Microsoft's multimedia tool. It allows a user to quickly magnify a particular area of a photo, regardless of its size.
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RE[2]: And Apple Allowed it!?!?
by pantheraleo on Tue 16th Dec 2008 17:54 UTC in reply to "RE: And Apple Allowed it!?!?"
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But keep in mind the Achilles Heel is Microsoft Office. If Microsoft drops Office for Mac, Apple dies in the enterprise. The existence of Office for Mac is the ONLY reason we even allow Macs as an option on our enterprise network. Without Office for Mac, compatibility would just be too much of a problem. No shared Exchange calendars, no appointment and meeting scheduling, etc.

So yes, in many ways Apple is very dependent on Microsoft for survival at least when they want to play in the big leagues.

Edited 2008-12-16 17:55 UTC

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First Safari, then iWork, now Exchange.

Don't forget that they are implementing Exchange support in Snow Leopard. I think in 3 years from now, Apple will become independent of MS.

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