While the information is still unconfirmed, the talk is that the leaked slides from a Microsoft presentation regarding the next Office version, are authentic. WindowsSuperSite features two articles, the first talks about the new Office version, codenamed NGO, but the second set of slides, is the truly interesting part, explaining how the subscription/renting .NET model will work with Microsoft’s upcoming Web Services. In fact, it seems that Office will be the leading application in this new sales model, which will help promote the subscription model in general, however a “traditional” licensing method will also be available. Update: Some analysis of the NGO presentation can be found at ExtremeTech.
Microsoft Office NGO Information Leaked
2002-04-09 Office 10 Comments
Well by looking at the slide show and reading through it, I am not sure if it is real or fake either, but with Microsoft’s track record and how they like to make money, I wouldn’t put it past them to do something like this! This would almost seem like having ‘Microsoft Works’ and if you decide to subscribe to the online services, then you would get the ‘real’ MS Office functionality… that is just my speculation, which could be way off in left field?! I guess by deploying .NET to every computer that exists, PCs, Macs and etc… then all would be able to take advantage of the services and now I can see why the MacBU Division is not wanting any part of it, because there would be no need for MacBU since .NET would pretty much take care of the work for them… yikes!!
This will in effect take Microsoft’s tried and true licensing scheme to the next level, which will lessen the threat of software piracy while leveraging domination on the ‘desktop’ as a whole, no matter what platform your using?!
.NET will be the ‘Trojan Horse’ that will unleash the hell of Microsoft and it’s stronghold (cool game by the way) on everyone who isn’t careful!!!
I sure hope Apple doesn’t fall for this mouse trap?!
Is it just me or does that look strangely like <a href=”http://www.winsupersite.com/images/showcase/office_ngo_12.gif“>M….
with Win2K and Office97!
Microsoft Office NGO?
NGO = No GO ?!
Just to clear up some stuff…..
?! means an emphasis on a question, CattBeMac, not more emphasis on a statement.
my pirate copy of Office 2000 works just fine – only ever use Word and Frontpage anyway, guess I wont be upgrading any further!!!!!
I’m not completely averse to paying for software, but no way would I pay a yearly fee for it… if for some reason Office 2K is incompatible with future versions of windows ( oh no, I wouldnt put it past them to have a clear out of “legacy code” ) then it’ll be OpenOffice.org for me…
>>Just to clear up some stuff…..
?! means an emphasis on a question, CattBeMac, not more emphasis on a statement.<<
I go by my own rules… but thanks for the English lesson 🙂
The best part about these subscription services is the fact that your data is stored in a proprietary format. So, keep paying, or you can’t access your content! Joy!
“( oh no, I wouldnt put it past them to have a clear out of “legacy code” )”
It has already happened with Windows 95. You can’t run .NET enabled applications on it. I can see them slowly twisting people’s arms into future upgrades.
Well, unless you use Linux or one of the BSD operating systems.
…and I will not be upgrading beyond Win98, either. Call me daring or stupid… that’s as far as I can stand to go with this MS crap. BeOS and Gobe Productive are all I need right now. Honest.