May 10, 2013

Microsoft Office Web Applications Arrive for Android

Over at Microsoft, Office applications now make up a huge part of the company's revenues. In fact, as I noted recently, Office and server sales were the drivers of Microsoft's recent strong earnings report. Fans of LibreOffice and Office may resent it, but the fact is that Microsoft Office and the company's proprietary file formats have a stranglehold on enterprise application users.

The good news, though, is that Microsoft is starting to display a more ecumenical attitude toward open, non-Microsoft platforms. Just this week, the company announced that users of Android tablets will be able to run Office Web Apps seamlessly. Among other things, that could make enterprises running Microsoft's tools more friendly toward Android devices. 


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