Yes, we will see a hosted version of Office, that is. Elop said as much this week, and he didn't stop
there. Apparently, Redmond is looking at offering multiple pricing models for
hosted Office, including the one that attracts us the most at first glance:
Well, of course, nothing is totally free. The free version of Office will be
advertising-supported, naturally, so the potential for ads grabbing screen
space will be high. Still, though, Microsoft is promising compatibility between
desktop Office and hosted Office...as well as hosted version of Exchange and
Clearly, Microsoft doesn't want to fall (further?) behind in the field of
hosted applications, meaning the giant sees real potential in the SaaS (or even
S+S) model. And it's that type of endorsement that'll help carry SaaS from
potentially interesting model to everyday enterprise reality.
Posted by Lee Pender on 12/11/2008 at 1:22 PM
IT professionals overseeing operations in organizations increasingly will need developer expertise associated with cloud services as well, according to an IDC study, announced on Monday.
Microsoft was ordered to pay $20 million and take measures to assure child privacy under the terms of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), per a Monday U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announcement.
Microsoft 365 services, including Exchange Online and the Outlook on the Web App, were disrupted on Monday, June 5 due to a problematic Microsoft service update.
Microsoft is ending support for Cortana -- the company's voice-activated virtual assistant -- in Windows 10 and 11.
Here's how to set up your own developer account (no, you don't need to be a developer to take advantage of it).
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