It may have taken them a while, but Microsoft is finally going to the web with their office suite. Starting sometime early in 2009 programs like Word, Excel and Exchange will all have web based entries into the world of computing. Part of me wonders why Microsoft has taken so long to do this. Google Docs has been doing it for years as a web based service and there have been viable desktop alternatives like OpenOffice.org, both of which have made a (small) dent in MS’s rather expensive office suite. The bottom line is this can only be a good thing for computer users. When Microsoft and Google do the same thing, other companies take notice and see how they can compete or join in. The result should be some fantastic online office suites in the next few years. Can’t wait to see what this looks like.
Via: BBC News