Microsoft Office Comes to Browser

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On October 2008 Microsoft announced that it’s latest version of Office suite program will also be available from the browser also. The Browser version of office is a light weight version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Microsoft is using JavaScript/ HTML and Silverlight to deliver Microsoft Office through the browser. As Microsoft Office comes to browser users will be able to create, edit, read and collaborate on Office documents.

This new integration of Office with browser will offer it’s users a seamless, synchronized experience across the devices that they use to work smarter, faster, and better. Office Web applications will make that a reality. Microsoft will offer this service with ad funded and as a subscription based service. Business customers will use these services as a hosted subscription service and through existing volume licensing agreements. Microsoft will show a private technology preview of the Office Web applications later this year. The pricing model hasn’t been announced yet.

First Look: Office 14 for Web



3 Responses

  1. Rohit says:

    Lets see how it is!
    waiting to experience it after release.

  2. Pallab says:

    Its a bit too late. They will now have play the catchup game. For now I am sticking to Google docs.

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