The next Word / Excel etc is planned to be a free net service, available from IE, Firefox etc.

According to the presently released PDC 2008, Office, which is scheduled to appear next to Office 2007, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote is converted into a web application (net service)There are plans to be available for freeThat's right.

Although it is quite shocking announcement, is it okay?

For details such as screen shots of the actual operation screen from the following.
Microsoft to Extend Office to the Browser: Q & amp; A: Microsoft Senior Vice President Chris Capossela discusses how spread Office applications to the browser will increase choice and flexibility for customers.

Editing in web application version of Excel

Browsing in web application version of Excel

Looking at the document created in Word in the web application version of Word will be like this

Editing in web application version of Word

This is a web application version of PowerPoint

When you browse the PowerPoint file with the web application version, it looks like this

For Web application version OneNote

Editing on Web application version OneNote

Incidentally,Release a private technical preview of Office Web applications by the end of 2008It is said that there is a plan to do so, so it seems that you can actually try out if you do it a little more.

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in Software, Posted by darkhorse