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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Microsoft may offer web programs

BBC NEWS | Technology | Microsoft may offer web programs.

This can be seen as a trial of Microsoft to enter the web market. Either can she continue to advocate traditional software products or she can renovate all her products web-based. A free version of web-based work suite is a clever move, for it can test the market response with limited investment (limited features).

We will see how things go from now on.

Microsoft is planning free web-based versions of its word processing and spreadsheet programs.
The online versions of the programs will lack many of the features found in the full versions found in Microsoft's Office suite of applications.

Although the programs will be free to use, Microsoft is planning to fund them via advertising.