Microsoft Office faces greater and more committed competition now than at almost any other time since its inception. Will we see Microsoft innovate or imitate their way to greater successes?
Google Docs could well be applying pressure to Microsoft. Right now, their “Office Lite” project code-named Albany is in closed beta. But can Microsoft make Office work in an on-line world?
Microsoft’s adCenter Labs has been turning heads recently. But the quality and the sophistication of their search marketing tools casts a long shadow over their less than stellar advertising presence — and then there are those rumors of Yahoo! being bought out by none other than Microsoft… Microsoft’s adCenter Labs first came to my attention […]
Right now, Google Docs & Spreadsheets does not, I repeat, does not compete with Microsoft Office. Nor does the Google Apps suite of applications, which includes the aforementioned Google Docs & Spreadsheets. Simply offering a one-for-one, like-for-like suite of applications doesn’t really add up to something on a par with Microsoft Office, largely because Office […]
In terms of committing resources to a problem, Microsoft were stretched developing Windows Vista. Their ambitions far exceeded their very considerable reach. For the end user, the end product is a shadow of what was originally talked about. I imagine Microsoft would be keen to avoid this kind of thing in the future. In fact, […]