Microsoft Urged to Make Apple Devices UsefulAdded: Saturday, March 16th, 2013
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It seems that Microsoft is being urged to make the Apple’s tablet useful by introducing Office to the platform. Of course, from Microsoft’s perspective it should be crazy, because the company actually gives the iPad a function that it has largely lacked, while taking away any advantage from Microsoft’s own products. In addition, this move gives Apple a clearer entry into the BYOD craze.
A number of outfits, including Reuters, have recently taken to talking up Apple products and referred to them as “iconic” and “game changing”. They also insisted that iPads were killing off the PC. This is when Kurt DelBene, head of Microsoft’s Office unit, was asked why they don’t make an office app for the iPad.
Kurt DelBene explained that they have online versions of Office applications that you can access via any browser. However, online versions didn’t offer the full richness of installed software. Microsoft had done some work with Apple to make sure that those are functional. However, Reuters wasn’t happy with the remark in question and therefore accused him of “side-stepping questions” about any plans Microsoft may have to bring its Office suite of applications to iPad. One of the industry experts, Morgan Stanley’s Adam Holt, estimated that the suite could result in $2.5 billion in extra revenue for the software giant per year.
According to Reuters, this would remove an incentive to purchasing Windows-based tablets and would give Apple a huge cut of Office revenues, but they seem upset that Microsoft isn’t doing it. Instead, the company hit out at Microsoft for trying to steer clear of the topic in public.
The industry observers claimed that more than 100 million iPad owners, many of whom use their gadgets at work, have to use the limited online versions of desktop staples Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Many of them might have thought of switching to something that runs this software. In addition, they pointed out that removing incentives to pay for Windows tablets could be a blow to Microsoft’s flagship Windows unit. Despite the fact that the latter is less profitable than Office, it is still key to Microsoft’s overall strategy. So Microsoft should be doing it why, then? The question remains…
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Saturday, March 16th, 2013
|As for me I still cannot understand why iProducts still sell and now their owners want MS to help support the Crapple platform??. I've been playing with, building & maintaining PC's for a little over 25 years now and marvel in the way they market their inferior products. Just goes to show an old political technique.... Tell a lie often enough and it becomes the truth!|
|All things being equal, I am sure that the Open Source Community would develop an Office Suite of Applications for deployment on any Tablet, and if Microsoft wish to offer such Applications, they would be considered on merit.|
|Why screw up an apple product with MS product? How about open office just make an app|
|posted by (2013-03-16 20:10:31)|
|Hi folks! I was thinkin just like tonymegela.. Openoffice is ALREADY available for ipad.. AND it works with MS Office files: .. AND ITS FREE. So, what's the issue? Ohhh smear MS because crApple is SO MUCH better because it's so overpriced I'm sorry I forgot.|
|posted by (2013-03-16 20:10:36)|
|I think the tablet is the end of apple. Apple was made for ease of use, it seems like you would have to try pretty hard to build a tab that isn't easy to use. Ianything is way over priced and built to be replaced in a year, good riddance!|
However having used the new office why would anyone want it?
|I think it is funny how people hate on one product or another and expect others to feel the same way based mostly on opinions. Those opinions based solely on little personal likes and dislikes. I have many different products for different jobs that need to be performed. I have an Iphone and I like it, I also have an asus tablet running andriod that works for other duties but is lacking in other tasks. I just think its so retarded when you look at the same guys hate on every single product that comes out! I sit here and think "what exactly are they using to post here?" They must have a machine they built themselves and wrote the operating system themselves! Well if thats you, I apologize, if not, go suck lemons and close your eyes for whats coming|
|posted by (2013-03-16 20:25:48)|
|well, if crApple didn't radically overcharge for their products because they're so much 'better' I wouldn't have said what I did. I guess you can't wait for the almighty cloud(s) to come and hold all your data, apps, etc. to make it just so much easier for you--and them to charge/overcharge whatever they want for the access plus find a way where you'll eventually NEED it. Kind of like car insurance.. ya don't have it, you get arrested in many states. So hook your umbilical cord to your ios and googlandroid and let the owners/controllers of the cloud run your life! I gots plenty of lemons and I make some tasty lemonade there bro|
|They charge what they can get away with, pretty simple economics. You prove my point by taking a general comment personal. But please share your wonderful new machine and operating system to the world, like it or not your on an umbilical cord yourself. Hows the placenta over there?|
|so apple has software only for their products, and in some cases limit the use of their products with other software..but scream unfair when Microsoft wont produce a version of its software for them...hmmm. Grow up apple...its called business...just because you want another company to produce for you, which would cut into their own product sales, doesnt mean its unfair of them not to. Should we wait for the monopoly scream from apple? because my 'i' dock wont work with my samsung...is that also unfair from apple?|
|two words " quick Time " go look up the history of this piece of software|
|posted by (2013-03-17 05:48:18)|
|I haven't believe Apple admitting have MS office in apple devisees with it own apple office projects.|
|It has always been very fun to play with the Apple toys.|
When it is time to work you just gotta put the toys away
and grab a P.C. or Macbook Pro. Something with some nuts!
|posted by (2013-03-17 10:34:27)|
|I can't believe how many anti Apple fanboys there are in these comments, while there are many things about the company I hate (Apple knows best attitude, some of there business practices)- they are just that a company. Apple make good quality well built products, they don't make cheap products much like BMW- which is more expensive then Ford. As to the over priced comments (In Australia) the MS surface is $90 more then the iPad while the iPad is better built, faster, better resolution and better battery not to mention that iOS is easier to use. The all in one PCs made by Sony, HP, Samsung are all more expensive then same cpu, HD, memory Imac's and the Imac's come with heaps of free software. If you were to try one of there products for a month, I don't think you would go back.|
@CaptCosmo This article is about one reporter asking MS why office isn't on the iPad yet you claim "iProduct owners want MS" where did you read this? It looks like you are the one telling lies AGAIN. You claim Apple products are inferior, really compared to what?
@Saxxxman the 10" iPad is the same price as the equivalent Google or Samsung and the iCloud is the same as the Google version but if you don't like cloud computing then just don't use it.
@MajorDisaster when did Apple "scream unfair when Microsoft wont produce a version of its software for them"? Your inventing a reason to hate a company, sounds like you are the one that needs to grow up.
@pollyvinyl Quicktime is one word and what is your point?
|giraffe my point is simple all this pro pc anti mac stuff and vice versa is all horse plop I have used Macs professionally. (way back in OS 8/9 days) and PCs simply select the right tool for the job in hand but if people are just playing then It does not really matter as for quicktime it was simply the best of its kind for quite some time Apple ported it for Windows FREE .....|
|posted by (2013-03-18 06:12:48)|
|whichever side you choose, at the end of the day it still all boils down to making more money for these companies and leaving the consumers bickering at one another over which product is better. i say, to each his own.|
|posted by (2013-03-18 07:10:29)|
|@pollyvinyl fair enough||
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