May be some of you are holding off your tablet purchase until the much awaited Windows 8 arrived. And perhaps you are eager on having a go at Windows on ARM and moreover as what it is expected to give more battery life as compared to Intel or AMD tablets. If both things are true then you are in true direction as Windows 8 on ARM will have Office 15 apps.
Steven Sinofsky has made several revelations detailing Windows on ARM (WOA). In aligned to it he has uttered that the Windows desktop is still an essential component of WOA and so the ARM users will have still an access to the Desktop as well to Desktop apps. The apps will of course be ported to ARM architecture but still we are probing to get some additional confirmation to it that WOA isn’t limited to Metro-Style apps.
Noteworthy is that WOA will be integrated with the core Office 15 apps including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and OneNote. Sinofsky mentioned that they aim WOA to be a ‘no-compromise product’ and yes Microsoft is aware of it that Windows users will crave an access to the industry-leading productivity apps even on non-x86 desktops and laptops. That’s a pretty firm quartet of free apps.
Are you confused? You should be as there are several reasons to be confused. Microsoft still makes a truckload of cash off Office, so it’s a bit atypical that they are delivering it in with WOA. Again it is the company that has already given consumers the ad-supported Office Starter together with free to use Office Web Apps. Why they are not offering some ARM apps too?
May be Sinofsky wants to notify that the Windows 8 Consumer Preview would have Office 15, also it will allow users to test both at the same time. May be this would be the case expect which Windows on ARM won’t be offered for consumers to download or purchase instead you can only purchase it or pre-load on WOA hardware.
So what is all Microsoft planning right now regarding it? Are they offering apps and want us to tie to them through subscriptions by debuting Dropbox like storage plans for SkyDrive? As it is widely hyped that Windows 8 will feature massive SkyDrive integration so Microsoft certainly would be looking for ways to create continuous taking stream from Office users in place of selling folks on an upgrade once every few years.
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