Should Microsoft Works become a Web-based suite?

Summary:Regardless of what Microsoft will do with Works, what should the company do with its entry-level office suite?

What will Microsoft do with Microsoft Works, its low-end desktop office suite, aimed at home users? That’s been an open-ended question, ever since the Works team was moved under Microsoft Business Division Jeff Raikes almost two years ago.

BusinessWeek reported last week that Microsoft has decided to turn Works into a Web-based suite. (Reuters

Topics: Microsoft


Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Se... Full Bio

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