Microsoft Office 'lite' for the Web in the works?

Microsoft Office 'lite' for the Web in the works?

Summary: Web 2.0 explorer Richard MacManus rounds up info about Microsoft leaping into hosted applications, with SharePoint, CRM and ERP (Dynamics?

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Web 2.0 explorer Richard MacManus rounds up info about Microsoft leaping into hosted applications, with SharePoint, CRM and ERP (Dynamics?) applications, in his recent post. But will that extend to Microsoft Office, he asks? A Web-based Office in the cloud might not be the same as an enterprise-class Office. Dealing with workflow, access management across corporate documents, policy enforcement, compliance, etc. all require a lot of fast disk access. Hosted MS apps will integrate with disk-bound Office 12. Maybe a future Office will use a hybrid, browser-based approach or be a MS Office lite.  We might find out on Tuesday. I'll be at the event where Bill Gates and Ray Ozzie will "discuss Microsoft's vision and future direction and preview upcoming technologies from Microsoft." 

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  • M$ Office "lite"

    Just quite like lite beer: full of gas (bloated), flat taste,
    adulterated body, and hard to digest. Me, I'll stay with Dos Equis
    dark beer.
    mactolinux
  • Microsoft Office 'lite' for the Web in the works?

    The only way this would work out well is if the hosted applications are within the company's LAN and on their servers.
    Loverock Davidson
    • Agree

      There is no way this will work well
      JFPSF
  • C'mon Ray, you can do better!

    Ray, I know you're already a millionaire and all, due to your Lotus empire...but c'mon! Your search for meaning and relevance in life need not be that desperate as to fling your lot in with Bill and Co! Surely you can find some idea or project to inspire you apart from that lot? One more brain lost. Sigh.
    Techboy_z