Office Web applications: Microsoft extend Office to the Browser

At PDC2008 Microsoft announced plans to deliver Office Web applications – lightweight versions of Office – through web browsers. PressPass spoke with Chris Capossela, Senior Vice President, Microsoft Business Division. We asked him how Office Web applications complement Office, and what this will mean for people who use Office applications. PressPass: How will people receive Office Web […]

At PDC2008 Microsoft announced plans to deliver Office Web applications – lightweight versions of Office – through web browsers. PressPass spoke with Chris Capossela, Senior Vice President, Microsoft Business Division. We asked him how Office Web applications complement Office, and what this will mean for people who use Office applications.

PressPass: How will people receive Office Web applications?

Capossela: We will deliver Office Web applications to consumers through Office Live, which is a consumer service with both ad-funded and subscription offerings. For business customers, we will offer Office Web applications as a hosted subscription service and through existing volume licensing agreements.

We will show a private technology preview of the Office Web applications later this year. For more information about this and other details about the Office Web applications, people can sign up for Office Live Workspace at workspace.officelive.com.

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