ARM and Office 15
The software giant wouldn’t have dared on x86 PCs accordingly to Betanews. Steven Sinofsky has been the President of the Windows Division at Microsoft since July 2009 and responsible for the development and marketing of Windows, Windows Live, and Internet Explorer.
Their nearly 9,000-word Windows on ARM manifesto packs lots of surprises. Among the biggest:
WOA includes desktop versions of the new Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote
Four reasons stand out: Litigation, protection, competition and adoption.
Before diving into those reasons, there still remains a tad uncertainty about how Office 15 will come with Windows on ARM PCs or devices. Sinofsky, president of Microsoft’s Windows and Windows Live division, writes:
Within the Windows desktop, WOA includes desktop versions of the new Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, codenamed ‘Office 15’. WOA will be a no-compromise product for people who want to have the full benefits of familiar Office productivity software and compatibility, an industry-leading hardware-accelerated web browser, apps from Microsoft, and access to apps in the Windows Store.
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