Microsoft Trots Out Cloud-ified Office for Windows 8

Microsoft wheeled out a customer preview of its new Johnny-come-lately, touch-sensitive, cloud-oriented, browser-based version of Office at a last-minute press conference in San Francisco Monday.
The stuff is meant for Windows 8, which is supposed to come out at the end of October. Microsoft was hazy about whether this new version of Office 365 will come out at the same time though it stands to reason that’s the idea. It’s supposed to work on x86-based Windows 8 PCs, tablets and phones as well as newfangled ARM-based Windows NT devices, specifically Microsoft’s own Nvidia ARM-based Surface gismos. It’ll be bundled on ARM devices. It’s supposed to be a full-blown Office.

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