Addicted to tablets
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It became clear Microsoft’s newest Office suite would be part of its tablet offering last week, with all major programs from Word to Outlook and even PowerPoint available for portable touchscreens and traditional monitors alike.
Microsoft Office corporate vice-president PJ Hough says the company’s new focus is simply about moving its software to wherever consumers want to use it.
‘‘ That used to be sitting at your desk, but that’s not the case any more,’’ Hough says.
‘‘ We’re getting work done in the airport, we’re getting work done in the car, we’re getting work done on the train and at school, we’re getting work done at home.’’
Gedda says it’s not surprising Microsoft has opted to make Office more internetsavvy, given both the popularity of tablets and the rise of Google and Dropbox.
‘‘ There’s definitely a competitive play here: Microsoft can’t just sit back and allow cloud vendors to eat its lunch, whether that’s Google or Dropbox or even Apple and its iCloud.’’ Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson travelled to San Francisco as a guest of Microsoft. Surfacing: Microsoft’s new tablet computer is expected to be available in Australia next year.