Office 2010 ready for on-premise or SaaS deployment

April 7 , 2010
Office 2010 ready for on-premise or SaaS deployment
Network World
Robert Mullins writes about Microsoft’s upcoming Office 2010 solution which will be available starting May 12.

“By offering Office 2010 in a SaaS or cloud computing environment, Microsoft is recognizing the realities of the IT industry today, even if it means forsaking the licensed on-premise software revenue model that made the company what it is today. ‘People want simplicity. [They] want to get out from under the infrastructure management, the overhead burden. We’re familiar with all the drivers there. So the opportunity for technology providers to take that pain off their hands is a revenue opportunity,’ Thomas O’Brien, Microsoft’s senior director of platform strategy, said.”

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Microsoft phones coming next week?
The Register
Bill Ray writes that Microsoft will release two smartphones next week.

“Microsoft will launch two feature phones next week, leaving the smartphone market to its licensees in favour of a broader attack on the cellular market. The news has been rumoured for a while, and an invitation to a press conference on Monday bears out the timing. Also, CNET, claiming inside information, says Microsoft will launch two phones on Monday. Both handsets will come with sliding keypads and touch screens, but neither will have the flexibility or power of Microsoft’s flagship smartphone platform.”

HTC revenue up 19% in Q1 2010
ZD Net
Matthew Miller writes about HTC’s recent revenue results from this year’s fiscal first quarter.

“The Boy Genius Report posted that HTC Q1 profits are up 19 per cent in 2010 compared to 2009. This is great news considering they were primarily Windows Mobile creators who have branched into supporting Google in a major way.”

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