Windows Phone to get refreshed Office, Microsoft may make official announcement on January 21st
posted by Maxwell R. / Jan 02, 2015, 2:16 AM
Windows Phone is not alone, a touch-optimized version of Office is still in a holding pattern for Windows-based tablets.
The big splash Microsoft made was releasing Office for iPad, then tweaking it a bit so that at least the basic functionality could be managed without forcing the user into an Office 365 subscription. Then, Office for Android tablets was announced, but was only initially available through a registration request during the Beta, and there should be a general release early this year.
When will Microsoft give some of its own Windows platforms some love? Well Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft took to social media to reaffirm that the Office team “has not forgotten Windows Phone.” Though, he did not announce that on Facebook or Twitter, but on his Chinese Weibo profile.
The image is a little small, so here is the text of the entire message:
Taking Joe at his word, we will definitely learn something before February 19th because that is when the Chinese New Year begins.
sources: Weibo via Softpedia
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This is just ridiculous man! Spend all your dedicaton on WP first! It is like feeding your neighbours kid first and then your kid just because the former is more successful :/
posted on Jan 02, 2015, 2:24 AM 3
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Stupid analogy. Put yourself in corporate shoes. What would you rather do... provide an office app for the two platforms who dominate the market NOW, or wait to release them because your teams are still busy getting things straight with WP and Windows 10?
posted on Jan 02, 2015, 12:01 PM 2
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Why not just do the useful thing first, shake hands with Google and release the official Youtube app for Windows Phone?
posted on Jan 02, 2015, 2:32 AM 2
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Euhm google did not wanted it! MS had the best Youtube app ever and google forced MS to kill it!
posted on Jan 02, 2015, 3:24 AM 2
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microsoft remove those things which violate policy, last feud with them was because wp youtube app didnt use html5. now un official youtube app can do more than youtube app its okay for me if google dont make youtube app for wp.
posted on Jan 02, 2015, 6:05 AM 5
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posted on Jan 02, 2015, 3:42 AM 2
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I think that WP is suffering from a little bit of a lack of purpose these days. Previously, the big advantage was Office exclusivity. Other than UI, it was the big differentiator between it and other platforms. As that has largely eroded, they need to find that one great thing that separates WP from the other platforms. Maybe it will be true convergence, but I hope that they pay careful attention to what people are really looking for.
posted on Jan 02, 2015, 8:15 AM 1
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sounds like we will get some good news may come from Microsoft who will be at CES 2015 this year. I predict they will announce 1 broadwell class M CPU Surface Tablet, a couple of smart phones probably the Microsoft Lumia 435 and 1335 and show case the new Office for Windows Tablets and smart phones. later at the end of January I think Microsoft will have the download for the Windows 10 Consumer Preview Download beta for those who want to get a 90 percent copy of Windows 10 Consumer preview. it may even have "Cortina" for Desktop computers included in the Windows 10 consumer pre YEA YEA YEA !
posted on Jan 02, 2015, 8:53 AM 0
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