There has always been a sort of unspoken struggle for Microsoft when it comes to breaking into the enterprise world. Though companies still rely on systems built off of Microsoft, the power of Apple always manages to break out on top. The basis of this success can be attributed to their overwhelmingly successful branding, and all of the publishing that suggests Apple performs better than Microsoft ever could.
Gaining Confidence in Microsoft
Microsoft however has had enough time to catch on to all of the doubts towards them, and 2012 has proven that they are very capable of performing on an equal, if not transcending capability to that of Apple. There is an unexplainable tendency for critics and techies to immediately want to jump on and point out every insignificant supposed fallacy whenever a new Windows operating system gets revealed, and Windows 8 was really no different at all.
Review after review would lay claim that Windows 8 was “too confusing” to use, which I couldn’t have disagreed with more. The tile design really laid it all out in a say that could not have been any simpler, and I still fail to identify what any of these critics were attempting to point out. However, Windows 8 is seeing some relatively welcoming success with a large number of tablets and phones catching on to the system.
Moving Forward With Mobile Office
Despite any tough barriers that Microsoft has had to deal with, their staple Microsoft Office program has always managed to stay on top in the office and at home. Surprisingly, this is one facet of computer utilization that Apple has not been as fruitful with. To make things even more in favor of Microsoft, they announced this week that they will adapt Office for iOS and Android.
If all pans out well for Microsoft in this new endeavor, then they might full well has sealed their security in the work force. Pushing their Office program to mobile devices that run on iOS and Android spreads out their influence right to where it needs to be. With more and more studies and reports insisting that most technological interaction occurs on mobile devices, this entry will quickly reveal benefits.
The iOS move is certainly a wise one with the release of the iPad Mini, a tablet designed for quick mobility. There have been some mixed feelings about this tablet, but with Android on the maps as well, the mobile office will have plenty of room to stretch.
Can Microsoft Break Through With Mobile Office?
There are still some questions that are being asked in regards to the mobile version of Microsoft Office, which is scheduled to be released sometime in early 2013. For one, there is wonder if this version will be fully touch-compatible or limited. It would certainly be in their interest to make sure that this is the case, especially since users of the mobile version will have to pay a premium price to use it in the first place.
According to The Verge, if people want to get all of the full benefits of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, they will have to get Office 365 Home Premium in which a monthly payment of $8.33 is required. On the enterprise level, if the company is serious enough with arming their employees with quick access to documents, there is no reason why such a premium can’t be paid for by them and not the employee.
Author Bio – Ezra Melino is a writer in modern technology and observes trends from Microsoft, Google and Apple. Any questions for Josephine can be asked in the comment section below.