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Office Mobile for iPhone: What's really at stake for Microsoft and Apple?

Mark Hachman | June 17, 2013
Putting a cut-down version of Microsoft Office onto the iPhone won't change the world. But if more data passes back and forth between formerly incompatible platforms, what's not to love?

Windows Phone, however, has but a small percentage of the market share that the iPhone does, so relatively few people use Office Mobile on the Windows Phone platform. If Microsoft really wants to push the concept of mobile Office, it's going to have to do so via the competition. Office on the iPhone is an important first step for Office, and a giant leap away from Windows onto other platforms. But the other foot has yet to fall.

 

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