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The iPhone by Verizon

Verizon to begin selling IPhone in Jan `11. Did I get your attention? ;) Ok, here’s my OWAU…

I was excited to learn that with the new MS Office 2010 update they also released a “cloud” version of Office. AKA Office Web Apps, the web based version of popular office products such as PPT, Excel, Word, and more was created in part to combat the success of Google Apps. I was hoping that this new release might help our students to better access our content on mobile devices or serve as an option for students, who for whatever reason; don’t have a consistent access to the MS Office suite.

I intended to test out Office Web Apps on my iPod Touch. After not being allowed to log in, I did some research on the net and found that at this time, there is a work around so that you can get Office Web Apps to open documents on your iPod however you can’t edit them on your device. Booooo.

As for being able to access and edit Office documents from the Web on a computer that doesn’t have Office running on it, I don’t know. If it truly is meant to compete with Google Apps then it should. I just haven’t been able to test it because all of the computers I have access to have Office installed.

Maybe this is something worth looking into, maybe not, as other options (like Open Office) are available as well. I am continuing with this post because in my research I did find a good, short article about the updates that Office 2010 contain. Looks promising. I particularly like the ability that you now have to edit images using Photoshop like editing tools directly in PowerPoint. No need to open a separate program and transfer back and forth.

Oh, and as for the iPhone going to Verizon in January….there are many unconfirmed rumors circulating the net but, I’d say, it looks pretty promising! You be the judge. :)


Christy said…
Exciting things on the horizon :). I signed up for a Microsoft acct. to try the WebApps, looks really promising as an alternative. I've tried OpenOffice before and found it to cumbersome when I'm used to the Office interface. I've also used GoogleDocs in a crunch but get frustrated by how the document doesn't always keep the formatting. We will need to test it more if it's something we want to promote with our students but I'm thinking it's a good alternative for simple editing without the need to purchase software.
Dorothy said…
I like the new features of 2010. I was browsing the Web site and noticed that the new version will even allow you to connect directly from Outlook to Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace and Windows Live Messenger...

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