“Outlook.com could also serve as an entryway for consumers to other Microsoft offerings, given how integrated it is to products such as SkyDrive, Microsoft’s personal cloud service. …It’s all part of Microsoft’s ‘better together’ strategy that’s coming together, said Wes Miller, an analyst with independent research firm Directions on Microsoft.”
Jonathan Bailor, a Microsoft Word program manager, worked with a team of problem-solvers at the company to bring an end to a 27-year-old issue: how to efficiently collaborate on documents. The resulting tool, coauthoring, will be available in Office 2010.
Gurdeep Singh Pall, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Office Communications Group, reveals new features during the first public demonstration of the software and discloses the availability date for Communications Server “14.”