Microsoft hails 'strategic shift'Bill Gates presenting Windows and Office LiveSoftware giant Microsoft has announced a major push into online software services, in what is seen as a move to counter rivals like Google and Yahoo.
Looks like Microsoft is playing one of Sony's cards and jumping on the Online bandwagon; we all remember Sony's mp3 "innovations"? This move from Microsoft, however, isn't quite too late as Microsoft can still certainly buy their way into the software hosting service. The trick is the implementation and smooth switch between installed software to hosted software. Done right and coupled with Microsoft's Palm OS, this could present another strong online competitor.