Microsoft’s been dabbling with web services in Office 365, but with today’s major Office upgrade announcement, Office 365 gets a front seat in its pitch to home users. For example: by default, the new desktop Office apps will store your documents in SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage service a la iCloud and Dropbox. The metro-ification of Microsoft’s apps also continues, albeit slowly; only OneNote and Link got it this time around.
But after two years of the iPad and the fact that it outsold even HP last holiday quarter, I’m a little surprised there was no mention, apparently not even a hint, of an iOS version. Microsoft is a software company that seems to care less and less these days about any platform besides its own.