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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: Keeping an Eye on Microsoft: The Windows 10 Reveal Today
Date Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:03:34 GMT
The Microsoft Office team just did a reveal on what it will mean to have the Microsoft Office
Universal apps on Windows 10 (available on the desktop of you want, as well), along with the
fact that the full-up desktop Office 2016 is also underway.

As far as I know, Universal apps are also amenable to porting to Android and iOS, depending
on what the native dependencies might be when built for Windows alone.

Is it not valuable to pay attention to all of this in determining feature parity and, in particular,
how the standard formats are limited (or not) in cloud interchange and use of web applications
and Universal apps?

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis E. Hamilton [] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 16:51
Subject: Keeping an Eye on Microsoft: The Windows 10 Reveal Today

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Beside the Universal Apps and the various ways to take them onto multiple platforms, the following
information was made available today:

 1. Xbox One will run Universal Apps and Xbox Live comes to Windows 10 in more ways
 2. Cortana will be on Windows 10 and available to Windows Apps, so this includes text to
speech, speech to text, text commands, and probably translation (with help from Skype).
 3. There will be Universal Apps of Outlook (Mail and Calendar), and Microsoft Word, PowerPoint,
and Excel (in addition to Web Apps and the desktop apps).
 4. The holographic imaging and viewing is available to Universal Apps.  

This may be very important as we come to grips with how to deploy Corinthia-based apps into
the Windows ecosystem.

 - Dennis

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