San Francisco on Tuesday, local time, Microsoft chairman gates said, Microsoft plans to release new based on the Internet, the core product "complement" product, open so-called software "online time".
Gates said, Microsoft is developing two ━ ━ product Windows Live, Office Live, to Microsoft bring sales and advertising online order service opportunities. The two products are facing small businesses and consumers.
The two kinds of products won’t replace Microsoft’s operating system or Office software, to use the Web edition software, users need to load Windows or Office. Gates said at a news conference, the user does not have to use Windows or Office.
Gates said, Windows Live is a series based on the Internet service, such as electronic mail, blog, instant messaging, it mainly rely on advertising support, and the operating system itself has no any contact; Office Live there will be based on the advertising of versions and order version. Gates said the advertising model has become an important mode.
But, free product won’t replace paying products. Many Live service will have paid version, the lowest version is free and based on the advertising model, high-end version would need to pay.
Gates said, we also have permission and to order products. In most cases, the enterprise may choose in their server software or use Live service.
Gates said, Windows Live use the public API. In talking about the transformation of the service to online, gates said, this is the great changes. To online model transformation is not only the Microsoft and its partners, competitors, the IT industry is in this transformation.
Microsoft announced to online service transformation has set up a file in the expected, but Microsoft did not disclose the details of the plan. Gates think the online service transformation with Microsoft’s other options to important strategic transformation comparable, including 1995 in turned to the Web, June 2000 to the Web service transformation.
Out of the Office and Windows online "appendix" is not what the new ideas. Microsoft has launched Office Online Web site, there are 55 million independent users each month to visit this site, he offers a lot of downloadable template and other accessories.
In the past few years, Microsoft has been working to develop online version of Office, in the 1990 s have stories that Microsoft in the development of code Netdocs online edition of Office, but it was not offering the product. The reason is: Office officials and Web officials have different views. Gartner analyst Smith said, Microsoft now internal still exist such problems.
Microsoft says, Microsoft Live will include some of the new service and MSN service. MSN. Com will continue to serve as a programmable content sites and exist, Windows Live will be more personalized Windows Live show Microsoft vice President said Owen, it is very simple, "I" is Windows Live center.
He showed how users to subscribe to RSS article tools of feed, loading podcasts, the Windows Live in personalized home page search key input. Users can also on Windows Live on the Web page added content, such as SharePoint server or recently opened the document.
Owen also show the WindowsLive security center, it is a for the user to scan, remove the virus free tools.
Windows Live also include a based on
The general manager of Microsoft’s Rachel said, Office Live service mainly to small businesses. He pointed out that in the world of 4200 enterprise, there are 2800 enterprise employees in the number 10.
Rachel what demonstrates how to use the Office Live small enterprise to set up the process of free web site. At first, this website will not contain advertising, but Microsoft thinks it will be an important source of income.
The one called Mojo tool to make some users can be together to deal with a document. In the demo, Rachel what use a Excel spreadsheets.
Smith said, released on Tuesday news is more other future project placeholder.
The new product will help Microsoft better and network in the field of competition. Microsoft’s technical director Ozzie says that, although the traditional software business profit handsomely, online advertising, after all, is an important business opportunities.
He said, network AD industry has just launched, to 2015 from the current market will be a us $15 billion to $150 billion.