Office 15 Apps in Windows on ARM Might Not Be Native Apps

2012-Feb-20 | Tags: analysisappscompatibilitydevelopmentofficerumor

Windows on ARMOne of the most appealing features that Windows on ARM will arrive on shelves with is Office 15 applications, meant to run in the desktop mode that Windows users are so familiar with. - Reports on Microsoft planning the inclusion of Office 15 in Windows 8 emerged ever since last year, and have all been confirmed last week, when Windows President Steven Sinofsky provided more details on Windows on ARM.

He explained that there would be four Office 15 applications included on ARM-based Windows 8 tablets and PCs, namely Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.

These applications will be optimized to provide increased touch capabilities, while saving battery life, and being desktop apps, just as users would have wanted them to be.

“WOA includes desktop versions of the new Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote,” Sinofsky stated.

“These new Office applications, codenamed ‘Office 15′, have been significantly architected for both touch and minimized power/resource consumption, while also being fully-featured for consumers and providing complete document compatibility.”

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