What makes Microsoft to launch Office 2010 version for the Mac?

A survey taken in the fourth quarter of last year by the ITIC/Sunbelt Software group found that more than two-thirds of businesses were open to integrating Macs into the IT infrastructure and more than 50 percent of respondents wanted to further integrate Macs with iPhones.

The recent announcement of an Office 2010 version for the Mac, it’s understandable that Microsoft wants to take a bite out of money-making Apple. Mac users has been steadily growing in the corporate environment.

These days, it doesn’t take much to get Windows apps to run on Macs. The reason for this, however, is due less to the development of thick applications by PC software makers and more because of desktop virtualization. With applications like Parallels Desktop for Mac, it is easy to get Windows and respective applications up and running.

In fact, according to information compiled by Wakoopa, a social networking platform that tracks the software most widely used, VMWare Fusion is the 16th most installed application on the Mac. VMware Fusion being, of course, another desktop virtualization product. Web-based applications also are an alternative to a local install of Office for Mac users.

However With all of the cloud-based productivity suites out there ability to use Outlook Web Access, is a local install of Outlook 2010 on Macs. Besides, the next iteration of OS X, Snow Leopard, will have inherent support for Exchange connectivity.

By rajinfo