Microsoft Office 2010 Mobile Implications

Microsoft Information Worker Product Management Group Sr. VP Chris Capossela was the subject of a Microsoft Q&A press release…

Next Wave of Microsoft Office Products Will Redefine How People Work

…that includes two interesting mobile related items included among the big ticket Office/SharePoint/Exchange 2010 product futures information.

1. (speaking about the next wave of Office products) With these new products we are giving people a familiar interface across PCs, mobile phones and browsers to make it even easier for them to create, communicate and collaborate from any location.

2. …furthering Microsoft’s commitment to its software-plus-services strategy, Exchange 2010 also integrates Office Outlook Web Access with Office Communicator Web Access for a unified browser-based client that is now accessible through Safari and Firefox in addition to Internet Explorer. This means users get the same rich e-mail experience whether using Outlook on the PC, a mobile phone or through their browser.

Firms like Google, Quickoffice, and Evernote are moving quickly to enhance their mobile productivity services and apps. Microsoft is, ironically, quite far behind in the mobile Office component area. 2010 is right around the corner. And, Windows Mobile 7 is also expected in that time frame. It should be interesting to see if Microsoft tightly couples Office 2010 and Windows Mobile 7.