Steve Ballmer: Microsoft Office 2010 is 'easier to use,' embraces 'social networking'

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June 15, 2010, 11:00 am
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(NECN: Peter Howe) - Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer joins NECN business reporter Peter Howe for a one-on-one interview.

"With over a billion users of Microsoft Office on the planet, Office 2010 is easier to use, we've really embraced the Web, we've embraced the whole social networking phenomenon, and we've made everything easier," said Ballmer.

"With the new Office, you are able to connect up to our SkyDrive facility up in the cloud and you can share documents with friends, colleagues, work on a project together," said Ballmer.

"People use Office everyday...Office has the capabilities that people real homework for school," said Ballmer. "There is just so little in any of the competitive products."

"We have a version of Microsoft Office today for mobile devices...we're rolling off its functionality to other smart phones as we move forward," said Ballmer.

Windows Phone 7 will be launched this Christmas.

Tags: social networking, Facebook, Microsoft Office 2010, Steve Ballmer, SkyDrive Live
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