Microsoft caught slipping
Microsoft over the years has been loosing its edge with the wider tech world under the helm of Steve Balmer. If we go back about 3-5 years in the past Microsoft looked like a sinking stone. But recently the company went through a change.
Now under the careful watch of their new CEO Satya Nadella
they are reinventing themselves. Most recently the announcement of Microsoft Windows 10 along with a slew of other software and other new pieces of hardware such as their Hololens has shown that Nadella is doing something right. After taking the wheel we can clearly see that he is turning the company around into the correct lane. After test driving Windows 10 for a few mins, any user can see that the new-Microsoft is taking the feedback from their users seriously and implementing it as requested.
Microsoft and iOS
The new Microsoft is really taking it to the next level now. They announced recently that the Apple iOS version of their Office Suite (Excel, Word & Power Point) will now be able to read and write files directly to third-party cloud services such as Apple iCloud, along with Box integration and a few others will be added soon.
This is great news for the iOS users that love the Microsoft Office suite. You no longer have to save a file on a computer then try to figure out how to transfer these files to your iPad or iPhone etc so it could be read or written to on the go.
Android users, not to worry. According to a recent Mashable post it looks like Microsoft is hard at work to bring the same to that platform.
By doing this, they have shown that companies can break the barriers down that separate them. They can make great software and make it available on just about any platform you would like to use it on. Hopefully this will foster more and more competition and thus more and more innovative ways to use existing devices.
Well done Microsoft, keep pushing the boundaries.