Last week was a huge coming-out party for Chrome
OS, and now, even Microsoft
is joining the festivities. How so? The company just added
Chrome support for online Office apps, and they'll officially support
apps running from SharePoint in SP1 (coming in June). That's all coming
in the first major service pack for Office 2010, which is also scheduled
for release in June.
Once it all comes together, it'll mark the first time that Chrome will
have that level of support from MS; previously, the company had "set a
broader release window of mid-summer for Office 2010 Service Pack 1
(SP1)." It's expected that Office 2010 SP1 will be around first as a
manual download, and it'll hit the Windows Update servers a few months
afterwards. Outside of the Chrome support, users will also find security
and other bug fixes.
So, is this the year where Google, Apple and Microsoft all come together, hug it out, and work together? Hah... we doubt it.