Marcas | Marcus - Sales and Technical Advisorto Customers @ Electro Computer Warehouse Microsofts one note now more online Wed, 14 Dec 2011 13:00:00 GMT The headlines yesterday blared that Microsoft released its first Office app for the iPad, with more than a few bloggers suggesting that Microsoft has finally admitted defeat and is embracing the new operating systems -- iOS and Android -- for its flagship office productivity apps. Nothing could be further from the truth.What Microsoft announced was a minor upgrade to its OneNote note-taking app to take advantage of the iPad's full screen. What took so long? The company has had an iPhone version of this basic note-taker, which syncs notes to Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud storage service so that you can sync your notes to other clients like your Windows PC, for nearly a year. And it announced it would have ion and Android clients for its Link unified communication server application. In other words, Microsoft is making clients of its cloud and server operating systems available to is and, in the case of Lynd, Android. This is a surprise?Microsoft has long said it would support other operating systems as clients to these services; it helps make the investment in Office 365, Windows Live, and Windows Server more palatable. But the support is only for services that require a Microsoft back end. It remains to be seen whether the support will be second-class, as is typically the case for Microsoft clients on "alien" operating systems. Just recall how Office 365, Microsoft's cloud service, can't support mobile devices outside of email access. The cloud is the platform that should be the most mobile-savvy.Microsoft has long shipped inferior versions of Microsoft Office for Macintosh, stripping out features available in the Windows version and making it perform poorly on the Mac. Microsoft also kept its direct support for Office 365 collaboration out of Mac Office. Ditto for SharePoint integration, which is also not available thus far on its, Android, or other competing platforms. The only service where Microsoft comes close to parity treatment for alien Oases is Exchange, though even there it's not quite up to parity in Mac OS X, the only platform for which Microsoft provides its own client. (Fortunately, third-party clients in Mac OS X, iOS, and Android, though not desktop Linux, provide greater compatibility.)     http://www.electrocomputerwarehouse. Hardware