Originally Posted by steinm88299
Microsoft continues to think people want Office on their tablet devices. I have many friends associated with Microsoft and they still think Office is a "killer app". And it is for desktop, but for a tablet which is used for so many non-work related tasks, Office is just not that important. There are plenty of apps out there that can read Office formats if I need to review a document in flight. If Office was available for the iPad I would buy it, but I would not buy a tablet just to get Office. The bigger concern I have with Surface Pro is the terrible battery life and the lack of basic apps (i.e. Words with Friends).
Well, some people want, and some people even need Office on tablet. Others can do with Pages or DocsToGo. And some probably don't need any Office option at all.
Depending on where one is, Office can be a must, a bonus or irrelevant. But same goes for pretty much any other app or suite of apps.
As of how many members are in each individual group, that is a 6 million dollar question. From my personal perspective, it is huge - I work in IT, my wife in Academia, and we both rely on Office a lot
. But those are specifics of our surroundings, not a global phenomenon.
At the end, each player in this game plays with card in their hands, and Office is one of the cards in MS hands. I'd say it's a good card - Office will benefit many, and will not turn away those who don't care for it. A very safe card to play.