Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Office on Apple Phone

Last week Tarkan Maner, the CEO of Wyse Technology, came by the well-lit Redmond magazine offices for a sit-down. Very cool, very smart, and utterly outspoken -- just the kind of exec I like. After taking about Wyse's approach to client virtualization, Tarkan showed me how Wyse software can present a virtual PC desktop on an Apple iPhone. Slick.

Microsoft is also looking this way and promises now to make its new Web-based Office apps available on the iPhone.

Seems to me the Wyse approach is harder; it's showing and manipulating the actual Windows desktop. Microsoft, it seems to me, is simply displaying its Web apps on a Web-ready iPhone.

Posted by Doug Barney on November 18, 2008 at 11:52 AM


Featured

  • Microsoft Previews Whiteboard Support in Teams Rooms Devices

    A preview of a new Microsoft Teams Rooms feature will enable organizations to use images of physical whiteboards as a dynamic space for videoconferencing.

  • 2019 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

    Here's your guide to all the IT training sessions, partner meet-ups and annual Microsoft conferences you won't want to miss this year.

  • Microsoft Warns of Heightened Threat of 'BlueKeep' Attacks

    Older Windows systems using Microsoft's Remote Desktop Services are at acute risk of remote code execution attacks due to the "BlueKeep" vulnerability.

  • The 2019 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From the next major update to Windows 10 to the next generation of HoloLens, here's what's on tap from Microsoft this year.