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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