homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / Microsoft / Microsoft Corporate
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: bill

Microsoft Corporate Forum

Microsoft "Albany" ValueBox

WebmasterWorld Administrator engine us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

Msg#: 3611367 posted 6:17 pm on Mar 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

Mary Jo Foley at ZD Net writes about Microsoft "Albany" and the speculation goes it's a 'ValueBox' to compete with Google Docs.

According to one source, the three Albany components are going to be Windows Live OneCare, Office Live Workspace and Office Home and Student Edition. Microsoft is referring to the bundle of three, unnamed products/services as a “ValueBox,” suggesting that Albany ultimately will be sold in a box at retail, testers said.

(According to a beta-sign-up screen shot submitted by one tester, ValueBox might be at least part of the final name for Albany. It says: “ValueBox brings together three great Microsoft products and services to meet common needs of home PC users.”)

Microsoft "Albany" ValueBox [blogs.zdnet.com]

Anyone here have ideas?



WebmasterWorld Administrator bill us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3611367 posted 4:10 am on Mar 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Are they going after the OpenOffice and StarOffice crowd? It would be nice to have an affordable Office package for the home. I find a lot of people opting for the OpenOffice or Google Docs route lately.

It will be interesting to see what comes out of this project.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / Microsoft / Microsoft Corporate
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved