Today Microsoft announced Office 365 Home Premium, a cloud based office suite, which includes office applications for up to 5 devices including PCs, tablets, and Macs; and also includes extra SkyDrive storage and Skype calling.
This is a frontal attack at the Google docs, drive and voice package that Google is trying to push into schools, small businesses and homes from the last few years with very little success.
I predict that one of the interesting side effects of this offering along with devices like new iPad 128GB is increasing adoption rate of tablets by households, small businesses and school a market Google is desperately trying to enter in the last few years using Google docs and Chromebooks.
Slowly but surely Microsoft is trying to putting together all the pieces required for its tablet strategy success. I predicted and advised this strategic move for Microsoft office in one of my previous posts and you can read here.