Back on top: Microsoft owns the modern office again

By (mostly) giving up its Windows-only ambitions and moving off web apps, Microsoft has made Office 365 the king of the productivity hill once more

Back on top: Microsoft owns the modern office again
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Microsoft is back at the core of the office -- and, more important, at the core of the new office. A few years ago, Microsoft was flailing, with Windows 8 a disaster, Windows Phone going nowhere fast, its cloud strategy disjointed and primitively executed, and both Exchange and Microsoft Office stuck in a rut.

No longer. Today, Microsoft Office and the related Microsoft ecosystem -- Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive, and the rest of Office 365 -- is again an energized core for modern businesses. By modern, I mean multiplatform.

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