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CRN: Microsoft Office To Be Hosted By Verio Over Internet

Sep 30, 1999, 15:35 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paula Rooney, Amber Howle)

"In an effort to knock out Sun Microsystems Inc.'s StarPortal initiative, Microsoft Corp. is teaming up with Verio Inc., among other Web hosting companies, to offer its popular Office suite on a pay-as-you-go basis over the Internet."

"At Fall Internet World from Oct. 6-8, Englewood, Colo.-based Verio Corp. will give attendees a sneak preview of its forthcoming "Virtual Office" hosting services, but will also lay out its plans to offer rented software applications,including Microsoft Office,over the Web sometime in 2000, a Verio spokesman confirmed today..."

"As part of the deal, users will download a componentized version of Office from their browser and pay Verio for the service. The exact pricing hasn't yet been determined, Bell added."

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