"Microsoft executives at company headquarters here today announced
a new business strategy--called Microsoft.Net--aimed at making
Microsoft's existing software available over the Web to traditional
PCs and to new, increasingly popular devices such as cell phones
and personal digital assistants."
"Microsoft chairman Bill Gates today said the goal of the
plan is to connect every computing device, from desktop PCs to cell
phones, and tie them to the Internet. In that scenario, all
data will be synchronized, allowing consumers and workers to access
the Internet, email, calendars and important files, regardless of
what device they're using. The plan is to offer software over
the Web as a service."
"The Microsoft.Net strategy, previously called Next
Generation Windows Services, will also revolutionize how people
interact with their computing devices, Gates said. In the
future, Microsoft will build handwriting and speech recognition
into its software, allowing people to write notes or talk to
computing devices, Gates said."
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