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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)

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"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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