As mentioned earlier, Office is coming to the web and for a look then please view this Channel 9 video:


First Look: Office 14 for Web

So they're talking about cross-browser with AJAX and/or Silverlight (BTW, the video is Silverlight in case you're wondering).

How useful will this be for students do you think?  When combined with the full off-line capability of Office through deals like www.TheUltimateSteal.co.uk then I think we've got some really compelling options for students and I mustn't forget live@edu.

 

BTW - when I just did a search in www.live.com for live@edu the first link is the University of Northampton - fantastic!  Try it:

http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=live@edu&src=IE-SearchBox&Form=IE8SRC

Yes, there are other search engines out there ;-) and yes I'm using Internet Explorer 8.