Microsoft Office 2003 Opens New Market to Fee-Based Information Services

http://www.infotoday.com/newsbreaks/nb030317-1.shtml

This article points to what I think we will see as an increasing trend, the integration of desktop apps with third party information services (and in theory, application services through the use of web services). The only thing missing here is a way to pay for this on a per-usage basis – this is a subscription model, which has its place but I think needs to be only one of a number of content/application licensing models that will be needed depending on the tpye of contet/application/usage that is called for. – SWL

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Microsoft Office 2003 Opens New Market to Fee-Based Information Services