Microsoft Corp. is rolling out a new edition of its Office programs to enterprise customers on May 12, and for the first time it's adding versions of Word and other programs that work in a web browser and will be free for consumers, reports the Associated Press. Office 2010 marks a milestone in Microsoft's efforts to keep up with an industry shift from programs that are stored on PCs to free ones that can be accessed from any computer over the internet. Microsoft must be careful not to make the free apps so appealing as to undermine its lucrative desktop...

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