Microsoft had planned to terminate all technical support for Windows 98 on Jan. 16, 2004, and support for Windows Me on Dec. 31, 2004. But an outcry from users, especially in developing countries where most people don’t upgrade their software as quickly, led Microsoft into a rare change of heart.
Over 150 million is not a market size that anyone can ignore — not even Microsoft. That’s the number of iPads in use, many of them at work. Bowing to the obvious, Microsoft released Office for iPad on March 27 via the Apple App Store. It’s a good start, but there are, of course, some serious limitations.