Microsoft makes a very popular productivity suite known as Office, Word is an integral part of the suite as its the word processor. The Office suite and its various applications are not only used by individuals and students around the world they’re also used and appreciated by businesses both big and small. Now Redmond can add yet another big corporation to its list of clients. Samsung has decided to give up its own productivity software and embrace Microsoft Word with open arms.
This is a significant move to say the least since the company has been using its own office software for over two decades. Moreover this shift comes after Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella visited Korea and held meetings with Vice Chairman Lee Jae-Yong.
Samsung has confirmed that it will switch over to Microsoft Word starting January 1st, 2015. Universal compatibility is a reason that the company cites for this decision which sees it moving away from JungUm Global software, which was developed by the company itself.
There’s little doubt in the fact that such high level meetings would have been meant to clear the air between both companies following the patent related lawsuit that Microsoft filed against Samsung last month. This move could signal that things aren’t too bad between the companies.
Samsung and Microsofts talks were reportedly aimed at improving collaboration between the two companies, including increasing focus on areas such as connected devices and Internet of Things.