Microsoft Corp.’s Macintosh Business Unit
has launched a Web site addressing an issue that many Mac users face on a daily basis: file compatibility. The new
gives users access to articles, studies and success stories of people using Microsoft products on both Windows and Macintosh.
With the majority of the business world using Windows-based PCs, it comes as no surprise that 92 percent of Mac users reported that the ability to communicate and share files with Windows users is very important, according to a Microsoft survey. Other findings of the survey include:
Compatibility is more than just opening a file: 81 percent of Mac users edit and save documents started on another platform and nearly two-thirds change the layout.
80 percent of Mac users perform functions requiring cross-platform compatibility at least once a week.
While virtually all Office for Mac users rate it as the best in cross-platform compatibility — 71 percent of non-Office users feel that it’s the choice for when compatibility really matters.
More information on the compatibility of Microsoft products, including studies from IDC, are available from the Compatibility Web site.