, evildictait​or wrote

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I suspect at some point Office will release a bunch of apps targetted at the latter group (remember Microsoft Writer for blog-writing?), or even have a dual mode where you can write basic content into Word whilst on a train, and can then flip back to Desktop mode to finalize it. I don't think there's any chance of them moving to Metro-mode wholesale in the near future.

The suggestion that you'd be fighting excel on a tablet screen in Metro-mode sounds dreadful, but that doesn't mean that there isn't a middle ground where some parts of Office move to Metro, other parts stay in Desktop and some apps (like Outlook) sit somewhere in the middle.

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My WP7 has excel.  I've used it exactly once; long enough to know that it was not a useful tool in that form factor.

I feel kind of sorry for the devs that spent time working on it...