@figuerres: Considering the context (and other articles) I'd say that "desktop version" just means "not on the Start Screen version".
Now; tablets don't make dangerous competitors to laptops/desktops as far as content creation is concerned, so giving away a full-featured version makes sense. Except that it sets a dangerous precedent MS might regret someday.
yes that may very well be what they mean.
I think office as a money maker for MS is at an interesting point, most of the sales that i have seen in the last year have been the "Home and Student" key card not the Business / Pro versions.
so office is now really a $100.00 item for most folks today i guess....
so will it now drop in price another notch ??
and i recall when it was like $400 - $500 to get office pro back in the day and *EVERY ONE* got it
now i am sure they still sell the $500 Pro SKU but to how many users ??
interesting times ...