Microsoft has taken a lot of flack over the past few years for largely failing in their online efforts. Granted it’s no easy feat for the king of the desktop to achieve the same success online, but it has been a long time coming. With the release and early success of Bing, they might just have a (surprising) success. This is only the beginning of what is sure to be an interesting series of battles:
1. Search: Will Bing really gain on Google?
2. Google Apps is ok but Microsoft Office online (set to launch Monday) will get a lot more attention
3. Chrome OS vs. Windows XP (or a new MS OS) for netbooks
One thing is for sure, when these guys battle the consumers win. Let the battle continue!