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15 December 2010, 17:07

Oracle releases Open Office 3.3

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Oracle has released version 3.3 of Oracle Open Office and announced a web and mobile office suite called Oracle Cloud Office. Discussing the announcement, Oracle Office VP Michael Bemmer said, "Oracle Cloud Office and Oracle Open Office 3.3 deliver complete, open and cost-effective office productivity suites that are designed and optimised for our customers’ needs," adding that, "Customers now have the flexibility to support users across a wide variety of devices and platforms, whether via desktop, private or public cloud".

Oracle calls its combination of Open Office and Cloud Office the "industry’s first complete, open standards-based office productivity suites for desktop, web and mobile users". The Oracle owned open source office suite includes support for the Open Document Format (ODF), as well as open web standards, and Microsoft Office formats, while Cloud Office 1.0 allows users to access documents, spreadsheets and presentations via the web. The new version of Open Office features the addition of new enterprise connectors for the company's E-Business Suite, Oracle Business Intelligence and Microsoft Sharepoint, and a variety of stability, compatibility and performance improvements.

Oracle Open Office is available in two editions, Standard and Enterprise, starting at £33 and £60 respectively. At the time of this posting, the web site still shows the seventh release candidate as the latest 3.3.0 version and the release notes have yet to be published. is available under version 3 of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPLv3).

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