Microsoft made a bold move today. They announced a free online version of Office. This is a shot across the bow of Google. I have no doubt that this will be a big boost to Microsoft traffic share. There will be those saying that it’s a last ditch effort to catch up with Google. There’s probably some truth to that. I feel that it was a necessary play and a correct one. They had to stop the growth of Google’s online apps. this should do the trick. It seems that Microsoft is finally moving in the right direction in it’s online strategy.