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Microsoft Launches Office on SkyDrive
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msg:4148766
 11:57 am on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

Microsoft Launches Office on SkyDrive [windowsteamblog.com]
Over the last few months, we've gotten incredible feedback from the hundreds of thousands of users in our Office Web Apps Technical Preview. Weve been busy incorporating much of that feedback, and today, Office Web Apps on SkyDrive are now available to everyone in the US, UK, Canada, and Ireland. Well have more to share next week when Office 2010 is released to consumers, including how Office 2010 + SkyDrive + Office Web Apps give you the best productivity experience across the PC, phone, and browser.

In the meantime, if you live in the US, UK, Canada, or Ireland, you can head over to Office.live.com today to start viewing and editing Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote documents right in your web browser and share them with your friends.

 

J_RaD




msg:4148817
 1:38 pm on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

RIP google docs.

Hugene




msg:4148821
 1:42 pm on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

About time M$ went into that market.

2 big questions though: 1) is it free? 2) do you still need an install of these tools on your PC, or is it truly cloud based?

albo




msg:4148913
 3:50 pm on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

@Hugene: It's free to anyone who has a live.com userid... cloud based. I just tried it out. Sort of weird GUI. One names and saves (the name of?) a new docx before editing. The abilities seem a bit more primitive than GOOG Docs. Certainly no margin control (but then, I don't recall whether GOOG Docs had that, either: I don't use GOOG Docs anymore). No image imbedding, that I could find. So GOOG Docs won't go away soon.

J_RaD




msg:4148918
 4:03 pm on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

well MS isn't pitching this as an office replacment so I wouldn't imagine it to be as full featured as an office install, not that you could even do such a thing with a web app.

You've got office 2010 that can save locally, or into a skydrive, then people that don't have office at all can view and interact with the document. Or if you are at a computer without office you can still access and edit your docs.

andy_boyd




msg:4148932
 4:25 pm on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

If Hotmail wasn't such a PoS then I'd definitely consider moving over to this from Google Docs. But it isn't.

J_RaD




msg:4148938
 4:34 pm on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

hence why hotmail is getting a face lift.

dertyfern




msg:4149009
 6:40 pm on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

Love it! it's Google Doc and more. I've been playing around with it and find it easy to use.

CrustyAdmin




msg:4149021
 6:59 pm on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

I guess it goes without saying, IE only? I tried FF and created a doc and then didn't actually see the doc to edit, just a polar bear in a snowstorm. It would appear you can't edit in FF. That's lame. That's the kind of crap that will keep people at Google Docs.

J_RaD




msg:4149036
 7:21 pm on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

^ i just created and saved a doc in FF with no problems at all.

v 3.5.9


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and opera.

sgietz




msg:4149068
 7:47 pm on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

Yep, using FF with no issues at all.

bill




msg:4149330
 2:40 am on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

I just tried it in Chrome and it seems to work fine there as well.

CrustyAdmin




msg:4149358
 4:06 am on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

hmm, I've gotta check my version and see what's up.

dertyfern




msg:4149456
 7:56 am on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

CrustyAdmin: I'm using FF but had to download/install Silverlight to get the interface to work correctly.

Seb7




msg:4149552
 11:59 am on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

I like it. I'm impressed that Microsoft didnt make you download a plug-in to use it, which was my biggest fear. Its a little basic compared to Office, but then I like how very easy it is to use.

Two things that will make this a very big success,
1. Expand the share option to include everything possible.
2. Let everyone have easy and non restrictive access to this.
If its a useful tool that anyone can use, than I would think everyone will use it.

Jon_King




msg:4149589
 12:44 pm on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

Are there privacy concerns with stored content? I do not mean if your account is hacked. More akin to, can they "read" your content like G does gmail, in order to advertise and/or increase demographic maps?

[edited by: Jon_King at 12:52 pm (utc) on Jun 9, 2010]

J_RaD




msg:4149592
 12:52 pm on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

MS has already stated they do not read your e-mail.

Jon_King




msg:4149594
 12:54 pm on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

I am referring to privacy for Word, Powerpoint and Excel docs.

bill




msg:4150140
 1:24 am on Jun 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

They have a Privacy link at the bottom of every page. There are clauses about advertising, but I didn't see anything specific about them using your content to target advertising.

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