| 1:38 pm on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)|
RIP google docs.
| 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?
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 4:34 pm on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)|
hence why hotmail is getting a face lift.
| 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.
| 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.
| 7:21 pm on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)|
^ i just created and saved a doc in FF with no problems at all.
| 7:47 pm on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Yep, using FF with no issues at all.
| 2:40 am on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I just tried it in Chrome and it seems to work fine there as well.
| 4:06 am on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0)|
hmm, I've gotta check my version and see what's up.
| 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.
| 11:59 am on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I like it. I'm impressed that Microsoft didn’t 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 it’s a useful tool that anyone can use, than I would think everyone will use it.
| 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]
| 12:52 pm on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0)|
MS has already stated they do not read your e-mail.
| 12:54 pm on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I am referring to privacy for Word, Powerpoint and Excel docs.
| 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.