engine - 2:32 pm on May 14, 2010 (gmt 0)
Microsoft and Google Trade Blows Over Office 2010 and Docs [pcworld.com]
The war of words between Microsoft and Google over Office 2010 and its entry into online, cloud-based applications heated up today as both companies again took shots at each other. "It says a lot about Microsoft's approach to customer lock-in that the company touts its proprietary document formats, which only Microsoft software can render with true fidelity, as the reason to avoid using other products," Google said in a statement e-mailed to Computerworld by a company spokesman. "This is about how Google has chosen to implement features, not file formats," argued Payne in a e-mail today. "Microsoft supports multiple ISO standards for file formats, and they are fully and openly documented, [but] Google simply chooses not to implement certain features, which results in poor document fidelity."
Microsoft Launches Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, and Visio 2010 [webmasterworld.com]
Google Encourages Use Of Docs, Instead of Microsoft Office [webmasterworld.com]