Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Brave or Cornered ?

In what can be considered as one of the bravest decisions by the software giant, Micro$oft has decided to provide online access to their office suite of products. We all know that the cash cow for the company has always been its office suite of products and providing online access to it is proof of 2 things:
1. The other online office competitors like zoho and writely (google) etc etc have gotten to M$
2. M$ realizes that with net becoming so big, exposing itself to this market sooner than later makes sense.

None the less, it does come with a catch, as its meant only for those who already have an office license. Anywayz, if anyone wants to give it a shot, here is where you can do it.

Enzoy maadi!


Arun said...

Are you sure that it requires a office license, as far as i read, i think it is free for all.

Ajay said...
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Ajay said...

Hmm... I am not sure, but it didn't seem like M$ are saints either.

Lemme put it this way. The office live suite is not (at least not mentioned in documentation to be) compatible with Open Document format, which is considered a standard outside of M$. So, the only docs that can be uploaded and worked with are M$ office docs. This means, you gotta have M$ office in the first place to create the doc and then use/modify it online.