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No More Need for Microsoft Office on Your Desktop Computer

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Have you ever found it frustrating to write a Microsoft Office document, email it to co-workers, wait for them to make edits, make sure your edits aren’t  discarded, then edit again, wait for everyone to re-read and then re-email the latest copy around?  I’m running out of breath, this all sounds a little confusing?

With Microsoft’s new web-based Office application, we won’t be running out of breath. Microsoft has designed a new application where users can access web-based office functions via Office Live Workspace, an online addition to Microsoft Office. The move comes as an attempt to compete with the growing popularity of Google’s online document storage/collaboration service Google Docs.

“Microsoft will begin a public beta test of what it calls the ‘Office Web applications’ later this year. They will allow users to create and edit new documents online from within a web browser”, said Justin Hutchinson, group product manager for Microsoft’s Office Client division, when interviewed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Hutchinson believes this is a noteworthy change from the capabilities in the beta of live workspace currently available. 1.5 million people have signed up for the beta since it was released saying that this live Workspace marked the first provisional steps by Microsoft to put its profitable Office franchise on the web. And I believe there is no more need for Microsoft Office on your desktop computer…. What do you think?

For more information please check out the source article on Computerworld.

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