Browser-Based Office – Just What I’m Looking For

I’ve used Google Documents and I’ve used Adobe Buzzword. I’ve even tried Microsoft’s Office Live Workspace. But in the end, I was looking for something more like Office 2007 but with a more streamlined collaboration/cloud storage option and it sounds like Microsoft’s browser-based Office will be just the thing I’ve been searching for.

Reports are rampant that Microsoft will showcase its online Office suite during this week’s PDC. The applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote will all use the new ribbon interface, which I’ve grown to love, and essentially work like the desktop version, albeit significantly dumbed down.

I’ll be looking forward to some more details on how the package is going to work, licensing details, supported browsers, the storage method, etc. For sure, this PDC will be an exciting one with lots of Windows 7 presentations already having taken place.