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Old 06-14-2010, 10:05 AM   #1
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Default MS Office web-based apps review

There was a review by Rob Pegoraro of Microsoft's new Office web-based apps in Sunday's Washington Post. Here are a couple of tidbits from the review:

"It's inexplicable, then, that Office Web Apps -- to be followed next week by Microsoft's full Office 2010 suite -- look like the apathetic work of an overprivileged student. The oddly limited versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote leave Web Apps a stub of Office as we know it, with document-sharing features that fall embarrassingly short of Google's."

"Unlike Google Docs, Office Web Apps offer no data-export choices. Although they accept older Office files (in a backward interface that asks you to designate an online storage folder before selecting the file from your desktop), they then convert them to new file formats that Microsoft debuted with Office 2007 -- and won't save them in any other form afterward."

So, overall, he wasn't very impressed...

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