First look at Microsoft Docs for Facebook

First look at Microsoft Docs for Facebook

Summary: A first-hand look at the Facebook integrated Office Web Aps.

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  • Interestingly, not only does Docs require access to the users public information, but it can be used to send you email (registered with Facebook), post to the users wall (for sharing documents with friends) but also access posts in the users news feed. These are understandable when using Docs and aren't far-out requests.

    For more on this story, visit the iGeneration blog posts here and here.
  • When you log in with your Facebook account, your profile name appears at the top and additional options become available - primarily the accessing of Office documents, uploading and editing.

    For more on this story, visit the iGeneration blog posts here and here.
  • Your friends list will appear on your Docs home screen with those who have the Docs application. Not everyone will have access yet as an invitation code is required. In this example, to protect my friends' and colleagues' privacy, I have demonstrated this with their public Twitter handles.

    For more on this story, visit the iGeneration blog posts here and here.

Topics: CXO, Collaboration, Microsoft, Software, Social Enterprise

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  • A useful review

    Thanks, that's a useful review of Docs, especially with the screenshots.

    I took the liberty of linking to this in my own humble blog post on the topic:

    http://www.timacheson.com/Blog/2010/apr/ms_office_on_facebook
    Tim Acheson
  • RE: Giving Docs access to Facebook (First look at Microsoft Docs for Facebook)

    Do you know if this will work in offline mode?
    tam8261