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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  • Creating and editing a Word document in Docs is just as simple as it ever was in the existing SkyDrive implementation of Office Web Apps. Nothing significant has changed, and Docs works in all browsers including Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

    For more on this story, visit the iGeneration blog posts here and here.
  • The main crux of Docs' power is the ability to include and collaborate with your existing, and wider friendship group on Facebook. Seeing as most university students who work together add each other on Facebook, this makes more sense than using other networks such as Windows Live or Live@edu in this instance.

    For more on this story, visit the iGeneration blog posts here and here.
  • Users can post each other messages which appear alongside the document, to allow users and co-collaborators to keep in touch and explain changes.

    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