Office Live: Taking cues from Google Docs?

Microsoft made a surprise announcement earlier today, announcing their plans to roll out lightweight versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote (Office Web applications) that can be accessed with any browser (I won’t be surprised if it will only work with IE!). Watch out for Office Live, it will one day house all those Office Web applications mentioned earlier.

Word, Office Web application

Excel, Office Web application

I guess Microsoft is kind of worried about the growing popularity of Google Docs and they want to make sure that they have something better to offer to those Google Docs users. That’s okay, it is a healthy competition for both Google and Microsoft and that is great for everybody.

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