Friday, February 25, 2011

The Microsoft Office Blog - Office Web Apps: Why they're the clearer connection

Microsoft highlights some major differences between Office Web Apps and Google Cloud Connect – check the link below for details

Product manager and guest blogger Jennifer Kensok takes a look at the differences between Office Web Apps and Google's new offering, Cloud Connect.

Google released Cloud Connect yesterday (here's a summary from The Wall Street Journal), and we figured lots of Office Web Apps fans would be curious. The Why Microsoft blog put together a video on what breaks down when you try to co-author using Cloud Connect. (People considering using Cloud Connect at work will definitely want to check that out.)

We want to give our Office Web Apps + SkyDrive customers a look at using Cloud Connect to get anywhere access to their documents. We've noticed a few important differences between the Microsoft approach and the Google approach. (Can you guess which one we think is better?)

Here's a quick comparison, showing an Excel file with a few basic features like a bar chart and Sparklines.

The Microsoft Office Blog - Office Web Apps: Why they're the clearer connection

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