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Office Web Apps available to 400M users


If you have been using the Beta versions of the Office 2010 WebApps  as of yesterday – you are in the company of 400 million friends!

Yes – in a very unexpected announcement,  Microsoft and Facebook made available – which allows Facebook users to collaborate using Office 2010 Web Apps.

Now you can discover, create, and share Microsoft Office documents with your Facebook friends. Built using Microsoft Office 2010 – Docs for Facebook lets you work from just about anywhere with the familiar Office experience.

IMHO, this is a very significant move by Microsoft to finally level off the lead Google Docs had in the marketplace.

What I do not understand is why Facebook? Yes it has 400 million users, but I think it is mostly used for personal social connections.  The people I know, including me, do not want to combine true friends and business connections.  –  What’s up with that?

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