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Google Docs is a low-end set of productivity apps that run on the Web. So what's Microsoft's response? Turn Office into a low-end set of productivity apps that run on the Web!

At PDC, Microsoft announced that Office would run in the cloud, bereft of a few hundred features or so, and be accessible by PCs and even mobile devices such as cell phones.

This might not take all that long to arrive, as Office Live Workspace is already in beta. Pricing isn't set, but it seems that it will run through existing volume licensing programs.

While I like the idea, I want to make sure I can still retrieve all my data, even if my license happens to expire. What would it take for you to put your files in a cloud somewhere? Answers can be blown into dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on November 03, 2008 at 11:52 AM


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