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Posted by Alec Saunders

Yesterday Microsoft unveiled the public beta of Office Live Workspace. Reaction has been mixed, with some positive pieces and some critical pieces comparing Microsoft's offering to Google Docs and concluding that it's wanting. The naysayers are idiots. Google, by their own admission, will tell you that Google Docs is a pale shadow of Office's functionality. The attraction of Docs is that your documents are online and always accessible. Oh, and the price is right. free or very inexpensive for small work groups. Google's problem is that the world is composed of Microsoft Office users. These are by and large people who value the rich capabilities of a desktop productivity application. Google is asking them to trade the value of that environment for another unrelated value - collaboration and online hosting. Click here to read more of Alec's blog.

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