Somewhat overshadowed by the Apple takeover on the web yesterday, the Windows Live blog announced the launch of the Office Live, Windows’ response to document storage, editing, and collaboration on the internet. Office Live actually has a lot of very cool features that will no doubt give Google Docs a run for its money.
First and foremost, all of its features (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote) are free with a Windows Live account. Second you can upload all of your Office Documents to the cloud where you can edit on any computer at any time. Third you can collaborate in real-time on documents. Fourth, if you visit Office.live.com on your smartphone you can view Word and PowerPoint documents on the go.
While you might already have this on Google Docs, the OneNote features as well as the mobile support really makes this service a competitor in the cloud-based document space.