Microsoft, Facebook launch Docs.com
Docs.com users will be able to create, edit, and share Microsoft Office documents on the Web, and share them with their Facebook friends.
Facebook and Microsoft have teamed up on an online document-sharing service that looks more than a little like Google Docs.
Docs.com went live on Wednesday at . The site allows Facebook users to log in using Facebook Connect and create, edit, and share Microsoft Office documents with their Facebook friends. New documents will show up in a user's news feed, just like status updates or pictures.
It's in beta testing for now, and service was spotty in the minutes following its introduction at the conference. Microsoft is planning tolater this year, but Docs.com gives it a good way to test its technology within Facebook's walls.
around online-document sharing, with Google Apps development, courting businesses large and small in an effort to get them to switch to its version of cloud-computing services. Docs.com is probably not as business-friendly, since it either requires collaborators to be Facebook friends or the document to be shared with all of Facebook, but it might make sense for smaller teams.
The project emerged fromto work on social-networking technology. Also worth noting, of course, is in 2007.