Microsoft and Facebook formed an unlikely partnership and announced the launch of an online apps platform, Docs Beta. This would enable Facebook users to create, and share Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. FUSE Labs, a division of Microsoft, took four months to build this software that focuses on social connectivity. The announcement was made in Facebook’s F8 conference in San Francisco.
Users can navigate to Docs.com in Facebook to share documents and view documents being shared by others. Users can share a document created with your Facebook friends via an interface, and they can also edit the documents through granular controls. Google is also trying to beat the competition by upgrading its Google Apps service. It recently acquired DocVerse, an app maker that would allow users to collaborate online for Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.
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