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By now, you all must have read about the next version of Microsoft Office 10. You’ve also likely heard about the web version of Microsoft Office. The problem is that if you want to compare the Office Web with Google Apps or Zoho, there’s little chance […]

wordwebapp.jpgBy now, you all must have read about the next version of Microsoft Office 10. You’ve also likely heard about the web version of Microsoft Office. The problem is that if you want to compare the Office Web with Google Apps or Zoho, there’s little chance you can get your hands on it. Sure, there are some faux comparisons, but folks have not really tested the actual product. And don’t expect to do so anytime soon. Here is why. Earlier today, the team at WebWorkerDaily decided to put the three office suites through the grinder. After all, the press release said that Microsoft Office has hit the “Technical Preview” stage. I am not clear what that means. When we checked with Microsoft’s PR agency about the Office Web, they said you can’t have the beta just yet.

Web applications are included in the technical preview milestone but not part of the technical preview program. They will have a separate technical preview later this summer.

In other words, the current technical preview is just the desktop applications. Office for Web…Don’t hold your breath!

  1. Microsoft keeping the Office Web Apps in their shells for a big release beta to the community by fall of 2009. I’ve seen some videos (http://bit.ly/p677Q
    and) around Office 2010. amazing and WoooW. watch for some Wooow annoucements @ #WPC09. B(r)ing it on… Microsoft.

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    1. Ashith

      Thanks for letting us know. Have you used the web apps. I would love to hear your first hand reactions to it.

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  2. Where is the objective reporting? You heard from a guy, who heard from a guy, who read something somewhere on the internet?

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    1. Clearly you need to read: it was one of our team of reporters who reached out to Microsoft’s PR team. Clearly very hard for you to understand what is written plainly for you to follow.

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  3. [...] announcement about Chrome OS.  Microsoft then parried with its own vapourware announcement about Web Office.  Engaging Microsoft on another front on an increasingly expansive battlefield might seem like the [...]

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  4. What is Meant by “Marketing”?
    People often ask what is meant by Marketing. Perhaps the following analogies will help clear it up:

    You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say, “I’m fantastic in bed.” That’s Direct Marketing.
    You’re at a party with a bunch of friends and see a gorgeous girl. One of your friends goes up to her and pointing at you says, “He’s fantastic in bed.” That’s Advertising.
    You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and get her telephone number. The next day you call and say,” Hi, I’m fantastic in bed.” that’s Telemarketing.
    You’re at a party and see a handsome man. You get up and straighten your dress. You walk up to him and pour him a drink. You say, “May I,” And reach up to straighten his tie brushing your breast lightly against his arm, and then say, “By the way, I’m fantastic in bed.” That’s Public Relations.
    You’re at a party and see a gorgeous girl. She walks up to you and says, “I hear you’re fantastic in bed.” That’s Brand Recognition.
    You’re at a party and see a gorgeous girl. You talk her into going home with your friend. That’s a Sales Rep.
    Your friend can’t satisfy her so he calls you. That’s Technical Service.
    You’re on your way to a party when you realize that there could be gorgeous women in all the houses you’re passing. So you climb onto the roof of one situated in the middle and shout at the top of your voice, “I’m fantastic in bed!”. That’s Spam.
    You hear about women like this but never meet one. That’s False Advertising

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    # posted by Ashith Raj @ Wednesday, May 26, 2004

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  5. Om, MSFT never mentioned that they were going to release TP of Office web today. Stop your biased analysis.

    What did MS do to you in the past for you to be soooooooooooooo biased? :)

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    1. It is not just my opinion. Here is another take. http://bit.ly/8qznF

      It is just spin from the company. And we are just calling that. if you see it as biased, well…. so be it. Sorry you feel that way.

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      1. Om, it’s not just this report. Most of your reporting on MS is stacked against them. I am just calling you out on that.

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  6. These goons are always looking for fodder to write negative articles.

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    1. And you are too afraid to use your real name. Seriously if you are indulging in name calling, share yours.

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  7. [...] Want Microsoft Office Web? Don’t Hold Your Breath By now, you all must have read about the next version of Microsoft Office 10. You’ve also likely heard about the web version of Microsoft Office. The problem is that if you want to compare the Office Web with Google Apps or Zoho, there’s little chance you can get your hands on it. SuRead more at http://gigaom.com/2009/07/13/want-microsoft-office-web-dont-hold-your-breath/ [...]

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  8. [...] Want Microsoft Office Web? Don’t Hold Your Breath By now, you all must have read about the next version of Microsoft Office 10. You’ve also likely heard about the web version of Microsoft Office. The problem is that if you want to compare the Office Web with Google Apps or Zoho, there’s little chance you can get your hands on it. SuRead more at http://gigaom.com/2009/07/13/want-microsoft-office-web-dont-hold-your-breath/ [...]

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  9. So Google it seems have nothing to worry about if Microsoft’s vaporware got less buzz than the Google OS announcement which is also vaporware .

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