Microsoft announced a new Facebook application from FUSE Labs called “Docs”, built on Microsoft Office 2010, “(T)he Docs app enables Facebook users for the first time to create & share Microsoft Office documents directly with their Facebook friends, using Office tools they already know,” explained Lili Cheng. Docs builds on “a new test feature from Facebook” and new Facebook platform outlined by Facebook at f8 conference. Cheng doesn’t say a whole lot about new Facebook feature, but does say it “allows us to build an instantly personalized & seamless document authorization & sharing experience directly from our site.” Cheng provided a few more details: “Documents can be created directly within the app, or can be uploaded from a PC. After starting work on a document alone, you might then choose few others with whom to share it. Or you might instead share it with all friends, or you might share it with world. Documents can be viewed & edited directly within a web browser – or, with a single click, you can edit them more richly & powerfully through Office software on a PC or Mac.” “The fact that we’ve been able to adapt Office 2010 ‘Web Apps’ technology to work directly with Facebook truly speaks to flexibility and power not just of Facebook platform, but also of Office system’s rich ‘contextual collaboratio’” capabilities,” she writes. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg discussed the app as one of a series of announcements at a conference hosted by social networking giant. Find more more about Docs at under given links and sign up for the beta. Once in you simply go to Docs.com and create a Word, Powerpoint or Excel doc. As a treat, Docs.com contains a 2006 PowerPoint by Ray Ozzie titled “in pursuit of social productivity”. He has another one that really shows the power of Office Web Apps and of course his Internet Services Disruption memo.
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