Microsoft Connects Office To Facebook


Microsoft on Wednesday gave a gift to Facebook users: the ability to create and share Microsoft Office documents through Docs for Facebook.

The actual announcement came from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook's f8 developer conference in San Francisco, a sign that Microsoft and Facebook remain united in their opposition of Google.

Although Microsoft does not specifically mention Google Docs, Word's most prominent challenger, Google's online document creation and collaboration tool clearly weighs heavily on the minds of Microsoft managers.

"There are other services out there that let you create and collaborate on documents," concedes Pat Kinsel, a program manager at Microsoft's Future Social Experiences (FUSE) Labs, in an online summary. "And there are others that support sharing, discussing and discovering documents. But what makes Docs special is it's the only service that supports the complete document lifecycle."

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