Microsoft building a fully Web-based Office? by ZDNet‘s Richard MacManus — A “Microsoft insider” was asked which other products and services Microsoft would host and the reply was: “Everything. Hosted Office. Everything hosted.” Ahem, can anyone say Web 2.0 Office?
This was just too interesting to not make a post out of. Online office applications? I see two problems with this. The first one is of course security. I am sure this will be addressed, but I do not want all of my documents just out there. Yet like I said, I am sure this will have to be addressed, or no one would use it. Second is the access part. What if my net access craps out? Then I can’t work on my stuff.
The whole interconnected thing is great. I love some of the new stuff we are seeing, but some things we should question. Having everything online is one of them. Might be good, but that is no reason not to question it.