Microsoft unveiled Office 14 will make better use of online document sharing and editing:
Apparently, Microsoft agrees; Chris Capossela, senior VP of the company's information worker group, the group in charge of developing Office 2007's successor, Office 14, reveals in a new interview that Microsoft Office is headed online in a big way. While Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote will still be available in desktop client form, the key to the new Office suite will be Office Web Applications, lightweight web client version of each of these projects.
Users will be able to go online to edit and view their documents, as well as collaborating with others on common documents. Microsoft claims that it will maintain an edge over Google by offering no loss of fidelity between its offline and online offerings. States Mr. Capossela, "Unlike Google and Zoho, we won't crush stuff the Word user created in the first place."