A better way to collaborate with others via the web.
A new feature from Microsoft allows people to share and edit documents from SkyDrive in Office Web Apps without the recipient having to sign in to their Microsoft account.
When a user shares an edit link from their account, all the recipients may edit it as well.
A user can still require people to sign in to view or edit a document, which we’d expect. But the simple viewing and editing capability goes a long way in making the Office service a lot more usable.
I wish I could say the same thing about Google Docs, which still makes it a task to share and edit documents with people by requiring them to sign in.
Finally, chest thumping time – Microsoft is ballyhooing that a billion documents are now on SkyDrive. Well, we know that for every document shared, at least one copy is made. So the true number is…
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