I have written a lot about cloud-based applications, such as Google Docs, Zoho Docs, and various online genealogy programs. It is interesting to note that the biggest software firm of all entered the cloud-based arena today: Microsoft has introduced the Office 365 Cloud Suite.
I haven't had a chance to try it yet as I was riding airplanes today and tonight am in a hotel room in Houston. However, initial reaction from other writers has been mixed. Sholto Macpherson of Box-Free IT compared the new Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Suite with Google Docs. He finds the two services are very different from each other but writes, "in terms of functionality, Google Apps is well ahead of Microsoft Office Web Apps."
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