Create & Share MS Office Documents via Facebook

Microsoft and Facebook recently gushed forth Docs.com which will allow Facebook users to share and create Office documents on the fly. Docs.com, the web app is more like a stripped down version of upcoming Microsoft Office 2010, letting you to create and share Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations with your friends and peers. It is a brainchild of Microsoft FUSE labs, which has been focusing on creating online web app providing best social experiences.

To get started, just upload a document by clicking the Add a Doc tab, and start uploading or creating Word, Excel and PowerPoint docs. As it is still in beta, which means available for limited users only, you will need to sign up and enter the invitation code to test it out.

upload Docs.com: Create & Share MS Office Documents via Facebook

For privacy control, you will be provided with an option to choose your Facebook friends which can edit, view and share uploaded docs, therefore, you don’t need to worry for the any privacy issues. Adding more, to keep your friends and acquaintances updated with your uploaded documents, you will also be able add Docs to your profile.

So how will it effect Google Docs? Our opinion is that Microsoft, having investment in Facebook, will do its best to promote Docs.com to millions of users. Only time will tell how effective this technique will hurt Google Docs on the long run.

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About Alyse Kalish

Alyse Kalish
As an Associate Editor for The SalesJobInfo, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.

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