Windows & Interoperability: Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-04-22
 
 
 

Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta

by Nicholas Kolakowski

Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta

Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta - Page 2

Facebook and Microsoft launched the beta version of Docs for Facebook in conjunction with the start of Facebook's f8 conference in San Francisco.

Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta - Page 2

Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta - Page 3

Docs offers users many of the typical Office tools to put together their Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.

Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta - Page 3

Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta - Page 4

Docs users can share their work with Facebook friends, selecting which of those friends can see and/or edit a particular document.

Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta - Page 4

Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta - Page 5

Docs users can view their PowerPoint documents in slideshow format.

Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta - Page 5

Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta - Page 6

Docs presents a stripped-down user interface, reminiscent in many ways of other cloud-based productivity suites such as Google Apps and Microsoft's own Office 2010 Web Apps.

Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta - Page 6

Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta - Page 7

Users can either create a new Word, Excel or PowerPoint document within Docs, or else upload a document from their PC.

Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta - Page 7

Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta - Page 8

The rightmost portion of the screen offers Facebook-style updates about the document. Those users who want a more robust experience can open this online Word document, for example, in actual Word.

Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta - Page 8

Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta - Page 9

The Docs dashboard allows users to view their Facebook friends' documents.

Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta - Page 9

Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta - Page 10

Docs can also be used as a cloud repository for the user's own documents.

Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta - Page 10

Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta - Page 11

It took four months for FUSE Labs to develop the beta, from concept to implementation.

Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta - Page 11

Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta - Page 12

 

Microsoft, Facebook Launch Docs for Facebook Beta - Page 12

Rocket Fuel