Microsoft and Facebook are developing “online document sharing service” together, similar to that of Google Docs.
Docs.com launched at Facebook’s F8 conference on last Wednesday. This site facilitates Facebook users to login with their account and create, manage, edit and share “Microsoft Office documents” with their friends in Facebook. New document created will be notified in the news feed of the Facebook homepage, just like pictures or status updates.
It is still in beta testing mode. Microsoft is planning to full fledge its own “online document sharing service” by this year end, but Docs.Com provides the good platform of testing this technology within the walls of the Facebook.
Google is pushing hard things around “online document sharing”, with Google applications developments, courting business small and large in effort to suit them to switch to its “cloud computing services” version. The Docs.com may not be as user friendly as Google Docs, as this requires partners to be Facebook Friends or the docs to be shard with all of the Facebook.
This project is being developed at FUSE Labs of the Microsoft that has been last year to operate on social-networking technology. Microsoft has already invested about $240 million in Facebook.