Sabeer ‘Hotmail’ Bhatia has launched a new product called Live Documents.
With Live Documents, you can access your documents on the web or on the desktop, view and edit your documents from anywhere at any time in your browser in a rich user interface that provides the functionality and responsiveness that you expect in your familiar desktop applications. You can use your existing desktop Office application as a smart client that permits offline access to your document – the next time you go online, Live Documents automatically synchronizes all changes to ensure that there is a single version of the truth.
Download and install the Live Documents Desktop Client which converts Microsoft Office into a smart client that is web-enabled and provides collaborative capabilities within the context of familiar desktop applications. The desktop client also facilitates offline access to your documents – any changes that you make to a Live Document in offline mode is cached locally and automatically synchronized to the server the next time you go online.
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