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Microsoft Takes On Google With Online Suite

Microsoft is set to challenge Google in the web apps domain with the launch of its Microsoft Office 2010.

Office 2010 will come with web-based versions of its Word, Power Point and OneNote, allowing users to access the productivity suite online from their browsers.

Microsoft says its Office 2010 productivity suite will be more browser- and smartphone-oriented then ever before.

Apart from the web versions of Word, Power Point and OneNote, users will be able to embed documents into blogs and other web pages.

The smartphone version of OneNote will come with a 'Take a Photo' option, allowing allow users to attach photos to their notes - a feature that's not currently available on the desktop version of the software.

In a move to counter the new competition, Google announced it is to revamp its Google Apps service. The search giant plans to offer more apps than ever, all accessed from the user's Google Apps account.

A post of Google's Enterprise blog (opens in new tab) told users: “Later this year we will dramatically accelerate customer access to innovation, and give users the convenience of using any Google service allowed by their administrator.”

You can hear from Gordon Frazer and Scott Dodds from Microsoft UK on 12th May from 3pm BST. Then listen to Stephen Elop’s live keynote from New York on 12th May at 4pm BST.

Later, you can choose from a variety of on-demand sessions that are relevant to you regarding the launch of Microsoft Office 2010 and Sharepoint Server 2010.

Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and share comments with product experts, partners, and peers. More about this here (opens in new tab).