With Microsoft Office Web Apps, you can access documents from virtually anywhere. Whether you’re editing a document from home or collaborating with someone around the world, Office Web Apps help you work the way you want.
Office Web Apps stink. Probably. I mean I haven’t even seen them much less used them. So how do I know they stink? Because they are version 1 and version 1 of everything Microsoft makes stinks. In fact, version 1 of everything anyone makes stinks. Here’s the natural order of software progression:
V1: Good intentions, but not well implemented
V2: Fix major pain points and now people are starting to get excited about it
V3: Polished and stable and no one can even remember V2.
V4: They’ve bolted on the latest fad and it takes 20 minutes to load
Vista was V1 and it didn’t do so well. Windows 7 is V2 and there’s some pretty positive buzz. The next version of Windows is going to be one of those rock-solid operating systems that people never want to give up and they’ll use forever.
Office 2007 contained a little change that you may have heard about called Ribbon v1. I heard some good stuff about the Ribbon, but not much. The Ribbon will be better in 2010 and then in the next version we’ll be singing its praises. Some of you doubt this, I know, but it will happen.
I’m not trying to dissuade you from adopting V1. V1 is a necessary step in the evolution. You should just set your expectations appropriately.