Following up to my previous post on affordable Office solutions. I tried the Microsoft Windows Live Skydrive last night. I had a document that I created in Word at home. I didn’t feel like getting out my USB drive or printing the document. Remembering that I had opened a Skydrive account on Windows Live I uploaded until I got to work this morning.
Skydrive lets you upload a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document. You can view it online and print it. However, it can’t be edited online, like Google Docs. If you have MS Office on your computer you can open directly. But this only works in Internet Explorer.
Right now Skydrive is a great place to park and share MS Office documents. You still need to buy Office to make full use of it. From what I have read, the new MS Office 2010 will make it easier to edit the documents online. I’m not sure how that is supposed to work, though. As far as I am concerned, Skydrive is still only half a solution.