Week 5: Office 2.0

What is Office 2.0?
Office 2.0 includes online web-based applications (think word processing and spreadsheets). These applications allow users to create and share documents over the internet without the need for installed desktop applications.

Some speculate that this emerging trend may mean the death of Microsoft Office and other software-based productivity tools, while others think web-based applications have their place, but not in the office.

One benefit of such web-based applications is the elimination of different software versions and file types when emailing documents or moving from PC to PC. They also allow for greater collaboration by allowing multiple users to edit the same file, simultaneously in some cases. It is easy to save and convert documents as multiple file types (including HTML and pdf).

We will look at Google Drive (formerly Google Docs) and Prezi this week.


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