Word, Excel and PowerPoint running from the browser .. it must be Office 14 for Web

This is a great "first look" video from Channel9 (https://channel9.msdn.com/posts/PDCNews/First-Look-Office-14-for-Web/) showing off the new browser based features of the Office 14 for web (still in beta, still in development!) at this weeks PDC!

It’s hot off the press, and it’s going to blow your socks off!

According to the video they have made heavy use of Silverlight and AJAX to create rich office clients that run through a web browser. Due to the user of Silverlight the rendering is crisp and detailed, and to be honest I couldn’t tell the difference between the web version and the desktop client!

Multi-User editing (including from the browser!) allowing multiple users to edit the same document at the same time is demo’d, including talk about integrating better collaboration tools!

To get you even more excited, the web browser based application is demo’d from FireFox! That’s right, the new Office 14 apps are being designed with complete and total cross-browser compatibility.

Excited about the next version of Office?? (i.e. SharePoint!!!) I am!