Remember the days, when MS Office was a must thing for any office job. I salute to Microsoft for this whole Office idea and the product suite. It definitely was one of the coolest tools of that era.
Office (but not Microsoft Office, yet) has shifted online now. Kudos to some great work by Google Docs, Zoho, Thinkfree, now you can create your Document, Spread Sheet and Presentation online and can share them with your friends. You along with your friends can simultaneously work on a document or a presentation. This is termed as ‘collaboration’.
This whole Online Office concept is actually SAAS (Software As A Service) because these SAAS vendors will let you use their software as a service with pay as you use model. You use them without even installing them on your machine so there is no prerequisite for your processor or disk space to run these softwares which actually is a service.
I use Google Docs and Zoho. Both tools are ultimate and easy to use.
There is also a news of Microsoft entering into this field with its Online MS Office. Adobe has also bought Buzzword which in an online Document creation utility. Apple has also entered in this market with its iBook, which presently works for Apple users only.
So, is anyone left?? All biggies are competing here to provide an ultimate experience with their online office suite products.