Microsoft launching Office Web on Monday?

Since hearing yesterday that Microsoft would be making a big announcement on Monday, tech sleuths across the net have been getting their heads togethe

Since hearing yesterday that Microsoft would be making a big announcement on Monday, tech sleuths across the net have been getting their heads together to work out what it could be – and it seems they may just have cracked it.

It appears Microsoft is preparing to announce its Google Docs competitor Office Web, which will see Microsoft's Office suite going to the cloud, allowing you to save documents both online and locally.

Office Web had already been banded about as one of the options, but after Robert Scoble let some more information slip on his Friendfeed comments, the other possibility of Microsoft's new browser project, Gazelle seemed very doubtful.

Scoble noted that "part of the Microsoft announcement" would run on Google Chrome and Firefox, as well as IE, meaning a new browser announcement seemed very much out of the question.

Add this to the fact that the company previously at web address Office.com has upped sticks to give up the site on 31 July – all the hints seem to be pointing towards Office Web.

Office Web was first announced at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference last year, so although not a complete surprise, details have remained pretty limited.

We'll be looking forward to hearing more on Monday, and of course, we'll be getting the news to you as soon as we get it. Until then, let us know what you think to the idea of Office Web below.

Via: I Started Something