After about two-and-a-half years in beta, Microsoft’s Office Live Workspaces is transitioning to the company’s Windows Live SkyDrive service, offering expanded Web-based access to its business productivity suite.
Microsoft is billing the transition as an upgrade, saying that Office Live Workspaces users will soon enjoy larger storage capacity and access to Office Web Apps, pared-down, browser-friendly versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.
Datamation has the details on Microsoft’s plans to transition Live Workspaces accounts to its SkyDrive service.
Microsoft announced that users of its Office Live Workspace accounts will be “upgraded” to Windows Live SkyDrive in the coming months for file storage and sharing as the company rolls out Web-based versions of its core Office applications.
Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Office Live Workspaces has been in beta for roughly two-and-a-half years. It provides Office users with online storage and sharing of users’ documents — although without the ability to edit or create them.
Live SkyDrive, which was released in February 2008, provides consumers with Web-based storage, that enables them to access their files via a browser.