I’ve given GoogleApps a trial run, and it seems “neat”. I wouldn’t say groundbreaking, but I can see some companies that could put it to use. This morning I decided to give OfficeLive a trial run at http://office.microsoft.com/en-US/officelive/default.aspx.
No-go. I barfed at me with:
“In order to use Microsoft Office Live, you will need to have Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later running on Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Microsoft Windows Server 2003.”
That’s a pretty big limitation. Many potential viewers of my OfficeLive website will be using non-IE browsers, so I guess the trial ends here. In the off-chance that it all works with other browsers but it’s just the _sign up_ that doesn’t work. . . .Really bad first impression, and the trial is over.