Announced today at the Facebook F8 conference, Microsoft has launched its first cloud product specifically targeted to social media with Docs.com. The product developed by Microsoft’s fuse labs and is built around Microsoft Office 2010. Docs.com enables Facebook users to discover, create, and share Microsoft Office documents with your Facebook friends. Because its built using Microsoft Office 2010, Docs.com for Facebook lets you work from just about anywhere with the familiar Office experience.
FuseLabs has produced a number of social media products that enable a richer social experience, and allows their products to harness the wisdom of the masses. Typically the FuseLabs projects uptil now have focused around Twitter and gaming “Kodu“, so this latest Docs.com product is likely to be very interesting. The product is a smart move for Microsoft, from an audience perspective with the 400,000,000 Facebook members now able to use the service.
Smart Domain Name
By securing the Docs.com domain, it now makes it much more attractive for users to share documents and much easier to remember the website address Docs.com than some previous cloud solutions. The benefit of having a generic keyword domain, makes it easier for search engines to understand your site and often easier to rank for competitive terms.
WordPress Blog = Smart
To show have Microsoft is changing how some of its labs like FuseLabs work, they are running their blog on the WordPress platform, this means once again they can benefit from the WordPress and don’t have to allocate resources to rebuild the wheel and can focus on building cool apps like Kodu or improve Docs.com.