Blogger: Guy Creese
ThinkFree released its ThinkFree Server Enterprise solution on June 22 and announced it on June 23. Basically, this allows an enterprise to take ThinkFree's SaaS productivity suite/document sharing solution and install it on an internal server behind the firewall.
At the Enterprise 2.0 Conference on June 23, Zoho announced Zoho Office for Microsoft SharePoint. The e-mail I got from the PR person says,
The add-on provides users with the following functionality:
- Create new documents and save them to SharePoint in MS Office formats.
- View existing documents within SharePoint using Zoho Apps (Zoho Writer, Sheet and Show).
- Edit existing documents with Zoho Apps and save them back to SharePoint.
- Provides collaborative editing capabilities based on SharePoint's sharing permissions.
You can find more information about it in a post on the Zoho blog.
Via a server-side install, this connects Zoho to a document sharing/management application, similar to Google Apps, Microsoft Office/SharePoint, and ThinkFree--a capability that isn't offered by Corel, IBM, Novell, or Sun.
If you've been poking around, looking for alternatives to Microsoft Office/SharePoint, these are both worth looking at. With the entrance of Adobe into this space earlier in the month, the options just keep getting better and better.