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You can try cloudHQ for Dropbox: http://cloudHQ.net/dropbox This service synchronizes Dropbox with Google Docs. Also there is a Google Chrome extension which enables you to manage (copy, move, etc.) and even edit Dropbox files directly from a Google Docs interface: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/iobcbdgacfkninlcbphihhdlkobkehia
There's Feng Office (community edition is self hosted). I've been playing with it and it's pretty straightforward.
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Not sure about the spreadsheet but you could use Etherpad for the document collaboration. Etherpad ... allows really real-time document collaboration for groups of users. Etherpad is open source; you can host your own Etherpad by downloading the source code or try Etherpad for free on one of the Public Sites. Hope this helps.
Office 365 is Microsoft's cloud offering for the Enterprise. It offers small business, large business, education and federal suites of tools - amongst them versions of office. You can read Mary-Jo Foley's articles: Ten more tidbits on Microsoft's new Office 365 cloud play and Office 365: Sorry, folks. This is not Office in the cloud
Go to your SkyDrive account (skydrive.live.com) Click the "New" item on the upper-left corner Select the type of document you want to create (see image) Alternatively, upload an existing Office 2007/2010 document, select it and choose "Edit in browser" In both cases, the document will open in an online Office app.
Google will allow you to directly edit a spreadsheet in an iframe. I've got this on some of my sites. In my case, the sharing in the spreadsheet is set to "Anyone with the link" "Can edit". Not sure how it would work if you require authentication.
I figured it out, almost by accident. You see how in the original screenshot, the row colors alternate but then stop at row 23. That's because the "table" part of the worksheet only included the top rows, and the filtering only works on those rows. I had to reformat ALL of my data as a table, and now it works. This is really non-obvious.
In some regions, Office Web Apps is not enabled, but you still can enable it if you go to http://office.live.com/?docsf=1. It could not be in your language tough.
I think you would have to setup a custom solution for this, involving a script that periodically pulls the latest version from gdocs and puts it in your dropbox folder and vice versa. I think, however, that you would have a problem going both direction due to perpetually differences in code formatting. You would really want to set this up one way or the ...
If the files are MS Office, then the new docs.com site should work - it's like Google Docs, but using MS applications online. If you're using Office Live then you can also save / open direct from the 'cloud'.
One of the other main differences is that Google Docs is hosted by Google, and only Google, whereas Office Web Apps can be hosted on your own server, thereby giving you control.
They're actually very similar. Both allow you to create, modify, and share several document types online. The biggest difference between the two is in the feature set. While Google Docs is a great way to create basic documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, Office is far more powerful when it comes to styling the presentation of these documents. So if ...
One of the largest differences is that you get much better compatibility with Microsoft Office when you are using Office Web Apps instead of Google Docs. Google Docs can butcher a good bit of your formatting when importing and there isn't a good way to get it back if you need to export. That said, I think Google Docs has much better real time collaboration ...
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