Microsoft’s new document sharing platform, Docs (Beta) now available to the public

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Microsoft has quietly updated its document sharing platform – Docs.com. The site lets users easily share Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF, Office Mix and even Sway documents. The site lets you import files from your PC – however, you can also import files from your OneDrive account — which is pretty nice. Docs.com also provides the ability to embed content into a web page to make content sharing easier, and it also lets you share your content using links. Another nice feature of Docs.com is the ability to create collections — which are kind of like photo albums for your documents, and yes, you can share the collections as well.

Interestingly enough, the service was previously known as Docs for Facebook – developed by Microsoft Fuse Labs. The new service has been built from the ground up by a different team. For those wondering, the (new) service went live in March in a private beta, and Microsoft recently expanded it to a public beta — allowing users to use the site using their Microsoft Account. For now, Docs seems to be available on the web only, and it isn’t yet known if the company will be releasing apps for the service in the near-future. Until then, you can checkout Docs.com here and don’t forget to let us know what you think of the service in the comment section below.

If you are wondering what happened to old Facebook based Docs.com platform,

The Facebook based Docs service is a great way to share documents to your Facebook friends and audiences. That said, many of you want to share your documents not just with Facebook, but also other social services and to that end, we are happy to introduce the new Docs service at http://docs.com.
Because the feature set of the new Docs service is different than that of the Facebook based Docs service, we are keeping the prior service up and running at http://fb.docs.com. All your documents and galleries are still there and your posts will keep working after the new service is deployed.
We will be offering the ability to safely and automatically migrate your documents from the Facebook based Docs service to the new http://docs.com while keeping the current document link intact. Check your My Docs gallery on the http://docs.com page for the Save to New Docs.com Link.

Via: Myce

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