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    You may have heard about a plug-in announced yesterday by Google. Our friends on the Office Web Apps team have a great blog post that explains our approach to connecting Office to the cloud using SkyDrive , whether you use Office 2003, Office 2007, Office 2010 or Office for Mac. Once you upload your...
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    I’m pleased to join the Office Web Apps team in announcing some new features available in Office Web Apps on SkyDrive . After our global rollout of the Office Web Apps to more than 190 countries in March, we’ve continued to work on the Office Web Apps, and we’re rolling out some nice enhancements today...
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