Open365 Beta: A New Productivity Tool

Open365. Image Credit: eyeOS
Open365. Image Credit: eyeOS

I recently came across a new player in the Office Productivity Arena. After some research, I found that this solution is the product of several collaborations. It mixes and matches several open source products into a single solution. While it is free of charge in its current beta form, it is not clear whether it will become a paid service. Regardless of pricing, it does offer several very interesting features not offered by its main competitors Office 365 and Google Docs. Please be aware that while Open365 is a working solution, it seems to be a very early Beta version of the product. It’s components seem to work but there are some rough edges around the solution as a whole and would have to be completed before I can truly recommend anyone to use it. In this article I will not get into much detail but I will post a follow up after I use the product enough to form a detailed opinion, especially when comparing it to Office 365 and Google Docs.

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Editor in Chief/Founder Diego Samuilov is an executive, consultant, IT strategist and book, e-book and web published author. Diego has worked in Microsoft’s environments since 1990. Since then, he has successfully filled many positions related to the Software Development lifecycle. Having worked as a developer, analyst, technical lead, project lead, auditor and, since 1996 a project manager, manager, director and VP in the Software Development, Server, Desktop and Mobile environments. Diego is very passionate about the software development process, which has played a great part in his skills development. Since the introduction of the first ever PDA (the Apple Newton MessagePad) in 1994 and Windows CE in 1998 he has pioneered and pushed the envelope in the field of mobile software development. He has developed many solutions used in mobile markets, desktop and server environments. He participates in public and private developer community events. He actively collaborates with the community at support forums and blogs. Diego is the author of "Windows Phone for Everyone" available [HERE].