The Office 2.0 Conference is only two days long, and in that time there are dozens of announcements big and small from a wide array of productivity and business companies. Amidst the bevy of panels, and discussions lies the launchpad event, a small 45-minute time slot carved out for product announcements. It's basically everyone's chance to show off their stuff, or as much as they can in the brief three minute allotments. Here's a rundown: Zoho
, mentioned itsits Zoho Business platform, which they launched this morning. We've got a full story on it here
, the live broadcasting folks are launching a new portal for the iPhone and iPod touch. The team has been live broadcasting conference coverage
is launching the public beta of its personal scheduling manager. It's a little bit like CircleUp
) meets Outlook, to lets you sync up your scheduling decision with your Outlook or Google Calendar
. Previous Timebridge coverage can be found here
has a really neat piece of hardware that does "zero client computing." This means with a server setup, you can get little portable computers that run off of these little metal cubes. This is great for small businesses who want to save some cash on desktop hardware, or who want to fool their employees into thinking they're in the future.
discussed creating an open set of standards for sharing online file types and information. ShareOffice
is adding calendars from Jotlet
, and conferencing from Persony
. They've also built an iPhone app for accessing documents on ShareMethods
announced its business service, which features project collaboration for small and medium sized businesses. The team has also put together an iPhone-friendly version of the site for users to access projects on the go.
has a really nifty service that lets you type a Microsoft Office document on your iPhone. You can type to your heart's content, add a custom signature, and even get gOffice to print it out and send it (via snail mail) to wherever you want for a small fee.
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