Microsoft Office Web is now a serious competitor of Google Docs. However, when Microsoft originally started the service in June 2010, most web users felt it to be a ‘destined-to-fail’ attempt from the company. On the contrary, the current number of active Office Web users has surpassed the 20 million mark. Considering the nearest competitor, Google Docs, is over 3 years old and has 25 million users, this sure is a great success for the Redmond-giant.
Based on the stats, it is likely that the popularity of Office Web will surpass that of Google Docs in a matter of time. What is better is that this move surely proves that the world is slowly shifting to “cloud services”.