OK, OK, I hate the “2.0″ moniker too, but there’s something happening in the Office space. The shifts happening here are tectonic. Deep. And are NOT about Google vs. Microsoft. If you focus on that you’ll miss the larger shift that’s happening here.
A new raft of services are coming along that are totally changing the workplace. Totally.
This is NOT about replacing Microsoft Office.
It is about something else: collaboration and simplifying our work lives.
Today I saw something that will totally transform my work life. SmartSheet. Its Web site doesn’t do it justice. This isn’t about recruiting. I’m going to use it to totally change how I work with other people.
It’s not the only service I’ve seen that’s doing this, either. More from the Office 2.0 Under the Wire conference tomorrow.
Oh, if you want to go to the Office 2.0 conference too, here’s a discount code (it’s a bit pricey at $595). See ya at 8 a.m.
UPDATE: Brier Dudley of the Seattle Times reports that SmartSheet is using Amazon’s S3 hosting services. That’s a double jolt of bad news for Microsoft. He recommends that Amazon buy SmartSheet and get into the Productivity 2.0 office game. Amazon is just making some brilliant moves lately.