Again, this must be something that I’m just not getting… I’m sure that Office on the WP7 should be one of the best features of the phone.
It seems that unless you have SharePoint there is no way to get documents on and off the phone whilst on the go is via email. Isn’t that taking collaboration of documents back to about 1990?
Microsoft has released the fantastic new features of Office Live being able to collaborate on documents via the cloud (either editing them on the web or editing in Office 2010).
There seems to be no way to sync anything from Office Live to the phone (without maybe syncing it to the desktop, which is not the point, as it’s note entirely mobile).
All I can seem to do is download a document from the email, save it onto the phone, edit it and then email it back.
I think (hope) that Office Live will come to the WP7 and when it does it will be very useful to those of us that don’t use SharePoint on a day to day basis. Until then it is a bit limiting.
It is also quite disappointing that there is no way to add heading styles to the “Word” document. Not that I would be writing a whole document on the WP7 phone (especially without the Swype keyboard). But one of the reasons I still use Word over Google Docs is the keyboard shortcuts to do heading styles, to quickly create structured documents.
What Word does have is good commenting, so you can make notes on a document (but only if it has been emailed or synced from the desktop of course).
I can’t wait to try this out once it is connected to the cloud via Office Live.