Hotmail co-founder launches online office suite

Hotmail co-founder launches online office suite

Instant Collaboration Software Technolgies Pvt. Ltd (InstaColl), a Bangladeshi company co-founded by Bhatia, has introduced Live Documents, an online service that enables users to access and edit documents online using a browser, as well as collaborate and share the documents with other users.

The service works with any browser that supports Adobe Flash and that works on any operating system, as indicated by Sumanth Raghavendra, InstaColl’s CEO.

Online documents can also be used offline using an optional client application that is powered by Microsoft Office to provide the suite with online collaboration capabilities, as Raghavendra has indicated. Users can work on a document in Office when they are using it offline, updating it in Live Documents the next time the user makes a connection.

The service, which is available at it will be free for individual use, although professional users will have to pay for it. Professional users can contract the hosting service or acquire a license to run the software on their own server, as indicated by Raghavendra.

Live Documents uses Flash and Flex technologies from Adobe.