collab Windows Live Groups: Online Collaboration Finally Makes SenseWe’ve been hearing a lot about online collaboration for document editing, Microsoft has been working on making it easy for users to team up and work together.

Windows Live Groups is a service that is intended to provide a free stable platform for regular users to combine their efforts. The service will integrate Office Web Apps. Being able to create a group and not having to explicitly ‘invite’ others to edit a document should make team projects a lot more easy to manage.

Screenshots posted on LiveSino.net (translated page) show that Microsoft will be integrating Calendar, Office Web Apps and Photos into Live Groups.

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The left sidebar shows an interesting icon as pointed out by LiveSide, the ability to ‘pin’ documents under Recent. OneNote is a part of Office Web Apps and will users to share notes.

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Microsoft, the wait for Windows Live Wave 4 is killing me. Can we have it already?!