Microsoft Office Live Workspace, an online file storage for Documents, PDFs, Spreadsheets and Presentations, is now available for everyone without an invite.

If you use any of the Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, you absolutely need this new Office Live Workspace. Here’s why:

1. Unlike other online Office suites, Microsoft Office Live Workspace supports the new Office 2007 File formats (pptx, docx, etc) – you can read these file in the browser though you may not be able to edit them yet.

2. You can download the Office Live add-in and upload documents to Office Live Workspace directly from your Microsoft Office programs.

3. Office Live Workspace offers two-way synchronization with Outlook Calendar, Tasks and Contact list – any changes that you make online are reflected in local copy of Outlook and vice-versa.

4. Your hyperlinks in documents are not converted into plain text. This is a huge advantage if share PowerPoint presentations via Office Live Workspaces that contain links to other web pages – all the URLs stay active and clickable. (see example)

workspace.officelive.com  [Office Live Workspace]