Microsoft, the software giant released its Office Web Apps in the UK, planning to sway its adversary to Google Docs steadily.
The application which at present is only available to the US, Ireland, Blighty and Canada was made public via Microsoft's online SkyDrive storage service.
Just how Google Docs are weaved into Gmail; similarly Redmond has niched the tools into its Windows Live service as a result of which it now sits alongside Hotmail.
Microsoft's Office Web Apps, depicted by the MS as "online companion to Office 2010" can be accessed by the rest of the world from June 15.
One can now view, create, edit and share Word 2010, PowerPoint 2010, OneNote 2010 and Excel 2010 documents on phones, PCs and Apple Mac computers through this service of Microsoft. Excluding Google's Chrome, the service is available via Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox.
It has however, been seen that the approaches of both Microsoft and Google tend to be similar. Both of them have been offering free access to online word processors, spreadsheets and presentation software from any web browser.
By heaving in the advanced note-taking abilities of OneNote, Microsoft even goes the superfluous patio.