Dear Microsoft. I Want To Use Office 365. But…

Here’s what I encountered when I, as a first time ever user, was directed to a document that lived in Office 365 World.

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Holy crap, Microsoft! I just wanted to read the document a colleague at another (much larger, older, and traditional) company had sent me.

When this happens with Google, well, most of us have a Google account, so the link would redirect to this:

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Pretty easy, and even if you don’t have a Google account, you see this:

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Better, but still not great.

So I wondered what it’s like at, say, DropBox.

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Ah, yes. That’s the ticket.

Microsoft, you have a lot to learn about living on the web.

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