Office Live Workspaces, SkyDrive and Office Web Apps 2010 Converge!

We're finally seeing the fruits of Microsoft's convergence strategy. I received the following email today, which is exciting news.  Even more so since the full Office 2010 can directly map to SkyDrive, too. I've used SkyDrive for a couple years now, and it's a great service, but a little dated in appearance and a little clunky compared to more modern UI.  Looking forward to a slicker and more attractive UI.  The UI for gives a lot of hope for Workspaces.

Good news!

Your Microsoft Office Live Workspace beta account is about to become even better. You already know it’s a great way to store and share documents, and soon it will come together with Windows Live SkyDrive to become a great way to view, create, and edit documents from virtually anywhere.

In the coming months, you’ll receive notification when your Office Live Workspace account will be upgraded, along with further details. Until then, there’s no need for you to do anything.

With your SkyDrive account, you’ll get 25 GB of online storage for sharing both documents and photos. Your SkyDrive account is designed to work smoothly with other Windows Live services like Hotmail and Messenger. And you’ll be able to view and edit documents from virtually anywhere using new Microsoft Office Web Apps.