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Google Wave is Back, thanks Microsoft?

  • 3 November 2021
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Did you hear? Microsoft is bringing this back! 


Microsoft is bringing back Google Wave, the doomed real-time messaging and collaboration platform Google launched in 2009 and prematurely shuttered in 2010.

Maybe we should’ve seen this coming. Back in 2019, Microsoft announced the Fluid Framework (not to be confused with the Fluent design system). The idea here was nothing short of trying to re-invent the nature of business documents and how developers build real-time applications. Last year, the company open-sourced Fluid and started building it into a few of its own Office applications. Today, at its Ignite conference, it’s launching a whole new product built on top of Fluid: Microsoft Wave Loop.

Loop is a new app — and concept — that takes the Fluid framework, which provides developers with flexible components to mix and match in order to create real-time editing-based applications, to create a new experience for users to collaborate on documents. In many ways, that was also the promise of Google Wave — real-time collaboration plus a developer framework and protocol to bring Wave everywhere.


Read the TechCrunch article here:


 @Jesse wrote about this a bit ago, check it out here, what do you think about this? 


What do you think?

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Userlevel 6
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Just shows that Google Wave was ahead of it’s time. Hopefully this will spearhead further development in the Fluid Project.

Userlevel 4
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Not just Google Wave, but joins the likes of Notion and others, and also looks quite a bit like Google Workspace Smart Canvas ;-) Bring on the wave