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More from SchillerNote: iWork.com

Well, if this is it, I have to say this was probably the most boring MacWorld keynote ever, and its probably obvious now why Steve Jobs isn’t giving it. These announcements, save for the work on iLife, are missing any punch.

iWork.com is not a full blown online version of the productivity suite as some had predicted, but instead is more of a collaboration site. Users will be able to upload and download documents from the site, and you can add comments and notes on the document. Multiple people can view and annotate.

The feature launches in beta today as a free service, but eventually will be fee-based, Phil says.

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Second up from SchillerNote: iWork ’09

Phil said he had three things, and honestly so far I’m kinda unimpressed. Well, his next subject is iWork. Here’s what’s being announced here.

Keynote: Will support “magic move” transitions, which are essentially can animate objects between two slides, movement of objects in a 3D space, new text transitions, and so forth. New themes are also available, and Keynote Remote allows the user to employ a Touch or iPhone to control presentations.

Pages: New “full screen view,” new “dynamic outline” feature in Pages, and mail merge with Numbers spreadsheet, new templates.

Numbers: New and improved formulas. Schiller seems to admit that Numbers needed a lot of help in order to make it the primary spreadsheet for people.

Overall, a muted announcement in my book. $79 seperately, $49 when purchased with a new Mac. A family pack option will also be available for $99, and users can get iLife and iWork together for $169, which would be available in mid-January.

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