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It's been a busy week at Smartsheet. On Monday, we received a mention in the Wall Street Journal. The article, entitled 'Keeping Track of Business' highlighted project collaboration tools for small and medium businesses. The article called out that Smartsheet is easy to use and doesn't require training. It also featured a few quotes from our customer, Brad Jefferson, CEO of

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As I wrote in a recent CEO Message, we are approaching a major milestone - the Beta launch of Smartsheet v2. We’ve made numerous updates to the service since our initial launch in the fall of 2006 but unlike our previous releases, this endeavor encompasses a holistic review and update of the entire service.

So let’s get to the nuts and bolts of what makes this release different than most.

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Heavyweight fights seem to get most of the attention. Maybe that's why the press won't let go of its desire to promote the Microsoft Office vs. Google Docs fight.

My take - it won't be a fight worth watching. It won't be a 2nd round knockout. There won't even be a unanimous decision for Microsoft or Google. In fact, there will be many Software as a Service (SaaS) providers who realize success in bringing to market high value services. It will only accelerate as traditional and online software providers make it easier for customers to combine offerings.

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I had the chance to give a brief update on Smartsheet's progress at the Under the Radar conference in Mountain View last week.

It was good to see this year's new companies present as well. Interesting products. Smart people. Similar probing from the expert panelists as last year:

- 'How do you plan on selling your service?'
- 'Is what you have any different from company xyz who has been doing this for the past 2 years?'
- 'Does your idea constitute a company, product, or feature?'

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