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Google Docs Syncs with Microsoft Office

Written on November 23, 2010 by B Waldorf

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Microsoft Office is still the best bet for writing documents, creating presentations and editing spreadsheets. Today, the Office surprises users by collaborating with Google Docs. Syncing never been this good.

transforms one of its acquisitions into Cloud Connect for Office. What does this feature do?

This newest tool simultaneously edits an Office doc via the same cloud. This one’s launching in beta today. It will be an add on for Office that syncs docs, spreadsheets and presentations for Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 with the “Google cloud.”

This newest technology was derived from DocVerse, a productivity tool that Google has acquired early 2010. It lets multiple users to collaborate and edit Office documents.

Cloud Connect isn’t taking away any of that collaboration instead it just adds up a few bits of functionality to the tool. A team can edit a document from either or simultaneously. also saves all of the revisions, so if there’s someone who messed up the work, it’s easy to revert them.

Today’s launch is all about Office users to slowly switch to Google Docs. The web titan aims to encourage people to switch from Office to the cloud, which eventually leads to Google.

AllWeLike asks: does this project from Google makes sense? Or are you still an Office loyalists?

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