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Google "vastly improves" Microsoft Office

28 Feb 2011

Google has launched Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office, which the firm says brings collaborative multi-person editing to the familiar Microsoft Office experience.

"You can share, backup and simultaneously edit Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents with co-workers,” says Google.

Getting right to the point, Google says Cloud Connect "vastly improves” Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 and 2010.

"Companies can start using web-enabled teamwork tools without upgrading Microsoft Office or implementing SharePoint 2010,” Google adds.

There’s no Mac version planned at the moment.

Shan Sinha, Google Apps Product Manager, explained, "Unfortunately due to the lack of support for open APIs on Microsoft Office for Mac, we are unable to make Google Cloud Connect available on Macs at this time. We look forward to when that time comes so we can provide this feature to our Mac customers as well.”

Here’s a Cloud Connect video to get you started: