Google Gives MS Office Users a New Cloud Option

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  • It’s not always easy being the new kid on the block. Google’s made remarkable progress signing up new users to its set of cloud-based Google Apps, ranging from individuals and small businesses to some significant educational, government and Fortune 100 corporate accounts.

    That said, Microsoft Office still dominates the business productivity apps market. To win over new customers, Google is doing what it can to keep the retraining and transition issues of moving from the traditional desktop-bound Office apps to Google Apps. As Datamation reports, the latest effort involves a new service called Google Cloud Connect.

    Google is ready to show off what its plans are for DocVerse, the startup it bought back in March. DocVerse had built a cloud-based add-on for Microsoft Office designed to let users easily share and edit Office documents online.

    Starting Monday, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) plans to offer the revamped DocVerse (renamed Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office) to testers. The company had no details about when Cloud Connect would be more widely available, but did confirm the service will be free.

    Read the full story at Datamation:

    Google’s New Cloud Connect Targets Microsoft Office

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