Google Inc. has launched a plug-in that resolves sync conflicts between Microsoft Office and Google Docs. The plugin is called Cloud Connect and it will available for free of charge. When you edit a document in Microsoft Word, it will automatically sync it to Google Docs every time you hit Save. The cloud is known as the future of productivity and this real-time collaboration prove that. This plugin will work for Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 versions.
New free plugin for Microsoft Office called Cloud Connect, which will join Google Docs directly into the ubiquitous productivity suite. When you editing a document in MS Word, it’ll automatically sync to your Google Docs account each time you hit ‘Save’. Its very helpful when you want to share a preview of your document without worrying about what file format your coworkers can open. You need to just send them a link to the Google Docs file.
The plugin will support Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Once you’ve installed it, you’ll notice a new ribbon toward the top of the Office UI, which gives you a Google Docs link for the document you’re currently working on, as well as a notification to let you know when it’s been synced with Google’s servers. You and other people can edit the same document and have their changes synced with each save. Even Microsoft also integrating online collaboration with its newest version of Office but Google is far from this as this plugin will work on Office 2003, 2007, and 2010.
You need to wait for this plugin but this plugin is available for Google Apps for Business customers today as part of a preview program.
According to Google, “Due to the extraordinary demand from thousands of businesses in just the last few hours, we are no longer accepting volunteers for our early testing program. Please fill out the form below if you would like to be notified when Google Cloud Connect becomes available.”
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