Microsoft Word vs. Google Docs: The End of the Debate

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Storing, synchronizing and sharing Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents online will suddenly become much simpler thanks to Google Cloud Connect.

Now out of beta, Microsoft Office users can access the feature with a free plug-in, which lets you save and distribute documents online. The files are fully compatible with Google Docs. It’s possible to save documents to the cloud, simultaneously edit them in Google Docs and Microsoft Word, and watch as changes synchronize across multiple desktops.

Cloud Connect allows multiple users, even those who don’t own Microsoft Office, to concurrently collaborate on and monitor document updates without duplicating or overwriting work. The next time you’re plotting tour dates or travel plans, be wary of “accidentally” upping your band’s per diem, though. Others may be watching.

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