Download Cloud Connect Free – How To Install / Integrate Cloud Connect With Microsoft Office Suite
Cloud Connect – a plugin, Google is planning to release shortly, will integrate Microsoft Office Suite with Google Docs. The word ‘Cloud’ in the name signifies that it has something to do with ‘Cloud Computing‘.
If you always wished that what ever changes you made in a word document that you were editing be saved elsewhere, preferably online, you’ve got it now! Cloud Connect, automatically syncs what ever changes you make in your Microsoft Word document, to your Google Docs account, when you hit the ‘Save’ button. Ofcourse, here we assume that you have internet connection which is working fine, and you are connected to the internet and most important of all, you are using the ‘Cloud Connect‘ Plugin.
Some of the advantages are you don’t have upload the data every time you save it, for sharing the same with others. The moment you save the doc, the data is available for others to view it. Cloud Connect currently supports Excel and Powerpoint apart from Microsoft Word. Multiple people can work on the document at the same time (user conflict might creep in here, under such circumstance Google puts an alert prompt asking you to choose the version you wish to keep). You have options to switch back and forth, based on versioning history.
Microsoft has similar plans, online integration. Drawback with Microsoft’s Online integration tool is that users have SharePoint in between, also seems like Microsoft has some work that needs to be done in Excel front.
As of now, it is available for all the Apps Business customers. Commoners will still have to wait to get hold of this plugin. If you wish to volunteer, you can get on their list and Google will notify when opportunity is available (volunteer form link).