It seems like Microsoft has two girlfriends. And they’re taking advantage of the situation. Fresh off the announcement of Office’s integration with Facebook, now Google Docs can tie directly into Microsoft Office via the Cloud Connect plugin.
Let’s walk through the idea together. Now, you can continue creating documents in Microsoft Office – where you’re probably used to doing it. But every time you “save”, it will automatically sync to your Google Docs account. So you can start a document at home. Continue at work. And finish in the airport.
Plus, share the document with your friends and co-workers no matter what software they have. Just send them a link to the Google Docs file. That’s two big benefits here. One, the idea of convenient document creation. Two, solving the problem of document sharing.
This plug-in is not yet compatible with Mac, because Microsoft doesn’t offer the same public APIs for the Mac versions of Office.