Google Launches Cloud Connect For Microsoft Office

Google has released the Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office tool set to allow users to benefit from the functionality offered by Google's cloud without leaving the Office interface.

In a blog post, Google explained that the new tool will not only allow users to store their documents on the cloud, but also collaborate and share them with colleagues and friends.

The tool has been developed by integrating the technology developed by DocVerse, a company acquired by Google earlier this year, with that of Google's Docs online document collaboration and sharing tool.

“Users of Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 can sync their Office documents to the Google cloud, without ever leaving Office. Once synced, documents are backed-up, given a unique URL, and can be accessed from anywhere (including mobile devices) at any time through Google Docs,” Shan Sinha, a Google group product manager wrote on the blog.

People will be able to edit the documents simultaneously and logs will be kept for every change that it made, Google said.