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Share Office docs in the cloud? Maybe

March 28, 2011

Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office lets multiple Windows users simultaneously edit Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents [shout out to ProfHacker]. Cloud Connect is a free plug-in for Microsoft Office that provides the collaboration benefits of Google Docs. It works with Office 2003, 2007, or 2010 and requires XP with .NET, Vista, or Windows 7. Google Cloud Connect manages all changes to your documents and gives each document a unique web address that you can share with collaborators. Peter Bright’s review posted on Ars Technica,was less than enthusiastic. Why no Mac version, you ask? Here’s what Google says: “Unfortunately, due to the lack of support for open APIs on Microsoft Office for Mac, we are unable to make Google Cloud Connect available on Macs at this time.”

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