Google Launches A Docs Plugin To Resolve Sync Conflicts With Microsoft Office

Posted Nov 22, 2010

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has launched a plug-in that resolves sync conflicts between Microsoft Office and Google Docs. The plugin is called Cloud Connect and it is available for free of charge. When you edit a document in Microsoft Word, it will automatically sync it to Google Docs every time you hit Save. I think that this is an awesome feature.

I am a hardcore Microsoft Office user and a hardcore Google user. Combining the two only makes it more advantageous for me because I have been the victim of losing documents due to viruses or accidentally deleting the file. This plugin supports Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Demand for this plugin was in such high demand that they could not accept any more volunteers for testing it out. The plugin will work on Office 2003, Office 2007, and Office 2010.

For collaboration purposes, multiple people can work on the document and it will sync to Google Docs also. Google Docs will save each version of the revision so you can backtrack if you don’t like a change that a co-worker made too. Cloud Connect was created through Google’s acquisition of DocVerse.