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  • Working in Google Docs Keeps Getting Better

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 1:38 pm

    Google has been quietly adding a raft of new features to its Google Docs online office suite over the last few months, and there are rumors even more significant features are due very soon.
  • Upload and view videos in Google Docs

    Posted January 11, 2011 - 10:38 pm

    Google Docs is becoming a more robust cloud-based productivity suite, and the addition of uploading, storing and viewing videos is a boon for sharing corporate presentations and the like. It's also a slick way to skirt your company's firewall on streaming video sites such as YouTube.
  • On-the-go editing: Google Docs or dedicated apps?

    Posted November 17, 2010 - 7:14 pm

    Today, Google announced that its Google Docs suite will finally allow editing from mobile devices running Android or Apple's iOS. This is a welcome addition to the cloud-based service, but does it replace existing Office-style suites for mobile users, complement them, or are they two different animals altogether?
  • Google Docs can now be edited on iPhone, iPad

    Posted November 17, 2010 - 2:49 pm

    Google talks about Web apps being the future, but the company sometimes takes a while to bring some of its most powerful features to all devices. Case in point: after four generations of the iPhone, seven months of the iPad, Google Docs can finally be edited on iOS devices.
  • Google Docs: Why Must We Always Follow the "Leader"?

    Posted June 25, 2010 - 10:58 am

    Word processors like Google Docs and OpenOffice.org are always trying to catch up with Word. My question is: why bother?
  • 5 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google Apps

    Posted May 14, 2010 - 7:57 am

    Whether you're new to Google Apps or you're a seasoned user, it's worth taking a deeper look: Google has built into their suite some lesser-known shortcuts and tricks that make your use of Google apps more customized, streamlined and simple. Consider these five to start.
  • Microsoft counters Google's sales pitch to Office users

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 2:12 pm

    Microsoft has gone on the counterattack against Google, saying that its rival's online applications don't cut it as supplements to Microsoft Office.
  • Culture Clash: Office 2010 v. Google Docs

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 10:49 am

    Microsoft held its official launch event this morning for Office 2010--the latest release of its dominant office productivity suite. Some of the new elements of Office 2010 make the suite more Web-enabled, while recent changes to Google Docs make it more "Office-like", setting the two up for head-to-head battle.
  • Google: Docs is key to long-term workplace changes

    Posted May 11, 2010 - 9:56 pm

    Google is looking to its cloud-based Google Docs to smooth its path into corporate IT shops whose users are seeking to better collaborate with co-workers.
  • Google: Skip Office 2010, Use Docs Instead

    Posted May 11, 2010 - 8:03 pm

    As Microsoft prepares to launch Office 2010, the latest version of its venerable productivity suite, Google is persuading longtime Office users to ditch Redmond's apps and upgrade to Google Docs instead.
  • Google exec: Microsoft too far behind in cloud apps

    Posted May 11, 2010 - 1:09 pm

    Of the challenges that could keep Google from reaching its goal of using Google Docs to move into the enterprise, Microsoft may be one of the biggest barriers.
  • Google hosts 400 CIOs, updates Docs

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 2:59 pm

    Google's enterprise division is hosting several hundred CIOs on Monday at its headquarters, where it will unveil enhancements to its Docs office suite, including a revamped code base.
  • Why doesn't Google Docs work on iPad?

    Posted April 13, 2010 - 5:02 pm

    iPad? Check. Bluetooth keyboard? Check. Word processing app that creates Microsoft-Word-compatible documents? Er, I don't know. Let me check.
  • Google announces simultaneous editing, more for Google Docs

    Posted April 12, 2010 - 4:26 pm

    Google on Monday unveiled its latest set of upgrades to Google Docs. The new improvements clearly aim to make the free online service a more robust competitor to Microsoft's Office applications.
  • Google Docs Quick Tip: Uploads and Storage Basics

    Posted March 30, 2010 - 8:15 pm

    We've all been there: uploading large files and e-mailing them to ourselves so we can access the file at a later time, in a different place. But there's an easier way to view and edit your documents, thanks to Google Docs. Earlier this year, Google Docs rolled out the ability to use the cloud to upload, store and organize any type of file--anything from large graphics and raw photos to unedited video from your smartphone.
  • Google Docs Now Syncing with Outlook

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 1:54 pm

    If you use Google Docs and Microsoft Office, you'll appreciate the new Outlook sidebar from Mainsoft. Called Harmony, and currently in beta, the sidebar lets you share, e-mail, download, upload, and edit your Google Docs right from your desktop using Outlook 2007.
  • Up close: Google Docs online file storage

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 1:22 pm

    Years after rumors surfaced that Google would provide online hosted storage with limits akin to those offered with Gmail, Google has added an upload option to its Google Docs Web service. You can only upload via the Web using a primitive upload dialog box for selection. It’s simple, but not powerful.
  • Google joins the 'kill-IE6' campaign

    Posted February 1, 2010 - 12:33 pm

    Google Docs will drop support for Microsoft's nearly nine-year-old IE6 browser starting March 1.
  • Google Docs Gets Shared Folders

    Posted October 13, 2009 - 9:35 pm

    Google Docs received an overhaul this week that makes it easier for users to share items, upload documents, and stay organized. The new tweaks also brought a slight change to the Google Docs homepage with a more uniform and simpler look.
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    Office suites in the cloud: Microsoft Office Web Apps versus Google Docs and Zoho

    Posted October 7, 2009 - 4:41 pm

    Microsoft's fledgling Web-based productivity apps have one key advantage over SaaS rivals: amazing fidelity to the desktop-bound Word, Excel, and PowerPoint document formats
  • Google Docs Adds Student-Friendly Features

    Posted September 29, 2009 - 2:09 pm

    Google Docs is trying to win the hearts and minds of college students. Over the summer, Google hired student interns to figure out what features Google Docs was lacking that would encourage more students to use the productivity suite. Here's what Google's adding to attract a younger crowd.
  • Google Docs vs. Microsoft Office: A matter of trust

    Posted September 23, 2009 - 5:03 pm

    For years, Microsoft had no competition when it came to productivity suites. But with more businesses getting used to the idea of their apps and data living in the cloud, that's starting to change.
  • Google Docs 'widely used' at 1-in-5 workplaces, reports survey

    Posted September 17, 2009 - 9:21 am

    The near total dominance of Microsoft Office in the workplace may be getting a serious challenge from Google Docs, according to a new survey by market research firm IDC.
  • Why Enterprises Are Moving to Google Apps, Gmail

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 10:16 am

    During the past year, more enterprise features have been added to Google Apps, including the ability for IT groups to have greater control for what new features are rolled out to their users. Google Apps also work better with BlackBerry e-mail, as it created a connector to BlackBerry Enterprise Server. And most recently Google announced that enterprise users of Google Apps could access Gmail through an Outlook client.
  • Google plans significant improvements to Docs suite

    Posted June 4, 2009 - 2:24 pm

    Google Docs, a hosted suite of office productivity applications, still has a ways to go in its development, but users can expect dramatic changes in the next 12 months.
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