Microsoft had come out with their Office Web Apps suite in early 2010. By doing so Microsoft had tried to position itself against the Google docs in the Cloud-based future. Windows Azure, Office 365, and Windows Intune are all Microsoft products which signal Microsoft’s steady but definite interest in the clouds.
There is one resource on the web which is always evolving. Google Docs is one such utility which has kept pace with the changing times and have adopted new platforms for its versatility. The file formats which can be viewed inside Google Docs, without conversion, include Photoshop (PSD), Illustrator (AI), Fonts (TTF), AutoCAD drawings (DXF) and Office 2010 documents (like DOCX, XLSX and PPTX).
Google Docs has been relentlessly upgrading its features. Though they may not have the features to boast as compared to MS Office but still they can be worthy of being second amongst the office productivity suites dotting the Internet. Google Docs have over the years have added many features in its armory. It is well on the way towards giving MS Office run for its money. Google Docs along with Zoho Docs are essential part of clouds. Continue reading
Google takes another step, shall now corrects the spelling for you without even letting you know. Google search engine has been improving everyday and offering improved and refined services to its users all over the world. It had recently added the location feature and Google offers you results based on which part of the world you are searching from. Continue reading
Google has announced that there would be no offline access to Google Docs from 3rd May 2010 onwards. This I would say is a signal that Google will be phasing out Gears now. Riding on new technology, Google is expected to embrace the new HTML5 for many such similar features as offered by Google Gears. But even though the support will be removed the documents can still be exported to computer and the offline files can be uploaded back. May 3rd onwards one will not be able to work in Google docs with Internet disconnected. Continue reading
We are trying to get deeper in cloud computing without sometime even realizing it. Cloud computing is going to touch our lives very closely in coming years may be months. So I popped up this question to my buddies and colleagues. Some were aware and some even not aware but on digging deep they acknowledged how much they are relying on to the clouds without even realizing. Continue reading
Google Docs usage has been on the rise. The best thing about them is they are available every time you log in to your account. You don’t have to worry about loading them in to your laptops or USB drive while you are away from your work place. But what happens when you don’t have access to Internet where you intend to proceed and you tend to utilize your spare time constructively working on your documents or preparing for your presentation. Continue reading
OpenOffice.org 3.2 is available for download now. Its a wonderful suite of free applications in Word processing, calculations, presentations etc and is a ideal substitute for Microsoft office. The earlier version OpenOffice.org 3.1 had a few glitches. As a result it could never rival Microsoft Office. After the launch of Office 2007 suite, the technology gap further widened. Continue reading