In the front page of Economic Times Today is a big article with headline “ Google All Set to Disconnect Work from Office”.
The article then goes to describe the revolutionary product from Google which allows MS Office Users to save their Data on the Cloud. And it predicts that this is going to hurt Microsoft a lot .
I personally feel that this article is one more example of fantastic PR of Google and pathetic PR of Microsoft . For quite some time now, I have been using 2 services from Microsoft a) Skydrive b) Live Mesh
Skydrive allows me to save my documents on the Microsoft cloud. And I can then share this folder with anyone having LIVE id. Also it allows me to edit Office Documents online without even having those programs on my PC.
Live Mesh allows me to sync my PC data folders online and even share those folders with anyone else. Whatever I create in those folders gets synced online.
These 2 services are far superior to what Google Cloud Connect has to offer . But typical of today’s Microsoft , their PR is extremely poor and both the services are well kept secrets .
But the message to all is that these 2 free services from Microsoft allow you to do what Google Cloud Connect can do and lot more. So use these instead of Cloud Connect .
I would love to know what you think about these services.
with warm regards
Microsoft MVP 2009
IAMCP India West Founder President