Collaborating with team members and colleagues would have been an absolute nightmare for me, had it not been for Google Docs. There might be additional collaborating tools available but the simplicity of Doc is better than any I can find. Though it does give you that ancient look and feel, but hey, what else are you looking forward to when it comes to sharing word files, excel sheets and presentations? Google however keeps the user needs in mind and keeps its services updated.
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There were quite a lot said by Mark Zuckerberg and others in the Facebook team at the f8 and one of them was Instant Personalization. With this, selected websites will be able to provide you a more personalized experience to you based on your public information. This just started yesterday and there are only a few select partners namely, Pandora, Microsoft Docs and Yelp.
All this stems from the ideas that run wild in the heads of the platform’s team; to make Social the default for Web. Sounds cool to say it again and again, but many users find all these moves to be confusing.
Microsoft Office for Facebook! Now wasn’t this bound to happen given that Microsoft has huge shares in Facebook and the social network has an influence on the Web that it can leverage for its own growth? Today at the f8 conference Facebook announced the coming of Docs, the online version of Microsoft Office, or to put it in a more clichéd manner; The Google Docs competitor.
Given that the social network is head over heels to make Social the default for the Web, Microsoft plans to capitalize on this and have users bring their connections to the Office suite online. Users will be able to integrate with Docs by using their social network credentials and begin to use the long dominant word processing suite online, a move that Microsoft had been planning since last year with much noise about the Microsoft Office 2010 product. The move is way better than launching the same using other methods like getting people to register or signup with their email accounts.
I can print whatever I want to irrespective of where the document or page is: on my desktop or a page on the Web. But think Google and the Cloud bit, do you really think you will have a printer installed on your device if you walk into an office or a shop? I find it very problematic when it comes to printing a document and not having a driver installed. That’s changing as Google’s Chrome continues to build itself on taking everything to the Clouds, we have been talking and reading about the Chrome OS and it should clarify that it will provide everything via the browser, the Web.
The search giant has set itself a task to bring out Google Cloud Print. With this, users will have their problems resolved when it comes to printing anything from any application, via Web, mobile phones or your iPad for instance. The GCP is still staking the first steps in development and is one part of its bigger objective; the Chromium OS. Again printing any document from a desktop is not a problem for obvious reasons. The issue arises with the coming of handheld devices like the iPad or the Slate, which have limited memory and a device driver is the last thing you need to install. It is here that the migration to Cloud will help greatly and Google is doing exactly that.