The search engine giant, Google has revealed its latest addition Google Connect. Google Connect is a new plug-in from Google that anyone can be easily download and install. Released in the beta version, Google Connect is available only to a select group of testers. However, Google did not confirm when will the complete version of their new tool will be available for general public.
After you install the new Google Connect, a small window on the main toolbar of any MS Office document is inserted. With the help of this toolbar, you can send a copy of your MS Office document, Excel spreadsheet or PowerPoint presentation to your Google account. Google Connect will create a link that will direct you to the copy of document which is stored in the server of Google in the Internet Cloud. After creating the link, you can remotely access that document from any computer, Smartphone or a tablet PC. This means that multiple users can access the same document simultaneously and that too without any hassle.
One of the most annoying things for Microsoft is that to launch Google Connect user will use the toolbar in MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint. Since Google Connect can work with MS Office 2003 and 2007, this means that a user can access any document created in any version MS Office.
Since most of the small businesses use the older version of Microsoft Office, it is expected that Google Cloud will be of great help for small businesses. If Google Connects delivers the expected results, it is expected that Google Connect will be upgraded to MS Office 2010.