My Mac loving co workers might get jealous

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Techcrunch provided me with what will likely be one of many Turkey Day treats.  Earlier this week, Google launched a plug in for Microsoft Office programs which allows for better integration with Google Docs.  Since my company is using the real time collaboration and document syncing that Google Docs provides, this is definitely an enhancement that we’ll look to leverage in the near future.  As a small business, we’re trying to leverage the best of the “cloud type” apps to maintain operating efficiency. Dropbox is probably the best example of this with my colleague writing several blogs professing her appreciation for it’s simplicity.

The article mentions a phased roll out of the new plug in with the Apps for Business customers first in line, but as soon as it’s available, I will download and give it a whirl.  Of course, the devil is in the details on this great news…apparently the API availability for Office for Mac is not as robust so this plug in will not work with Macs.  Who would have thunk it?  Microsoft keeps most of the fun for traditional Windows users! Since I’m a huge dork running a Virtual Machine with Windows 7, I’m good to go. Unfortunately, for two of my colleagues this will prevent them from joining the party in the near future because of their previous decision to use Mac for Office instead. Jim, Lisa…you guys ready to live in a dual world?!

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