Google is launching an replace to Google Drive immediately that may make it simpler for groups and businesses to make use of a mixture of G Suite and Microsoft Workplace whereas working with their colleagues and clients.
With this replace, Google Drive customers can now simply touch upon Workplace recordsdata, PDFs and pictures within the Drive preview pane with out having to make use of (and doubtlessly pay for) instruments like Microsoft Workplace or Acrobat Reader — or having to transform them to Google Docs, Sheets or Slides recordsdata. That’s not fairly the real-time commenting characteristic you get from G Suite or Workplace 365, but it surely’s nonetheless higher than having to continually convert paperwork forwards and backwards between Workplace and G Suite.
This characteristic joins different Google initiatives, together with its Drive plugin for Outlook, that goal to make Workplace and G Suite extra interoperable. In Google’s preferrred world, everyone would simply use G Suite, in fact. However whereas Google has made its mark on the productiveness market in the previous few years, Microsoft’s Workplace instruments stay way more widespread in most companies. That’s very true for giant enterprises — a market that Google covets however, for probably the most half, continues to be struggling to win over.
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