Google Drive is Available for Microsoft Office … And I Missed the Announcement

There are at least one million apologies due to fanatic readers of this blog. And more still due to attendees at my lex|PORT 2015 sessions in St. Louis this week. Alas, I don’t know how I missed the announcement, but Google Drive is compatible with Microsoft Office.

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Apparently, compatibility came in July 2015. I missed the memo.

There’s a plug-in for that

The Microsoft Office plug-in makes integrating Drive with Office even easier, since opening a document is literally a click away.

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This means that you can use your familiar MS Office interface, but store documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in Google Drive. And since Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides are each compatible with their Microsoft Office counterparts, you can continue working on your desktop documents on your Chromebook or in your Chrome browser.

Of course, the Drive to Office compatibility is only available for Windows machines (for now), but it’s a great way to further organize and store information.

I guess it’s time to upgrade my desktop version of Office.

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