Microsoft Office Gets A Google Drive Plug-In

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Google announced the launch of the new Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office, which lets Office users open their Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents stored in Google Drive and save any changes.

"With Google Drive, you can keep all your important files in one place, then open them with your choice of apps and devices," says Google's Darrell Kuhn. "Building on this open approach, we recently made it possible to launch your favorite desktop applications directly from Google Drive. And today we’re taking it a step further by bringing Google Drive to Microsoft Office."

"If you’re working on a document, spreadsheet or presentation that’s on your computer, you can also save that file to Google Drive, directly from the Office apps," Kuhn adds. "This is especially useful for sharing files with teams, or for accessing your files across devices."

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The plug-in is specifically compatible with Office on Windows.

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced the launch of Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac.

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