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  • There are so many moving pieces under the Google applications umbrella that it's impossible to tell when they'll all be working better together in a more coordinated fashion. But one thing is certain: Google is clearly on that path and Microsoft doesn't have anything quite like what Google appears to be assembling for its business customers.
    Tuesday, April 24, 2007 5:03 PM

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  • As long as you're comparing features, feature for feature, Google's office offerings (word processing, spreadsheet, calendar, e-mail, etc) don't hold a candle to their Microsoft counterparts. So, if you're the sort of user that takes advantage of more than 10 or 20 percent of the features that Microsoft has to offer, Google's offerings are not for you.

     

    Google may argue that its presentation offering isn't a PowerPoint killer. But it will be (especially since it's file-compatible with PowerPoint). Google may argue that Google Calendar and Gmail are not Outlook or Exchange killers. But they are. That's because, from a feature perspective, Google's offerings address the heart of the market.

     

    Google is the most passive-aggressive [sic] company I know. It's in the company's culture

    Tuesday, April 24, 2007 5:10 PM

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  • But competition between companies like Google and Microsoft is not about who has the biggest baddest (literally and figuratively) list of features. It's about marketshare and to the extent that the majority of the existing market is well served by 10 percent of the features found in Microsoft Office (a.k.a. 95 to 100 percent of the features found in Google "Office").

    Tuesday, April 24, 2007 5:07 PM
  • As long as you're comparing features, feature for feature, Google's office offerings (word processing, spreadsheet, calendar, e-mail, etc) don't hold a candle to their Microsoft counterparts. So, if you're the sort of user that takes advantage of more than 10 or 20 percent of the features that Microsoft has to offer, Google's offerings are not for you.

     

    Google may argue that its presentation offering isn't a PowerPoint killer. But it will be (especially since it's file-compatible with PowerPoint). Google may argue that Google Calendar and Gmail are not Outlook or Exchange killers. But they are. That's because, from a feature perspective, Google's offerings address the heart of the market.

     

    Google is the most passive-aggressive [sic] company I know. It's in the company's culture

    Tuesday, April 24, 2007 5:10 PM