Google Docs Updates: A Look Inside
Andrew R. Hickey
Google Docs Gets A Refresh
Google this week revamped the underlying architecture for its Google Docs cloud-based office productivity suite.
The updates, which have been viewed by some as the latest shot across the bow of Microsoft, add new levels of functionality in the roughly three-year-old cloud offering from the search giant. The retooled Google Docs, which tie together word processing, spreadsheets and other document-creating and editing offerings online, comes just weeks before Microsoft is expected to start shipping Office 2010, its latest productivity application version that adds cloud-based versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
As Google and Microsoft both ready for cloud combat, here's a look at some of the new features and functions Google has added to Docs.