Friday, February 23, 2007

Google Apps Premier Edition vs. Microsoft Office

Google announced yesterday the release of new Google Apps Premier Edition; "a new version designed to take on all the challenges presented by businesses with complex IT needs. For $50 per account per year, you get the whole Google Apps package plus many new business-oriented features, including access to our APIs and partner solutions (so it’s easy to integrate with existing systems), conference room scheduling for Calendar, 10GB of inbox storage, extended business hours phone support, and mobile access to your email on BlackBerry devices (just in case you can't get enough at the office)".

The new premier edition combines GMail, Google Talk, Google Calendar, Google Startpage, Google Docs and Spreadsheets and Google Page Creator into a hosted service.

Will Google Apps Premier Edition be the alternative to Microsoft Office?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Google Apps is competition for Exchange NOT Office. My bet is Google Apps will move towards file synchronization... and you will be able to do that through the API.... and the API is the key.. not the AJAX interface. For example we are developing an FREE open source "business application platform" (think Our first application is working tightly integrated with GOOGLE APPS. Check it out if you are interested.