Cloud computing – Google apps re-architected
Gosh, isn’t Google’s timing grand. In a few weeks Microsoft’s web-based versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint will start wending their way to market. So Google, which is going to be technically outclassed, decides to drop a re-architected Google Apps public preview Monday that’s faster and chummier than what exists, collaboration supposedly being Google App’s strong suit.
The changes – it apparently took Google a year to get the new functionality to work in a browser -are supposed to make its cloud apps perform more like traditional desktop apps.