There is a battle going on, for sure. But, it’s more for hearts and minds now that the playing field has been somewhat leveled. With both productivity software behemoths offering free online productivity software for documents (Google Docs – Microsoft Word Online) and presentations (Google Slides – Microsoft PowerPoint Online), and with both offering free shareable cloud storage (Google Drive – Microsoft OneDrive), the arguments are down to what you need and what you like to use.
The old battle cry of Google used to be that Sheets was free. Microsoft has risen to that challenge. Then, it was the collaborative nature of Google Drive. Now Microsoft enables that same functionality in OneDrive. Microsoft fought back with its robust desktop apps, which could be run whether or not you were connected to the internet. You can now run Google apps locally, too, internet or not. So, here are a few points to ponder when choosing a sprea...(register to read more)