Google will soon let you edit Microsoft Office files in Docs

Microsoft Office documents now supported in G Suite

Microsoft Office documents now supported in G Suite

The companies announced their partnership a year ago and Business users of Dropbox were anticipating the launch for some time now.

The now-shuttered Google Plus was also given a second lease of life, with its enterprise version renamed as "Currents" and now offered as a knowledge and community hub for G Suite users. Files from these apps will now function more seamlessly in Google's Sheets, Slides, and Docs applications. A lot of changes and new features will be added, but among those, a new ability will give you the chance to edit, comment, and collaborate those Microsoft Office files via Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

Google has now announced a plethora of updates for its Hangouts and wider cloud services geared toward improving life for its education sector cloud customers.

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This means that after this update, users no longer have to convert file types and they can begin working on their documents right away. According to Google this "feature brings the collaboration benefits of G Suite to Office files while streamlining workflows by eliminating the need to convert file types". All the changes will be saved to the original Office file.

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In Google Docs, the company expects to release a feature that allows two documents to be compared directly, with differences and suggested edits appearing in a separate Google Docs file.

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