Google releasing Office-like package
MSNBC is reporting that Google will release a package for offices this Monday.
The package will be called Google Apps for Your Domain and consist of GMail, Google Calendar, GTalk, and Page Creator.
The article states that Google will launch a more robust paid version of Google Apps later this year.
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I would hardly call this a MS Office like package. It has no Office-like Applications such as Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Access, Publisher, etc. except for Gmail which has only a limited subset of client capabilities of MS Outlook.
All you could call this is a repackaging of already existing Google web apps. Interestingly, this “Office-like” package is missing the Google apps that would make it more Office-like, such as Writely and Google Spreadsheet.