Microsoft probably has the upper hand on Google. This is again down to the fact that most of us will be more familiar with typing e-mails into an e-mail client application and text documents into Word as opposed to any online equivalent. Google Apps makes a good attempt at integrating with Office and Outlook, but it is a bit like running Internet Explorer on a Mac (or driving a car down a train track) - perfectly possible, but not exactly built from the ground up for compatibility and a snug fit.
Microsoft has launched its new cloud-based version of the widely used Microsoft Office, in the shape of Office 365, which includes the Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online products. Adrian Bridgwater looks at how it compares against Google Apps.