Google Apps to Introduce New Features As Microsoft Office 2010 LaunchesBy Channel Insider Staff | Print
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Google will enable users to access Google Reader, Blogger and Picasa Web Albums from within Google Apps starting fall 2010, making the suite, which Google is pitching to businesses as well as consumers, more attractive. The announcement comes as Microsoft prepares to launch Microsoft Office 2010 productivity application suite.Google May 6 said it will enable users to access Google Reader, Blogger and Picasa Web Albums from Google Apps in fall 2010, satisfying nine of the top 20 requests Apps users make from the company.
Google is moving Google Apps customers to a new infrastructure where they will be able to access Google Web services that aren't part of the core Google Apps collaboration suite from their Apps account.
"For example, co-workers will be able to publish their organization's blog on Blogger, share project images with Picasa Web Albums, track industry news in Google Reader, advertise online with AdWords and much more, all without switching back and forth between multiple accounts," noted Dennis Troper, product management director for Google Apps.