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There continues to be good news from Google in regards to making things more seamless for people dealing with Microsoft Office files. I came across a great blog post from The Gooru, a phenomenal resource for learning how to better utilize Google apps. Here's a bit from the post Edit Microsoft Office files in Gmail:

Even if you’re 100% Google, chances are you’re still going to interact with people who are working with Microsoft Office files rather than Google. Over the past year, Google has made a concerted effort to improve the interaction between Office files and Google Drive. That continues this week with three awesome updates to the relationship between Gmail, Google Drive and Microsoft Office.

The post then goes on to explain in detail three great updates from Google this week:

  1. Convert Office files to Google in one click
  2. 15 new supported Office formats
  3. Edit Office files with Google Office Editor

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Patrick Larkin is the Assistant Superintendent for Learning of Burlington Public Schools in Burlington, MA and the former principal of Burlington High. He blogs about education at