Google Docs is a web application, that is cloud based alternative for Microsoft Office. To make you collaborate and share Google Docs with others Google released Google Cloud Connect, a tool for Microsoft Office. Actually the transition is not accurate from office to cloud. To make a smooth transition from office to cloud, Google acquired DocVerse and integrated it with Google Docs and names it as Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office.
You can continue to use the familiar Office interface, while reaping many of the benefits of web-based collaboration that Google Docs users already enjoy. Right from the Office you can sync office documents to the Google Cloud. Google Cloud Connect is available for Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 versions.
The synced documents are backed up to Google Cloud, and gives an unique URL. You can access the documents from any where, at anytime through Google Docs. Even you can access on Mobile devices as Google Docs support Mobile devices.
The beauty of the Google Cloud Connect is, the documents in the cloud can be easily shared and even simultaneously edited by multiple people, from right within Office. A full revision history is kept as the files are edited, and users can revert to earlier versions in one click. These features are already available in Google Docs and now bringing them to MS Office.
Lets see how many people are going to use this feature. You just need a Google Account to use Google Docs and Google Cloud Connect with MS Office. Get Google Cloud Connect tool from Google, the tools is released on beta version.