Special Edition: Google & Microsoft, Playing Nicely Together

Lisa Schmeiser

The reality of personal computing in 2018 — and likely beyond — is that nobody exists in a silo’d tech ecosystem. We’re all switching between different cloud services, operating systems and software packages; what these companies want from us (our total engagement) is not a priority for users. What is a priority is being able to do what you want on your mobile and desktop devices.

While Microsoft’s still a great one-stop shop if you want a set of office-work apps on an operating system, Google’s apps have made tremendous inroads. It helps that they’re tied into some really compelling tools (like a search engine …) and based in the cloud, not on a desktop.

So how do you get the best of both worlds? We’ve examined this question periodically and in today’s special issue, pulled together some of our answers.

Here’s to cross-platform productivity.

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