Sunday, December 02, 2007

Google Sites to Launch Next Year

Very good news from Google Operating System. It's been obvious for over a year that Google's Page Creator was in maintenance mode. Just about anything else will be an improvement.
Google Sites to Launch Next Year

... JotSpot will replace Google Page Creator. "Scheduled to be launched sometime next year (2008), Google Sites will expand upon the Google Page Creator already offered within Apps. Based on JotSpot collaboration tools, Sites will allow business to set up intranets, project management tracking, customer extranets, and any number of custom sites based on multi-user collaboration." The service will also allow you to upload any file formats. You can already see a gallery of applications that use JotSpot.

As expected, most Google services will become Gears-enabled and will start to work even when you're offline. "Will users be able to edit docs, spreadsheets and presentation offline? Scott's answer was yes, and that the Google Gears plugin would handle the offline work. In addition, Google Gears support is in the works for Gmail and Google Calendar."

Another service that will become a part of Google Apps is GrandCentral, but the integration is not expected to be available very soon...
Jotspot is usually described as a Wiki service.

I use GrandCentral, it would be more appealing if they would add a fax receive service, perhaps for an additional fee.

Also expected in 2008 is Google's file sharing and backup service.

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