Tonight Google launched its long-awaited presentations tool as part of the ghastly named Docs & Spreadsheets suite. But smartly the company has simultaneously changed the name of Docs & Spreadsheets simply to Google Docs. It could equally have been changed to “Google Office,” however, which the presentation software now appropriately completes.
After taking it for a test drive, it wont be replacing Powerpoint or Microsoft word for me for a while yet. It can handle basic tasks but lacks the options of the existing Microsoft products. It is an interesting start though for Google, and knowing them it will only get better, perhaps of a big concern to Microsoft is the fact that Google “Office” produts are all free.