I regularly use productivity applications from both Google and Microsoft. Which is better?
The question is impossible to answer, really. For one thing, it’s a matter of personal preference, and to a large extent, familiarity breeds comfort – it depends what you’re used to. This is especially true of productivity applications. By definition, these tools are supposed to help us be productive, and unfamiliar tools can be a hindrance, which is a deterrent to sampling new tools.
However, I do find a fair amount of ignorance about Google Apps within the enterprise. When I call upon various Google tools in attempts to collaborate, my colleagues’ reactions often follow a pattern of initial resistance, then surprise of how differently Google approaches collaboration than Microsoft.