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Nowadays, MS Office 365 and Google Apps are the two platforms concerning the arena of cloud-based application. Cloud apps provide fast responsiveness and allows user to work offline. It does not permanently exist on the local device, but it can be updated online easily. In the following discussion, we will understand the main difference between Office 365 and Google Apps.

Google apps


MS Office 365 is a web-based version of MS Office suite of enterprise-grade for productive applications. It is delivered to users via the cloud, which contains Exchange Online, emails, Lync Online, SharePoint Online for collaboration for unified communication. The advantage of using Office 365 is that it can be utilized from anywhere on any device via an Internet connection. However, Google Apps are the set of web applications that are provided by Google. It includes Google emails, Google Talk, Google Sites, Google Calendar, Google Mobile, and Google Docs.  All these web-based applications provide an online alternative to traditional office suites. Thus, user can look at Google Apps as an Online Office suite. In the following section, we will be discussing the Google Apps vs Office 365, that helps to have more clear understanding about both.

Office 365

Contrast Features of Google Apps vs Office 365


Office 365

Google Apps

Key DifferentiatorBusiness Content managementSearch (Particularly Mobile search)
File share and syncOffers SkyDrive Pro for synchronization and sharing of file.Provides Google Drive for sharing and synchronization of file.
Content Management·         SharePoint Online

·         SkyDrive Pro

·         Google APIs allow patners to offer management layer

·         Potential patners: Sugar CRM, Alfresco, and M-files.

Productivity Tools·         Desktop Office

·         Office web apps

Quick Office/Google Drive
Content Activity Tool·         Yammer

·         Lync Online

·         Google Talk

·         Google Plus

·         Google Now

Appeal·         Organizations require strong business content management.


·         Organizations looking for flexibility in repositories of content.

·         Invest on Google Apps

·         Interested in mobile content creation and search.

Support24/7 enterprise admin support24/7 phone and e-mail support to resolve the issue.
Email servicesOffers Outlook for email, 25 GB mailbox per user as well as maximum 25 MB attachment.Provides Gmail for mailing, 25 GB per user storage, 25 MB attachment maximum.
CalendarProvides Outlook calendar.Gives  Google Calendar
Mobile SynchronizationEmails, contacts, calendar via ExchangeGoogle Synchronization for Gmail, Contacts and Calendars
Storage50 GB for email and 1 TB storage of file on OneDrive.30 GB at entry level, 1 TB with premium plan on Drive.
Access and AvailabilityOnline for entry-level users, Desktop and mobile Office apps are available at mid-tier plan and above.Web and mobile apps are available for all users; offline access is also active on some Google apps.

Both the Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps provide tree trails so that organizations can try their cloud-based email and products collaboration. MS Office 365 has two editions for as a trail for full featured cloud email and collaboration services. Whereas Google Apps provide single trial that gives free complete service for maximum ten users.


In the above discussion, major difference between Google Apps and Office 365 are discussed. According to experts, it helps users to have proper understanding between the features offered by both cloud-based applications is described.

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