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A rumor is floating around that on Tuesday, June 9, Google will host a get together in San Francisco to spotlight Google Apps. The company will make some Google Apps announcements and have some corporate customers talk about the product.
Hopefully, the company will do more than brag about the fact that GAPE recently began supporting Office 2007 documents. Given that the spec has been out for three years and some of the applicable code is open source, that recent announcement is one that underwhelms me.
Here are some that would do the opposite:
- "We've scrapped the code we inherited from the consumer business, completely rewritten the apps, and we're happy to report that Google Apps Premier Edition is now enterprise ready."
- "To highlight that Google Apps is much more of a collaboration product than a productivity suite product, we're renaming Google Apps to Google Collaboration."
- "Google Apps has been rewritten using Adobe AIR or Microsoft Silverlight so the user interface is much close to a rich client without all the overhead."
- "We have finally rewritten the underlying data model for Google Apps Premier Edition so that administration is much easier, security is stronger, and records management is built in, rather than an afterthought."
Now we just have to wait and see what Google actually says.