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As Cloud Computing Continues to Gain Momentum

2010 will continue to see great advances in the cloud computing options for individuals and business.

Google and it’s offering of Google Apps for Business is a leader in cloud computer solutions. To continue that growth in usability, Google recently added a great new feature to the Google Docs suite. You can now upload any file type without having it converted to a Google Doc format. Until now Google Docs only supported uploading documents that could be converted to Doc, Sheets,Presentation, and PDF.

This is a great new feature because you can now upload raw files to you Docs account and share them with clients, co-workers, friends and family.

You can start using this feature now by doing the following

Login into your Goggle Docs account to upload files, click the Upload button on the Docs list homepage.

Select your files you want to upload

Click Select files to upload files from your computer. When the Browse dialog is open, select the file you’d like to upload to Google Docs. To select multiple files, press Shift or Ctrl and click all the files to upload. If you first select one file and then decide to upload more, click the Select more files link that appears after you upload the first file.

Uncheck the Convert file option to just upload files

You can simply store the uploaded file in Google Docs, or convert it to Google Docs format so you can later edit it online. To store the file without converting it, make sure you deselect the option to convert the file. If you’d like to convert your document, presentation or spreadsheet to Google Docs format, you don’t need to take any extra steps. The checkbox right below the Folder drop-down menu is selected by default.

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That is it, now with Google Docs you can back up files from your computer and access them from anywhere you are connected. Also, this is a great way to share files with other people using the share feature in Google Docs.  If you do not have a Google Apps account be sure to let us know and we can help get you set up right away.

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