TL;DR G Drive is a personal file storage and sharing tool that’s been adding more enterprise features like Team Drive. Sharepoint is a much more complex tool built for organizations that can require a lot of management. G Drive currently has little in common with Sharepoint; instead, Google’s features completely overlap with OneDrive for Business.
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A longtime Office user will view Google Docs as a cheap imitation of Office. At least at first.
In reality, Google products get the job done. You may need to search for how to do things in Docs, such as “how to adjust vertical alignment in a table.” But if you know how to do something in Office, there’s a good chance G Suite will do it too.
TL;DR Like you may have read in Part 1, I keep Office installed but now very rarely use it. That’s because the things Office does better are not deal-breakers for most tasks. I think the main exception is Excel, because Sheets does not have the same breadth of functions or processing power.
Note: Stay tuned for Part 3, where we’ll cover Google Drive vs. OneDrive and Sharepoint, as well as my final thoughts.
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“Google Sheets is worthless!”
That’s a phrase I’ve used less and less over the last 6 months. But I still say it from time to time. That’s basically the TL;DR of this post.
Still interested? Read on.
Many articles cover the broad strokes of G Suite and Office; here, we cover some nitty-gritty details and preferences from me.
Note: Part 1 covers my background, my view overall of G Suite vs Office 365, Gmail vs Outlook, and SSO. In Part 2 we cover Sheets vs Excel, Docs vs Word, and Powerpoint vs Slides. In Part 3, we’ll cover Google Drive vs. OneDrive and Sharepoint, as well as my final thoughts.