Google hopes these changes will make its Docs messaging and collaboration tools more suitable for today’s office workers, many of which have been using Microsoft Office or similar applications.
Google Apps Manager Anil Sabharwal said in his blog post:
The new Google Docs editors will take advantage of faster rendering engines in modern browsers as well as new web standards like HTML5.
At the moment workers create documents and print out or e-mail them to co-workers to edit. These are then e-mail them back to the document creator, who adds more changes, Anil told eWEEK.
This back and forth method is very time consuming and becoming rapidly outdated and Googles new code rewrite can now allow upto 50 simultaneous users in each drawing, spreadsheet and presentation document. Making it much easier for teams to function quicker and more precisely.