I among many others, mourned the loss of Wave. While it had many fantastic features, I think it was exactly this broad feature-set that caused it’s early demise. One of the features in Wave that I thought was a killer app was the ability to easily hold group discussions while collaborating on documents.
Well today, Google Docs announced their new Discussion feature that will go a long way towards resolving this issue. Watch the video for more details and see me after the break…
The pace at which Google keeps improving the Google Apps suite is just amazing. Just in recent days we’ve seen the ability for admins to choose their release track (scheduled or rapid release), improved Gmail labels, greater integration between Google Sites and Google Apps Script, multiple chart ranges and hidden sheets in Spreadsheets and so much more!
If you aren’t currently using Google Apps for your small business, you really need to. An you can’t beat the buy in: FREE! Of course you can pay for enhanced levels of service but you don’t need to as they offer a 90 day free trial (what they call their Appsperience) as well as still offering their their Google Apps Free level of service. Why settle for lame email service that comes with your domain name provider or, worse yet, using a email from a free mail provider or @aol.com address to represent your business when you can get world class email and collaboration tools for nothing! Ask us how…
At Over The Top and Exhibit A Communications, I've programmed solutions for Google as well as at least one other company that was later acquired by Google.
I've been CTO of an Internet SaaS company and spent my time pretty evenly between guiding the future technical strategy of the company, architecting software solutions for my dev teams, designing and running a data center to service our clients world-wide as well as being a technical evangalist/sales engineer to our media clients large and small.
I've also been Chief Photographer of the Daily Sun/Post newspaper back when it was a 5-day a week daily newspaper.
I also spent a great many years as a beach lifeguardfor the City of San Clemente as well as Jr. Lifeguard instructor and then as it's program coordinator.
Private Pilot with Instrument rating and proud husband of soon to be 25 years (and counting).