Google Docs has continued its full-frontal assault on your preferred office suite with the introduction of Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office, which basically turns Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint into powerful Google Docs editors.  

Unfortunately, it’s Windows-only for now (though Apple fanboys were graced with mobile editing last week), but it seems like a no-brainer for even the staunchest Office advocate.  Even if you have no intention of actually using Google Docs, the plugin can just hum away in the background, backing up your documents to Google’s servers automatically, protecting you in the event of an unfortunate hard drive meltdown.  

[Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office via Gizmodo]