Microsoft aggressively takes on Google for corporate email product using YouTube hosted videos

Microsoft through a series of videos, against Google argues that its products provide "more total value than Google Apps." In the video comparing Microsoft Exchange to Google's Gmail, Microsoft points out security, administration and integration issues when Gmail is used in the corporate environment. "We have shown you just a few examples of how Google […]

Microsoft through a series of videos, against Google argues that its products provide "more total value than Google Apps." In the video comparing Microsoft Exchange to Google's Gmail, Microsoft points out security, administration and integration issues when Gmail is used in the corporate environment. "We have shown you just a few examples of how Google struggles to deliver the basics of business critical email," the narrator of the video says at one point. Microsoft also notes that Google’s offering lacks some standard features customers are used to — like copy & paste. Another key selling point: if you choose to use Google Apps, your formatting may be screwed up when you inevitably have to work with others who are using Microsoft Office. In addition to the videos, Microsoft also is touting a Web site -- where potential customers can compare Microsoft technologies to offerings from Cisco, IBM, Google and others. But using these videos to take on Google are humorous for one reason above all else: they’re all hosted on the Google-owned YouTube.