Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office has a ability to easily sync Office documents up to Google Docs and to collaborate on them with others. Starting today, you can now open any Office file stored in Google Docs directly from within Microsoft Office.
From the Google Cloud Connect menu, click Open from Google Docs…This'll bring you a dialog listing all the documents that can be opened with the application you are using. "For example, if you're working in PowerPoint, you'll see a list of all the PowerPoint files available in Google Docs. You can then select the file you want to download and open," Google explains.
"If you've lots of files stored in Google Docs, use search to find the file you are looking for. After selecting a file to open, the file will be downloaded to your computer and opened automatically. When you want to open the file again, you'll be able to open it from the folder you downloaded the file into. Now you can collaborate, share and access revision history on that file in Microsoft Office," Google said.
[Source: Google Docs blog]