Google Adds Microsoft Office Docs Integration to Chrome

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Good news Chrome users! You can now directly open Microsoft docs via your web browser.

Tech giant Google announced the move on Thursday – something that was previously made available for the Chromebook.

Such docs include Word, Excel and PowerPoint. “In addition to saving you time, the Chrome Office Viewer also protects you from malware delivered via Office files. Just like with web pages and PDFs, we’ve added a specialized sandbox to impede attackers who use compromised Office files to try to steal private information or monitor your activities,” commented Google via its Chrome blog.

The extension is still in beta and Google is currently looking for feedback. More information here (