The following is an excerpt from a post on the “Why Microsoft” blog.
Google recently released Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office. You might have heard some buzz. When the Cloud Connect beta came out in November 2010, people expressed their frustration with the tool’s ability to deal with the most straight forward tasks. Now that it is available we’ve taken a look to provide Microsoft’s initial perspective on the released add-in.
Update 3/1/2011: Check out the Hands-on review of Cloud Connect from Peter Bright at ars technica.
Direct quote from the article:
All in all, we’re left with the feeling that Cloud Connect is a not-even-version-1 product. Even when working at its best, its user experience was crude and unpolished—and much of the time, it didn’t even work at its best.