Comparison of Google & Microsoft Online File Storage

There are a lot of differences between the Google online file storage and Microsoft online file storage systems. Better known as the Google Docs and the Microsoft Office Live Workspace, they have distinct difference that separates them from one another. Whichever is better, it is up to you to decide.

Storage Capacity


The storage capacity of Google online file storage allows you to store 5000 documents from a combination of different documents and presentations and another 5000 files for pictures. You can also store an up to 1000 spreadsheets.

Microsoft on the other hand allows its users a maximum data capacity of 500MB total. Whether it be documents, pictures or spreadsheets, the Microsoft office live uses a single data storage capacity for all files.

File Compatibility


In terms of file compatibility, Google online file storage, or Google Docs, allows their users to upload HTML, .txt, .doc .rtf, .odt, .xls, .csv, .ods, .tsv, .tsb, .ppt, and .pps file extensions. This is quite limited compared to their Microsoft counter-part which enables their users to upload anything they want to upload as long as it does not exceed 500MB.

File Size


Google Docs have limitations when it comes to file sizes. Their documents should only be 500K and pictures imbedded in it should not exceed 2MB in size each. As for their spreadsheets, users are allowed to have spreadsheet files that contain 100,000 cells, 40 sheets and 20,000 cells with formulas.

Microsoft Office Live does not impose such limitations. The only limitation that they have is that files should not exceed 25MB each.