Google is doing hardworking business owners a favor, releasing a free (beta) version of the Google Apps platform in Google+.
The “full-preview” will only be available until 2013, at which point it is assumed Google will charge for the features.
Businesses can now collaborate on Google+ online using tools like:
- Google Hangouts that are directly integrated with other Google products (like Calendar and Docs)
- Private sharing
- Admin tools, such as SherpaTools, FlashPanel, Hero Attach, and more.
According to Google, they’ve been using these features internally for years–talk about trickle-down!