Office 365 -vs- Google Apps for Business
I'm a lawyer currently evaluating both and can't decide.
I need cloud e-mail and storage and I need it to work on Windows XP when I'm in the office and Windows 8 when I'm home. Storage with dropbox like functionality is vital. I want to open the folder at home and just work on my files and documents, and then just open the folder in the office and work on the same files and documents I worked on in the evening as seemlessly as possible.
Office 365 has (IMHO) a better e-mail experience (I LIVE in e-mail) but the SkyDrive Pro isn't even out yet, and when it does come out it won't work on Windows XP. Also, Office 365 requires the use of powershell to create shared mailboxes such as an email@example.com for enquiries. Oh, but viewing PDF attachments via exchange online is painful.
Gmail has a better technical back end with unbeatable spam filtering and support for DKIM as well as SPF. Ensures my e-mails to others will never be filtered as spam pretty much. Also, Google Drive is pretty much dropbox which is what I want. Also, (IMHO) it's easier and more straightforward to configure. I really can't seem to warm to the gmail interface though :(
Decisions decisions! Enough about me. What did you think when comparing Office 365 and Google Docs for YOUR needs? Would be good to get the views of others as to strengths and weaknesses :)