Central Desktop Links To Microsoft Office

Pasadena-based Central Desktop, the software-as-a-service project management startup headed by Isaac Garcia, announced a new tool aimed at Microsoft Office users today. According to the firm, its new Central Desktop for Office software allows users of Microsoft tools to simultaneously co-author Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents in real time, and also supports opening and saving files directly from the cloud. The firm said it has tapped technology from OffiSync for the feature, which links directly into Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint through a toolbar add-on. The company said the new co-authoring tools are aimed at letting people collaborate on documents such as project plans, budget forecasts, and sales presentations.