Last week, Google launched a revamped version of JotSpot, a collaboration tool it acquired in October 2006. Called Google Sites, this hosted service is targeted at small and medium businesses and organizations, including schools.
The software, which has several features similar to SharePoint's, would compete more directly with Microsoft's new hosted option rather than its on-premises offering. Microsoft dismissed Google Sites as unfit for large businesses.
"We're seven years ahead of them in this arena and don't see them as a threat here," Curry said.