Google Apps does get updated regularly. If you refer to my post, the reason SMT wanted to keep Google apps is essentially because of the collaborative editing "students to submit essays electronically so they can add comments and let the students work on through those points, they want to be able to see if the student did the essay the night before, if it was plagarised,or if they have thought about it over time, they want to follow students live in lessons and they want revision histories". They also want the live SIMS integration and the range of products that are available for google apps.
Originally Posted by SYNACK
Perhaps in the years to come MS will up their game - It's good that they have got this far but it isn't up to the competition yet.