The battle between Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Office 365 and Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Apps may be one of the most important conflicts for business. In a recent story on ZDNet, many of the alterations that Google has forced in Microsoft's sales and marketing efforts are highlighted. The simple fact that Microsoft has had to take a reactionary approach is evidence that Google is having a real impact on the way Microsoft does business.

In the interview below with the Fool's Alison Southwick, contributor Doug Ehrman discusses some of the changes that have been initiated by Microsoft, as well as what they signify for these two tech behemoths.

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