Office 365 Coming Next Week
Article by George Norman
On 20 Jun 2011
Office 365, Microsoft’s next generation cloud productivity tool that brings together Microsoft Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online, is currently available as a Beta. As you may remember, the public Beta version was rolled out to small business and enterprises who wanted to joins the Beta testing program back in April 2011.

The news is that Office 365 will shed its Beta tag and will reach the general availability milestone next week – on the 28th of June to be more precise. On Tuesday, the 28th of June, Microsoft will host an invitation-only press event in New York City, during which it will announce the launch of the final, stable version of Office 365. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will be there to talk about Office 365.

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Office 365 is a subscription service that helps organizations gain access to powerful web-enabled tools, gain access to an integrated suite of email and collaboration services suited for businesses of all time. Organization members can work from virtually anywhere and on pretty much any device, including PCs, Macs, iPhones, Android powered-devices and Windows Phones. Furthermore organizations can extend the functionality Office 365 has to offer by using the apps and services included in the new Office 365 Marketplace. There are currently 100 apps and 400 services for Office 365 in the Office 365 Marketplace.

“Office 365 is the best of everything we know about productivity, all in a single cloud service,” explained President of the Office Division at Microsoft, Kurt DelBene. “With Office 365, your local bakery can get enterprise-caliber software and services for the first time, while a multinational pharmaceutical company can reduce costs and more easily stay current with the latest innovations. People can focus on their business, while we and our partners take care of the technology.”

If you would like to learn more about Office 365, check out office365.com.



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